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Fund Development Specialist

Leadership York
Job Description
LEADERSHIP YORK is seeking a dynamic, experienced professional to plan, coordinate, and implement its fund development and alumni engagement activities.  This is a full-time opportunity (40 hours/week) to grow Leadership York’s annual giving revenue and further develop alumni engagement.

The Fund Development Specialist is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing fund development strategies, including alumni engagement, for Leadership York. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Develops fund development strategies with the Executive Director and Advancement Committee and implements the annual fund development plan.
  • Develops and maintains ongoing relationships with donors
  • Manages the donor database in coordination with the Administrative Coordinator and utilizes the database for strategic donor development and alumni engagement.
  • Develops strategies to increase alumni engagement and coordinates alumni engagement activities.
Key Competencies
The successful candidate will have:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; or relevant fund-raising experience
  • Existing knowledge of Leadership York’s alumni and donor base is preferred but not required
  • Willingness and ability to make face-to-face asks for monetary donations
  • Knowledge of DonorPerfect or similar donor database system
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities; expertise in relating to and working with volunteers 
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and occasional weekends
  • Valid driver’s license and satisfactory evidence of criminal history and child abuse background checks
Please visit our website, www.leadershipyork.org/career-opportunities, for a full job description.