Director of Development | Net Impact

Director of Development

Thrive for Life Prison Project

The Director of Development & Communications is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of Thrive for Life Prison Project’s:

• Strategic Development Plan
• Majors Gifts and Planned Giving programs
• Fundraising events and activities
• Branding and external communications

The Director works closely with the leadership team and the Board of Directors in all development and fund-raising endeavors.

Mission and Faith:
● Passion and belief in transforming lives behind and beyond the prison walls.
● Working knowledge of and passion for Catholic Social Teaching and Ignatian Spirituality
● Commitment to optimism, social concern for oppressed people and community on the margins, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening skills.

● Strategic thinker - ability to grasp and implement the vision of Thrive for Life Prison Project
● Proven track record - deep knowledge and diverse experience in fundraising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising ($1 million+) at high level social enterprises.
● Relationship developer - intense desire and proven ability to build and cultivate new, strategic donor relationships
● Well-trained - professional degree and substantial training in development and fundraising.
● Seasoned professional - 5 years minimum experience in professional fundraising.
Interpersonal and Collaboration Skills
● Outstanding communicator - strong verbal and writing skills.
● Team player - highly skilled in working with our team, board members and other volunteers.
● Highly organized – proficient in continuously tracking and clearly communicating status; consistent in meeting or exceeding timeline, budget and performance expectations
● Technology skills - Demonstrated experience in implementing and managing a prospect management and tracking system.

● Mine and cultivate an expanding base of donors and supporters in order to meet and exceed annual fundraising goals
● Develop and implement a 5-year Strategic Development Plan including:
o Major gifts and annual giving
o Endowments; capital campaign; and planned giving programs
o Partnerships with / funding from government, education, employment and housing partners
o External events and activities
o Internal and external communications

● Execution of Strategic Plan:
o Grow our “development pipeline” to 3-4x that of our annual fundraising budget
o Build and leverage the fundraising / development skills of all employees, Board members and volunteers
o Clearly report on our progress in building our development pipeline (#s and $$$) and progress against quarterly and annual fundraising goals
▪ Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
▪ Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.
▪ Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives.
▪ Coordinate fundraising special events.
▪ Plan and maintain social media presence.
▪ Oversee prospect research.
▪ Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.
▪ Oversee creation of publications, annual report, and other communications.
▪ Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.
▪ Perform other related duties as requested.