Director of Development

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, December 15, 2017, 12:00am


Valhalla, NY
United States

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Job Description:

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Donor stewardship: collaborate with Executive Director and other staff/development consultants to optimize donor relationships. Provide guidance and written support for donor recognition, write copy for and oversee the production of solicitation materials, and implement and administer a donor mailing list and fundraising database and tracking systems.
  • Grants: Research, write, and edit grant applications in collaboration with Executive Director.
  • Fundraising Events: Oversee execution of fundraising or donor cultivation events, including but not limited to cocktail parties, salons and panel discussions.
  • Corporate outreach: Research and conduct outreach to prospective corporate sponsor partners.
  • Stay abreast of philanthropic market trends and charitable giving framework to identify new, creative, and effective fundraising strategies.
  • Oversee P/T communications manager and interns and creation of publications and marketing collateral to support fundraising activities.
  • Additional support as needed.
  • Maintain gift recognition programs and ensure timely and accurate report deliveries to funders.
  • Foster an understanding of philanthropy within the organization.
  • Achieve, at a minimum, annual benchmarks with planned and actualized increased performance thereafter.


  • The position requires a motivated professional with excellent written and verbal communication skills and a strong network.
  • Proven track record of securing major gifts and grants.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, Google tools.
  • Experience with donor database management a plus.
  • Passion for making a difference – environmental and/or education fundraising experience a plus.
  • Bachelors degree, and minimum 5-years nonprofit development experience

How to Apply:

Email your resume and cover letter to Jennifer Sheehy (; Please put “Director of Development Application” in the “Subject” line.