Family Promise of Harrisburg Capital Region (FPHCR) is a nonprofit agency to serve families who recently lost their homes. We are one of over 180 Family Promise affiliates in 39 states. Over 110,000 volunteers serve in Family Promise affiliates nationwide. Each Family Promise affiliate operates a program called an Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN).
To secure revenue to help FPHCR achieve its mission by developing and implementing a fund raising strategy that includes, but is not limited to, annual appeals, fund raising events, and grants.
The Development Director is accountable to the Network Director and works closely with the Fund Development committee to ensure a positive, mission-oriented tone to all revenue generation.
1. Strategy Development:
- Plan and execute the organization's annual and long-term fund development plans, including cultivation of strategic relationships with key community leaders, foundations, corporate giving representatives, and individual donors to ensure that the organization remains visible, relevant, and in an optimal position to receive grant monies as appropriate.
- Lead Board of Directors in fund raising development activities, Fund Development Committee, event committees, grant writing committee, and other volunteer committees that support fund raising strategies.
- Recruit, train, manage, mentor, recognize, and retain fund raising volunteers.
- Develop, manage, and recommend an annual budget for fund raising initiatives, providing regular income and expense reporting in communication with Finance Committee.
- Identify and reach benchmarks to ensure financial stability of position and program.
- Develop and implement timely schedule of appeals.
2. Donor and Fund Cultivation:
- Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors.
- Analyze active donors to develop understanding of giving history with the purpose of identifying the most promising major donors.
- Participate in public events, speaking engagements, exhibits, workshops, promotions, and conferences to increase awareness of and revenue for FPHCR.
- Create plan for retention and growth of each donor that builds and nurtures donor relationships through personal contact that will serve as a foundational communication and marketing plan for each person. Design individual goals for each person on qualified caseloads based on the donor?s history of giving and the research knowledge of that donor's capacity. Personal and ask plans will take into account the individual donor?s interests, passions, motivations, giving patterns, capacity, and ask preferences. This position will be responsible for holding face-to-face donor visits.
- Collaborate with the Board and the Network Relations Committee to enhance work in Network congregations in order to reach out to individuals for major gifts, while at the same time recommend opportunities for congregational giving.
3. Administrative Duties:
- Maintain current and accurate donor data using FPForce system.
- Accept gifts on behalf of FPHCR, ensuring all gifts are promptly receipted and thank you letters accurately and efficiently processed.
- Maintain calendar of fund raising events, internal and external, and execute events with appropriate individuals as needed.
- Maintain comprehensive schedule of grant opportunities, deadlines, and reporting requirements.
- Develop fund raising content for FPHCR communication vehicles.
- Lead FPHCR's print and electronic communications, social media planning efforts, and ensure timely development and release of informative content as related to building and maintaining our positive community image and alignment to the goals of our fund raising, grant, and community relationship efforts.
- Will perform administrative duties, which include preparing reports and project plans for donors and prospects; establish metrics and report regularly to Board of Directors the status of the portfolio; identify and report on meaningful measurements of the community benefit of FPHCR fund raising programs; see that database information is timely and accurate, and complete weekly contact reports for the Network Director.
- This is a highly responsible professional position providing service that is beneficial to homeless families with children that we serve.
- This position will work from their home office. The successful candidate MUST reside in the Harrisburg Capital Region. Relocation is not provided, and heavy travel throughout the region is required. Limited travel to other Family Promise events or networking outside of the region may be required.
- Can work flexible hours as is appropriate to best meet job requirements, which may include day, evening and weekend hours as appropriate.
- Duties are performed with a high degree of independence under the supervision of the Network Director.
Experience in fund raising with non-profits or church organizations. Valid State of Pennsylvania driver's license and clean driving record. Fluent in technical skills related to Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, Presentation software, and internet research. Proven verbal, written, organizational, and people skills. Proven professionalism, flexible communication styles, and demonstrated ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds required. Must possess good problem solving skills, have analytical ability, and positive attitude for motivation. Demonstrated ability to work independently, work under supervision, and work in a team-based and goal-oriented environment. Prefer experience in writing grants and track record of grant awards.
Education and Experience Required:
Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, or related business discipline and 3 or more years of fund raising/development experience - or - Associate Degree in communications, marketing, or related business discipline and 5 or more years of fund raising/development experience - or - High School diploma or GED with 10 or more years of fund raising or development experience and post-secondary training in the field.
- Communication: ability to make presentations to large groups and communicate effectively in both written and oral form.
- Planning and organizational: ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Interpersonal: ability to work effectively with a wide range of people.
- Leadership: ability to make decisions, solve problems, and delegate tasks and responsibilities.
- Technology: ability to communicate through e-mail, use computer programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), and other office machines (fax, copier, etc.).
Working Hours: Minimum of 40 hours per week. Coordinate 1day/week to work out of our Day Center.
Salary: Based on experience, minimum experience targeted $35,000/year with bonus potential
To apply, please send all the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 12, 2014:
- A cover letter expressing your interest in our organization and how your experience matches our needs/requirements. Please include your current (or most recent) salary information, minimum salary requirement, availability for further discussion, and your preference for contact (email or phone).
- A resume including appropriate work experience, dates of employment, specific applicable training, and education.
- Three (3) references, stating the relationship, years known, and contact information (including email and phone).
Family Promise of Harrisburg Capital Region
525 Hummel Ave.
Lemoyne, PA 17043