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Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives
Post Date: 01/24/18   Company: New Horizons of Southwest Florida

Job Description:

Our organization is currently seeking a Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives to oversee our donor relations program and manage our fundraising initiatives. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing our nonprofit’s fundraising campaigns, communicating with current and prospective donors, and building a stronger development team for our organization. This position involves working closely with Board members to provide support for their fundraising efforts. The successful candidate will manage individual and corporate gifts, fundraising events, annual campaigns, grants and planned giving. If you have a strong background in non-profit fundraising and development, we encourage you to apply.


Responsibilities and Duties


Develop and oversee our annual fundraising program

Write appeals for digital and direct mail campaigns

Arrange for the design and implementation of digital and direct mail campaigns

Develop the organization’s case statement and update it at regular intervals

Maintain ongoing communications with individual and corporate donors

Identify prospective individual and corporate donors and develop strategies to cultivate those relationships

Ensure timely and accurate report deliveries to funders

Collaborate with staff on the management and planning of fundraising events and donor receptions

Develop print and digital marketing collateral related to fundraising


Qualifications and skills


Bachelor’s Degree in Nonprofit Management, Business Administration, Marketing, Communications or related field

5+ years’ fundraising experience

Successful grant writing experience

Proven track record of raising funds through special events

Experience asking for five- and six-figure gifts

Expertise in management and analysis of donor data (experience with DonorPerfect preferred)

Proficient in Microsoft Office suite

Excellent written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills


To apply please send all application information to:


Debra Haley

Executive Director

New Horizons of SWFL

P.O. Box 111833Naples, FL 34108239-948-4146 (office and fax)