Development Manager


Position Description:
Core Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that the safety and well-being of the Individuals is protected at all times and that the rights of the Individuals are observed at all times
  • Contributes to the development of a robust corporate culture through role modelling and communicating KenCCID’s mission, vision and values
  • Work collaboratively with CEO, CFO and the KenCCID Board to identify, design, manage and support a comprehensive development and marketing strategy encompassing cultivation of donors, annual and major gifts, foundation and corporate giving
  • Direct the agency’s social media and community outreach efforts.
  • Assist Residential staff with intake process for new Individuals to fill residential vacancies
  • Identify and apply for community and government grants
  • Other duties as assigned

Outreach and Fundraising:

  • Plan and oversee the execution of marketing and development events that engage KenCCID stakeholders
  • Identify, develop and engage grow the organization’s pool of partners, vendors, and potential donors.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the organization’s operating and strategic plans, provide counsel and direction regarding fundraising activities and assist with organizational special projects
  • Leverage board and staff relationships to maximize development opportunities, including executing high-level solicitations
  • Work with board members and executive staff to assist with fundraising efforts
  • Identify and effectively utilize donor management software to accurately record prospect/donor activity and other relevant data in a timely fashion
  • Timely and accurate processing of gifts, acknowledgments and reporting on fundraising results
  • Keep CEO informed of legislative issues regarding development and fundraising

Social Media and Community Outreach:

  • Establish and maintain agency outreach through a social media presence (website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). Update website as needed.
  • Establish community awareness of the agency’s mission, name recognition and branding
  • Creation and production of fundraising materials, including brochures, direct mail, press releases, advertisements, newsletters, proposals, annual reports, correspondence, collateral, etc.

Intake Management:

  • Promote KenCCID with supports coordinators, families, and other stakeholders to encourage Individuals to choose KenCCID as their residential provider
  • Create and recommend positive initiatives for funding for critical programs
  • Meet with Program Specialist and Community House Manager regularly, to ensure adaptability and adjustment of new residents and to discuss any advancements or barriers in services to residents
  • Research and identify innovative methods to fill residential vacancies in the Homes
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with referral services, potential residents, families, community and funding sources in order to promote KenCCID and increase revenue
  • Expand network of industry counterparts in order to be in line for new residents Grant Management
  • Research and identify potential grant application opportunities
  • Cooperate with KenCCID staff to determine whether grant opportunities are a good match with our mission
  • Develop thorough grant applications, including budgets and deliverables
  • Serve as primary point of contact with grant providers
  • Collaborate with fiscal and HR staff to determine FTEs for employees assigned to a grant project
  • Work with assigned staff to ensure that grant deliverables are completed in a timely manner 

Specific Requirements and Preferences:
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Experience in comprehensive development experience in a non-profit organization
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and a minimum of three (3) years’ relevant work experience
  • Proven experience with marketing and communications
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in fundraising campaigns, individual donor solicitation and event planning
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to compellingly articulate the agency’s mission
  • Prior experience in grant management desired but not required

Organization Description:
Kensington Community Corporation for Individual Dignity was conceptualized by several Philadelphia Families from the Kensington area of the city, some of whom had family members who were developmentally disabled. At the time of its founding, the era of court ordered de-institutionalization for the mentally ill into boarding homes and other unsupported environments was just beginning. Recognizing a need for services, these concerned Kensington residents worked diligently to form a non-profit corporation that would provide the quality lifestyle their loved ones deserved. The charter for the Agency was signed in 1974, with its first Community Living Arrangement (CLA) opening in 1977. At the time of its opening, KenCCID welcomed three individuals from families and three from the infamous Pennhurst state institution (see video). The agency designed its support under the principles of Normalization and later enhanced their services with Person Centered Planning using Personal Outcome Measures. Since then, KenCCID has worked diligently to provide people with developmental and intellectual disabilities the skills necessary to achieve the outcomes they want in their lives. The people we support are encouraged to provide for their own self-care, become responsible citizens and live a quality life as independently as possible.

How to Apply:
Please apply via or send resumes to [email protected].

Posted September 2, 2022