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Evergreen Life Services: Director of Development - Alexandria

January 05, 2023 12:21 PM | Anonymous

Job Summary

Responsible for soliciting gifts of $1,000+ from donors and prospective donors.  Develop, compile and maintain resources in fulfillment of the mission of each division within their community, promoting, supporting, and expanding Evergreen Life Services.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manage a portfolio of 100-200 donors/prospects in the assigned ELS Division to solicit $1,000+ from donors and prospects within your portfolio.
  • Conduct proactive stewardship activities with current donors to maintain or upgrade their giving.
  • Cultivate and staff a local volunteer Development Committee (4-10 members).
  • Compile a prospect list in collaboration with the applicable people required.
  • Manage all aspects of the gift cycle:
     - Initiate contact with potential donors.
     - Develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with volunteers.
     - Move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure.
     - Make solicitations when appropriate.
     - Maintain stewardship contacts with donors.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with federal and state agencies, local governments, private businesses and industries, nonprofit organizations, and/or academic institutions to identify and develop resources to meet overall and specific needs representing Evergreen Life Services. 
  • Work collaboratively with ELS staff and volunteers at the division level and the corporate office.
  • Approach groups, clubs, associations, and churches to seek speaking opportunities and follow up with individuals who express interest.
  • Achieve or exceed monthly target goals for the number of visits, number of new donors, number of solicitations, and revenue raised,
  • Record all donor cultivation and solicitation activities in the donor database and produce monthly reports showing a summary of all significant activity.
  • Identify and work with local grantors to secure grant funding for programs and services.

Qualifications/Experience/Job Knowledge

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field preferred.
Experience: Five or more years of successful experience in development within a nonprofit, personal philanthropic fundraising and/or consultative sales.

  • Excellent listening, speaking, and writing skills.  Public speaking experience is a plus. 
  • Ability to obtain appointments with donors/prospects and to understand their philanthropic goals and their connection with ELS
  • Interest in and passion for the ELS mission.  Ability to explain a compelling and persuasive case for support.  Ability to skillfully deal with questions and objections professionally and effectively.
  • High ethical standards, self-directed, and the ability to work productively without direct supervision.
  • A combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Knowledge of MS Suite of products as well as Google applications. Ability to learn additional software programs as needed. 

  Physical Requirements

  • Constantly moves about to coordinate work
  • Regularly works in a fast pace environment with multiple task deadlines
  • Regularly moves and positions objects weighing up to 50 pounds 
  • Occasionally exposed to viruses and infectious conditions
  • Constantly alert and observant during working hours
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities or a medical condition to perform essential functions.

Special Requirements

·       May be required to attend a seminar or job-related training courses.

·       Must have understanding, patience, and tact in dealing with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

·       Must have the ability to maintain good working relationships with Evergreen staff and with contacts from other agencies or entities.

·       Must be able to prioritize work tasks.

Employment Variables 

Must have a good driving record that meets the minimum requirements for Evergreen and reliable transportation. Must pass a drug screen and criminal background check. Must be able to work nights and weekends when required. 

Working Environment

General office environment.  

Interested applicants may apply by following this link.

P.O. Box 1924
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

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