Salemtowne, a premier continuing care retirement community in Winston-Salem, NC is seeking an experienced Director of Development. The Director will be responsible for coordinating and managing assigned fundraising campaigns and identifying, cultivating and soliciting potential sources of funds (including individuals, foundations, and corporations) throughout the North Carolina Triad. Responsibilities will include:
Supports the achievement of the organization’s strategic objectives by managing Salemtowne’s annual and special project campaigns, enlisting support from Team Members, the Board of Directors, and volunteer organizations.
Develops and expands donor base by identifying potential contributors through examination of past records; prospecting new individual and corporate contacts through knowledge of the community, negotiating with representatives of other organizations to procure lists of qualified donors, etc.
Designs, implements, and maintains a planned giving program by encouraging individuals, and foundations to make long-term gifts through endowments, trusts, bequests, and other instruments, conferring with legal counsel to establish means of transferring wealth that are mutually beneficial for donors and Salemtowne.
Secures gifts and grants from private foundations and corporations by researching public and private sources for operating funds, special projects, capital improvements, endowments, and services or programs for special need populations and preparing successful proposals for such sources.
Plans and executes or supervises the planning and execution of fund raising publications, meetings, programs, and events.
Maintains relationships with donors by establishing personal relationships with key donors, developing and overseeing donor recognition programs including appropriate recognition, Evening of Appreciation and President’s Circle opportunities and services.
Runs effective department evaluating and managing subordinate development staff; supervises and coordinates activities of team members and volunteers engaged in maintaining records of donors and grants and preparing letters of appreciation to be sent to contributors; prepares and manages department budget.
Minimum years of experience required: A minimum of five (5) years experience in non-profit fundraising with experience in running an annual campaign, planned giving program, and major gift development. Needs to be proficient in Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge program.
Salemtowne is a continuing care retirement community, offering a continuum of care for seniors in all stages of life. Salemtowne is home to active seniors seeking independent living, those requiring daily assistance as well as skilled nursing..