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Director of Development

The Director of Development manages the Development Department and is responsible for all fundraising goals and the cultivation of new and on-going individual and corporate donors, events, public relations and marketing and media relations as they relate to Hope Center, Inc. and One Parent Scholar House.

Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Interfaces with Executive Director to coordinate annual fundraising goals for Hope Center and One Parent Scholar House (OPSH).
  • Oversees and is accountable for all fundraising activities including major gifts and individual and corporate solicitations for Hope Center and One Parent Scholar House.
  • Responsible for the design and maintenance of donor relations programs and planned giving programs.
  • Works with the Executive Director to promote board development, board fundraising and facilitate accurate communication.
  • Researches, identifies and cultivates external community philanthropy with corporate, community and civic organizations.
  • Participates in appropriate community based organizations to assist in raising the awareness of the Hope Center and OPSH in those communities.
  • Responsible for critical thinking regarding donations and trends in donor behavior.
  • Maintains communication with donors by phone calls, email, mail and personal visits.
  • Organizes and administers designated special events and fundraisers, including PSA Campaign, Night of Hope, Education Builds Hope, and oversees all events.
  • Communicates and manages public and media relations for the Hope Center and OPSH.
  • Works with Development Manager and Coordinator to develop and write copy for Hope Center and OPSH publications, including quarterly newsletter, annual report and year-end appeal.
  • Maintains contacts with strategic partners in the community.
  • Prepares media advisories and press releases and responds to media inquiries.
  • Performs public speaking engagements and tours as needed.
  • Serves as the liaison with the Donor Relations Committee.
  • Develops monthly Development reports for the management team.
  • Attends management meetings.   

For more information, please send current resumes to recruiter@hopectr.org.

Date Posted: July 29, 2021.


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    The Hope Center is a 501c3 non-profit.
    For all donations or volunteer assistance contact the Development Department at 859-721-0144.

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