Director of Development

Braddock Carnegie Library Association

Braddock, PA, USA Remote Pennsylvania


US$60-60k (annually)


Nov 1

The Braddock Carnegie Library Association (BCLA), a 501c3 National Historic Landmark located in Braddock, PA, is seeking a Director of Development to oversee the BCLA’s fundraising efforts, to develop a comprehensive fundraising plan, and to manage financial relationships.

Maintain and expand individual donations (15% of goal):

  • Create and manage annual appeal(s)
  • Create research profiles of major donor prospects
  • Develop a portfolio of major donors
  • Provide staff support for major donor portfolio of Trustees and Executive Director
  • Solicit current and former Trustees

Research and develop foundation support (50% of goal):

  • Match foundation interests with BCLA priorities
  • Manage relationships between Foundation staff and BCLA
  • Write grant proposals
  • Create stewardship reports

Develop government relationships (25% of goal):

  • Work with lobbyist and/or consultant to identify grant opportunities
  • Manage relationship between elected officials and BCLA leadership
  • Write grant proposals
  • Create stewardship reports

Develop fundraising events (10% of goal):

  • Plan and manage at least 2 events per year
  • Secure sponsorships
  • Secure media publicity
  • Recruit and manage volunteer committees for each event

Data Management:

  • Maintain a donor data base using Donor Perfect:
  • Update contact information
  • Note appropriate salutations for mail-merges
  • Track solicitations, return on ask, volunteer assignments
  • Record, book and acknowledge all gifts
  • Send pledge payment reminders as scheduled
  • Prepare monthly or quarterly reports to the Board

Oversee BCLA staff on communicating development news:

  • Plan and create quarterly newsletter
  • Plan and distribute 2 non-solicitation mailings per year
  • Plan and create an annual report

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organizational, time management, and problem solving skills
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive certification preferred
  • Ability to lead and direct others
  • Knowledge and experience in grant writing
  • Knowledge and experience in CMS, specifically Donor Perfect
  • Experience in planning fundraising events
  • Minimum of five (5) years fundraising experience in a non-profit organization

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