Gilead Community Services

Development Public Education and Grants Associate

US-CT-Middletown
Job ID
2017-1260
Category
Development
Type
Regular Part Time - 20 Hours
Job Schedule
20 hours; TBD

Overview

Summary

Support the Development Department in efforts to increase resources and to enhance public education in the community. This includes area of fundraising, donor relations, events, volunteer management, public education, grant writing, and branding of the agency.

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Director of Development and Public Education (Director) with the day-to-day operations of the development functions including the development and implementation of all fundraising efforts
  • Assist the Director in public education efforts including Mental Health First Aid Training, Community Conversations, Compassion Counts and the development and implementation of additional strategies to educate and engage the community
  • Assist the Director in the development and implementation of a strategy to increase investment and involvement of a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Assist the Director in strengthening relationships with the board, clients and staff which would involve regular site visits and clearly defined methods of communication.
  • Work with the administrative and clinical teams to develop, identify and articulate program goals and funding needs in order to explore grants and other revenue opportunities including research, identify, write and submit at least 3 new applications for funding and exploration of 3 new revenue opportunities per year
  • Research grant opportunities for foundations, corporate, state, federal, local communities and organizational prospects and implement a strategy to cultivate and increase Gilead’s base of support.
  • Maintain the donor database and manage daily input of gifts, all donor acknowledgements and communications, including the analysis of the donor capacity and giving history
  • Create and implement an enhanced strategy for donor cultivation including but not limited to consistent annual outreach methods, mission surveys, agency tours, in person meetings, and secure information that will enhance the thank you and cultivation process
  • Design and plan activities to increase public awareness of all of Gilead’s programs including development of the newsletters, managing website content and additional activities as needed
  • Assist the Development Coordinator in managing social media and website content to capture the attention of and educate both current and potential ambassadors of Gilead’s mission
  • Plan, coordinate and participate in various agency events including but not limited to two annual fundraisers, a Major Donor Event and ad hoc events which will include some weekend and evening hours.
  • Provide support to staff, volunteers and the board with their role in fundraising
  • Provide Development Department with donor testimonials and stories to use in all development efforts
  • Assist in the creation of marketing and branding materials and resources
  • Attends relevant training sessions as indicated
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Qualifications

Education and Years of Education

  • Degree: High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
  • Number of Years of Experience: 2

Requirements

  • Passion for fundraising and willingness to solicit donations
  • Ability to: define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Experience with event planning, non-profit fundraising, including grant writing, annual appeal campaigns, major gifts, donor appreciation and marketing and public awareness.
  • High degree of flexibility and adaptability, with capacity for self-management
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Adobe
  • Strong knowledge of current social media tools including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc.
  • Knowledge of donor database management
  • Uphold confidentiality by following the HIPAA regulations
  • Must maintain and provide proof of valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in good standing

Working Conditions

  • Working conditions are based in office and community settings
  • Local Travel

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individuals to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, stand, sit and walk. The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers; climb or balance and stoop or kneel. The employee is required to be able to safely operate a motor vehicle.

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