Health Advocates for Older People, a well-established 501c3 organization, is seeking a dynamic, effective, and mission-driven Development Director. Reporting to the Executive Director, this individual is a key member of the Health Advocates leadership team and is responsible for creating and driving strategic initiatives related to all aspects of development. This includes but is not limited to individual, corporate, and planned giving, grants, and events. In collaboration with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, the Development Director will set the strategic direction and is responsible for formulating fundraising goals and objectives, engaging volunteer leaders and collaboratively building the infrastructure needed to strengthen and expand the organization’s donor base.
In collaboration with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, develop a comprehensive development strategy that steadily increases revenue while building long-term sustainability.
Identify prospective individual donors and foundations and develop strategies to cultivate those relationships.
Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors and establish effective and regular communications with them.
Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis regularly to Board of Directors and Executive Director.
Collaborate with staff on the management and planning of all fundraising and awareness events.
Develop and execute strategies to increase awareness and participation in the Cornerstone Society (planned giving).
Manage systems and software to track and cultivate donors and prospects, including the donor database (in Donor Perfect).
Oversee and research funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position Health Advocates for Older People in front of major funding changes or trends.
Implement social media strategy to support development efforts.
Serve as an ambassador for Health Advocates for Older People by speaking at charity events to promote the organization and develop new relationships with businesses and other non-profits.
Bachelor's degree required
Must embrace the mission and vision of Health Advocates for Older People
7-10 years minimum experience in fundraising
Proven track record of success in personally cultivating, soliciting, and securing major gifts
Experience with the NYC philanthropy community
Excellent relationship-building skills and ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with varied audiences (including staff, Board of Directors and prospective donors)
Ability to develop polished and professional written communications and presentations
Ability to organize facts and present information and figures in a clear, concise and logical manner
High level of analytical thinking and problem solving; ability to analyze data and make sound recommendations
Demonstrated management skills, including the ability to set clear goals, organize projects, establish and manage budgets, develop work processes and supervise professionals
Experience with budget development and management
Ability to be flexible in a dynamic role
Strong leadership skills, with the ability to drive results and work effectively in cross-functional teams
Ability to proactively identify key issues and risks
Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word), Outlook, Donor Perfect, and Quick Books.
Graduate degree in related area of study
10+ years of fundraising experience
Fundraising experience for a not-for-profit organization
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Factors that determine salary may include but not limited to;
•Years of experience
•Professional associations and certifications
About Health Advocates for Older People
Founded in 1985 Health Advocates for Older People promotes safe and healthy aging by providing the elderly of New York City with supports, tools and techniques that help them to live with independence and vitality. Our programs are designed to facilitate independent living, physical well-being and greater social interaction.
It has been our experience that the City's elderly residents want to live independently in their own homes, with a minimum of stress and inconvenience. Health Advocates' array of programs and services is designed to prolong the time seniors can continue to live in their own homes, in a familiar environment, with proximity to family and friends.