Director of Development

Darien, Connecticut
Apr 13, 2018
Jun 12, 2018
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time

About Person-to-Person

Established in 1968, Person-to-Person (“P2P” – P2P is a community-supported agency which provides emergency assistance for basic needs, and support for individuals and families as they move towards stability.  The vision that guides P2P’s work is “Communities of financially stable, hunger-free homes, with educational opportunities for all.” With a financial budget of over $3MM, an additional $10MM in annual “in-kind” donations, and over 75,000 volunteer hours donated annually, P2P is a well-managed and innovative agency. More than 90% of all donations go directly to programs, which include two food pantries, a clothing center, financial assistance and counseling for a client’s situational crisis, summer camperships for children, and college scholarship aid to low income students to change the trajectory of the next generation. In 2012, the success of P2P’s service model led to the addition of a site in South Norwalk and P2P On Wheels, a mobile unit in Stamford.

Position Summary

Person-to-Person seeks a seasoned, dynamic, engaged, innovative, warm and analytic Director of Development to lead fundraising initiatives and activities of the agency. Guided by a strong and sincere commitment to P2P’s mission, the Director will strategically develop and implement a detailed fundraising plan to support the agency’s evolution and growth.

Working closely with the Development Office staff and the executive director, the Director will manage a sizeable portfolio of foundation grants and fundraising events. The Director will possess the excellent interpersonal and communication skills needed to generate excitement regarding P2P’s program outcomes, and to diplomatically build and nurture donor relationships. S/he will work collegially and flexibly with agency staff and volunteers, embracing and leading change while promoting an agency culture of dignity, respect and lifelong learning. As a member of the management team, the Director will be a key participant in strategic planning and budgeting initiatives as well as day-to-day problem solving.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • A commitment to the mission and activities of P2P;
  • At least 4 years of nonprofit fundraising/development experience, with demonstrated success in major gift, capital campaign and grant writing;
  • A strategic approach to management that balances control of details with the big picture;
  • Innovative thinking and an eagerness to take on ambitious goals;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including communication and diplomacy;
  • Comfort with public speaking, and the ability to deliver a message concisely and effectively;
  • Excellent written communication, research, and organizational skills;
  • Strong leadership qualities, with the ability to inspire a team toward a common goal;
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent timelines and projects;
  • Experience with budget management and preparation of financial reports;
  • Warmth and a sense of humor
  • Computer proficiency; experience with fundraising databases;
  • Bachelor’s Degree; advanced degree preferred

Person-to-Person offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a supportive workplace culture. Please submit your resume, along with a thoughtful cover letter to Attn: Ceci Maher, Executive Director. Kindly note that resumes without a cover letter will not be reviewed. No telephone calls, please.

Person-to-Person is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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