The Associate Director is a key member of the Benedictine Foundation team. The Associate Director manages and supervises the daily activities of the Foundation staff, and works with the Director in fundraising, development, strategic planning, and office management functions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage and evaluate the performance of the Foundation staff.
Develop and execute fundraising, marketing and public relations initiatives that secure needed financial resources for Benedictine Programs and Services, with special emphasis on annual giving, appeals, special events, and staff and volunteer management.
Assist the Director with development and implementation of strategic goals for the Foundation.
Encourage and oversee professional development of the Foundation staff, including individual skills, team dynamics, and technological expertise in the field of development, such as proper utilization of database software.
Provide and model effective project management skills that lead to excellence in productivity and achievement of desired outcomes.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with staff, parents, board members, donors, volunteers, vendors and contractors.
Bachelor’s degree in related field required.
Minimum 5 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector in development, with demonstrated success in securing charitable gifts from individuals and organizations at varying levels.
Prior experience effectively managing staff and volunteers required.
Must be a strong communicator, able to develop powerful and inspiring messaging that moves donors to action. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Effective presentation skills.
Excellent planning and organizational capabilities.
Strength in decision-making and problem-solving; able to resolve conflicts, build consensus, and negotiate solutions.
Strong interpersonal skills, able to work collaboratively.
Prior experience developing and managing a department budget.
Computer and technology savvy.
Must be a minimum of 21 years old.
Must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in US upon offer.
Must be a strong advocate of the Benedictine mission to help children and adults with development disabilities achieve their greatest potential, and be motivated to contribute to the mission with pride and integrity.
Benedictine is a private, not-for-profit multi-service organization dedicated to providing programs and services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. In addition to our school programs and curriculum, we provide adult services in the local communities to include vocational programs, supported employment initiatives, and residential services both on campus and in group home set...tings. The Benedictine School and associated programs and services are located in the mid-shore area of Maryland between Easton, MD and Dover, DL in a town called Ridgely.
To learn more about the history and the inspiring mission of The Benedictine School and Adult Programs and Services, visit www.benschool.org.