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  • Development Director

    Posted: 09/04/2019

    Seacoast Mental Health Center, Inc. is seeking an experienced, creative and energetic person to fill the Development Director position at our comprehensive community mental health center.  The successful candidate will report to the Vice President of Community Relations.   Primary responsibilities include Donor Cultivation and Stewardship, Grant and Foundation Support as well as assist in preparation of the development and communications annual budget. 

    Execute all aspects of the center’s development activities including but not limited to:

    • Donor Cultivation and Stewardship.  Build an annual development plan in conjunction with the Vice President Community Relations, CEO, and Board Development Committee.  Identify and cultivate prospective donors, oversee the donor database and annual giving campaign.  Develop effective cultivation strategies, providing appropriate donor recognition and stewardship.  Plan and implement fundraising events including corporate sponsorships, individual and planned-giving.
    • Grant and Foundation Support. Research and identify grant and external funding opportunities.  Cultivate and steward communication and relationships with current funders.  Identify and link eligible programs and services to funding.  Research current program funding opportunities.  Execute and manage grant-writing in conjunction with the Vice President, Community Relations
    • Development Budget .Assist in the preparation of the development and communications annual budget in conjunction with the Vice President, Community Relations.
    • Communications and Events.  Assist the Vice President, Community Relations, as needed, with events, communications plan tactics, and other awareness generating activities.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Must have at least five years of direct fund-raising experience in annual giving or membership development and/or communications. Strong interpersonal and communications skills, and proficiency in software and data systems used in fundraising programs. Required is the ability to prioritize and manage multiple. Must be able to work under the supervision of the Vice President, Community Relations.
    Individuals must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the primary functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities and to possess the necessary physical requirements with or without the aid of mechanical devices, to safely perform the primary functions of the job.