Careers with CASA Lancaster
The Director of Development is primarily responsible for development, facilitation and implementation of plans to meet organizational strategic goals. Duties include overseeing and managing fundraising efforts, building strong and successful community relationships, maintaining communications with donors, and executing key fundraising events.
-implement the identified donor cultivation program
-develop cultivation and solicitation strategies for major individual, corporate and foundation donors
-build regular communication framework that includes, empowers, and engages donors
-create and implement a planned giving strategy
-identify corporate mission partners and create cause marketing plans
-work with Executive Director and committees to successfully grow the Heroes Gala
-plan and facilitate the annual Community Awareness Breakfast
-analyze successes and shortcomings of events to continually work to improve event
-oversee volunteers on events committees
-maintain current grantor relationships
-actively seek new grant opportunities
-oversee timely and accurate grant reporting
The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree, Business Administration, Communications or related field preferred. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years fundraising experience, with proved track records of success in special event revenue growth, donor cultivation/stewardship, and grant writing. The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrate an ability to build relationships with a wide range of personalities. He or she will demonstrate a willingness to champion new initiatives, have a history of innovation, and have personnel and volunteer management experience. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess: strong time management skills, the ability to meet and engage new individuals in a variety of settings, exceptional written and verbal communication skills, exceptional public presentation skills, and strong time management skills.