Development Director

Development Director

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Position Title:                Development Director

Reports to:                    Managing Director

Supervises:                   Clerical Assistant; Occasional Consultants; Volunteers

Responsible for: Grants to government, foundations, and corporations, major gift and annual campaigns; special event coordination.  Also responsible for publication of printed materials used in marketing and fundraising.

Position Summary:

The Development Director manages fundraising and some communications functions on behalf of African Sons and Daughters.

Primary Responsibilities:

•           Produce development plans and budgets and track results for reports to board of directors

•           Draft, edit, produce, and track fundraising proposals, case statements, presentations, reports and acknowledgements

•           Manage annual major gifts campaign with assistance of a board committee

•           Produce general correspondence and promotional materials

•           Compose, edit, produce and coordinate internal and external communications and promotional pieces; develop graphics and audio-visual promotional pieces; maintain regional slide/photo library

•           Maintain and coordinate activities of “Corporate Cabinet,” active development and volunteer recruitment committee of business leaders

•           Convene leadership and ad hoc committees for special events

•           Plan, coordinate, and follow-up on special events

•           Develop appropriate corporate sponsorships of African Sons and Daughters programs and promotional events

•           Research and identify prospective new corporate and individual funding sources

•           Coordinate workload with other administrative and communications staff

•           Coordinate local annual giving with regional headquarters

•           Serve as a local liaison and board representative to regional land trust organization


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