Full-Time Development Officer

The Development Officer provides development and fundraising direction to Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers.  They report directly to the President & CEO, and are responsible for the creation of annual and long-range fundraising plans, and for the implementation and evaluation of the performance of these plans. The Development Officer plans, coordinates, assures implementation and evaluates all marketing and fundraising strategies to develop donors, raise awareness and increase contributions to the agency.  They formulate short and long-term goals for development and fundraising efforts of the organization.  Develops actionable strategies for meeting and exceeding those goals through grants, sponsorships, gifts, donations, and fundraising events.  Oversees development via annual campaigns, capital campaigns, planned giving, major gifts and grants targeting a variety of external sources including individuals, corporations, foundations and other stakeholders.  Develops and maintains donor data base system that is current and accurate regarding donor information, gift solicitation, gift entry and gift acknowledgment.  Cultivates and maintains relationships with major donors and raises positive awareness of the agency and its mission through active participation in outreach efforts, regular events in the community, publications and media.  The Development Officer coordinates all public relations through the design and development of promotional and marketing activities, administer/maintain website and social media, scheduled periodic external communication, i.e. newsletters, donor newsletter, press releases, etc. Oversees special events, for Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, including but not limited to fundraising events and coordinates and prepares the agency Annual Report. Maintains agency mailing list, assists with grant requests as needed, effectively operates within budget constraints.  Establishes and maintains solid working relationships with Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers’ Board of Directors.  Demonstrates ability to protect client rights to privacy and confidentiality in the preparation and handling of Development records especially in the communication of client information to the media.  Abides by agency code of ethics and follows established agency policies and procedures.  Ensures compliance with all state or federal regulations and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethics regarding the acceptance of gifts, and the dissemination of funds.  Maintains accurate and confidential records and prepares, as requested, progress reports to the CEO and Development Committee Board of Directors.  Maintains membership in any relevant organizations.

Bachelor Degree, Minimum of five years of relevant professional experience, including major gift fundraising experience, demonstrated knowledge of all major facets of a development operation, including annual fund, major gifts, planned giving, special events, donor database applications and event planning, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, computer knowledge, goal oriented, organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Background Check and Alcohol and Drug Screen required.

Pay: $60,000 – $90,000 annually

Benefits: Dental insurance, Disability insurance, Flexible schedule, Health insurance, Life insurance, Paid Time Off, Professional development assistance, Referral program, Retirement plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Vision insurance

To apply, forward resume with cover letter to Wendy Dixon, Executive Assistant, Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, 9083 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, Ohio 44060, FAX 440 205-2685. rstickle@lgrc.us  EOE