Director of Philanthropy The Relatives - - Charlotte, NC

As the head of the Advancement team at The Relatives, the Director of Philanthropy plans and implements a comprehensive annual development plan utilizing the Benevon model of fundraising in partnership with Executive Director and Board of Directors to achieve fundraising goals to support The Relatives' mission. The Director of Philanthropy is responsible for all aspects of advancement activities including donor prospecting, donor cultivation, donor recruitment, communications plans, etc. Works closely with the Board of Directors and Executive Director to identify and secure major gifts (multi-year commitments of$1,000 or more per year). Leads efforts to bring in new donors, move annual donors to multi-year donor, and works with the Director of Grants and Strategic Initiatives to secure grants. Works with Marketing Coordinator to plan and execute a comprehensive marketing/communications plan to include Safe Place activities, annual report, newsletter, etc. Participates in strategy, budget, and goal setting process for The Relatives. The Director of Philanthropy serves on The Relatives' leadership team and serves as an advocate and spokesperson for The Relatives within the community. Collaborates with Alexander Youth Network as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree in Fundraising, Communication, Marketing or Business Administration preferred. 3 years related experience required. Proficiency in MS Office applications and the Internet. Raisers Edge experience highly preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this 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 or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Development Director- The Relatives 3 

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.