Director of Development - General Funds and Public
The South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO) - one of the nation's oldest, largest and most successful inner city community development agencies- is seeking an individual to coordinate fundraising, special events and public relations activities in its Development Department.
The Development Director of General Funds and Public Relations will report to the Executive Vice President. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
Public/Government Constituency Relations:
•Developing and maintaining contacts with local, citywide, State and national government agencies including the Borough President, the Council members, City, State and federal agency officials and representatives. •Identifying speakers for South Bronx Leadership Forum; scheduling and organizing the forum breakfasts. •Organizing and scheduling tours of SoBRO’s projects for foundations, donors and potential contributors. Unrestricted Fundraising: •Designing the strategy and overseeing the implementation of fund solicitation from foundations, corporations, and individual and business donors. •Grant writing for corporate and foundation solicitations. •Board development and oversight of direct mail campaign. Special Events: •Planning, organizing, and organizing the Annual Gala, Annual Golf Outing, and other events as necessary.
•Minimum of five years fundraising or related experience.
•Successful track record in foundation and corporate giving.
•Knowledge of the operations and organization of a not-for-profit organization.
•Bachelor degree required, graduate degree preferred.
•Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, be extremely organized and detail oriented.
•Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Office Suite and other commonly used office software.
Location: Office is accessible - just one quarter block from the #2 and #5 subway trains in the heart of the South Bronx’s commercial district. Salary: $65,000-$75,000
How to Apply: Interested parties should send their resume to Van-Nessa Brown, South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SOBRO) 555 Bergen Avenue, Bronx, N.Y. 10455, firstname.lastname@example.org, Fax # (718) 292-3115. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!! SoBRO provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or citizenship status. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities TTY/TDD: 1-800 662-1220 Voice Relay: 1-800-421-1220
Mission of Organization Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in the South Bronx by strengthening businesses and creating innovative economic, housing, educational and career development programs for youth and adults. SoBRO’s programs include spurring economic development, building affordable housing, adult education, workforce development, helping at-risk youth to succeed, and producing other positive outcomes for South Bronx residents and employers. Please visit www.sobro.org to learn more.