Posted on February 28, 2013
Kingsbridge Heights Community Center
Kingsbridge Heights Community Center - Director of Development
Founded in 1974, Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC) is a multi-service center serving 7,000 North West Bronx families and individuals. Programs include: early childhood education, college preparation, school-age after school and teen evening programs, concrete and counseling services to families where children are at risk of abuse or neglect, service to adults and senior citizens, after school and Sunday respite for developmentally disabled youth and adults, and homeless services. Several programs serve the entire borough of the Bronx, including the Child Sexual Abuse Treatment and Prevention, and College Directions and the teen parents program. Newer programs include Early Head Start (birth through three years old) and the North Bronx Youth Collaborative, a leadership/outreach program with two other Bronx settlement houses.
The Director of Development is responsible for KHCC’s fundraising strategy and oversees its implementation which includes raising money from foundations and individual donors, and soliciting major gifts, corporate donations and in-kind resources. In collaboration with KHCC’s Board of Directors and the Executive Director s/he will take the lead in developing strategies for and executing major donor events. The Director of Development will have vision and entrepreneurial energy, as well as a keen eye for detail. S/he will bring to our small development office a hands-on approach combined with the ability to supervise others, the capacity to lead and be part of a team.
The Director of Development will strategize about new and unique ways to enhance funding streams for the organization. S/he will establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, and will appropriately leverage the knowledge, experience and expertise of all KHCC’s stakeholders to achieve the fundraising goals of the organization.
Develop and implement giving programs for individual donors; attract individual donors and arrange meetings for the Executive Director with prospects;
Be responsible for all government proposals, corporate proposals/contracts, foundation proposals, assist with any other business endeavors related to increasing the organizations revenue capacity;
Engage program directors and other leadership staff in discussions about both programmatic and other fundraising opportunities and their feasibility, as well as offer suggestions for adding capacity to specific projects;
Motivate, inspire and supervise development staff to work as a team in creating and implementing goals for promoting the agency’s fundraising and communications vision;
Work professionally with the media and elected officials while appropriately involving the Executive Director, Board members and organizational leadership in any meetings, functions, opportunities, or events of interest to the organization;
Plan and carry out strategies for significant growth in annual fundraising, including writing of all direct mail appeals, researching and identifying major gift prospects and preparing visit briefings and solicitations;
Provide leadership in our engagement in collaborative fundraising opportunities with other nonprofit organizations;
Plan and execute communications strategy, including marketing and public relations in all media. Write material for website, newsletters, annual reports, and brochures;
Oversee development/communications budget and provide regular analysis of income and expenditures against annual goals. Maintain contributed income cash flow projections;
Ensure accurate recording of donor activities and all gifts received in donor management database and produce donor analyses for the Executive Director and the Board of Directors.
A BA/BS degree and a minimum of seven years development experience are required; prior work in the social services field and experience with the New York City funding community are desirable. Experience with online fundraising a plus.
This position requires the ability to work independently, prioritize while quickly changing gears, manage competing demands and often “roll up your sleeves” to get the job done. Other essential qualities sought are a strong work ethic, superb writing skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
Proficiency with donor management software, use of the Internet for prospect research and MS Office software required.
Please submit cover letter, resume, brief writing sample and salary requirement to: