DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS
Interviews and meetings by appointment only.
The Fayette Cares Director of Development and Communications (DDC) is responsible for planning, organizing, and executing fundraising events and activities, as well as engaging with the community to raise awareness of programs and services. The DDC will work closely with the Executive Director, Chief Financial and Operations Officer, and Board of Directors in coordinating these activities.
The DDC works from the main Fayette Cares office and remotely to perform duties in Fayette and neighboring counties. Some on-call, weekend, and evening work will be required. This is a full time, Exempt position with vacation, sick, holiday, and retirement plan benefits.
Qualifications and Desired Skills:
Must support the mission, values, and ethics of Fayette Cares
At least two years of successful fundraising and donor relations experience, including face-to-face individual gift solicitation
Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field; another combination of education/experience will be considered
Excellent written and oral communication skills that compel individuals to action
Comfort with and willingness to speak publicly
Excellent organizational and time-management skills, ability to manage projects effectively, and a keen attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to work independently, simultaneously lead multiple projects, and manage multiple tasks, deadlines, and decisions, with a variety of staff, volunteers, and the community
Excellent interpersonal skills, including a strong sense of protocol, tact, and diplomacy, and an ability to work well with a variety of people and personalities
Knowledge of and experience with fundraising techniques and communications tools
Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members, and volunteers
Desire and drive to build relationships
Self-starter, goal driven, and able to implement plans and processes to achieve goals
Computer skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint), Google Workspace, Adobe, InDesign, Dropbox, Canva, Mailchimp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn
Ability to work outside of standard business hours
Able to track and maintain expenses within an approved budget