Vice President, Development & Marketing

Lifesteps, Inc.

Butler, PA, USA



Nov 7

Lifesteps is a large non-profit organization headquartered approximately 20 miles north of Pittsburgh in Butler, Pennsylvania. Lifesteps has been serving Western Pennsylvania for nearly 100 years by “helping individuals and families with life's changing needs”. The Agency provides "Generations of Care" through programs and services to help those with special needs live to their fullest potential. If you have a strong desire to help others and serve the community, this is the right opportunity for you. 

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Business Administration or related field; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for a formal degree. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of ten (10) years of experience in development, fundraising, marketing, digital marketing, website administration, sales or grant writing and five (5) years of Supervisory experience. 

The Vice President must be driven, organized, detail oriented, and have the ability to manage multiple/concurrent projects. The Vice President must possess a valid driver’s license and have the ability to obtain Act 33/34 and/or other clearances as required. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 


  • Coordinating and implementing Major Gift and Planned Giving efforts.
  • Oversees the creation, implementation and execution of development strategies and activities to secure financial support through Grants, Special Events, Fundraising, Solicitation, Direct Mail Campaigns, including directing Organizational staff in Development and Fundraising efforts.
  • Creating, directing and overseeing public relations, including but not limited to: media relations, public speaking engagements, community expos, crisis media communication, press releases, feature articles, networking recaps, etc.
  • Writing and preparation of grant proposals or funding requests including coordination, tracking and follow-up. 
  • Monitoring external environment and internal information to develop and recommend donor cultivation, partnership development, and communication strategies in coordination with the President and Chief Executive Officer.
  • Developing relationships and secure business sponsorships / support for programs (i.e. Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Pre-K sponsorships).
  • Developing and managing budgets for respective development functions. 
  • Supervising the Community Relations/Development Team.


  • Managing the Organizations’ Communications Department.
  • Plans, organizes and leads regular programmatic enrollment and staff recruitment advertising meetings to determine strategies necessary for ongoing enrollment sustainability and Human Resources Recruitment marketing.
  • Develops and manages advertising budgets for the Organization in collaboration with respective departments.
  • Develops and places paid advertising for the Organization responsible for due diligence in researching best paid advertising vehicles and price, contractual language, art creation, placement, and possible result determination.
  • Identifies weaknesses in existing marketing campaigns and develops programmatic solutions within budgetary constraints. 
  • Prepares detailed business or strategy plans relevant to goals and objectives for program enrollment or Organizational staff recruitment.
  • Communications with senior management about marketing initiatives and project metrics, as well as seeks input to brainstorm fresh strategies.
  • Develop, educate, and assist staff with maintaining branding standards.
  • Work closely with Community Relations Department to plan and execute collaborative strategies to promote Organizational/Agency programs, services, special events, and other Agency functions.
  • Maintains oversight for all content and updates on websites, social media channels and advertising.
  • Develops solid vendor partnerships for advertising and placement.
  • Analyze marketing strategies through regular reports and recommends future strategies based on results.
  • Oversees Multi Media Representative with Blog Creation, Video ideas/content and Social Media posts. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic individual who wants to be a part of an Organization that truly impacts and improves the lives of thousands of people in our community.  


100% paid medical, dental and vision insurance premiums for full-time staff; paid vacation, sick and personal appointment/emergency time; and 12 paid holidays and more.  

Apply Today! 

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Call: 724-283-1010 and ask to speak to a Recruiter 

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