Rochester Economic Development Corporation - Development Director Email

AFP Member?: No
Name of Organization: Rochester Economic Development Corporation
Title of Position: Development Director
Starting Date: 11/16/2020
Salary Range (low): $60,000
Salary Range (high): $80,000
Organization Website:

Description of Responsibilities:

ABOUT THE POSITION: The Development Director develops and oversees an ongoing fundraising program through cultivating relationships with philanthropic individuals, foundations, and corporate donors. Candidate actively researches, pursues and submits applications for local, state, federal, national, and philanthropic grants to support advancement the organization.


  • Works with CEO to create and implement annual Development Plan, including ad campaigns, communication, event planning, and fundraising monitoring/reporting.
  • Identifies prospective wealthy individuals, philanthropic and corporate donors; develops strategies to cultivate those relationships.
  • Builds, maintains, and monitors network of private and corporate funders.
  • Maintains ongoing communications with private and corporate donors; ensures timely and accurate report deliveries to funders.
  • Researches potential sources and applies for foundation grants and public funding.
  • Collaborates with staff on planning and conducting fundraising events and donor receptions.
  • Assists REDCO leadership in strategic planning and annual budgeting.
  • Provides high-level, professional services to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Fulfills other responsibilities as needed.


Organizational Budget: $1,630,483.00
Development Office Budget: New and funded company, looking for this role to help develop the budget
Funds Raised Last Year: $0
Fund Goal This Year: $500,000

Organization's Financial Sources:
Government Grants
Economic Development Company
Loans and Grants

Professional membership dues in AFP paid by organization
Salary Increment PolicyIncreases every 6 months
Performance review every 6 months
Vacation and Holiday Policy: 8.61 per pay period
Medical, Dental, Health Insurance: Excellus, Metlife, VSP
Life InsuranceA group term life benefit policy is provided by CCSI in the amount of the employee's annual earnings up to a maximum of $150,000 of coverage
Retirement Plan403B with match


  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university in Finance, Accounting, Marketing or related field required. [Candidates without degree will be considered if they possess all required skills and experience, as demonstrated through past performance.]
  • Five years’ experience in not-for-profit fundraising, or equivalent education and work experience (see CCSI's equivalency chart).


Experience/Personal Qualifications:

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: To be successful in this position, you will need competence in:

  • Extensive knowledge of fundraising strategies and principles.
  • Proven track record raising funds from multiple constituents.
  • Evidence of managing multiple concurrent projects through to success.
  • Knowledge of tax planning principles and techniques that favor charitable giving.
  • In possession of existing network of potential donors and funding sources.
  • Demonstrated excellent management and supervisory skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills – written, verbal, and presentation.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
  • Valid NYS Driver License and reliable transportation to travel for business.
  • Must have or be able to obtain required documentation to be eligible to fly on commercial airlines within the U.S. for business.
  • Respect the confidential nature of all CCSI and CCSI customer information you are exposed to in the course of your work performance. Staff working directly with protected health information /electronically stored protected health information, personally identifiable information, and other patient/consumer/customer data, will abide by the specific procedures and policies outlined by CCSI’s Code of Conduct and CCSI’s Privacy and Security Policies, New York State regulations and Federal regulations.

Specific Requirements of Position:
Annual Campaigns
Grant Writing
Major Gift Solicitation
Planned Gifts
Capital Campaigns
Special Events Planning
Computer - Database
Computer - Spreadsheets
Computer - Desktop Publishing
Computer - Word Processing
Direct Mail
Donor Research

Position Reports to:
Baye Muhammad, CEO of REDCO

Send Correspondence to:
Maria E Oliver, Director of Finance/HR Coordinator
Rochester Economic Development Corporation
55-57 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14604
[email protected]

Include with Correspondence:
Cover Letter

Additional job details: Development Director Description.pdf