Are you adept at building and maintaining relationships to increase funding for a successful and highly-regarded nonprofit organization? Do you enjoy driving a successful grant application and creating enduring relationship with corporate and foundation funders? Do you like being part of a multi-talented Development team, all working together to increase resources for vulnerable children and families who need help to lead healthy, successful lives? If so, this position may be just what you were looking for.
The Development Officer is a key member of the Development team, and in collaboration with the AVP, will focus mainly on strengthening relationships and securing grants from corporations and foundations, and other organizations that support The Village. S/he also serves as the liaison with our 400-member Auxiliary as well as coordinates large in-kind donation drives (e.g., Holiday Giving Tree, Uniform Drive), volunteer activities of our corporate funders.
Writes grants and maintains strong relationships with corporations, family and private foundations, and other organizations
Researches and identifies other opportunities for foundation/corporate grants
Coordinates volunteer activities for employees of major corporate funders
Coordinates Holiday Giving Tree, Uniform Drive and other in-kind donations
Serves as liaison for Auxilians, coordinating Lunch & Learns, leadership committee meetings and other activities
As part of the Development team, provides support for major special events for donors, as well as smaller events for donors and volunteers
Completes assignments as needed by AVP of Development
Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent experience
3-5 years’ experience in Development office environment
Knowledge of fundraising and stewardship practices
Excellent writing skills
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including strong listening and interpretative skills
Adept in working as part of a team, and with other departments, volunteers and staff
Strong organizational skills; high standards of excellence (attention to detail and accuracy)
Adept with using Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Experience in Raiser’s Edge
Cultural competency to work with diverse population.
Physically able to perform functions of the position.
Imagine a day when all children are living in safe and stable homes.
Unfortunately, this is not the reality for thousands of children currently in need of our help.
The Village, founded in 1809, was one of the first agencies in the country to provide homes for neglected children. Over 200 years later, The Village continues to help vulnerable children and at-risk families throughout the Great...er Hartford region – over 8,000 each year.
Our mission is “to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children.”
We achieve our mission when we help children succeed academically and socially, place children in safe and permanent homes, help parents succeed with effective parenting skills, and help families prevent and manage crises.
To accomplish this, we provide a full range of behavioral health treatment for children and youth, foster care and adoption, and community support services for children and their families in the Greater Hartford region.
Our 400 professional staff members include child psychologists, clinicians, social workers and parent educators. We operate out of our beautiful original campus at 1680 Albany Ave. in Hartford, the former Trolley Barn building at 331 Wethersfield Ave., the former Shelter for Women at Gray Lodge at 105 Spring Street, our programs in several schools in the City of Hartford, and offices in other towns throughout Greater Hartford, including Manchester, Meriden, Middletown, and Bloomfield.