Ensures achievement of the fundraising and communication goals of the School through planning and execution and will work closely with the Executive Director and key Board members for The Friends of The Phoenix Center Foundation to lead the efforts in the design and implementation of a comprehensive and strategic development program including annual fund, major and planned gift donor development, grant writing, and special events management. Approximately 20 hours per month.
Develop and implement a strategic vision and written strategic fund development plan for increasing revenues from individuals, civic groups, corporations and foundations.
Develop yearly overall funding goal
Create overarching strategic goals for the fund development program
Set donor retention, increase and leadership giving goals
Develop the fund development budget to support the yearly plan
Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of potential leadership and major gift donors including:
Individual donors, and family (or “closely held”) foundations
Corporations, including marketing sponsorship, corporate foundations, social responsibility, executive giving
Support, prepare and strategically deploy the Executive Director with key potential donors from all constituencies.
The Phoenix Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Bachelor’s Degree required; M.B.A. and/or CFRE plus
5+ years’ experience in donor development. Expertise and proven track record in the cultivation, solicitation and closing of corporate, foundation and individual, both major or planned gifts
Excellent management, public speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills
Proficiency in Word and Excel required; knowledge of Donor Perfect fundraising software or similar fundraising software/databases helpful
Must be willing to travel as needed for donor cultivation and stewardship and events.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
The Phoenix Center is an accredited, not-for-profit school serving the educational, behavioral and therapeutic needs of students ages 5-21 with autism, multiple disabilities, behavioral and intellectual disabilities. Our customized evidence-based programs—developed for each student—are anchored by a hands-on, real-life, community-based instruction model.
Our accredited classroom and community-...based instructional programs are built around the “whole child.” Our NJ Dept. of Education-approved school works closely with districts, professionals, and parents to develop programs (communication, behavioral and social) tailored to meet the specific academic and functional needs of each child. Our teachers and related service providers are highly qualified, certified and/or licensed. We employ a range of educational and therapeutic methods to meet each child at his/her particular stage of development and help students prepare for life beyond The Phoenix Center, which is at the core of our mission.
By pulling from each child’s innate gifts, we help them rise, like the ancient phoenix, above their challenges to build confidence and achieve greater fulfillment and success in the world.