Annual Giving, Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship
4 Year Degree
Camphill Ghent (CG), a vibrant residential community for elders in Columbia County, NY, is seeking a Director of Development, part time. Camphill Ghent is an innovative elder community that provides exceptional care and an engaging life for elders, in which persons with developmental disabilities are fully integrated. Camphill Ghent works for social renewal through community building in alignment with the aims of the international association of Camphill communities.
A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build the development function as its capacity increases. The ideal candidate will have a broad range of development experience, an entrepreneurial spirit, and experience of building a development program nearly from scratch. This 3-day-a-week position will require someone who also possesses the skills and experience to create and execute a development plan to achieve fund raising goals and to work with CG staff to identify and create programs and initiatives to help further development objectives. The successful candidate will be responsible for CG’s individual, local business and foundation fund raising, including major gifts, annual fund, planned giving and events.
At least 8 years of experience leading multi-faceted development programs;
Experience in building a comprehensive individual donor program, including cultivating donor relationships, soliciting and securing major gifts from individual donors;
Experience in building a development infrastructure to serve organizational goals and objectives;
Experience and demonstrated ability in securing foundation and other institutional grants, including prospect research, cultivation and writing grant proposals;
Ability to prepare effective messages for donors, including the use of electronic communications;
Excellent communication and organizational skills and attention to detail;
Ability to work independently and be well organized;
Proficiency with computer operations and programs, including donor database programs;
Dedication and ability to occasionally work flexible hours;
Ability to work creatively, strategically, independently and in a team;
Possess an engaging, confident, professional presence;
Alignment with CG’s mission, values, and aims, and the ability to convey these with inspiration and assurance.
Camphill Ghent is a vibrant residential community for elders that offers a meaningful quality of life and a rich, active social program designed to support residents in maintaining their independence and joy of living.
Located on 110 beautiful acres in rural upstate New York, Camphill Ghent is in a prime location, just minutes from the quaint village of Chatham and close to the expansive cultu...ral life of the Hudson Valley, Berkshires and Capital Region.
The independent living accommodations include studio, one and two-bedroom apartments and townhomes.
Our Adult Home has an Assisted Living Program, and is licensed by
the NYS Department of Health. We offer private room accommodations for those requiring support and care. Assistance with daily living activities, personal care, 24-hour staffing, case management and home health services is included.