Director of Development – Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes is to inspire and enable all young people, to reach their full potential as caring, productive and responsible citizens. We are seeking an experienced Development Director who is passionate about fundraising for our youth. The ideal candidate will be a team player, have a track record of success in multiple fundraising categories, enjoy creating new community and individual relationships, and be experienced using donor database systems. Knowledge and background in youth development is a plus and desire to build a healthy, vibrant community through the Boys & Girls Club is a must. We’re looking for the right person to lead our development efforts during a time of organizational growth. This person will work very closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to achieve our annual fundraising goals and bring awareness to the broader community about the positive impact the Club has on our area youth. This position offers excellent benefits and the opportunity to join a great team at an exciting time.
Job Position Title: DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR The Boys and Girls Club of Great Vergennes Mission: To enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vergennes seeks a Development Director to support the organization grow as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. This position works closely with the Executive Director with planning, coordination, implementation, and management of all fundraising activities for the Club including solicitation of individual, corporate and foundation funding, special events, and assisting the Board of Directors with their fundraising goals.
The role is a dynamic position requiring a self-starter with experience growing a reputable non-profit into an organization with longevity and the capacity to raise large sums of money to further our mission and reach a wider set of individuals in dynamic and innovative ways.
The role is a full-time position (40 hours a week) and will require travel around the State to support ongoing development activities throughout the year.
Work with the Executive Director to set priorities of annual fundraising goals and set long- and short-range strategies for fundraising
Work with the Executive Director to determine goals for internal and external event fundraising
Assist in meeting our goals outlined in Strategic Anchor #2 Financial Stability
Prepare, edit and/or review all development materials
Oversee the preparation, implementation and monitoring of the development budget throughout the year
Continued management and development of the annual campaign
Continue to develop/support the Executive Director and assist as spokesperson in soliciting major gifts
Produce direct mail pieces throughout the year
Development of a Grants Program including searching for and writing grants that are applicable to the program, and assist in grant funding process
Event Manager for all major fundraising events throughout the year
Administrative duties and support of the Executive Director in their role reporting to the Board
Maintain online donor platform
Develop and maintain the donor stewardship process and the systems needed for efficient and effective donor management
Volunteer management for events
Accept other duties/responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director
Minimum five-years’ experience working in a development role with an existing nonprofit with a minimum of two years in a management position
Experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Drive, online giving platforms (Bloomerang a plus), online donor management system a plus
English native speaker
Strong communication skills, both written and spoken
Flexibility to travel
About Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes operates on Armory Lane in Vergennes. We invite all young people in grades 4 through 12 to come to the club. They are welcomed by caring and competent staff and volunteers. We offer dinner each day, homework assistance,recreation, arts and STEM enrichment activities based on monthly themes. The Boys & Girls Club has a new facility which allows us to provide outdoor reaction opportunities.