The Associate Director is a key member of the Benedictine Foundation team. The Associate Director manages and supervises the daily activities of the Foundation staff and works with the Director in fundraising, development, strategic planning, and office management functions.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
Manage and evaluate the performance of the Foundation staff.
Develop and execute fundraising, marketing and public relations initiatives that secure needed financial resources for Benedictine Programs and Services, with special emphasis on annual giving, appeals, special events, and staff and volunteer management.
Assist the Director with development and implementation of strategic goals for the Foundation.
Encourage and oversee professional development of the Foundation staff, including individual skills, team dynamics, and technological expertise in the field of development, such as proper utilization of database software.
Provide and model effective project management skills that lead to excellence in productivity and achievement of desired outcomes.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with staff, parents, board members, donors, volunteers, vendors and contractors.
Bachelor’s degree in related field required.
Minimum 5 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector in development, with demonstrated success in securing charitable gifts from individuals and organizations at varying levels.
Prior experience effectively managing staff and volunteers required.
Must be a strong communicator, able to develop powerful and inspiring messaging that moves donors to action. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Effective presentation skills.
Excellent planning and organizational capabilities.
Strength in decision-making and problem-solving; able to resolve conflicts, build consensus, and negotiate solutions.
Strong interpersonal skills, able to work collaboratively.
Prior experience developing and managing a department budget.
Computer and technology savvy.
Must be a minimum of 21 years old.
Must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in US upon offer.
Must pass pre-employment drug screen.
Must pass pre-employment criminal background checks through CJIS as stated in Family Law Article 5-561, and pass pre-employment CPS check.
And most importantly...
Must be a strong advocate of the Benedictine mission to help children and adults with development disabilities achieve their greatest potential, and be motivated to contribute to the mission with pride and integrity.
Helping individuals with disabilities for more than 50 years with educational, residential, vocational and day services for children and adults ages 5 and older.
School programs include: functional academics; speech therapy; psychological, psychiatric, social work, counseling and case management; assistive technology; physical and occupational therapy; vocational and transitional services; and ...intensive collaborative programs designed for students within the Autism Spectrum.
Benedictine Adult Services is a residential and vocational program for adults ages 22 to 60+ who live in the community or in group homes with peers and continue to work within the Benedictine vocational program.
Benedictine is a fully approved, non-sectarian service provider caring for individuals with special needs without regard to racial, ethnic, or religious background, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Our CORE VALUES are Compassionate Caring, Dignity of Work and Hospitality.
Benedictine is an Equal Opportunity Employer