Development and Public Relations Manager

Educational Requirements: Bachelors degree in a related field

Experience Required: Two – five (2-5) years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, public relations, and communications

Basic Function: Responsible for all fundraising, marketing/public relations, and communications for this nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization including creating and implementing a strategic approach to fundraising and marketing/public relations which includes major gifts, corporate donations, special events, in-kind resources, publications, social media, and volunteer groups. Reports to CEO.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Skilled in a variety of writing formats
• Proficient with Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, and desktop publishing
• Knowledgeable of social media formats and applications
• Experienced in delivering professional public speaking presentations to diverse groups
• Capable of managing multiple projects and personal schedule simultaneously
• Able to work with a variety of people in a diplomatic manner
Key Responsibilities:
• Plan, implement, and analyze fund development activities
• Collaborate with the CEO and appropriate board committees to structure and manage a fund development plan to support the strategic direction of the organization
• Develop policies and procedures which reflect best fundraising practices
• Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities
• Assist CEO with grant applications
• Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events
• Identify and develop corporate, community, and individual prospects for the organization’s fundraising priorities
• Oversee the administration of a donor mailing list and database
• Oversee donor stewardship, pledge reminders, in-kind donations, and other processes
• Work with CEO, Board of Directors, and Volunteer Coordinator to engage volunteers
• Monitor, evaluate, and report all fundraising activities to ensure the fundraising goals are met
• Develop, implement, and report activities of a comprehensive communication plan including media relations
• Promote and maximize public awareness of the activities of the organization
• Assist CEO in tours of the facility, agency presentations, speaking engagements to our target audience, and training of board and staff
• Coordinate the design, printing, and distribution of marketing and communication materials
• Assist CEO in building relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization
• Prepare, implement, and report activities of a comprehensive social media plan
• Manage the agency website as well as Constant Contact, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
• Align activities with organizational mission
• Develop and maintain brand standards
• Other duties are required

Must have valid driver license, reliable transportation, and pass background check and pre-employment drug screening.
This position works in a typical office setting as well as a variety of offsite locations. Evening and weekend hours are required from time to time. There may be extended periods of sitting, standing, and/or bending; listening, talking, and/or visual concentration; writing and/or computer use.
Hours and Salary: 37.5 hours per week: $40K-$45K annualized depending on experience. Benefits include health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; 403(b); paid time off; and paid holidays.

To Apply for this Job: Send resume with cover letter and three professional references to: by April 21, 2023. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls will be accepted.

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