Capital Campaigns/Endowment, Major Gifts, Planned Giving
4 Year Degree
Would you like to help make a difference in the lives of young children in beautiful Naples, FL?
Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR) seeks an experienced fundraising professional to lead a comprehensive development program. The successful candidate will be dynamic, results-oriented, and fit well into a positive, compassionate non-profit environment.
Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR) provides partial tuition assistance for high-quality early childhood care and education to low-income families that struggle to afford childcare and whose children are at a high risk of starting kindergarten behind their peers. CCCR operates four early childhood development centers in Collier County, and our goal is to give the 300 children we serve annually the best start for a bright future. We are a small and flexible team running a successful, growing $2 million+ operation. If you would like to work in a supportive environment and make a difference in the lives of young children, please consider joining our team.
The Director of Development, as a part of the development team, works under the direct supervision of the Executive Director / CEO and will be responsible for formulating, implementing, and directing the fundraising strategies for the organization. In partnership with the Executive Director / CEO and the Board, the Director of Development will bear primary responsibility for the creation and implementation of the fundraising program including: major gifts, foundation / corporate cultivation, sponsors, grant proposals, and appeals to individuals and institutions, fundraising events, and providing fundraising leadership to the development team and to the Board.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Assist Executive Director / CEO in all aspects of fundraising
Develop a comprehensive fundraising plan that supports the mission of CCCR, and update annually
Work with the Board and staff to motivate and guide them in fundraising and development
Supervise Director of Marketing and Communications; assist in planning and executing all marketing, public relations, and communication efforts
Supervise Director of Fundraising and Events; assist in planning and executing all fundraising and events
Develop strategies for identifying prospects for immediate support and long-term cultivation and solicitation
Identify, organize, and evaluate information from a variety of sources to determine prospect’s financial capacity, philanthropic interest, and relationship to CCCR; develop major donor relationships with individuals, foundations, and corporations
Prepare solicitation materials for donors, grant funders, and corporate sponsors based on their interests, resources, and philanthropic priorities
Develop major donor relationships with individuals, foundations, and corporations
Spend time out of the office, visiting with individual, foundation, and corporate prospects
Solicit gifts personally and in partnership with others that are generally $2,500 and higher
Recruit new members and renewals for corporate fundraising program (Business 100)
Collaborate with and support the Director of Fundraising and Events and Events Committee in executing special events, especially securing sponsorships
Design and execute plan for the remodel and upgrade of one site (Child’s Path)
Design and implement annual appeal and direct mail campaigns
Design and implement future planned-giving campaign
Develop, implement, and maintain gift-related policies and procedures, and ensure ethical compliance as defined by the Association of Fundraising Professionals
Participate in planning for future capital campaign
Coordinate with outside fundraising consultants as needed
Contribute to the overall success of the agency
Special projects or duties assigned by the Executive Director / CEO
Understanding of donor relations cycle and software management system
Experience with capital campaigns
Comfortable with technology, especially donor databases and Microsoft Office software
Experience with individual, foundation, and corporation prospect research
Energetic, self-starter, outgoing, professional, detailed and driven to exceed goals
Understanding of fundraising principles and strategies
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education, advanced degree preferred
5+ years’ professional experience and continuing education in nonprofit fundraising
Deep knowledge of fundraising principles and donor relations cycle; CFRE preferred
Additional Salary Information: CCCR offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes 12 paid holidays, up to 25 Paid Personal Leave days, Health, Dental, Vision and $25,000-$35,000 of Term Life Insurance, 401K Plan, and opportunities for directly-related continuing education. The potential candidate must be able to pass a background check and fingerprint clearance. Collier Child Care Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Work Place.
About Collier Child Care Resources, Inc.
Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR) is a non-profit organization that provides high-quality education and child care to children ages birth to five years. CCCR’s focus is on giving partial tuition assistance to low-income, working families that are at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. At least 75% of the children enrolled are from economically disadvantaged families. These families cannot afford child care without assistance, much less the high quality early education their children need. The programs’ educational approach, the Reggio Emilia philosophy of education, recognizes the uniqueness of each child. With local area offices since 1991, CCCR is known for the centers it operates and the professional development services and training it offers to early learning professionals. To learn more about Collier Child Care Resources, visit www.collierchildcare.org or call (239) 643-3908.