Director of Community Development: The Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County, Inc.

Posted May 3rd, 2018 at 11:40 am.

Location: Media Office

Reports to: Executive Director

FLSA: Exempt

The Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County (DAP) works to prevent domestic violence and empower victims to move towards self-sufficiency. DAP provides counseling, advocacy, legal services and emergency shelter to victims.

The director of community development reports directly to the executive director; is a full time senior staff member and will manage the agency’s fundraising and communications program.

Essential Duties:

 Grant Research and Grant Writing

o Manage a robust grant portfolio and research and identify new sources of grant support, including foundation, corporate, government agencies and other prospects

o Write and submit grant proposals

o Write and submit follow up grant reports

 Planning/Development/Administrative

o Prepare a comprehensive Development Plan, in conjunction with the executive director, that includes short and long term goals to meet DAP’s funding objectives – establish policies, procedures and systems

o Prepare budgets (income projections and expenses) for development activities in conjunction with the executive director and the finance director

o Maintain appropriate records of gifts/grants, including mailing lists of donors and potential donors

 PR/Marketing

o Develop and implement a marketing and public relations plan to support fundraising efforts

 Develop and maintain relationships with media representatives

 Maintain database of public relations contacts

 Prepare fund raising brochure(s) and other public relations materials necessary to promote public understanding of DAP

o Create and manage monthly e-newsletter through online system (i.e. Constant Contact)

o Maintain social media presence including Facebook, twitter, and website

o Development and implementation of a quarterly agency newsletter

 Solicitation

o Plan and coordinate fund raising program activities; i.e. solicitation(s), campaign(s), special events, etc.

o Research and identify new sources of support, including individual, foundation, corporate, government agencies and other prospects

o Successfully solicit new revenue streams

o Plan and coordinate appropriate fund drives, jeans days etc. with area businesses

o Coordinate the solicitation of in-kind gifts

Other Duties:

 Prepare monthly report of activities

 Represent DAP as required/requested

 Participate actively in Management Team and committees as requested

 Other duties as assigned

Knowledge/Skills Required:

 Knowledge of domestic violence issues

 Knowledge of development processes and fundraising techniques

 Grant research, strong writing skills and successful grant solicitation

 Organized with the ability to plan, implement and manage multiple activities

 Working knowledge of donor management systems

 Event planning

 Proficiency with Microsoft office suite, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint

 Familiarity with FaceBook, Twitter, Website management

 Desktop publishing software, Publisher, Adobe In-Design

 Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

 Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively both orally and in writing

 Flexibility to work nights and weekends as required for events

 Must have valid driver’s license, pass background check, ability to climb stairs and lift 50 lbs. complete 45 hour domestic violence training

Education and Experience Required:

Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of relevant experience or any combination of education,

training or experience which provides the necessary skills, abilities, and knowledge.

Five (5) years successful fundraising in a nonprofit social services agency with ability to write government and state and local foundation grants, experience developing and implementing special events, social media, donor development, budget development, donor database.

DAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, handicap, religion, medical condition sex, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.


None specified


No requirement


Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirement to:

Filed under: Management Level by Margie DuBrow

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