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Director of Development

Danbury, CT, USADanburyCTUSA

In conjunction with the Executive Director of HFO and the Board of Directors Development Committee, the Director of Development is responsible for the creation, planning and implementation of the total fundraising program for HFO in keeping with its mission, philosophy and goals.

Areas of Responsibility: 

1. Develop a comprehensive resource development plan for HFO, including:

- Create and implement a comprehensive annual and monthly giving program that will strengthen HFO’s abilities to meet its operational goals, designed to raise unrestricted, sustaining funds and to include direct mail and/or e-mail efforts.

- Identify, research and cultivate major gift prospects, i.e. foundations, corporations and individuals.

- Assist in organizing and implementing fundraising and other special events for HFO.

- Coordinate and, as appropriate, participate in the solicitation of donors on all levels and ensure the timely and appropriate acknowledgement and recognition of donor support.

2. Prepare and update, on an ongoing basis, the HFO philanthropic case for support and all funding strategies.

3. Assist in planning, organizing and taking an active role in meetings with the Board of Directors Development Committee.

4. Oversee and enhance the work of the consultant focused on corporate and foundation grants management program.

5. Assure that computerized mailing lists, donor and prospect records, and gift reporting data are maintained.

6. Produce and maintain new fundraising and development communication materials and ensure regular updating of existing materials with the Marketing & Communications Committee of the Board.

7. Prepare and monitor the Development Program budget and expenditures.

Educational Background: 
• An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in marketing, communications, business administration or other related field.
  • Deep appreciation and understanding of HFO’s mission and the ability to articulate its values and vision internally and externally.
  • Two to five years of progressively responsible experience in all aspects of fundraising and resource development.
  • Working knowledge of development best practices; fundraising tools and technology including Salesforce, email and online campaigns, and donor research.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies and ability to balance multiple priorities in a complex environment.
  • Excellent writing and communicative skills with strong organizational and planning skills; ability to set priorities and follow through.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

$50,000 negotiable and commensurate with experience

Organization Info

Hillside Food Outreach

Danbury, CT, USA
Annual Budget : 
1-10 employees
About Us

Hillside Food Outreach is working to end hunger among our most vulnerable neighbors in Westchester, Putnam and Fairfield Counties. Hillside Volunteers home deliver healthy and nutritious foods to over 2,000 men, woman and children, low income people who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to access local pantries.

  1. Deliver food on a monthly basis to housebound people living at or below the poverty level in Putnam and Westchester Counties (NY) and Western Connecticut
  2. Create monthly food bags containing wholesome and appealing foods (i.e., fruits, vegetables, dairy, eggs, whole grains, and other staples) for all HFO clients.
  3. Accommodate the needs of clients with nutrition-influenced illnesses (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, gluten allergies, obesity, etc.) with the delivery of special food bags and educational materials.
  4. Maintain a strong and consistent body of volunteers to deliver groceries and to spend quality time with housebound clientele.
  5. Train HFO volunteers to pay special attention to the nutritional, medical, and emotional needs of their clients, as well as to take note of any indications of danger or abuse.
  6. Promote community engagement with youth as they participate in monthly “Pack Nights” at our warehouse.
Why Work For Us?: 

We are a small but mighty organization, looking to meet the most basic of human needs so people do not go hungry. 

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Mar 20 2019
Active Until: 
Apr 20 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Hillside Food Outreach