For close to 40 years, The Lord’s Place, a social impact agency, has been working to break the cycle of homelessness by providing innovative, compassionate and effective services to men, women and children in our community.
We are seeking a Director of Advancement and Communications tojoin our Advancement Team at The Lord’s Place. We are seeking someone who is passionate about the mission of providing services to those who are experiencing homelessness. As the Director of Advancement and Communications the ideal candidate will possess the ability to provide leadership in fundraising efforts, marketing and special events within the agency to ensure the agency’s stability and growth.
The Director of Advancement and Communications will maintain a strong relationship with the Chief Advancement Officer and regularly review outreach strategies and timelines, and provide feedback on communication strategies for engagement, giving opportunities and fundraising priorities. The position reports directly to the Chief Advancement Officer, and general office hours are Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. However, workday lengths for exempt employees are determined primarily by their current workloads.
Some essential functions and responsibilities include:
Provide leadership in fund development, including stewardship, donor engagement, major gifts, planned giving, campaigns, annual giving, events, grants and sponsorships.
Provide leadership in cultivating new donors and sponsors for events.
Identify, evaluate, cultivate and solicit large philanthropic commitments to support The Lord’s Place mission and core strategies.
Implement and oversee a strategic fundraising plan that meets the annual development goal of the agency with input from the Chief Advancement Officer.
Provide creativity, initiative, energy and imagination in helping to create and execute comprehensive advancement goals.
Embrace the different trends associated with gift giving, while understanding the need to maintain traditional fundraising principles.
Conduct prospect research and recommend ways to engage new donors.
Oversee the preparation of mail and e-mail appeals, as well as other fundraising letters.
Oversee the management of the agency website and social media updates.
Oversee and expand an ongoing stewardship program.
Oversee the volunteer program to ensure a valuable and meaningful volunteer experience.
Oversee the monthly status reports.
Provide leadership to the Advancement team.
Coordinate all agency public relations and marketing efforts with the Chief Advancement Officer, CEO and public relations consultant.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Advancement Officer.
Requirements for the position include:
College degree with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree; master’s degree, CFRE preferred.
Minimum of five years of advancement and leadership experience with progressive responsibility in fundraising or non-profit management.
Track record of personally soliciting and closing gifts of at least four figures.
Excellent verbal, written and organizational skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of all information.
Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge NXT.
The ability to multi-task, and think strategically and analytically.
Be passionate about the opportunity and challenge of fundraising and social causes.
Comprehend the impact of social media and marketing on Advancement.
Experience working with a diversified group including Board Members, community leaders, staff and clients.
Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint.)
Additional Salary Information: Based on experience and education
About The Lord's Place, Inc.
Well-established non-profit organization serving Palm Beach County, FL.