Director of Development: Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation (SROCF)

Posted October 29th, 2014 at 9:10 am.

Job Description

Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation (SROCF) seeks a full-time Director of Development to provide overall management and leadership of fundraising programs. This is a new position in a small but growing and enthusiastic team that has primarily been volunteer-led for a number of years. The primary responsibility of the Director of Development is to engage potential, new and current donors, individuals and corporate event sponsors to build and strengthen their relationship with the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer community through the development and coordination of events, direct mail or email solicitations, and visits— to ensure the continued financial support of the organization. The position involves broad responsibility for the design and execution of fundraising projects and includes the solicitation of new and existing major individual donors; overseeing annual fund and corporate giving programs; identify and acquire appropriate grants; organize events; and provide oversight for the integrity of the donor database. Working in close collaboration with the CEO, the Director of Development will execute on a comprehensive development strategy for the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation and all fundraising efforts.

Specific Job Activities:

Donor Relations:

  • Cultivate new donors and partnerships through outreach to individuals, organizations and groups
  • Maintain ongoing relationships with donors that give annual or repeat gifts and event sponsorships
  • Ensure effective donor acknowledgement and stewardship and utilization of donor-tracking databases
  • Improve and expand upon ways to thank and express appreciation to donors, including regular revision and updating of thank-you letter templates
  • Manage oversight of Gift Processing, Data and Office Management to ensure timely and accurate creation of donor acknowledgements
  • Engage Board of Directors in fundraising


  • Manage several major fundraising events – including acting as liaison for all “external” fundraising events organized by 3rd parties. For major events, responsible for budgeting, committee development, corporate sponsorships, auctions, volunteer and other resources, and execution of event logistics. Cultivates existing and new corporate and individual support for events
  • Responsible for achieving revenue goals and managing budgeted expenses for all events

Annual Giving, Appeals, and Marketing Materials:

  • Coordinate the development and distribution of major one-time and yearly print materials, including (but not limited to) the Annual Appeal, as well as promotional/marketing materials. Responsible for assisting with reporting on expenses and revenue (tracking) of appeals
  • Distribute of electronic appeals and invitations
  • Create strategic lists for all appeal and event mailing lists and track progress and analyze results through database reporting with the assistance of Office Management
  • Manage online store activities

Management/Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Gift Processing, Data and Office Management in processing all gifts accurately and in communication with Accounting and Finance. Ensure acknowledgement letters are produced accurately and in a timely manner
  • Provide leadership and direct involvement in full range of fund development activities
  • Provide strategic leadership to move SROCF forward, to accomplish goals and objectives, and to identify and obtain needed resources
  • Serve as SROCF’s senior representative and spokesperson both externally and internally
  • Manage volunteers and staff in relation to fundraising events
  • Fulfill other responsibilities as necessary

Board of Trustees:

  • Develop and maintain active and productive relationships with board members
  • Work in concert with the CEO to support the Board of Directors, providing hands on guidance, coaching, motivation and training; lead efforts to engage Board fundraising
  • Work with the CEO to recruit and retain board members

Immediate Supervisor: Executive Director

Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of five years progressive experience in development/fundraising
  • Minimum of five year managing/overseeing event production
  • Strong computer skills (proficiency w/ Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point, etc.)
  • Experience with grant writing/planned giving
  • Database experience – preferably with Blackbaud Kintera Sphere
  • Experience working directly with donors/prospects
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Excellent written skills and experience communicating to effectively target key messages to diverse audiences
  • Experience with public speaking and presentations
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to ‘roll up your sleeves’ and work as part of a team
  • Excellent organization skills and project management
  • Ability to successfully manage several tasks simultaneously
  • Major gift fundraiser with a track record of raising greater than 1,000,000 in a twelve-month period. Capable of identifying and cultivating major gift prospects
  • In-depth knowledge of the Delaware Valley region, corporate and civic community
  • Demonstrated success in personal cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and closing major gifts at the level of $50,000 and above
  • Ability to engage donors and prospective donors in the Sandy Rollman Foundation’s mission. Knowledge of local community and donors/funders preferred
  • Experience recruiting and developing high net worth volunteer leaders

Contact: CEO Robin Cohen

Phone: 6104462272

Fax: 6104462281



Mailing Address: 2010 West Chester Pike, Suite 410, Havertown, PA 19083

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Filed under: Executive Level by Margie DuBrow

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