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Job Summary

New Jersey Community Development Corporation
Paterson, NJ 07501
Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Executive (SVP, VP, Department Head, etc)

Vice President of Development

About the Job

Vice President of Development

New Jersey Community Development Corporation, Paterson, NJ


New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) is a multi-faceted community development and social service agency providing opportunities to transform lives (see www.njcdc.org for more information). The Vice President of Development is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization’s fund-raising and marketing activities and for serving as the organization’s key external affairs representative to diverse audiences.  Proven skills in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding corporate and individual donors and foundations are essential, as are marketing skills and techniques to enhance the organization’s profile.

Specific responsibilities include:


  • Develop and implement annual fund-raising plan resulting in increased financial support for NJCDC’s programs and services;


  • Help select firm to assist in the development of a capital campaign and maintain relationship with this firm;


  • Maintain and build upon the organization’s existing base of donors through expansion of current appeals and individual outreach;


  • Represent NJCDC with a variety of external audiences, including corporate/individual donors, government agencies, elected and non-elected officials and foundations;


  • Research and implement planned giving initiatives;


  • Initiate a capital campaign;


  • Aggressively research potential grant sources and write grant proposals;


  • Manage existing events and develop new special events;


  • Implement and oversee agency-wide database system with specific emphasis on tracking donations;


  • Assist in the development of quarterly newsletters as well as occasional broadcast e-mails to update supporters on the organization’s work;


  • Develop and implement a volunteer resource outreach program


  • Implement other marketing approaches to publicize the work of the organization and elevate its profile to potential donors and the public at large.



Specific qualifications include:


A minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible development experience involving various constituencies; demonstrated success in developing a strong major gifts program and in personally securing five figure and higher major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations; demonstrated competency in the area of marketing and publicity generation; experience with education/social service organizations preferred; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; knowledge of local and New Jersey philanthropy is highly desirable; Bachelor’s degree is required; Advanced degree preferred;  Ability to work in diverse environment as a member of a strong team.


Computer skills are essential, experience with Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and Powerpoint preferred. Web-based search engines and fundraising/database software knowledge/aptitude required. Desktop publishing and web development knowledge is a plus.  Some local travel and the ability to work beyond traditional business hours are required.




NJCDC will offer a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with a candidate’s background, skills, and promise.


If Interested In Applying For This Position


E-mail your resume with a thoughtful cover letter telling us about yourself, your skills, and experience.  E-mail to Human Resources at development@njcdc.org.  Please put “VP of Development “in the subject line of email.







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