Director of Advancement: Inn Dwelling

Posted July 11th, 2019 at 4:17 pm.

The Mission

Inn Dwelling believes the most fundamental solutions to poverty empower people to realize their untapped potential. Our vision is to inspire gifted, at-risk, urban students to realize their academic, human, and social capacity so they can lead successful lives and become positive role models.

The Position

We’re looking for a dynamic, flexible, energetic, and committed Director of Advancement. This position works to build out the fundraising department of a nonprofit that’s served the Germantown community for nearly 40 years, including: Launching pilot development activities to leverage support longevity. Creating engaging, branded content to motivate giving. Planning donor-centric events to inspire advocacy.

The Day-to-Day

  • Grants
  • Submit comprehensive proposals and reports to repeat foundation funders
  • Perform prospect research to identify new sources suited to our focus area
  • Coordinate foundation meetings and site visits
  • Write and design proposal and annual report boilerplates
  • Individuals
  • Identify opportunities for short- and long-term development activities
  • Generate 2-4 snail mail appeals yearly, including Photoshop-based annual holiday newsletter
  • Host annual online-based giving day in April with matching gifts
  • Manage online giving platform Classy for peer-to-peer and crowdfunding campaigns
  • Identify segments appropriate for existing donors and create a cultivation strategy for each
  • Events
  • Lead 10-person Event Committee in planning annual gala for 250 attendees in October
  • Solicit in-kind silent auction items, corporate sponsorships, and ads
  • Design all event materials, including invitation, webpage, and program booklet
  • Media and Public Relations
  • Write and disseminate monthly e-blasts through MailChimp
  • Design media kits with collateral
  • Manage website and all social accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Board
  • Attend quarterly Board meetings to report on development initiatives
  • Host quarterly Development Committee meetings to strategize priorities and develop a plan for activities
  • Technology
  • Utilize DonorPerfect database to track all giving; maintain all records
  • Run and analyze giving reports to keep abreast of trends

Qualifications We’d Like

  • Bachelor’s in relevant field and 5+ years professional fundraising experience
  • Experience managing social media accounts as well as website platforms
  • Experience with FireSpring, DonorPerfect, Classy, MailChimp, and Photoshop a plus
  • Strong oral and written communication skills as well as background in event planning
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, time manage, and creatively solve problems utilizing minimal resources
  • Must be comfortable interacting with donors, visitors, program participants, and Board members to effectively articulate the mission, vision, and accomplishments of the organization

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional


  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Contributions for medical insurance
How To Apply

Sound like the right fit for you? Send your resume to today!

Filed under: Executive Level by Margie DuBrow

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