Director of Development

Vincent Village (Fort Wayne, Indiana), Full time

Are you passionate about fundraising and working to end family homelessness? Vincent Village has the perfect opportunity for you. For more than 30 years, this innovative agency has helped homeless families with children gain permanent housing and self-sufficiency. Now, Vincent Village is looking to the future and seeking a high-energy leader to help generate the financial resources needed to help even more families in need.

The Director of Development will serve as a key member of the Vincent Village leadership team, working with the Executive Director, Board and other staff leaders to develop and execute an effective fundraising plan. The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills with a high attention to detail; an adaptable, resourceful and flexible work style; and the ability to work both independently and as part of a highly productive team.

Key functions for this role include:

  • Developing and deploying creative multimedia strategies to elevate Vincent Village’s branding and storytelling to the community
  • Growing and diversifying the donor base through networking and relationship-building with community leaders and funders
  • Partnering with the Executive Director and Board to plan and execute effective annual fund and major gift initiatives
  • Developing, planning and managing fundraising events
  • Managing marketing efforts, including website and social media
  • Researching and writing compelling grant applications
  • Developing and nurturing community partnerships (including with churches and other nonprofits) to build a base of volunteers and financial support
  • Maintaining the donor database and producing performance and grant-outcome reports

This position requires three years of professional experience and a bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, marketing or a related field; a master’s degree is preferred. Qualified candidates will have strong organizational and time-management skills and an ability to multitask effectively. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, social media and donor management software. Applicants must also be passionate about working to improve the lives of people experiencing poverty or homelessness.

The Director of Development is a full-time, exempt position; some evening and weekend work will be required. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record and provide their own reliable vehicle for use at work. In addition to salary, this position offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, retirement plan with employer match and paid time off. Vincent Village is an equal opportunity employer and committed to recruiting a diverse candidate pool.

Please contact Don Gulbrandsen at (800) 941-7311 or Don@EmpowerNonprofit.com if you have questions or need additional information.

About Vincent Village

For more than 30 years, Vincent Village has helped families with children experiencing homelessness gain permanent housing and self-sufficiency. It offers two programs, Vincent House Shelter and Village Rental Homes, that provide housing and wraparound services for more than 200 individuals every year. By both providing safe housing and addressing the root causes that often lead to eviction, Vincent Village is making great strides in ending the cycle of homelessness that affects many Fort Wayne families. Visit http://vincentvillage.org/ to learn more.

About Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne is a medium-sized city with big-city benefits. The commercial hub of Northeast Indiana, it offers easy access to Indianapolis, Chicago, Columbus and other large metros. Fort Wayne is safe, affordable and boasts a high quality of living. Residents rave about the numerous amenities—shopping, education, museums, restaurants, arts, parks, trails and much more. Go to https://www.visitfortwayne.com/ to learn more.

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