Development Specialist

Community Based Care of Central Florida
Tennille Torres
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CBC OF CENTRAL FLORIDA HOLDINGS JOB DESCRIPTION POSITION TITLE:   Development Specialist POSITION OBJECTIVE: The Development Specialist will assist the Development Director in reaching the financial goals of the organization through maintaining, building, securing, sustaining and continually improving the database for fundraising. The Development Specialist will also assist in the development and implementation of events, community relations and marketing of the programs, services and fundraising opportunities, and any activities related to fund development. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: ·         Responsible for ongoing maintenance of contacts, files and financial records in Donor Perfect database system. ·         Maintain contact lists of past, current and prospective individual, corporate and foundation donors. ·         Track volunteer hours, financial and in-kind donations. Create process to capture and maintain information on foster and adoptive parents and mentors. ·         Produce thank-you letters, videos, acknowledgements and/or receipts and year-end tax statements to donors based on Stewardship Policy. ·         Create a sponsor invoicing process for all events. ·         Reconcile revenue with accounting department on a monthly basis. ·         Track outstanding pledges and produces pledge reminder letters to donors. ·         Update biographical data in database as provided by constituent’s information on checks and/or correspondence. ·         Implement Social Media finder in Donor Perfect to communicate with donors. ·         Providing training to team as needed on Donor Perfect system. ·         Run NOCAA annually. ·         Generate reports, mailing lists, volunteer hours and in-kind donations as needed ·         Produce annual fund mailings, correspondence, mail merges and other administrative responsibilities as assigned. ·         Use InDesign and other graphic programs to design and create event and other development materials including: sponsorship packages, Save the Date’s, special event invitations, direct mail campaigns, donor cultivation and signage. ·         Use and maintain Greater Giving and Constant Contact system. ·         Work with volunteer event committee members, corporate sponsors, vendors, rental companies, and event budget planning, as assigned ·         Research and assist with applying on-line for silent auction opportunities. ·         Create thank-you letter bank based on Stewardship Policy creating three letters for new donors, repeat donors, monthly donors, pledges, special events and email thank-you’ s. ·         Assist in producing a donor centered newsletter every six months. ·         Attend Association of Fundraising Professionals educational monthly luncheons. We understand the importance that every provider, parent and employee plays in the success of our mission to protect and inspire every child, every day.  An essential function of all employees is to provide excellent customer service by being professional and respectful in all interactions each and every day.  It is also expected that all employees are timely and responsive in their communication with others. NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: ·          Performs other duties as assigned. This list of functions is not intended to be exhaustive.  The agency reserves the right to revise this job description as needed to comply with actual job requirements. QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: ·         Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Communication, or a related field  ·         Minimum of two years of experience in fund raising (i.e. major gifts and/or capital campaign experience or equivalent combination of education/experience). PREFERRED: ·       Experience in non-profit sector preferably in a mission driven non-profit setting. ·         Experience in developing and implementing sustainable funding plan.  SKILLS: ·         Graphic design skill and experience ·         Self-directed individual who possesses planning and organization skills including the ability to multi-task and prioritize. ·         Must have high attention to detail ·         Must be able to problem-solve and be solution oriented ·         Excellent verbal, written communication, and presentation skills and ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization and community at large. ·         Computer skills with working knowledge of computer applications including Microsoft Office Suite. ·         Effective leadership, management and planning skills ·         Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions ·         Ability to analyze and implement plans and policies ·         Demonstrate cultural and linguistic competence & sensitivity to population served ·         Ability to travel SPECIAL CONDITIONS: ·         Thorough Background Screening upon hire including FBI, FDLE, Local Law check, Employment Reference check, DMV chec