The Development Officer, under the direction of the Vice President of Development, is responsible for strategic execution and management of a comprehensive individual giving program, including coordinating activities related to annual and major giving. The Development Officer will ensure Porter-Leath is financially prepared to meet the obligations of the agency by focusing on individual stewardship.
• Bachelor's degree in a related area required. Master's degree preferred.
• Minimum of three (3) years of direct experience as a fundraising professional working with individual donors and annual giving.
• Demonstrate organizational and communication skills as well as the ability to work with and motivate other development professionals and volunteers.
• Ability to work cooperatively to achieve common goals; support cooperation, collaboration and the sharing of information while providing the best quality product available and continuously upgrade standards to maintain quality, in all areas of responsibility.
• Knowledgeable of database management, gift processing and donor relations.
• Ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time.
• Openness to new ideas and their implementation. Ability to react and adapt to changing situations appropriately.
Essential Job Functions:
• Coordinate individual charitable giving efforts for Porter-Leath in conjunction with the Vice President of Development.
• Coordinate and manage key funding and programmatic relationships as assigned, to ensure that programs operate within organizational provisions.
• Demonstrate analytical and fundraising skills with the ability to recognize opportunities, identify critical high pay-off activities and prioritize them to attain goals.
• Routinely network with community members and interact with donors for the purpose of cultivating personal relationships and developing personal giving.
• Demonstrate a strong sense of interest for donors.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Work in a non-smoking area.
Maintain a valid driver's license with a good driving record with appropriate level of insurance.
Qualified applicants should go to www.porterleath.org/opportunities & APPLY NOW!!!