Position Overview: Under the general direction of the Executive Director, this position is responsible for providing coordination and support to properly execute local development and fundraising programs to maximize community networking, volunteer involvement, and promote the mission of Pace. Responsibilities include but are not limited to supporting major and planned giving solicitations, donor cultivation, community and social events, and grant development. The Development Director also supports local board members and Believing in Girls Society members in their fundraising efforts.
Role and Responsibilities
Administrative Support •Assists the Executive Director in disseminating information as it relates to the mission, philosophy, values, and principles of Pace. This includes composing correspondence to legislators and other persons as directed by the Executive Director •Assists in the preparation of newsletters and calendars for internal staff and external publication •Assists the Executive Director in planning annual meetings, board meetings, believing in Girl Society meetings, strategic planning sessions, luncheons, and point of entry tours. This includes preparing agendas •Compiles and prepares special reports and documents as directed by Executive Director •Proofreads reports and written documents for accuracy
Development Responsibilities •Assists in creating an annual development plan, including revenue and expense targets, specific donor cultivation opportunities, and timelines to meet the objectives of the plan •Develops gift proposals for local individuals, corporations, and foundations •Attends community networking events and builds partnerships on behalf of Pace with local foundations, corporations, and private donors •Provides staff support to the Believing in Girls Society, supporting Society Chairs in their recruitment and cultivation activities by providing requested materials, information, and assistance •Manages local event logistics and execution, including collaborating with the Believing in Girls Society Chairs to plan and execute the Society Recruitment Event and Recognition Luncheon; supports third-party fundraising efforts •Ensures appropriate event follow-up, supporting board members, Believing in Girls Society members, and the Executive Director as needed •Assists in prospect identification and preparation for the Executive Director’s prospect meetings •Maintains appropriate donor communications with local constituents (i.e., newsletter, website updates, email blasts, etc.) •Executes proper donor recognition at the local level and manages personal acknowledgment process for the Executive Director •Maintains the local donor information system and makes updates as appropriate and as directed by the Development Associate •Fulfills role as part of the account management system, as needed •Ensures the Center website is accurate •Coordinates the Raiser's Edge functionality with the State Office
Board Support •Provides administrative and fundraising support to the Board of Directors and standing committees of the Board, including technical advice, timely information, and guidance concerning trends, new developments in the charitable/non-profit sector, and specific donor strategies •Coordinates volunteer training schedules; trains volunteers on duties within program •Supports Executive Direction in board engagement and recruitment •Attends board and/or committee meetings (may record minutes as required)
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Required •Bachelor’s Degree from four-year College or University, with a major in public relations, finance, business, public administration, or related field, or equivalent experience
•A minimum of two years of experience coordinating fundraising and development events •A demonstrated track record of success •Ability to display sensitivity and respond appropriately to clients and their families •Knowledge of planned giving, special events, major gifts and direct mail •Knowledge in public relations strategies, including the development of literature, media, press releases, and other communication tools •Experience in effectively utilizing personal computers, general software systems including MS Word, Excel, and desktop publishing software is a plus •Current Florida driver’s license
Other Requirements •Must adhere to Organization Values and Principles •Upholds the ethical standards of the Organization and 6B-1.001 Code of Ethics of the Education Profession in Florida •Follows policies and procedures of the Organization •Must work evenings and weekends as required to fulfill workload requirements •Must be able to travel by automobile, plane, train, etc.; occasional overnight travel may be required
Preferred •Master’s Degree in related field preferred. University, education, or similar non-profit background
Internal Number: DEVEL02700
About Pace Center for Girls, Inc
Pace Center for Girls is a nationally recognized, research-based non-residential program model that features a balanced emphasis on academics and social services, with a focus on the future for middle and high-school aged girls and young women.
The foundation of Pace is our gender-responsive culture where we provide a safe environment that celebrates girls. Pace offers services that take into account how girls learn and develop and our supportive staff members respond to and celebrate each girl’s strengths and challenges.
The holistic, strength-based, and asset building Pace program model addresses the needs of girls and has garnered recognition nationally as one of the most effective programs in the country for keeping girls from entering the juvenile justice system.