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Development Officer

Company: Teen Lifeline, Inc.
Date Posted: March 27, 2018

Development Officer
Teen Lifeline, Inc.

Teen Lifeline is a safe, confidential, and crucial crisis service where teens help teens make healthy decisions together. Our vision is to impact the devastating problem of suicide in Arizona so that any teen, at any time, will have knowledge of and access to Teen Lifeline, its counselors and services. For the past 32 years, Teen Lifeline has been on the front lines of suicide prevention in Arizona with our peer-to-peer crisis hotline and prevention education in our schools and communities.

We are seeking a Development Officer to join our team!  This individual would help to ensure the ongoing awareness and sustainability of Teen Lifeline by overseeing a broad scope of funding program activities related to solicitation, stewardship, recognition and expansion of Teen Lifeline’s donor community.

Working directly with the Executive Director and in conjunction with the Board of Directors, this individual would need to possess excellent oral and written communication skills, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and expertise in leading and managing community volunteers.  They should be self-motivated with the ability to set priorities, reach goals, evaluate, and report results.  Must possess good time management skills, be able to multi-task under pressure, demonstrate excellent people skills, be gregarious, flexible, upbeat and motivated all while embracing the mission of Teen Lifeline.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Directs the planning, design and implementation of all fundraising efforts including cultivation, solicitation and recognition strategies for individual and corporate giving

Develops and launches the Annual Giving and Tax Credit Campaigns as well as the Major Gifts program in conjunction with the Board and community volunteer leadership

Works with existing committees to plan and implement special fundraising events that support Teen Lifeline’s mission and vision

Creates opportunities to convert special event attendees into annual giving and/or major gift donors

Works closely with Teen Lifeline’s Executive Director, Board and community volunteer leadership to effectively and efficiently implement fundraising objectives

Maintains a current donor and prospect database to accurately track all cash and in-kind gifts, pledge and grant information

Plans and implements strategy for donor communication, relationship building, retention and upgrading

Generates and analyzes donor database reports, makes recommendations, and implements strategies to maximize giving potential

Develops compelling oral and written material for a variety of solicitation applications

Supports other areas as needed to maximize current and future fundraising objectives such as planned giving/endowment program, community/public relations efforts, media relations and public education.

Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, public administration or related field

Minimum of 5-8 years relevant work experience in fund development, community leadership development or business sales, preferably with a strong fundraising track record in the nonprofit sector including experience working with major donors

Experience in community organization and collaboration/partnership development

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and database management

Prefer experience with the For Impact Development Model and Little Green Light donor management software

Salary range is $48,000-$60,000 dependent on experience.  Generous benefits offered.

To apply for position, please send cover letter and resume to