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Development Director

The Arc of Opportunity is seeking a highly qualified candidate to lead organizational fundraising campaigns and donor relationship management initiatives. The Development Director reports directly to the CEO and will be based in our Fitchburg, MA corporate office.

 

What you’ll do

The Development Director will lead all planning, coordination, and execution efforts for The Arc of Opportunity’s Special Event Fundraisers, Membership drive, and memorial donations. In coordination with the CEO and Development Assistant, the Development Director holds responsibility for Fundraising Strategy, Idea Development, Corporate Event Management, Marketing, and Internal/External Communications. 

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Implements a strategic plan to raise vital funds for the organization in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.
  • Develops communication/marketing plans for review and approval by the CEO to benefit the future of the organization.
  • Fulfills a public affairs role, which demands superb interpersonal skills to inspire and satisfying donors, board members, staff, and press. 
  • Collaborate and implements content for website, newsletters, social media, or marketing campaigns that advance the reputation of the organization including crisis communication responsibilities.
  • Develops, implements, and oversees short and long-term action plans for fundraising activities, sponsorship acquisition, special events, stewardship, and communications.
  • Directs the production of fundraising reports and sets priorities to support staff to implement action plans, measure results, and determine future courses of action.
  • Directs the recruitment and supervision of volunteers for development activities.
  • Evaluates campaign results and activities to identify strengths, threats, and opportunities. 
  • Conducts research and develops a strategy for major donor cultivation including planned gifts and leadership gifts.
  • Develops and maintains stewardship programs including gift acknowledgment, donor appreciation, and recognition.
  • Coordinate the functions of the Fund Development Committee to ensure continuity excellence in stewardship. 
  • Prepare annual development budgets.

 

What you’ll be joining

A faced-paced, entrepreneurial environment. You will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with donors and for driving company revenue, leads, and raising funds in a way that is cost-effective and time-efficient.

 

What you’ll need

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field and a minimum of five years successful development experience. 
  • Exhibits strong leadership skills.
  • Strong Analytical, creative, and writing skills.
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders
  • Flexibility to work in a rapidly changing environment with a positive work attitude
  • Proven self-starter with project management skills
  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally in a team-oriented environment
  • A Valid driver’s license and acceptable CORI/SORI/Fingerprinting/ Driving Record results
  • A cover letter along with a resume is required to be considered for this position

 

About The Arc of Opportunity

A civil and human rights movement, supporting individuals with disabilities and their families in North Central Massachusetts.

 

How we recruit:

The Arc is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.  

When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply and/or interview for a job, they may request it orally or in writing through the VP of Human Resources.  


 

Development Director

The Arc of Opportunity is seeking a highly qualified candidate to lead organizational fundraising campaigns and donor relationship management initiatives. The Development Director reports directly to the CEO…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 24, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 24, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$61,506 - $61,506

Benefits

For full-time employees, The Arc offers a comprehensive benefits package including:


·        Medical and Dental insurance, Wellness Program, Life Insurance.

·        401K Retirement with company match.

·        Generous paid time off program including 12 paid holidays and vacation time.

·        Company-paid continuing education programs.

·        Tuition assistance and ongoing professional training.

For full-time employees, The Arc offers a comprehensive benefits package including:


·        Medical and Dental insurance, Wellness Program, Life Insurance.

·        401K Retirement with company…

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficient in the English Language

Proficient in the English Language

Location

On-site
564 Main St, Fitchburg, MA 01420, USA

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