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Director of Development

Providence House

Providence House, Inc., a growing not-for-profit organization founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph that provides shelter and support services to homeless, abused, and formerly incarcerated women and their children, is seeking an experienced full-time Director of Development to oversee private and government fundraising initiatives for all of the organization's programs in the New York area. The organization is well respected for its long history of services and stellar program outcomes, with foundational grants from Robin Hood and the Tiger Foundation, among others. Over the next two years, Providence House has secured funding to add two new housing facilities which will double the population we serve, and we seek a motivated candidate to join us during this exciting time.

SUMMARY OF DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT The Development Director will be an integral part of the management team, assuming responsibility for all aspects of planning, coordinating and implementing Providence House's fundraising initiatives, working closely with the Executive Director and overseeing the Board of Directors' Development Committee.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILIITES: Assuming Management Responsibility for All Aspects of Development Function
• Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the Board of Directors
• Serving as a thought leader and provide input on key organizational and strategic issues
• Overseeing permanent development staff member as well as third party consultants and grant writers
• Planning and implementation of Providence House’s foundation, government, individual and corporate fundraising efforts
• Participation in drafting development component of annual strategic plan
• Collaborate with other PH staff on development related activities
• Oversight of donor database, all grant recordkeeping and associated fundraising files/systems
• Forecasting projected revenue on a quarterly, semi-annual and annual basis

Detailed Responsibilities: Managing and Expanding Grantsmanship Program (25%)
• Maintaining and improving existing foundation relationships
• Expanding foundational funding streams by identifying, initiating and implementing grantsmanship programs, particularly those relating to the Parole program
• Reviewing and overseeing drafting of grants and reports by staff and contract grant writers

Expanding Government Funding Streams (25%)
• Maintaining current government funding relationships with DHS and DSS
• Identifying and pursuing additional sources of government funding for which Providence House may be eligible

Identification, Cultivation and Solicitation of Individual Programs (25%)
• Growing the individual and corporate donor segment via annual, major and planned giving programming
• Working with the Board to execute and expand Providence House’s annual special event
• Soliciting gifts as appropriate
• Maintaining and coordinating website and social media programs to tie into development goals

Leading the Board’s Development Committee (25%)
• Working with the Executive Director to draft annual development plans
• Oversight of special fundraising events
• Making development activities user-friendly for board members including training board members in messaging effort and coaching with the solicitation process

• 5-7 years of progressive development experience, including at least 2-3 years in senior management capacity, with a demonstrated fundraising track record
• Experience with government social service organizations and processes
• Specific knowledge of local, state and national policies, issues and best practices regarding parole, homelessness, affordable housing, and supportive service delivery a plus
• Financial knowledge and aptitude preparing and evaluating budgets
• Master's Degree or Bachelor's degree plus commensurate experience
• Competent technology management skills, including proficiency with using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc); database and/or IT management experience is a plus
• Valid driver's license, reliable vehicle and valid auto insurance
• Pass a criminal background check

WORK SCHEDULE The Development Director position is a full time, salaried position. Hours worked will be weekdays at least 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m, or at a mutually agreed-upon schedule. Evening and/or weekend work also may be required. Regular daily (work week) presence is required.
• The central administration office is located in Brooklyn, New York

SALARY AND BENEFITS Salary range is competitive and is based on experience. Benefits include paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick leave, company-paid medical, dental, vision, prescription coverage and life insurance, short-term and long-term disability benefits, a 403(B) voluntary tax deferred annuity plan and pension benefits.

TO APPLY: By January 1, 2013, email a resume and cover letter with your compensation history, salary requirements to No phone calls please.

About Organization:
Providence House, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph that helps transform the lives of homeless, abused, and formerly incarcerated women and their children – one family at a time. With an annual budget of approximately $3.4 million, our services and programs provide shelter and support through our network of transitional residences, individual apartments and permanent supportive housing located in Brooklyn, Queens and New Rochelle, New York. Our mission is to break the cycle of homelessness and return to incarceration by assisting our residents to obtain education and training, learn job skills, gain employment, and, ultimately, find a permanent home for their families. Over the past three decades, more than 12,000 women and children have benefited from our various programs.



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