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Development Manager

Strategic HR Client Job Openings
Columbus, OH
  • Posted: 26 days ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Career Opportunity – Development Manager with Catholic Social Services in Columbus, OhioAre you an experienced non-profit fundraising and development professional? Do you have a passion for enhancing the lives of older adults and creating strong community engagement? If you answered yes, we want to speak to you!

This position can be hybrid

Salary range $60,000 - $65,000 commensurate with experience

The Development Manager will create and implement fundraising strategies to build a comprehensive cultivation approach with new and recaptured donors. Additionally, the role provides comprehensive assistance to the Chief Development Officer, with a focus on stewardship efforts, fundraising support, and event support.

This position is responsible for a variety of comprehensive development functions that correspond to the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual prospects and donors. Emphasis on the continuing development of donor pipeline by aligning philanthropic interests of the individuals served with the mission of Catholic Social Services (CSS).

Other responsibilities of this position include:

  • Build and maintain a portfolio of 40-50 prospects and serve as the "moves manager" across revenue streams, with special emphasis on mid-level donors.
  • Understand CSS key funding priorities and maintain knowledge of new opportunities.
  • Implement and document a systematic and integrated donor stewardship program.
  • Plan and execute fundraising and stewardship events.
  • Establish and manage information tracking processes to capture on-going communications to steward the donors and to enhance their relationship with CSS and increase the likelihood of continued contributions.
  • Attend internal and external meetings and community events as required.
  • Discover donor companies' corporate social responsibility and/or workplace giving objectives, identify opportunities that align with CSS mission and work with team to create engagement initiatives and opportunities.
  • Work with the Chief Development Officer to create solicitation and year-round engagement strategies to retain current and attract new donors.
  • Lead in the successful completion of the Direct Mail program.
  • Engage in regular communications through calls and written correspondence with donors and prospects.
  • Work in conjunction with the Marketing Manager on content across social media platforms.
  • Maintain physical donor communication materials and inventory of general development team supplies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Two (2) to Five (5) years' experience in development, preferably in non-profit field.
  • Strong knowledge of human services, poverty, non-profit sector, and faith-based organizations (especially within the Catholic Church).
  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, including superior active listening, observation, analytical, and problem recognition and solving skills.
  • Results-driven, efficient, creative, solutions oriented, who thrives in fast paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Maintains confidentiality and security of all information under their supervision.
  • Performs all responsibilities and projects as assigned by their immediate supervisor.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • CRM experience a plus, preferably Raiser's Edge/NXT.
  • Valid Ohio Driver's license and state minimum car insurance coverage.

For more than 75 years, Catholic Social Services (CSS) has been helping poor and vulnerable seniors and families in central and southern Ohio – regardless of their background – to reach their full potential. Motivated by faith, we help working-poor families stabilize and become self-sufficient through case management, trainings, and emergency assistance. We help low-income seniors age with grace and independence through supportive services and community-impact opportunities.

CSS has responded to the rapidly growing senior population by serving 50% more seniors in five years through innovation, more effective technology solutions, volunteer engagement and partnership. Similarly, CSS has renewed its focus on helping people who are trying to build better lives for themselves. CSS helps clients use their own strengths and leverage the support of the entire community to help reach their goals. Our thirteen programs help 14,000 people annually in our 23-county region.

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This is an exciting opportunity to join an amazing team. Apply online today! #ZR

Employer is EOE/M/F/D/V. No third-party candidates please.

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