Development Manager-Fundraising

Lighthouse is seeking an experience and proven Development Manager-Fundraising.

Basic Funtion:

Executes Annual Fund and the facilitation of Benevon Model. Manages successful events. Manages portfolio of small-mid donors. Manages donor database. Supports Director of Fund Development. This development role focuses on ensuring donor “touches” consistently occur. Facilitating, maintaining, and continually improving Lighthouse Central Florida (LCF’s) development, stewardship, tracking, research, and reporting systems and processes are key to this position. The Development Manager is responsible for coordinating fundraising and stewardship activities, including scheduling visits with current or past donors (for Director of Fund Development, other members of staff, and volunteer leadership, as appropriate), planning and executing special events including sponsorship requests, helping to identify and cultivate volunteers, performing donor research, managing the donor database, and other activities related to the development and implementation of LCF’s comprehensive fundraising plan.

The purpose of the Development Manager position is to support LCF’s development plan by leading, partnering, and/or coordinating processes integral to fundraising success and to work closely with the Director of Fund Development to ensure the introduction of potential donors, the stewardship and cultivation of current donors, and expanding awareness of LCF’s services throughout the tri-county area. The Development department exists to support the primary mission of LCF, which is the delivery of vision rehabilitation and community education services.

Demonstrated Knowledge & Skills:

  • • Leadership: embraces and exemplifies leadership qualities of proactivity, accountability, and ownership of outcomes – projected or unexpected.
  • • Collaboration: values and respects collective efforts to innovate ideas and solve problems
  • • Planning: ability to think ahead and plan over a 1-2 year time span
  • • Management: ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
  • • Problem solving: analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and functional levels
  • • Communication: excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • • Technology: excellent computer skills to support responsibilities including donor database platforms, MS Office applications, online research, etc.
  • • Flexibility: ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team
  • • Independent: self-starter who is reliable and takes ownership
  • • Values: embodies commitment to organization’s core values and seeks ways to share it
  • • Trustworthy: ability to handle sensitive/confidential information with discretion
  • • Exercises good judgment

Essential Job Requirements include and not limited to:

  • • Plan Development and Execution
  • • Special Events
  • • Leadership
  • • Donor Cultivation
  • • Stewardship
  • • Donor Database Management
  • • Research
  • • Prospecting
  • • Promotion
  • • Accountability
  • • Volunteers
  • • Advocacy
  • • Collaboration
  • • Innovation
  • • Relationships
  • • Professional Growth
  • • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • • Relevant Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Certificate in Fundraising & Development or comparable credential highly preferred.
  • • Three to five years of experience in human service non-profit fundraising preferred, and/or three to five years of experience in development management.

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