• Development Officer

    Posted: 07/12/2021

    Development Officer
    Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County, Inc., Newport, RI 02840
    Reporting to Director of Development and working closely with CEO, the Development Officer (DO) will play a key role in all aspects of Resource Development with a focus on developing and cultivating relationships with donors and volunteers. The DO will be responsible for maximizing fundraising and event goals.  This will be done by managing a portfolio of prospects, growing annual fund and event sponsorship opportunities. The DO will play a lead role in marketing and printed materials planning and execution. The DO will have a portfolio of prospects for cultivation, stewardship and solicitation.  The DO will work closely with DOD, Executive Director, Senior management as well as Board members and Board committee members.
    Position Type: full-time; 40+hours
    Positions Available: 1
    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher or in related field
    • At least 3 years of fundraising and/or sales management
    • Experience in fundraising from identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
    • Proficient in Microsoft office suite and social media platforms
    • Experience in donor database management and analytics
    • Ability to interact with key donors/prospects/volunteers in a professional manner and to articulate passion for the Club’s mission
    • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision and in a fast-paced team environment
    • Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to diplomatically work with a diverse group of individuals at all levels of an organization
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in the United States required
    To provide leadership and support to the Development Team to maximize fundraising and event capacity and results. The candidate should have a passion for the mission of the Boys & Girls Club.
     Job description/duties:
    • Develop and execute work plan for special event and corporate fundraising.  This includes: establishing goals, prospect management, event analytics and key performance indicators
    • Lead volunteer management and stewardship
    • Evaluate opportunities to improve donor participation and maximize fundraising capacity and results 
    • Interact and work with board members, volunteers, donors and prospects
    • Plan monthly press releases in coordination with DOD and ED
    • Provide support to the Development team and cooperate with senior team to maximize organizational capacity and success
    • Maintain Donor Perfect database with data entry, coding, analysis, reporting and tracking
    • Responsible for Data integrity in the database and all reporting functions
    • Publish Annual Report and donor recognition wall
    • Coordinate with Program Director in the Youth of the Year annual competition and recognition
    • Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate foundation and individual donors
    • Prepare all mailing lists and data reporting
    • Create monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed
    • Maintain guest lists, registration materials and other duties as assigned for fund-raising events
    • Other duties as assigned
    Welcome to the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County
    The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who
    need help most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. For nearly
    60 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County has provided quality programming and services not
    only to those less-advantaged children and their families but to all youth in our community. The Club is
    part of a nationwide movement of more than 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs, and we provide services to more
    than 1,800 members annually.
    The Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County offers a variety of programs for children, teens, adults and
    families. Programs include after school licensed child care, homework help, a teen center, summer
    camp, swimming lessons and aquatics, a fitness center, dance and drama, computers and technology,
    music and music production, and the fine arts.
    Contact Information:
    Email resume and cover letter to: 
    Kelley Coen, Director of Development
    95 Church Street, Newport, RI 02840
    Phone: 401-847-6927 ex. 117     Email: kcoen@bgcnewport.org

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