Friendship Centers, Inc. seeks a lead strategist for philanthropy, as the Chief Development Officer, who will serve in collaboration with the President & CEO, and as a liaison to the Board Fund Development Committee. This position will maintain and develop appropriate systems and processes of fundraising, donor cultivation, and the supporting functions of communications and marketing to result in increased growth in philanthropic support, community engagement, and public awareness of Friendship Centers.
Summary: Assures development and maintenance of appropriate systems to fund development including but not limited to donor and volunteer management, donor research and cultivation, gift processing and recognition. Maintains accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources. Activities include but are not limited to: donor acquisition and fundraising events; annual giving and major gifts from individuals and corporations and foundations; planned giving; capital or endowment campaigns; lead and provide training for donor cultivation and stewardship; initiate goal setting to be met with special fundraising campaigns and development projects. Grow the base of philanthropic support, increase community engagement, and expand public awareness of Friendship Centers.
The Friendship Centers
Our Mission: To promote health, dignity and quality of life throughout the journey of aging.
The Friendship Centers is a nonprofit network in Southwest Florida with services that meet the needs of people 50 and older. Since the early 1970s our organization has led the country in developing innovative, cost-effective approaches to address the health and wellness needs of older adults. We touch the lives of thousands of older adults and their families every year.
A belief in “People Helping People” has been the foundation of the Friendship Centers for more than four decades. Volunteers serve in nearly every facet of the organization. Our award-winning centers and clinics have drawn national and international attention as models for the delivery of programs and services to older adults.
Background for this position should include a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Development or related business field with CFRE certification preferred. A minimum of five (5) years direct fundraising experience. A minimum of five (5) years of management experience, preferably in a nonprofit environment, with extensive knowledge of fundraising techniques and sources of funding for nonprofit agencies. Expected knowledge foundation consists of accessing and managing donor database systems, computer proficiency, Constant Contact and donor data applications, accompanied by a working knowledge of general office and video equipment.
Go to MBJGroup.com for full job description under Current Searches. Submit cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to Karen@mbjgroup.com, deadline March 22, 2019.
Additional Salary Information: Incentive bonus with 3 objectives mutually agreed upon for the first year.