Summary: The Life Center of Long Island is the largest network of crisis pregnancy centers on Long Island and has been operating for over 30 years. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization which operates four “AAA Pregnancy Options” care centers located in Hempstead, Massapequa, Deer Park and Riverhead.
Our mission is to “promote, encourage and foster public sentiment and respect for the dignity of human life from conception to natural death.” Here at the Life Center, women and men experiencing an unplanned pregnancy are given the opportunity to speak with trained counselors about the community resources and support available to them so they can make an informed decision in the hope they will choose life for their preborn child. Our goal is to offer a life-affirming alternative to an abortion minded woman. The Life Center of Long Island operates entirely on donations and all of our services are free to the community. Our Director of Development must share our life-affirming cause.
We are looking for someone who networks, makes connections, builds relationships, and pursues opportunities. You will lead our efforts to generate revenue with new partners by executing a disciplined new business development strategy.
The ideal candidate will be focused, have strong communication skills, and the ability to think strategically.
Responsibilities •You will serve as chief fundraiser for the Life Center, in partnership with the Executive Director and Board
•On our team, communication is essential! You will be a key member of the senior leadership team
•In partnership with the ED, you will ensure close coordination between development and programs in achieving organization-wide goals and implementing our strategic plan
•You will supervise all aspects of Life Center development strategy, including: annual giving, special events, outreach to new and existing individual donors, business and corporate fundraising, civic and foundation support, workplace giving
•You will go the extra mile and be responsible for all donor communications
•Create and implement annual development plan and planned giving program
•Identify and prepare grant proposals as appropriate
What you bring to the table:
•Respect for the dignity and worth of all people and all prolife causes
•3 to 5 years previous development experience, with a proven track-record in building and maintaining a donor base with expertise in fundraising from multiple funding streams
•An entrepreneurial spirit to further advance the growth of the Life Center
•Ability to use your development and fundraising expertise to make a tangible difference in the lives of Life Center clients within our communities
Job location: Massapequa, Long Island, New York
Qualifications •Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience •Three to five years prior non-profit development experience (fundraising within the education arena is a plus) •Strong communication and interpersonal skills •Knowledge and execution of successful development strategies •Demonstrated excellence in organizational research, written communications, and data management •Excellent verbal and active listening skills •Strong project management and effective time management skills •Able to work with different teams on a variety of project types •Focused and goal-oriented •Experience using Social Media as a fundraising tool (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat)