Rochester Hearing & Speech Center - Director of Development Email

AFP Member? No
Name of Organization: Rochester Hearing & Speech Center
Title of Position: Director of Development
Salary Range (low): $65,000
Salary Range (high): $75,000
Organization Website:

Description of 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 development of organization, creation, promotion of, and participation in special event fundraising and networking.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervises Marketing Manager position, who is responsible for branding/key messaging, awareness, database building/maintenance, and outbound/inbound communication.

Vacation and Holiday Policy: 120 Hours PTO
Medical, Dental, Health Insurance: Employer contribution towards Medical premium
Life Insurance

Education: Bachelor degree in Communication, English, Marketing, or related area; Masters a plus

Experience/Personal Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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

Position Reports to: Bob Russell, President & CEO

Send Correspondence to:
Hayley Brown, HR Manager
Rochester Hearing & Speech Center
1000 Elmwood Avenue Suite 400
Rochester, New York 14620
[email protected]

On-Line Application Link (if Applicable):

Include with Correspondence:

Additional job details: JD Director of Development.docx