Rochester Hearing and Speech Center - Director of Development Email

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Name of Organization: Rochester Hearing and Speech Center
Title of Position: Director of Development 
Salary Range (low): $60,000
Salary Range (high): $65,000
Organization Website:

Description of Responsibilities: Rochester Hearing and Speech Center has an immediate opening for a Development Director to join our dedicated professional staff, which provides services to over 12,000 clients each year. Serving the greater Rochester area since 1922, Rochester Hearing and Speech Center is one of the most experienced non-profit providers of hearing, speech-language, developmental and educational services for children and adults with unique needs. Bring your passion for helping others, along with your ability to strategize and collaborate with our Leadership Team in order to effectively foster and maintain community support of our mission. The position is part of the RHSC Leadership Team and reports to the President & CEO, offering a great opportunity as our agency prepares to celebrate our 100th Anniversary in 2022.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor's Degree in Communication, English, Marketing, or related area; Masters a plus.
  • Five to ten years of professional experience in development and fundraising; ability to personally cultivate supporters and solicit contributions to achieve increased donor base and donations; ability to collaboratively prepare grant proposals, participate in Strategic Planning, and Department Budget preparation.
  • Public speaking, strong interpersonal skills, ability to organize, lead and facilitate meetings, secure support for proposals and ideas, and perform successfully as a team member working in a collaborative style on shared goals.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities
    • Supervises Marketing Specialist position, who is responsible for branding/key messaging, awareness, database building/maintenance, and outbound/inbound communication.
  • Technology Tools & Skills
    • Microsoft Office/Outlook 365, PowerPoint & Publisher
    • Donor Database software (Bloomerang)
    • Familiarity with Email/Social Media/Search Engine Marketing, Website/Marketing Analytics.
    • Ability to collaborate with Marketing and critically utilize Marketing Analytics to support initiatives.
    • Zoom and similar platforms
  • Professional Attributes
    • Strong interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, and the ability to connect with donors, maintaining high standards of integrity, authenticity, and work ethic.
    • Strong collaborative skills and ability to develop integrated Development and Marketing plans, working with the President & CEO to deliver a common voice and move the organization forward.
    • Demonstrated excellence in creative solutions, organizational, and leadership skills.
  • Responsibilities
    • Shape, manage and drive the implementation of a successful fundraising strategy to support organizational and program needs, including Annual Appeal campaigns, growing a robust base of annual individual donors, cultivation of high-level donors, and foundation and corporate funding and event sponsorships.
    • Collaboratively research and track grant proposals and reports focused on supporting both short-term goals and long-term growth of the Agency.
    • Collaborate with Marketing to communicate our Agency’s mission and voice effectively across a wide range of communication platforms, including oral, printed, and digital media.
    • Act as liaison to the Chairperson of the Marketing & Development Committee of the Board of Directors, assisting in organizing, planning, and facilitating Committee meetings.
    • Oversee organization, promotion of, and participation in special events and networking.
Job Type: Full-time
COVID-19 considerations:All customers are required to wear masks, continuous sanitization of surfaces

Organization's Financial Sources:
Foundation and Corporate Grants
Special Events
United Way
Government Grants
Interest Income
Earned Income (dues, tuition, etc.)

Vacation and Holiday Policy
Medical, Dental, Health Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Communication, English, Marketing, or related area

Experience/Personal Qualifications: Strong interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, and the ability to connect with donors, maintaining high standards of integrity, authenticity, and work ethic. Strong collaborative skills and ability to develop integrated Development and Marketing plans.

Specific Requirements of Position:
Annual Campaigns
Media Relations
Grant Writing
Newsletter Production
Major Gift Solicitation
Annual Report/Brochure Production
Planned Gifts
Special Events Planning
Direct Mail
Donor Research
Personal Automobile

Position Reports to: Bob Russell, CEO-President

Send Correspondence to:
Cathie Rene', HR Administrator
Rochester Hearing and Speech
585-271-0680 x1881
1000 Elmwood Ave
Rochester, New York 14620
[email protected]

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Cathie Rene'

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