Rebuilding Together Philadelphia is Hiring a Development Director

Overview of Position: The Development Director will create and execute RTP’s first major gifts program while supervising a successful multifaceted development strategy. The Development Director will report directly to the Executive Director, work closely with the board Fund Development Committee, and supervise the Development and Communications Manager. The Development Director will serve as a key member of the leadership team.  

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Executive Director in the formulation and execution of overall fundraising strategy for substantially increasing individual, foundation, corporate and in-kind support.

  • Establish a major gifts program and grow RTP’s individual donor base; manage annual giving campaigns; and work closely with the Executive Director to cultivate and steward major gifts.

  • Conceptualize and lead the execution of fundraising initiatives, special events, affinity groups, and communications efforts aimed at building donor/ funder/ prospect interest and engagement in the mission of RTP.

  • In collaboration with the Development and Communications Manager:

    • Execute our two events: Run to Rebuild 5k run/2 mile walk, held since 2010 on the third Saturday in May, and Volunteer Awards Ceremony, held in September.

    • Refine and manage corporate donor stewardship to build meaningful and long-lasting corporate relationships and develop new relationships.

    • Integrate donor communications with the marketing and social media plan/develop strategies for expanding RTP’s visibility.

    • Oversee preparation of fundraising materials, website content, monthly eNewsletter, annual report and social media.

    • Oversee the gift records and the donor recognition process.

    • Supervise the Development and Communications Manager.

  • Write, edit, and proofread corporate and foundation proposals, reports, letters and other correspondence, and prepare budgets, working with program staff to elicit information as necessary.

  • Monitor and report regularly to the Executive Director and the board on the progress of annual and long-range fundraising plans and programs.

  • Train and lead staff and board to support fundraising and marketing efforts.

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