Careers at CHSC
Title: Director of Development
Reports to: Executive Director
Purpose of Job:
Strategizes, plans, organizes, and directs all of CHSC’s fundraising including major gifts, annual fund, digital and social media fundraising, special events, and capital/comprehensive campaigns in accordance with policies and objectives as developed by the Board of Directors (Board). The Director of Development ensures that funding and income is secured in order to meet projected budget requirements.
Major Duties & Expectations:
Perform other duties as requested
- Work collaboratively with Executive Director and Board of Directors
- Supervise and actively collaborate with development team
- Create annual strategic direction, goals, objectives, budget and performance measures for department
- Meet with prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish and maintain effective communication with them
- Grow a major gifts program, including identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors
- Grow a comprehensive digital fundraising program to expand awareness of CHSC and diversify our donor pool
- Direct the annual fund program
- Direct the upcoming comprehensive campaign and other major fundraising drives
- Coordinate fundraising events for fundraising and donor stewardship
- Direct employee fundraising drives
- Direct governmental, corporate, and foundation grant, sponsorship, and gift programs
- Oversee fundraising database system
- Maintain and expand (as warranted) donor recognition programs
- Oversee creation of publications to support fundraising activities
- Staff Resource Development, Planned Giving, Board Development, and other Ad-Hoc Committees
- Meet with staff Directors to propose, design and develop new programs, services, products, etc. that could be funded via new opportunities, particularly grants
- Demonstrate leadership and professional conduct at all times
Education/ Experience / Skills:
- A bachelor’s or master’s degree in fundraising, non-profit management, marketing, public relations, communications or its equivalent in experience is required
- 6-8 years fundraising and/or public relations experience with at least 1-2 of those years in a management level job is desired
- Strong leadership skills
- Ability to marshal the resources of the team to achieve annual goals
- Ability to educate, influence, and persuade stakeholders about the mission of CHSC and our giving program
- Innovation and creativity, with the determination and courage to execute an ambitious strategic plan
- Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising, grant writing techniques, media relations or similar is required
- Exemplary verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to create dynamic and engaging public presentations
- Demonstrable social networking experience
- Ability to effectively make recommendations and communicate with all levels of employees; along with excellent verbal and written communication skills is required
- Knowledge of fundraising software such as Raiser’s Edge is preferred
To Apply: Send all materials to email@example.com with the E-mail subject “Development Director Application Materials”.
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Title: Bilingual (ASL) Community Advocate
Reports To: Director of Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of
Department: Support Services
Exempt Status: Undetermined
Purpose of Job
The Bilingual Community Advocate assists victims of domestic violence and sexual assault who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing as well as related crimes by providing a full range of services, including assistance with crisis intervention, court support, community outreach and training. The Advocate will also develop educational classes and support groups for members of the D/deaf community.
Major Duties and Expectations
- Provides Crisis Intervention and emergency assistance by making immediate assessments of needs and makes referrals to other community resources.
- Orients victims to the criminal justice system by explaining procedural status of criminal proceedings or cases; provides court support to victims.
- Provides support to victims and family during interviews with law enforcement officers, attorneys and court personnel; explains criminal justice system rights.
- Facilitates professional trainings, workshops, and presentations to social services agencies, churches, healthcare professionals, law enforcement and businesses on domestic and sexual violence in conjunction with the Coordinator of Training and Outreach as well as other partners on the grant project.
- Develops support groups and/or educational classes for members of the D/deaf community.
- Recruits community volunteers to provide support and advocacy.
- Informs the Deaf community through social media outlets such as vlogs and Facebook, brochures, flyers, booths and community presentations about available DV/SV services.
- Maintains accurate client records and processes required paperwork in a timely manner.
- Acts as an advocate for victims to ensure their needs are addressed by the community and criminal justice system in a culturally sensitive manner.
- Advocates on behalf of clients with city/county agencies and other social services providers.
- Advocates for communication access and culturally specific services for clients who are D/deaf.
- Promotes the Keys 4 Deaf Access Project to social services agencies and other community partners.
- Participates in staff meeting, trainings, and other meetings as needed.
- Maintains positive working relationships internally and with assigned courts, municipalities, and community agencies.
- A bachelor degree in human services or a related field and/or five years of relevant experience is required.
- Experience working directly with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.
- Experience working with victims of domestic and sexual violence or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) including the ability to communicate with people who use various modes of communication is required.
- Strong organizational, leadership and interpersonal skill along with the ability to communicate with all types of people is preferred.
- Ability to design and conduct trainings and workshops for community members as well as agencies and organizations.
- Ability and willingness to travel as needed.
To apply or for more information: Maria O’Neil Ruddock, Psy.D.
Interim Director, Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing firstname.lastname@example.org