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Director of Development And Communications

1 Northwest 33rd Terrace, Lauderhill, FL, USA

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About the Role

Under the general direction of the CEO, the Director of Development serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in strategic decision making. In partnership with the CEO, S/he is responsible for all fundraising and development activities. S/he will help forge new relationships to build LifeNet4Families’ visibility, impact, and financial resources. The Director of Development designs and implements a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support.


  • Establish and implement the infrastructure needed to support LifeNet4Families’ mission through the

    solicitation of major gifts, special events, and corporate and foundation support.

  • Develop annual development goals, objectives and plan to include donor recognition, retention, and

    increased giving strategy.

  • Expand and diversify LifeNet4Families’ donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to

    secure funding for new initiatives.

  • Support and partner with the CEO and board members on all major fundraising initiatives.

  • Actively work with the CEO and the leadership team to develop and implement a comprehensive

    development strategy to include individual donors, corporate, foundation, etc.

  • Research funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position LifeNet4Families ahead of major funding changes or trends.

  • Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to board and senior leaders.

  • Conduct activities required to prepare and submit grant proposals.

  • Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors.

  • Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program.

  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and

    foundation grants.

  • Manage donor database.

  • Responsible for written acknowledgment of awarded grants.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with industry influences and key community and strategic partners.

  • Plan and coordinate special events such as annual gala.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • High energy and passion for LifeNet4Families’ mission is essential.

  • 3 years of non-profit development experience with demonstrated success in cultivating, managing and forging new and existing relationships with multiple donor sources.

  • Bachelor's degree required,

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Ability to construct, articulate, and implement annual strategic development plan.

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, research, organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.

About LifeNet4Families

LifeNet4Families, formerly The Cooperative Feeding Program has been providing service to the hungry and homeless of Broward County since 1985. From the humble beginnings of distributing a few peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the homeless, to today's provision of more than 100,000 meals a year, our dramatic development has reflected both the growing numbers and the growing needs of the poor in our community.

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