Maine Philanthropy Center

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Safe Voices seeks Director of Development and Engagement

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Safe Voices Domestic Violence Resource Center is seeking a dynamic, creative, and engaging individual to fill the full-time role of Director of Development and Engagement. This position is based in Lewiston.

Safe Voices is an equal opportunity employer, committed to growing a diverse staff. We strongly encourage application from candidates of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, genders/gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, and those with lived experience of domestic violence or sexual exploitation or trafficking. In addition, candidates will be considered for employment without regard to race, ancestry or national origin, sex, immigration status, age, religion, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Primary duties

  • As we embark on the final phase of our capital campaign “The Blueprint,” this position will be responsible for overall campaign management and organization including pipelines, prospect tracking and maintenance of timelines
  • Educate the giving community about Safe Voices and opportunities for philanthropy
  • Identify and cultivate potential stakeholders and donors for the purpose of growing philanthropic contributions
  • Promote the understanding of domestic violence in the community
  • Work with the Executive Director to grow our major donor management/stewardship plan, engaging board members where needed
  • Create meaningful acknowledgements and stewardship plans for donors
  • Direct and support work of the Grants Administrator in in identifying, soliciting, and stewarding government and foundation funding sources
  • Work with the Executive Director and the Development Committee of the Board to develop a realistic fundraising plan that is effective at raising and increasing sustainable money
  • Chair or provide leadership support for event committees
  • Collaborate with program directors to generate compelling content for agency communications and solicitations
  • Oversee and provide support for annual fund solicitations activities
  • Supervision: Recruit, hire, counsel, discipline, and terminate department employees
  • Staffs the Development Committee, prepare agendas, minutes and other paperwork materials and communicates with committee members.

Required qualifications

  • Pass required background checks
  • Hold valid Maine driver’s license, reliable transportation and willingness to travel on occasion
  • Passion and commitment to end domestic violence
  • Demonstrated experience cultivating and stewarding donor relationships through the giving cycle
  • Ability to think outside of the box and be open minded
  • Proficient in Microsoft products, graphic design software and donor database management
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of best practices and trends in philanthropy
  • Able to establish meaningful relationships with donors and stakeholders while maintaining professional boundaries
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to, and understanding of the cultural and socioeconomic status of persons served

Preferred qualifications

  • Certified Fund Raising Executive/CFRE
  • Bachelor’s degree or 3-5 years of direct nonprofit development and fundraising experience.

Pay and benefits

  • Range: $60,000 - $82,500
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Accident, Short & Long-Term Disability insurance available at low cost for employees
  • Employer-sponsored Health Savings Account
  • 401K Retirement Savings w/ Employer Match
  • 13 Paid Holidays (to include Juneteenth & Indigenous People’s Day)
  • 20 Days of Accrued Leave in First Year
  • Flexible, family-friendly work options

How to apply

Interested applicants can submit their resume and letter of interest to Tal Zucker at

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