The Arc Foundation of Monroe - Executive Director Email

AFP Member? Yes
Name of Organization: The Arc Foundation of Monroe
Title of Position: Executive Director
Starting Date: 04/01/2021
Salary Range (low): $85,000
Salary Range (high): $100,000
Organization Website:

Description of Responsibilities: The Executive Director is responsible for creating and executing the foundation’s development strategy, enhancing existing and building new relationships to build visibility, impact and financial resources.


  • Uphold the mission of The Arc Foundation of Monroe and align with the agency’s mission and vision.
  • Live the core values of the agency and the foundation, centered on furthering the highest level of independence for people with I/DD.
  • Develop and implement foundation strategy; oversee/drive all major fundraising initiatives.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include major gifts, corporate sponsorships, foundation grants and special events, etc.
  • Ensure that grants to The Arc of Monroe fund necessary and/or critical projects
  • Develop and execute all proposals; write and archive all proposals with a long-term relationship-management approach.
  • Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
  • Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors.
  • Actively participate in professional fundraising associations and industry groups to stay abreast of new practices and innovations in the development field, employ appropriate best practices
  • Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program.
  • Provide strategy for annual agency and foundation marketing/communications plan, ensuring consistent messaging to grow brand, recruitment, service enrollment and overall awareness in the community.
  • Understand the interactions between fundraising, marketing, public relations and social media to elevate The Arc of Monroe and audience engagement.
  • Continue to foster and deepen the cooperation amongst the marketing and fundraising staff team members.
  • Evaluate staff on an ongoing basis, including annual reviews; identify and implement individual professional development and performance improvement plans.

Development Office Budget: $855,000
Funds Raised Last Year: $875,000
Fund Goal This Year: $855,00

Organization's Financial Sources:
Foundation and Corporate Grants
Special Events
Interest Income

Professional membership dues in AFP paid by organization
Performance Review Policy
Vacation and Holiday Policy
Medical, Dental, Health Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan

Education: Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.

Experience/Personal Qualifications:

  • Five or more years of successful leadership of a foundation or not-for-profit development team; demonstrated success in building and growing a development program. Prior experience with I/DD organization, healthcare a plus.
  • Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor/constituent relationships over time, culminating in increasing support for the organization.
  • Proven experience in creating and delivering dynamic presentations for donors, community organizations, legislators and volunteers.
  • Possess traits as a visionary, focused, professional and well-respected leader.
  • Be a team player who productively engages with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the agency.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and donor management software.

Specific Requirements of Position:
Annual Campaigns
Media Relations
Grant Writing
Major Gift Solicitation
Planned Gifts
Special Events Planning
Computer - Database
Computer - Spreadsheets
Direct Mail
Volunteer Recruitment
Personal Automobile

Position Reports to:
Lisa Powers, Foundation Board Chair

Send Correspondence to:
Karen Oliveri, Chief Human Resources Officer
The Arc of Monroe
2060 Brighton Henrietta Townline Road
Rochester, New York 14623
[email protected]

Include with Correspondence:
Cover Letter