Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware
Position: Development Director
Hours: Part time position, 25 hours per week, competitive salary
Reporting: The Development Director reports to and works in partnership with the Executive Director and communicates closely with the Board of Directors.
Summary: Develop and execute fundraising and donor cultivation strategies to carry out the organization’s mission.
- Ensure adequate financial resources to support the strategic direction of the organization through effective fund development activities, including individual giving, grant writing, and special events.
- Develop the database program and process to maintain accurate and complete statistical records for all programs, services and fundraising.
- Work closely with the board to implement activities to garner funds for the organization.
- Work closely with the Executive Director to create the organizational budget each year.
- Monitor trends in Delaware and the epilepsy community and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary.
- Maintain memberships to local fundraising and membership organizations to foster community relationships and create networking opportunities for the organization.
- Create and build relationships with corporate and pharmaceutical groups to create awareness and to promote the organization.
- Work closely with the Executive Director to enrich relationships with medical professionals.
- Enhance public relationships through the use of social media.
Agency Management and Organizational Support
- Coordinate fundraising and special events in conjunction with the board and the Executive Director.
- Create and implement a comprehensive development plan in conjunction with the board.
- Work with the Executive Director to stay abreast of programs and communicate program successes to the community.
- Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that fundraising goals are being achieved.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- At least three years of relevant experience.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and with social media required.
- Proven skills with fundraising and grant writing.
- Compassionate leader with a deep empathy for epilepsy patients, their families, and their multiple needs. Association with epilepsy is beneficial but not required.
- Knowledge of epilepsy preferred; willingness to learn required.
- Must be familiar with the state of Delaware and surrounding areas.
- Experience in non-profit development.
- Experience in identifying and developing new markets, new donors and opportunities for prospects with financial capacity.
- Strong budgeting, strategic planning and marketing skills.
Interested individuals should send their resume and cover letter to Val Budischak, LCSW, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.