Nonprofit
Published 16 days ago

Development & Community Relations Manager

Hybrid, Work must be performed in or near Ithaca, NY

Details

Job Type:Part Time
Application Deadline:July 22, 2024
Education:4-Year Degree Required
Experience Level:Managerial
Salary:USD $39,312 / year

Description

ACCOUNTABILITY: Reports to Deputy Director

JOB SUMMARY

The Development & Community Relations Manager (DCRM) is a leadership position with Loaves & Fishes of Tompkins County whose mission is to provide a place for free meals, hospitality, companionship, and advocacy for those in need, regardless of their faith, beliefs, or circumstances.

Overarching responsibilities of the position include meeting revenue goals for fundraising through excellence in donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. This position also works to heighten community awareness of Loaves & Fishes, identifying new community partners and donor opportunities. 80% of Loaves & Fishes annual revenue comes from private support. This position works to achieve that goal annually. The position has a critical impact on the organization’s budget.

Responsibilities

Develop and implement annual strategic plan for fundraising and community relations. Overall objectives include: elevating the visibility and understanding of Loaves & Fishes’ mission and impact, increasing fundraising revenue through the annual fund program, special individual giving, and events and fostering community relationships for volunteer recruitment and other purposes. The Development & Community Relations Manager also creates monthly gift reports, provides regular reports to the board of directors, and provides leadership and support for the Fundraising Committee.

The DCRM works directly with the Executive Director to develop and implement strategic ways to increase fundraising revenue for the organization’s annual budget and to meaningful cultivate relationships with donors. This position also works closely with the Administrative Assistant who provides support for the work of the DCRM and with the Treasurer regarding the development of the organizations projected budget for each fiscal year.

Fundraising responsibilities include:

Annual Fund Appeals

● Two annual appeals: Summer and Winter. Oversee the production of electronic and print solicitations. Collaborate with the Executive Director to develop themes for the appeals and write material.

● Develops and oversees system of gift acknowledgements, to ensure timely and meaningful thank you letters, phone calls, and notes from the Executive Director and board members.

Individual Giving

Builds relationships with new and existing donors and prospects, through excellent stewardship and opportunities for greater involvement as volunteers, fundraising committee members, and other possibilities. Identify opportunities and develop plans for the Executive Director to engage meaningfully with donors and prospects. Provide briefings, advice, and staff support for the Executive Director’s work with donors.

Events

Empty Bowls

● The DCRM serves as the leader and project manager for Empty Bowls, Loaves & Fishes’ signature fundraising event. Activities include managing event sponsorship solicitations, ticket sales, and coordination with committees and staff to recruit potters, restaurants, and other vendor contributions.

● Organizes additional events, such as small donor gatherings and special events

Community Relations

● Represent Loaves & Fishes to community organizations, especially those who may not have a strong understanding of the organization’s mission and impact, including faith-based communities, businesses, community organizations and clubs.

● Identify opportunities for community engagement with the Executive Director and support the Executive Director, as necessary.

● Recruit volunteers through community relations activities.

Media Relations

● Identify opportunities for media coverage of Loaves & Fishes.

● Prepare press releases and follow-up with representatives of the media to gain coverage. Coordinate related activities.

● Involve the Executive Director and others in media interviews, community event attendance, and related activities.

Qualifications    

● 5-7 years of professional fundraising experience. Applicants may be considered who have fewer years of fundraising experience combined with professional experience in a related field.     

● Commitment to working in a mission-driven nonprofit organization.

● Experience developing and implementing strategic plans.

● Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

● Demonstrated leadership in project management.

● Commitment to teamwork     

● Respect for varying points of view.

● Skills to manage multiple priorities and activities.  

● Experience with CRM software.

● Knowledge of challenges and needs commonly facing people living in poverty such as being food insecure, unhoused, dealing with mental and physical health challenges, under employment, and major life transitions or crises.      

● Commitment to cultivating a welcoming organizational culture which includes supporting members of the BIPOC and LBGTQ+ communities and a commitment to upholding anti-racism policies and procedures

ACCOUNTABILITY: Reports to Deputy Director

JOB SUMMARY

The Development & Community Relations Manager (DCRM) is a leadership position with Loaves & Fishes of Tompkins County whose mission is to provide a place for free meals…

Benefits

Cafeteria Plan Benefits, including health insurance option

Vacation, Personal, and Holidays

 403 (b) retirement plan

Cafeteria Plan Benefits, including health insurance option

Vacation, Personal, and Holidays

 403 (b) retirement plan

Level of Language Proficiency

English

High proficiency

English

High proficiency

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Ithaca, NY
210 N Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

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