City Year Jacksonville – Director of Development

Posted Dec 15, 2022 Jacksonville, Florida


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Expires Feb 01, 2023


Working with the Advancement Team, the Director of Development will support and expand City Year Jacksonville’s philanthropic initiatives, including management of grants, corporate sponsors and individual, mid-level and major gifts that support the organization. Reporting to the Managing Director
of Advancement, the Director of Development will be responsible for developing a strategy to create and grow a sustainable revenue pipeline of prospective investors. This position will also manage the Communications and Events Manager.

Essential duties and responsibilities

• Work closely with the Managing Director of Advancement to build a strong, sustainable philanthropic infrastructure for the organization that integrates the highest level of efficient and effective fundraising strategies and tactics. • Identify prospects, cultivate, and solicit individual, corporate and foundation donors with special emphasis on unrestricted giving to meet goals. Steward and build strong relationships with investors. • Establish and grow a recurring giving program for individual mid-level donors. • Manage donor and sponsor benefits, acknowledgements, stewardship activities and programs. • Working with the Communications and Events Manager, develop a coordinated matrix of communication and solicitation strategies involving email, direct mail, personal solicitation, and volunteer engagement with the goal of increasing sustainable, annual support. • Concept and execute City Year annual external programs and events alongside the Communications and Events Manager, which could include but are not limited to: Opening Day Kickoff, MLK Day, Fundraising gala/events, and Graduation. • Ensure that the donor CRM database is accurate and up to date. • Work closely with the Regional Grant Writer to manage all funding applications and reporting deadlines. Research and identify new grant opportunities. • Attend and supervise donor and prospect cultivation events and stewardship opportunities. • Quickly, courteously, and efficiently handle concerns, questions, and needs of donors and partners. • Ensure proper representation of donor identity commitments and recognition, including signage, website, magazine, and other applicable promotional material. • Other job duties as assigned. Organizational Initiatives & Site Support • Serve as a member of the City Year senior leadership team (SLT), providing strategic insight into site priorities. • Work collaboratively with other site departments, other City Year sites, and City Year headquarters on a frequent basis. • Support and attend all major site events, including fundraisers, service days, trainings and other activities and initiatives. • Partner with other departments and staff to ensure that site-wide goals are met, including, but not limited to, fundraising, the AmeriCorps member applicant interview process, stakeholder engagement, event and service day participation, and cross-departmental committees • Attend internal and external engagement and training activities throughout the year


• Related work experience or Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred • 3 to 5 years professional experience in non-profit development. • Demonstrated background in achieving revenue goals, strategic objectives and assigned Key Performance Indicators. • Outstanding persuasive written and oral communication skills, as well as interpersonal and organizational skills. • Ability to provide superior customer service for all organization stakeholders. • Ability to communicate effectively and with diplomacy when interacting with vendors, staff, volunteers and the public. • Knowledge of donor research techniques. • Strong contributor in team environments with ability to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines. • Experience working in deadline-driven environments while maintaining strong attention to detail. • Database management required. Salesforce experience preferred. • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).

Salary/Salary Range

The salary range for this position is $50,000-$74,800 and includes full benefits and paid time off. To learn more about City Year's staff benefits, please visit


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