Development Officer

Job Type

Full Time




United States


Purpose Statement:

The Development Officer (DO) is a key fundraiser responsible for expanding and diversifying The Warren Center’s (Organization) funder base. The DO is charged with helping support the Organization's financial well-being by soliciting and securing donations.

About The Warren Center:

For 50 years, The Warren Center, a nonprofit agency, has worked to advocate, serve and empower the children and families impacted by developmental delays and disabilities. We help children to reach their developmental goals through individualized therapy-based care and equip parents through monthly education workshops and support groups so they can be a confident advocate for their child.

At The Warren Center children and families come first. This will always be taken into consideration when hiring staff and making major organizational decisions. It is our goal to work strategically and collaboratively with every department to offer all children and families the very best services available.

Below you will find the primary job duties for this position. In addition to these duties, everyone at The Warren Center is asked to do whatever is needed to support our mission, programs and events. Flexibility, the aspiration to succeed and the desire to make a difference is something every applicant should possess.

Essential Job Duties:

·       Execute all aspects of the Organization’s development and fundraising strategy under the direction of the Director of Development:

o  Execute ongoing strategy with extensive donor discovery, cultivation, conversion and recapture of individual and corporate donors based on fundraising goals set by the ED and Board leadership

o  Manage a diverse portfolio of prospects and donors including individuals (current and lapsed donors) and corporations

o  Implement programs/activities to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors at the $100 - $5,000 level, with an emphasis on maximizing revenue for the Organization

o  Assist in the execution of fundraising events by working alongside the Development Department, the Marketing Department and the event logistics team (when available) to secure sponsorships, ticket sales, auction items and volunteers/committee members

o  Work collaboratively with other departments to create customized solicitation strategies matching the objectives of the organization and interests of the donor/prospect

o  Update donor records in the donor database (Bloomerang) following donor contacts

·       Collaborate with the Development Administrator to keep records updated, create marketing materials specific to the Development Department and steward donors

·       Work collaboratively with Programs and other departments to ensure that Development efforts are aligned, effective and consistent with the mission and goals of the Organization

General Job Duties and Expectations:

o  Have a strong interest in fundraising including face to face and telemarketing solicitations

o  Participate on behalf of the Organization in local Chambers and other networking opportunities

o  Provide outstanding customer service to donors


Required Education and Experience:

o  Relevant Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

o  5+ years of donor cultivation experience and a demonstrated track record of accomplishments in nonprofit fundraising

o  Experience in qualifying donors through donor discovery and proven success with straightforward requests

o  Strong communication, writing and organizational skills

o  Effective work relationships with volunteers and partners

o  Ability to respond well to shifting priorities and changing work situations; ability to adapt to change

o  Ability to exercise initiative, sound judgment and problem-solving techniques

o  Highly organized and self-directed



Additional Information:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, but are not all inclusive:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may regularly be required to:

o  read, count, and write to accurately complete all documentation and communications

o  use keyboard extensively and stare at computer screen for long periods of time

o  open/close drawers

o  lift or carry 10lbs. of weight or heavier

o  stand or sit for extended periods of time

o  work in environment with loud sounds, multiple distractions and interruptions


NOTE: This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. The ED and/or designee has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. 

Employees of The Warren Center are expected, as required in their specific job functions, to participate in activities, meetings, and committees; to interact and work cooperatively in order to accomplish various goals; to represent one’s self and The Warren Center in a positive, professional manner; and to safeguard sensitive or confidential information from intentional or unintentional disclosure. 

Employees are expected to maintain current working knowledge of policies, procedures and guidelines necessary to answer work-related questions and to provide assistance in a timely and courteous manner. Employees are also expected to perform other duties as may be assigned by their supervisor and to contribute to the team efforts of the department and to assist the organization in achieving its strategic goals.  

Employees must abide by all laws, The Warren Center policies, and guidelines.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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