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Director of Development

Description: 

Three Rivers Legal Services is establishing its first Development Office. The Director of Development Operations is responsible for direction and implementation of all fundraising operations. Duties include the establishment of an annual fund and the pursuit of major gifts for special projects. The Director of Development Operations reports directly to the Executive Director of Three Rivers Legal Services.
Specific Tasks:

Annual Fund
(1) Solicitation –

  • Create and implement plans for an annual fund to supplement unrestricted operating dollars.
  • Research and write all annual appeals copy for both direct mail and digital funding streams.

(2) Administration – * Produce, update, forecast and evaluate a written, “calendared” schedule of annual fundraising campaigns and activities.

  • Year over year, proactively direct, maintain, strengthen and increase annual giving revenue and participation rates.

(3) Record Keeping – * Oversee donor acknowledgements, cultivation, retention, and recognition.

  • Oversee input of data to the Development database (e.g. gifts and recognition) to ensure accuracy of data entry and reports.
  • Develop office policy and procedure to ensure security and confidentiality of donor data.
  • Observe professional reporting, contacting, and information-sharing chain-of- command protocols.
  • Establish and monitor an annual development operations budget, and provide quarterly and annual reports of the same to the Executive Director.

Major Gift Solicitation * From time to time, in consultation with the Executive Director, determine specific special needs that require major gift funding.

  • Identify and rank prospective major gift donors; code in database.
  • Develop solicitation strategies for in-person visitation and solicitation of major gift prospects.
  • Solicit major gifts, primarily in-person or in small groups.
  • Nurture on going relationships with major gift donors.

Qualifications * Non-profit organizational, managerial, and fund development knowledge and skills.

  • Familiarity with development/donor tracking software programs/platforms.
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills.
  • A heartfelt commitment to the mission of Three Rivers Legal Services.

Experience * A minimum of 3 years of experience in development operations for an established non-profit organization.

  • Demonstrated experience with in-person solicitation of major gifts.

Education * B.A.
Working conditions * Work indoors. Weekend and some evening work required.

  • Three Rivers Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to apply

***Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc., is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status.
TRLS invites all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how their unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and our practice.

To be considered please apply online here: and ensure to attach a cover letter with a resume and (3) references..

Job Type: Full-time

Requirements: 

Qualifications * Non-profit organizational, managerial, and fund development knowledge and skills.

  • Familiarity with development/donor tracking software programs/platforms.
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills.
  • A heartfelt commitment to the mission of Three Rivers Legal Services.

Experience * A minimum of 3 years of experience in development operations for an established non-profit organization.

  • Demonstrated experience with in-person solicitation of major gifts.

Education * B.A.
Working conditions * Work indoors. Weekend and some evening work required.

Information

Submission Deadline: 
June 9, 2022
Organization Information: 
Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc.
1000 NE 16th Avenue Bldg. I
Gainesville, FL 32601
United States
Phone: 352-372-0519