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DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, GEMINI INK

Reports to Executive Director
Hours: Full Time
Competitive benefits package and salary commensurate with experience

POSITION SUMMARY
The Director of Development spearheads development and fundraising efforts as Gemini Ink continues to grow. The Director will have the opportunity to build the development function of the organization.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer
  • Develop and execute the Gemini Ink annual fundraising plan
  • Secure financial support from individual, foundations and corporations
  • Promote the Gemini Ink mission, goals, purpose and impact throughout the community
  • Coordinates with Marketing Director on promotion and branding of Gemini Ink
  • Develop and steward ongoing relationships with individual donors and major groups
  • Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
  • With staff, develop sustainable development systems and processes that support sustainable growth of the organization.
  • Analyze programs and manage measurable outcome reporting
  • Prepare monthly management reports
  • Participate as an active member of the Gemini executive team

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Responsible for the implementation of a strategic fundraising program that includes special events, grants, annual appeal, major gifts, and planned giving
  • Develop and implement effective development systems and protocols.
  • Prepare and manage department budgets in collaboration with Chief Executive Officer and Finance Officer
  • Research and write grant proposals for local, state, and national foundations
  • Participate in staff meetings, offsite activities, events and other programming as needed to ensure the success of the Gemini Ink mission
  • Communicate via e-mail, telephone, and mail, acknowledging and sending correspondence in a professional, timely manner
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BS/BA in a related field
  • 5-10 years of experience in a related field
  • Familiarity with operational processes of non-profits and legalities surrounding non-profit fundraising techniques
  • Proficient with all applications of Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong time and project management skills
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working with community-based organizations
  • Able to travel in order to attend training sessions and meetings
  • Knowledge of donor management software helpful
  • Proven record of effective teamwork

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Position involves use of a keyboard involving repetitive motions with fingers

APPLY

Email your resume or CV and three pages of writing samples to sblack@geminiink.org.

Opportunity for Professional Writers

If you have experience teaching creative writing and want to help bring creative writing, reading, storytelling, and thinking to diverse communities as a Writers in Communities instructor, we want to meet you. Bilingualism a plus. Email your resume or CV and three pages of writing samples to fbrown@geminiink.org.