Job Description We are seeking a full time Director of Development; with the appropriate experience and performance record, part time approaches will be considered. This position is responsible for managing the Bittersweet, Inc. /Bittersweet Autism Foundation, Inc. fundraising programs including the planning, developing, and oversight of the development office. This position is part of the management team, reporting directly to the Executive Director.
Responsibilities: • Create annual development goals • Initiate, cultivate, and nurture donors and prospects • Build and expand individual donors • Create new opportunities for donors to support Bittersweet, Inc. • Organize the annual fund campaign • Increase the corporate donor program • Have the ability to solicit major gifts • Have strong writing skills and be able to prepare grant packages • Work with Bittersweet Autism Foundation board members • Oversee marketing, including social media, public relations and volunteer program
Qualifications: Interested applicants will need excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, initiative, flexibility, public speaking and supervisory skills to succeed. Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree a plus.
About Bittersweet, Inc. Help us redefine what is possible with Autism. Bittersweet, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides residential, vocational, and recreational services to individuals with autism in a farmstead setting. For the past 34 years, we have found that a farm setting offers rich, varied, and abundant opportunities for self-paced, distraction-free activities that are perceived as immediately meaningful by our participants.
We are seeking full-time and part-time employees to help enrich lives and make a difference. Our employees positively impact the lives of individuals with disabilities through teaching, mentoring, and partnering in meaningful activities and positive social interactions.