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Director of Development, Literacy for Life

Company: Inside Higher Ed
Location: Williamsburg
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Position Title:Director of Development, Literacy for LifePosition Summary:This is a courtesy posting for Literacy for Life and not a William & Mary position.Founded in 1975, Literacy for Life is an independent 5013 organization located in William and Mary's School of Education. Literacy for Life's mission is to improve lives by teaching adults literacy skills required for self-sufficiency, better health, and meaningful participation in society. Literacy for Life provides professional instruction and volunteer tutoring in reading, writing, math, English language, citizenship, computer skills, high school completion (GED and NEDP), health literacy, workplace readiness, and preparation for post-secondary programs.The Development Director is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing the annual development plan for Literacy for Life. This position will secure financial support from individuals, corporations, and community groups, including major gifts and legacy giving.Specific Duties and Responsibilities:Collaborate with the Executive Director to develop a strategic vision and concrete actions to achieve revenue targets that align with organizational growthCreate and implement an annual fundraising plan to include individuals, corporations, and community and faith-based organizations, in conjunction with the Development TeamDevelop, implement and manage all aspects of planned (legacy) giving including prospect identification, communication, cultivation, and solicitation Develop a major gifts plan to include identifying and cultivating prospective major donors Engage staff, Board, or volunteers in the cultivation processPlan and execute donor recognition Collaborate with event planner(s) to solicit corporate sponsorshipAnalyze data from donor management software to inform activitiesProvide input and guidance for external communications, including solicitation mailings, an annual report, and social media postingsRepresent the organization in the communityAssist with grant writing as neededOther duties as assignedThis position reports to the Executive Director.Required Qualifications:College degree required. Development experience required. Event planning preferred. Proficiency in computer skills, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite and various types of data management software. Experience in nonprofit organizations a plus. Must be a team player and builder with excellent people skills for a diverse population. Must be well organized and extremely attentive to detail. Willingness to work occasional nights and weekends as required.Advertised Pay Range:Commensurate with Experience.Department:3M1000 Education OperationsLocation:William & MaryJob Open Date:03/16/2021Open Until Filled:YesEmployment Category:Full Time ProfessionalSpecial Application Instructions:Please send cover letter and resume to Jason Thornton at jthornton@wm.eduWilliam & Mary School of Education301 Monticello Ave.PO Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187757-221-3325 www.literacyforlife.orgEEO Statement:William & Mary is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access employer and actively encourages applications from minorities, women, disabled persons and veterans.Background Check Statement:William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.Benefits Summary Statement:Benefits include:Health stipend, 7 paid holidays, 5 paid personal days, 4 weeks paid vacation, match of 3% of salary for retirement

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