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Development Officer

Company: Kingsley House, Inc.
Date Posted: August 14, 2017

Duties and Responsibilities:

The following list of duties is intended to offer examples of activities to be performed by the DCA and is not intended to be fully comprehensive:

Major Gifts

  • In conjunction with the Chief Development Officer and the Chief Executive Officer
  • Develop strategies for the contact, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors, and prepare and present gift proposals. He/she will utilize wealth research and assessment data as well as insight from personal contact with potential donors to determine the gift potential individuals.

Planned Giving

  • In conjunction with the Chief Development Officer
  • Plans, develops, coordinates, administers and supervises all phases of a Planned Giving Program
  • Reviews, accepts, and submits all gifts and agreements

Event Sponsorship

  • In conjunction with the Communications and Events Director
  • Develops overall strategies for soliciting individuals, corporations and foundation for Event sponsorships.


  • Possess and apply excellent interpersonal, communication, verbal and written skills
  • Present in a professional manner, be able to perform independently and possess the ability to maintain strict individual (donor, participant, staff, volunteer) and agency confidentiality
  • Possess and apply knowledge of marketing, public relations, event management and development
  • Able to provide appropriate follow-up to current contributors and potential prospects
  • Be a self starter, detail oriented, organized, and open to continued professional development and opportunities to learn
  • Able to meet deadlines, well organized, and able to work under pressure of multiple deadlines; demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
  • Computer literate with specific proficiency in graphic design (including newsletters, e‑newsletters and advertisements), website management, database management, mail merges, e-mail merges, and MS Office Professional.
  • Demonstrate a philosophy and value base consistent with the purpose and goals of Kingsley House, utilizing a strengths and empowerment perspective, and working toward increasing the capacities of program participants and their families
  • Ability to work holistically, as part of a team, with staff, program participants and their families, volunteers and the community at-large towards successful outcomes for program participants.
  • Maintain confidentiality with respect to participant, personnel and proprietary agency information.
  • Acts as a role model within and outside of the agency, including an ability to relate well and to collaborate with other agencies.
  • Adheres to agency policies and procedures.
  • Must maintain access to reliable transportation and maintain a clean driving record.

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor's degree required; Communications, Nonprofit Management, or Marketing degree preferred.

Experience Requirements:

  • Five to seven years successful experience in major or planned gift fundraising.   Ability to understand the needs and interests of leadership and major gift donors in order to develop relationships between them and the organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Strong verbal and written communication abilities. Creative, able to generate ideas and solutions, self-starter. Superb organization skills; detail oriented with strong follow-through and the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas.
  • Successful experience in making cold calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments.
  • Experience in Raiser's Edge and mass merging of letters and other printed materials, including use of Word and Excel.