Development and Communications Manager
Since 1969, ALIVE! has been working to alleviate the suffering caused by poverty and to dramatically improve the lives of those in need in the city of Alexandria. Its mission is: through faith and love, to help people faced with emergency situations or long-term needs become capable of assuming self-reliant roles in the community. ALIVE! is an interfaith volunteer organization providing basic needs services including food, transitional housing, financial assistance, furniture, housewares, and early childhood education to people living in Alexandria Virginia.The Development Manager will be responsible for fundraising and communications activities. This role is both strategic and tactical, requiring the ability to think big while managing details and execution. The Development Manager must be a strong project manager who is able to manage multiple projects with a focus on the details. This role will work closely with the Executive Director and program directors on all projects, in addition to partnering with other staff, volunteer committee leaders, and others to coordinate organizational communications and support. H/she must be a team player, a natural communicator, and willing to roll up their sleeves to get the job done. This role reports to the Executive Director.Responsibilities and DutiesCollaborates with the Executive Director and board level leadership to create development and communications strategies.Executes and manages annual special events with the purpose of building and cultivating relationships with donors and generating revenue aligned with budgeted goals. There are two major events per year, plus several partner events.Seeks strategic opportunities for event development and collaboration working closely with internal team members, board members, stakeholders and community partners.Manages development operations and revenue tracking by managing weekly gift processing and acknowledgement letter mail merges and mailings.?Spearheads data input and ensures data integrity and accuracy in all records and reports in Raisers Edge.Manages and prepares all donor cultivation and solicitation materials by adapting messaging as needed relative to donors and volunteers.Supports and coordinates all marketing efforts for the organization as related to events, donor development and retention, and other areas as required.Oversees donor stewardship plans by implementing new and meaningful ideas to connect donors and foster relationships.Develops and maintains a communications calendar, content plan, and design and approval process that covers all social media and online and offline communications.Identifies grant opportunities and manages grants schedule with grant writers.Qualifications and Skills? Minimum of 4 years of experience in non-profit fundraising?or related experience? Solid knowledge of nonprofit fundraising, social practices and protocols and ability to interact with congregations, businesses, vendors, general public and donors? Experience working with and managing volunteers required? Excellent verbal and written communication skills? Strong relationship building skills? Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines? Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds? Strong customer/member services skills? Excellent follow-up skills? Proven ability to work collaboratively with others? Experience with online social media tools including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn desirable.? Ability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends for special events, familiarity with Alexandria Community a plus.Details at a glance? Flexible hours and some remote work options? Full Time Schedule? 4-Year Degree or equivalent experience preferredBenefitsHealth benefits, paid vacation, flexible schedulesJob Type: Full-timeSalary: $55,000.00 to $65,000.00 /yearTo apply, please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample.