Director of Development and Major Gifts

Job title: Director of Development and Major Gifts
Organization: Boys Hope Girls Hope of Cincinnati
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Cincinnati is seeking to hire a Development Director.  Boys Hope Girls Hope of Cincinnati is an educational program that provides unique and focused service to bright, motivated middle school and high school students in our community.

The Development and Major Gifts Director will work primarily with the CEO to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major and annual fund contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations.  This role will take the lead to ensure the successful diversification of the organization’s funding through personal solicitations, direct mail, grant proposals and special events.  This is a hands-on position which affords the right candidate the unique opportunity to take a leadership role in all aspects of the organization’s philanthropic efforts.

The Development Director will plan, manage and execute an annual development program designed to raise the funds necessary to successfully operate the organization, facilitate major donor meetings with the Executive Director, research foundations, write and submit proposals, manage the donor database software Raiser’s Edge, and collaborate on the design and oversee the production of all marketing and fundraising materials.

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in non-profit management, business administration or a related field and a minimum of 3 years of experience in development (fundraising) and board relations, knowledge of the local Cincinnati philanthropic community, an ability to identify major gift prospects, and a plan for coordinating solicitation.

The position requires excellent communication and organizational skills, with the ability to effectively interact with donors, the Board of Directors and staff members.  Well-qualified candidates will have strong computer abilities and proficiency in Microsoft office products and fundraising software.  Candidates must be able to work with confidential information, be resourceful, and be able to work independently or as part of a team.

Qualified applicants should follow this link then choose the Cincinnati  affiliate before selecting the Director of Development. Please be sure to include a cover letter describing your relevant experience, why you enjoy this work, and your salary requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer