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Development and Community Relations Manager

Job Title:
Development and Community Relations Manager
Position Summary:
Responsible for the general oversight and direction for the agency’s fundraising, development, marketing and public relations. These activities include fundraising, legacy/gift giving, grant writing, public relations strategies, electronic and social media strategies, and traditional print and advertising mediums.  
Essential Functions:
Creates and executes a strategic funding and marketing plan in collaboration with the Executive Director and Senior Management. 
Responsible for the development and coordination of fund development, including developing and maintaining partnerships with businesses and supporters, annual fundraising plans, special events, agency membership, legacy donations, community fundraising activity and grant writing projects.

Coordinates grant writing activities for all programs to ensure that applications are
submitted to the appropriate grantor, and are written according to the grant requirements and reported according to the grant specifications.

Works with Events and Administrative Coordinator to ensure all special events achieve/exceed revenue goal by implementing industry best practices for recruiting event committees, teams, sponsors, and individuals to grow stakeholder base. 

Aggressively seeks new corporate and foundation funding and maintain relationships with current and past donors. Monitor all donor information and provide to management team and boards. Lead special projects and experiences to engage donors. 

Designs and manages public relations of The Society brand. Responsible for marketing and communications on all platforms to maximize public awareness of the agency, promote fundraising, support advocacy efforts and educate on disability issues. [Newsprint, website, social media, Provider Guide Plus website, crisis communication site]

Builds strong, collaborative cross-functional relationships with internal and external stakeholders. 

Demonstrates leadership, teamwork, cooperation and effective working relationships with individuals, family members, guardians, coworkers, management staff, professionals, donors, agency membership, The Society Board of Directors, SHC Foundation Board of Directors and the general public. 

Adheres to the agency policies and acts as a role model in adherence to these policies.

Performs all other essential duties as assigned.
Bona-fide Occupationally Required Competencies and Credentials:
  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, or related field. Five years of experience preferred in marketing, fundraising and development with at least three (3) years of supervision and management. 
  • Must be proficient using design and publishing programs, as well as social media.
  • Must have ability to effectively and clearly communicate thoughts both orally and in writing. 
  • Must show initiative, creativity, and exercise sound judgment.
  • Must demonstrate confidence and the ability to motivate.
  • Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License, good driving record, and carry the proper liability insurance amounts required by The Society. 
Location: Main Office
Travel: Meetings and site visits within the agency; meetings, marketing events and seminars outside of the agency 
Reports to:
Executive Director
FLSA Status:
Exempt; Full-time (40 hrs./week)
Events and Administrative Coordinator and Office Assistant
Works with:
Internal and external stakeholders. 
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Physical demands: While performing duties of the job, employee is required to stand, walk, sit, drive, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Work environment:  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Based on results of the Hazard Assessment for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), PPE may be required as outlined in the Infection Prevention and Control Manual and/or the Covid-19 Safety Preparedness and Response Plan. Required PPE may include: gloves, masks, gowns, goggles, face shields and/or N95 respirators.