DEVELOPMENT MANAGER IN TYSON’S CORNER AREA – Langley Residential Support Services, a nonprofit serving Fairfax County since 1983, seeks top-notch fundraising professional with proven track record and experience in many areas of fundraising to be one-person development office with administrative assistance available. Langley Residential provides support to adults with developmental disabilities via group homes and drop-in services for folks living in their own home or their family’s home. Duties include proactive major gifts cultivation/solicitation of individuals, foundations and businesses; write/design newsletters and proposals; manage stewardship, social media, all aspects of special events and interaction with board’s development committee. Strong written and verbal communication skills, self-starting/results-oriented approach required. Knowledge of DonorPerfect, Constant Contact, MS Publisher, Handbid auction software, mail-merging preferred. Informal, low-turnover office with opportunity to work remotely for some portion of week. No travel required. Please submit resume and cover letter to Betsy@LRSS.org.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience
About Langley Residential Support Services
Langley Residential Support Services (Langley) serves adults with developmental disabilities, their families and our communities by providing quality, comprehensive residential and community support services. We believe everyone deserves the chance to live a rich, full life.
Our programs and services help adults with developmental disabilities realize their dreams to have lives that are like those of everyone else. They dream of:
(1) Living on their own:
As they move past childhood and adolescence, many people with developmental disabilities want to leave the family home just like they’ve seen their brothers or sisters do. They want to be as independent as they possibly can and to have a place that they can call their own.
With support from our counselors, the people we work with are able to live in a place of their own choosing—whether it is a Langley residence, their own home or their family’s home. They take great pride in being able to maintain a clean home, cook meals, do laundry, grocery shop and do all the other chores of daily life that many of us perform without much thought.
(2) Having meaningful relationships:
They want to feel included. In the eveni...ngs or on the weekend, they look forward to seeing their friends or meeting new people when our Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) accompany them to basketball, bowling, book club, church and other activities available in their community.
Going to places they enjoy, doing things that interest them, and seeing people who value them is vital to their emotional well-being. It makes them feel that they are part of and contribute to the fabric of their community.
(3) Having a job and making a contribution:
Many of the people in our program have jobs. Being employed enables them to feel productive and valued. They take pride in the fact that they go to work and earn a paycheck just like most adults.
However, in order to experience success in the workplace, a person must first be proficient in certain life skills that make him/her employable. Included among these skills are: managing daily routines to ensure proper rest, nutrition and punctuality, plus navigating the transportation system (bus, van, etc.) to and from work. This is where our DSPs have the greatest impact—teaching and reinforcing these life skills so that people can reach their potential.