Grow It Green Morristown is seeking an individual interested in getting more involved in the local efforts to elevate community health, happiness and wellbeing. In this part time, salary position you will plan, organize, and direct the organization’s development, including major gifts, annual appeals, and special events. The Development Manager is responsible for building relationships and securing financial resources through current and new donors, grants and appeals, that will support the organization's programs and services. The Manager is also responsible for overseeing Grow It Green’s donor-centric marketing and communications to raise awareness of the organization and improve development initiatives. This hands-on role creates and executes development strategies and utilizes the assistance of volunteers and interns to achieve the goals of this position.
The Development Manager reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Board of Trustees in all development and fundraising endeavors.
Develop and execute Grow It Green’s fundraising plan
Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, corporations and government grants
Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors and corporations
Develop and execute a plan to increase recurring donors and bequests
Manage grant seeking activities, including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements
Lead fundraising events
Attend Board Fundraising Committee meetings and liaise with Trustees on fundraising opportunities
Manage the fundraising database (LGL), tracking systems, and gift acknowledgement
Oversee creation of publications and marketing materials to support fundraising activities
3 years of experience working in some combination of development, event planning and outreach.
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent writing skills and ability to produce a variety of written deliverables, ranging from grant applications, press releases, newsletters, and social media content
Previous experience with major gifts, grant writing. peer to peer fundraising, recurring giving and capital campaigns preferred
Ability to develop and manage a fundraising calendar
Competency in donor management systems and digital / social media marketing tools (currently using Little Green Light, Wix, Givesmart and Mailchimp)
Proficiency with Google Suite preferred
A strong work ethic and ability to work independently with minimal oversight
Passion for Grow It Green’s mission and commitment to our values and community
Dependable, organized, and flexible with strong attention to detail is a must.
Ability to work some nights and weekends for events and activities and attend weekly staff meetings
Spanish fluency is a plus
How To Apply
Review job description here and email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.