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Qualifications and Requirements

The Development director must have: 

  1. Bachelor’s degree and prior experience in development or fundraising for a non-profit organization
  2. Proven track record of achieving revenue targets 
  3. Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate and manage new accounts
  4. Emotional maturity, willingness to cooperate with the aims of the program, respect for children and adults, flexibility, patience, good personal hygiene, and physical and mental health which does not interfere with responsibilities. 
  5. Must meet all child care licensing requirements per Virginia Code and regulations. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

  1. Work with staff, Board, and community volunteers to lead and manage the Center’s overall development efforts to raise funds to support Center operations
  2. Move individuals, businesses, and organizations through a formal fundraising model (i.e. Benevon)
  3. Provide leadership and support for both the Development and additional ad hoc committees as needed
  4. Effectively utilize volunteers to plan and execute yearly fundraising events, direct mail campaigns, Center tours, and special events
  5. Supervise the Development Coordinator to provide high-quality customer service to donors, maintain the donor database, and obtain grant funding.
  6. Cultivate resource partnerships and solicit in-kind donations to support the program. 
  7. Manage financial responsibilities and documentation related to the Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits, grants and budgeting.
  8. Produce marketing and solicitation materials to include the annual report, rack cards, mailers, slideshows, videos, scripts for events, and DHCDC’s online presence.
  9. Attend staff training and meetings, and Board meetings as requested.
  10. Identify and respond to emergency situations according to DHCDC policy.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned by ED

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Ability to use abstract reasoning, problem solving, planning, and analytical skills with attention to detail.
  2. Requires strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively.
  3. Requires an understanding of community resources and fundraising principles.
  4. Ability to work in a team setting and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  5. Requires strong partnership-building and event planning skills.
  6. Ability to present a positive image of the organization to members of the community. 
  7. Posses visual and auditory acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, with correction if needed. 
  8. Ability to operate a computer and office equipment, including, but not limited to, the telephone, fax machine, copier, and walkie talkie.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  1. Requires the ability to be mobile (including, but not limited to walking, bending, squatting, crouching, twisting, kneeling, reaching, etc.)
  2. Must be able to lift 55 pounds to include children when necessary