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New Hope for Women is an equal opportunity employer.

Development Director

Exciting opportunity to be a part of a dynamic community organization committed to improving the lives of those we serve. New Hope for Women is a domestic violence resource center that offers support to people in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, and Waldo counties affected by domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. We also provide educational resources to assist our communities in creating a safer, healthier future. We currently have an opening for a Development Director in our Rockland office. The Development Director is responsible for the planning and implementation of fund development and public relations associated with the financial growth and strength of New Hope for Women's annual revenue and strategic goals.
- We seek a candidate with excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as a comfort and familiarity with social media platforms - Ability to network, recruit and maintain good relationships with donors - Fundraising, development and/or grant writing experience required, event-planning experience preferred - Ability to articulate the complexities associated with domestic & dating violence as well as ability to stay current with issues and events related to these topics. - We seek a self-motivated candidate with a keen attention to detail, ability to determine priorities amongst often competing needs, as well as an ability to think strategically around growth opportunities for the agency. - Ability to work well with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, agency staff and community at large. Qualifications - Bachelor's degree in relevant field or 3-5 yrs of related professional experience in development, marketing or fundraising considered - Database management experience and computer literacy required - Possession of a valid/active Maine driver's license, a reliable vehicle, and adequate insurance or access to reliable transportation required. Additional Job Information: - Full-time (40 hr) position located in Rockland, ME office - Competitive salary with excellent benefits
How to apply: Interested candidates should submit a current resume and cover letter to: [email protected] Please add 'Development Director' to the subject field.
Closing date for this posting is April 17, 2019.

Job Description
About New Hope for Women
New Hope for Women is a domestic violence resource center that offers support to people in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, and Waldo counties affected by domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, and provides educational resources to assist our communities in creating a safer and healthier future.
About the Position
The Director of Development is responsible for the planning and implementation of fund development and public relations associated with the financial growth and strength of New Hope for Women's annual revenue and strategic goals.
Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in relevant field or 3-5 yrs of related professional experience in development, marketing or fundraising considered. - Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as a comfort and familiarity with social media applications - Ability to network, recruit and maintain good relationships with donors - Fundraising, development and/or grant writing experience required, event-planning experience preferred - Database management experience and computer literacy required - Ability to articulate the compelling issues of domestic and dating violence as well as the ability to keep current with issues and events related to these topics. - Ability to work well with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, the Fundraising Committee and agency staff - Self-motivated - Possession of a valid/active Maine driver's license, a reliable vehicle, and adequate insurance or access to reliable transportation
Personal Qualities
- Attention to detail and structured way of approaching tasks (very organized). - Ability to determine priorities amongst often competing needs. - Ability to plan ahead and be flexible to changing programmatic priorities. - Practical thinker and problem solver. - Respectful, kind, and empathetic.
Responsibilities -
Annual Fund Development Work Plan: - With the Fundraising Committee and the Executive Director, develop an annual fund development plan, present the details of the plan to the Board of Directors, and engage the Board in implementing this plan. - Evaluate the annual fund development plan and provide regularly scheduled reports to the Board.
Donor Relationships: - Manage and maintain the donor database. Record all donor receipts and send thank-you letters. - Lead management systems and processes within salesforce - Expand the donor database by cultivating individuals, prospecting donors, family foundations, business, and corporations. - Educate the giving community, including businesses, corporations, foundations, and individual donors, about New Hope for Women. - Create and lead Spring and Annual Appeal to individuals, businesses, clubs and foundations, including design, copy and strategic mailing list. Track receipts and generate thank-you letters. - Create and maintain a sustaining giving program, online giving program and a segmented loyal donor program to attract loyal donors and transform one time donors. - Develop and maintain a planned giving program with the help of the board.
Fundraising Events: - Develop annual fundraising events and work with the Fundraising Committee to implement them. Leads strategic efforts in developing goals, corporate asks, recruiting participants, tracking invites/RSVP/ticket sales, works with volunteer coordinator to recruit needed volunteers. Lead logistics of event planning from date selection through thank-you letters. - Provide support to community members who initiate fundraising events. - Inform staff, the Board of Directors, and other agency volunteers of the fundraising calendar and oversee their involvement at fundraising events.
Town Campaigns: - Lead and oversee the town campaign including, preparing letters and petitions; tracking appropriation requests and receipts; generating thank-you letters; and providing agency representation at town budget meetings, if necessary. - Contact relevant towns for town funding requirements and town meeting dates. - Determine a formula for town funding requests in order to create a more strategic ask. - Recruit, lead, and train volunteers to help with the petitioning process.
Marketing: - Lead efforts in the development, implementation, and evaluation of NHFW's e-newsletter, blog, Facebook postings and other media related activities pertaining to fundraising.
Community Education: - Assist with DV Awareness Month activities. - Assist with and attend relevant community education events.
Other Assigned Duties: - Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies, procedures, and best practices related to fundraising and marketing. - Participate in staff meetings, management team, trainings, long-range planning, fundraising, and other agency events. - Represent New Hope on agency, community, and MCEDV committees as requested. - Support and comply with New Hope for Women's mission, vision, and policies. - Perform other appropriate duties as requested.
Supervision:
The Development Director reports directly to the Executive Director.