Position Summary: The Director of Donor Relations creates, implements, manages and assesses a comprehensive sustainable donor relations plan to achieve strategic fundraising goals of Here Tomorrow. The scope of work includes donor relations, stewardship and related communications. The position reports to the executive director. The position will contribute to organizational strategy related to community partnerships, creating an unparalleled customer experience for individuals and families served by Here Tomorrow and securing funds needed to address the suicide epidemic and create access to mental healthcare in Northeast Florida and beyond.
Essential duties and responsibilities
Responsibilities: • Develops, implements, and leads a successful and integrated donor relations program that strategically targets all levels of giving. Ensures donors are acknowledged and recognized to strengthen their financial support for Here Tomorrow. • Acts as a liaison responsible for cultivation and stewardship assistance to individual donors and prospects. Establishes a planned giving program. • In partnership with the board and executive director, recruits and relates to volunteer leaders needed to implement a sustainable fundraising annual campaign that involve passionate volunteers bonding with the organization mission and soliciting gifts. • Oversees and directs the development and implementation of strategic communications in multiple mediums in a timely fashion. This will include, but not be limited to, social media sites, Annual Report to Donors, e-blasts, year-end-reminders, endowment reports, gift acknowledgements, web pages, invitations, newsletter updates, fundraising campaign materials, and press releases. • Implements, leads planning process and execution of fundraising events. • Creates innovative programs and projects to thank and steward donors; ensures the external reporting to donors on endowments. • Manages and coordinates any campaign-related kick-offs and celebration events. May supervise team members, volunteers and student workers. • Tracks donor relations and stewardship activities in the established databases to enhance relationships and increase the likelihood of continued contributions. • Responsible for the review and control of all gift acknowledgments, including receipts, thank you letters, pledge statements and endowment reports. • Serves as a member of organization leadership team and works closely with executive director to report to donors on the use of gifts, to arrange meetings between donors and beneficiaries if appropriate, and to help celebrate gifts. • Support team members as needed with other development-related projects including grant writing and collaborative community efforts. • Live the Here Tomorrow mission and organizational values of love, sharing, innovation, and perseverance.
Qualifications: • Passionate about the mission of Here Tomorrow; • Bachelor’s degree required and a minimum of five years of experience in fundraising or constituent relations with an educational institution or non-profit; • Successful experience: Specific experience stewarding and cultivating donors a plus; • Proven experience in producing marketing pieces, including web-based communiqués and social media.
Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree required and a minimum of five years of experience in fundraising or constituent relations with an educational institution or non-profit; • Successful experience: Specific experience stewarding and cultivating donors a plus; • Proven experience in producing marketing pieces, including web-based communiqués and social media.
50,000 to 70,000 based on qualifications and experience