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Providence House: Director of Developement

November 28, 2022 11:31 AM | Anonymous

The Director of Development will be primarily responsible for day-to-day management of all fundraising activities including public relations, volunteers, in-kind gifts, hands-on implementation and conclusion of the fundraising plans and initiatives of Providence House. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will help implement and execute a fundraising strategy designed to support the organization’s future goals. This individual will be responsible for the cultivation of donors and preparing for the “ask”. The Director of Development will provide staff support for board-driven fundraising special events and board members as they solicit gifts and potential donors. Additionally, they will oversee all fundraising administrative considerations and ensure the accuracy, as well as timeliness, of all prospects, donor, and volunteer communications, lists/reports.

Essential Duties include but are not limited to:

· Manage all aspects of the fundraising program to gain revenue necessary to support the program annually
· Manage the performance of fundraising staff
· Develop concept, write, and design solicitation materials; oversee print and electronic production (working with staff)
· Cultivate donors and relationships
· Develop and implement donor acknowledgement system
· Conduct campaign tracking and reporting to Executive Director
· Maintain department budget for fundraising activities, events, and materials
· Invite individuals/groups to weekly community luncheons
· Oversee large donor lists and letters (working with other staff)
· Assist with donor events, thank you letters, lunch invites, follow-up phone calls, etc.
· Preparation of electronic presentations as needed (working with other staff)
· Work with Executive Director on board development activities
· Provide any information needed to assist Board members in fulfilling their commitment to their assigned committees and to Providence House Board and raising of funds


· Five years minimum successful line fundraising experience in a comparable non-profit fundraising environment; Advanced degree preferred; Successful major individual giving/planned giving experience may be acceptable in lieu of degree
· Proven track record in cultivating and developing prospective donors
· Excellent oral and written communications skills, as well as strong social media skills
· Highly motivated and able to work independently
· Maintain high moral standards
· Strong leadership and management skills
· Self-confident, flexible, adaptable, and able to work collaboratively with a variety of volunteer leaders and staff
· Superb relationship builder
· CFRE designation a plus but not required
· Ability to understand and work within a variety of fundraising software and database functions
· Criminal records clearance required prior to employment
· Valid Louisiana Driver’s License
· Have and maintain a good driving safety record
· A high- level working performance in MS Office applications Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, database management, and knowledge in innovative graphic applications, etc.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000.00 per year


· 401(k)
· Dental insurance
· Employee assistance program
· Health insurance
· Life insurance
· Paid time off
· Retirement plan


· 8-hour shift
· Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

· Shreveport, LA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (required)

P.O. Box 1924
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

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