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POSITION DESCRIPTION Job Title: Director of Development

Job Purpose: Solicit, cultivate and nurture financial support for Van Wezel Foundation with a primary focus on areas of Annual Giving and Major Gifts.

Essential Functions:

Expand, coordinate and manage an annual giving program to ensure resources for the Foundation’s ongoing programs and services

Implement, coordinate and manage a major gift program

Work with CEO to organize, manage and grow the Foundation’s planned giving program to increase the Foundation’s assets. Provide support, documentation and follow-up for legacy gifts made to the Foundation

Coordinate efforts of the development team to ensure retention, an effective return on investment, and revenue generation

Maintain consistent personal contact with current donors, prospects, committee members and Board of Directors

Collaborate with marketing to ensure consistency of brand, targeted messaging and a satisfactory rate of return based on development strategies

Nonessential Functions:

Must be able to foster an environment of teamwork within the development department along with a ‘can do attitude’

Track actions for current donor and prospective donors through moves management. Update records regularly and maintain constituent input for reporting purposes

Create and present monthly reports

Ability to work evening and weekends and attend meetings and events as needed


At least Five years’ experience in development and fundraising. A proven track of relationship building. Experience identifying, cultivating, soliciting and retaining major gifts from individual and corporate donors. Demonstrated Skills: Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word

Bachelor’s degree in business or other related areas such as but not limited to marketing, journalism, communications, or public relations. Experience in lieu of degree will be evaluated.

CFRE certification a plus

Working knowledge of Raisers Edge a plus.

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