The Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation’s fundraising including, the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, and special events. The Director works closely with The Executive Director and the Board of Directors in all development, fund raising, and communication endeavors.
Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.
Manage a targeted portfolio of major gift prospects.
Oversee prospect research.
Assure all gifts are acknowledged promptly and appropriately.
Maintain gift recognition programs.
Analyze and prepare regular reports on the major giving program.
Build a planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies.
Coordinate fundraising special events, including the Annual Dinner and Eisenopoly.
Create and direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives; analyze and report on all responses to solicitations.
Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.
Oversee communications, outreach, marketing, and messaging.
Oversee creation of publications to support fundraising activities.
Work closely with the Executive Director, and Board of Directors.
Staff Board Development Committee meetings and other activities
Supervise and collaborate with other foundation staff.
Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.
Perform other related duties as requested.
Must embrace the mission of the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation.
Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
Have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising.
Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers.
Have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships.
Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals.
Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.
A bachelor’s degree.
5 years minimum experience in professional nonprofit fundraising.
About Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation
About Us: The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation (HEEF) is a 20 year-old non-profit organization committed to fighting gastrointestinal cancers through advancing cutting-edge medical research. HEEF is also committed to bolstering the careers of aspiring real estate students through its education programs. HEEF was founded to honor the legacy of Harold Eisenberg, a leader in the real estate field who believed in mentorship and education and who lost his brief battle with liver and pancreatic cancer in 1999.