Description: Tuesday's Children seeks an outgoing, experienced, energetic and creative professional to capitalize on the important mission and history of our organization, and help strengthen and diversify the organization's fundraising activities. The Director of Development will work in close collaboration with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, program staff and service based constituencies to realize both annual and long-term fundraising objectives through a comprehensive range of initiatives involving individual and institutional giving, community fundraisers and special events. The Director will report to the Executive Director and lead and advance the Development team.
Develop and lead comprehensive, inventive, and innovative annual fundraising plan in concert with the Development Committee, Executive Director and senior staff.
Work with Executive Director to engage and inspire Board of Directors in fundraising, outreach and mission driven program objectives.
Collaborate with Executive and Program staff to determine fundraising strategy in line with current and planned programs and organizational mission and vision, with a particular focus on attracting funding for our military family programs.
Oversee Development expense budget and reporting and information management, including strict discipline and practice regarding the fundraising database.
Oversee coordination of Development events to insure proper planning and execution.
Oversee major gifts and individual giving strategy and develop and implement original strategies for cultivation of new and renewal donors.
Collaboratively draft and process imaginative and informative direct/electronic mail solicitations that produce results.
Plan and manage ongoing and appropriate donor recognition, stewardship, cultivation and solicitation.
Cultivate and nurture institutional support from corporate, foundation and government funders, including participation in funder meetings.
Conduct and contribute to ongoing prospect research and monitor related RFPs.
Collaboratively draft funding proposals and budgets and oversee tracking/reporting on grant funds.
Assist in development and implementation of media and marketing strategy to raise funder visibility.
Delegate to staff where appropriate while sharing the vision of the organization, allowing staff to have opportunities to make decisions within their spheres of influence.
Represent the organization at professional conferences, association meetings, community meetings programs and related events where appropriate.
Must have ability to work some nights and weekends and for occasional travel.
Knowledge of key funders in military family support, international initiatives and post-disaster recovery preferred but not required.
Familiarity with fundraising events, ranging from small community fundraisers to cultivation events and galas.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of Raisers Edge & program and fundraising databases a plus.
Ability to work in a fast paced, small office environment with a positive attitude.
Self-starter with ability to keep on task to meet program deadlines
BA degree required, advanced degree a plus.
7+ years demonstrated experience in nonprofit development, including cultivating and soliciting major gifts and institutional grants and grant management.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include: Competitive salary plus excellent benefits including health insurance, generous paid vacation/sick/holidays, 403B, Flex 125 Cafeteria Plan, Professional Development Opportunities, Opportunity to work from NY, LI office & home when appropriate.