Development Officer

Teen Health Connection
Teen Health Connection
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Organization Overview
Established in 1992, Teen Health Connection is a non-profit healthcare practice that provides comprehensive medical and mental healthcare and prevention and health education services for adolescents ages 11 to 22. In addition to providing comprehensive medical care, Teen Health Connection works to promote healthy lifestyle and behavioral choices through community-based prevention and health education programs. Program initiatives include: pregnancy prevention; girls mentoring (GEMS, Girls Educated and Motivated for Success); substance abuse prevention (Teen Advisory Board/Youth Drug Free Coalition/The Big Picture); and the Youth to Youth Southern States Leadership Conference. Parenting the Love and Logic Way© classes are offered free of charge to help parents raise responsible teens.

To improve the health of adolescents by providing physical and mental healthcare, education, advocacy and research through connections with teens, parents and the community.

To empower every adolescent to be healthy, safe and successful.

Job Summary: 

The Development Officer (DO) assists and supports the Senior Development Officer (SDO) with all fund development activities of Teen Health Connection, including fundraising appeals, events, grant research and writing/reporting, marketing and communications as it relates to the work of fund development, and cultivation and stewardship of individual, foundation and corporate donors and funders.

Specific Responsibilities:

1. Fundraising Appeals. The DO works with the SDO and Associate Development Officer (ADO) to plan and execute electronic and direct mail appeals. Responsibilities may include: project workplan development; graphic design; content writing; development of Constant Contact/social media communications; generating mailing lists; coordination with printers and mail houses; post-appeal gift processing and reporting; and follow-up with donors.

2. Events. The DO works with the SDO and ADO to plan and execute Teen Health Connection’s annual fundraising event, STAND UP and GET DOWN for Teens, with specific focus on the silent auction. The DO also assists with planning several other smaller third-party fundraising events throughout the year.  Responsibilities may include: project workplan development; content writing; event promotion; development of Constant Contact/social media communications; serving as point of contact for events, taking lead as event planner; solicitation of in-kind and corporate donations; and more.

3. Grants. The DO assists the SDO in researching applicable funding opportunities and participates in writing grant applications/proposals and completing required reports as assigned. Experience with grant writing is preferred for this position.

4. Donor Relations. The DO is responsible for managing donor relationships as assigned, typically at donation levels under $1,000. The DO maintains access to sensitive donor information and is expected to uphold confidentiality at all times.

5. Marketing and Communications. The DO works closely with the SDO on marketing and communications materials/social media messaging as they relate to fund development efforts. The DO works with the SDO to ensure that there is consistent branding and messaging across a variety of communications vehicles to enhance the donor experience. The DO writes social media messages and Constant Contact content for fund development initiatives and works with graphic designers to develop collateral materials as assigned.

6. Donor Management. The DO is responsible for working in Teen Health Connection’s donor management system – Donor Perfect. The DO assists with data entry, acknowledgement processes, acknowledgement letter writing, and more.

7. Other Duties as Assigned. The DO participates in other fund development activities and initiatives as assigned and as opportunities arise. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and under pressure of frequent fundraising and special event deadlines is a plus.

Education, Training and Experience: 

Bachelor’s degree required with 3-5 years of development experience preferred. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and effective interpersonal skills preferred. Strong working knowledge of and ability to effectively utilize donor management tools, social media, Microsoft Office and other computer applications preferred. Experience in healthcare and/or involvement with adolescent services preferred.

Physical Requirements:

The DO must be able to lift and support the weight of boxes up to 30 pounds and have the ability to handle equipment and supplies related to community-based events and activities. The DO must have the ability to drive to locations related to fundraising events.

Effective Date:

Position available immediately. The hiring process will include background and reference check. 

Questions, please contact:

Terry Albanese
Senior Development Officer

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