Advancement Director

Website Directions for Youth & Families

Inspiring Hope. Strengthening Families. Restoring Communities

DFYF is seeking a dynamic and self-motivated Advancement Director.  The Advancement Director is responsible for the creation of an innovative & integrated development & marketing approach.  The position requires an outgoing individual that will strengthen and cultivate opportunities for our organization that lead to increased awareness, new funding opportunities, and partnership support.  This position oversees the management of our annual, capital and planned giving campaign programs.  The Advancement Director shall lead with strategic, creative, and financial intelligence as well as a strong business intellect to take our non-profit organization to the next level. This position will collaborate closely with the leadership team and oversees the development and marketing support services to develop and execute strategic plans that promote and advancement of Directions for Youth & Families’ mission, vision, and values.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Board, management, program staff, and key constituents to establish and execute a comprehensive advancement plan based on short and long-range program goals.
  • Participate in individual, corporate, and foundation solicitation, maintaining contact with significant donors.
  • Strategically establish networks and cultivate relationships with current and key prospective donors and funders.
  • Integrate grants management, including grant writing, and relationship management with foundation and corporate funders, working in conjunction with Grants Manager.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to build enthusiastic buy-in and trust with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and partner organizations by building strong relationships.
  • Comfortable operating with uncertainty and change, ready to take advantage of unexpected opportunities and adapt quickly as the context shifts.
  • Attention to detail and follow through.
  • Be highly organized and handle several tasks simultaneously.
  • Work in collegial way with volunteers and other staff.
  • Maintain confidentiality about donor and department’s sensitive information
    Be skilled in data entry, analysis, and management.
  • Meet deadlines and work when necessary, including nights and weekends
  • Work independently but within the scope of agreed to department goals
  • Be able to work with high level of board and other volunteer

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Marketing, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in influential relationship management, fundraising, and community relations in a non-profit setting.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in fundraising.

What makes us great:

  • FREE Healthcare Coverage
  • 403(b) Retirement with Employer Contribution
  • Paid time off
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Healthy work culture

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