PO Box 72756
Providence RI 02907
Tel: 401-351-5000
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Development Director

Employer: Family Service of Rhode Island
134 Thurbers Avenue
Providence, RI 02904
Contact: Jillian Sam
Phone: 4013311350

Email: samji@familyserviceri.org

Job Description

FSRI is always looking for candidates that want to make a positive impact on the community we serve in!

About Us:

Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI) is a comprehensive non-profit social service organization that manages, through thoughtful coordination and a shared vision, programs across Rhode Island, providing essential resources for underserved individuals, families and communities. We are proud to state that our employees are chosen for their skills and unique abilities relating to client care. Consider being a part of the BEST and BRIGHTEST team.

Organizational Overview: Dynamic and innovative, Family Service of RI (FSRI) is a statewide organization with a 130 year track record of success in improving the health and well-being of children and families all across our state. We are passionate about our mission to advance equity, opportunity and hope across ALL communities we succeed by lifting others. FSRIs diverse and inclusive teams working across Health, Healing, Home and Hope pillars, are experts in their fields every day designing and delivering cutting edge strategies to save and improve lives. We provide services statewide, and currently operate in 3 locations in Providence; and in 4 locations in East Providence, Smithfield and North Smithfield.

Position Summary: We are seeking a fundraising professional who is confident, self-assured, and proud of their individuality to be our Director of Development. This Director will oversee individual giving across fundraising channels, including major gifts, planned giving, annual appeals, events, volunteer management, and peer-to-peer fundraising.

Building upon a strong base of donors, the Director will lead, design, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive strategy to grow and cultivate major gifts support, expand the annual giving and planned giving programs, and oversee the organizations special events and grassroots fundraising programs. The Director will work in close collaboration with the Vice President for Advancement, the CEO, the Communications and Marketing Manager, the Board of Directors, and other team members.

We value our team members. We value their opinions, champion their innovations, support their initiative and partner with them to achieve success. FSRI is a team that feels like a family that supports one anothers achievement. As an organization, we offer generous benefits including paid time off, a retirement plan, health insurance, dental and vision insurance, opportunities for remote work, and more. Everyone is welcome here what makes us each unique is what makes us strong and effective for the RI families we serve.


Your approach is a positive, proactive, and solution-oriented strategist.
You show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.
You are entrepreneurial and self-aware.
You possess the skills to work with and motivate other team members, board members, advisory members and volunteers.
You find social events energizing and refreshing and enjoy building external relationships.
You are a self-starter and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
You are highly organized and exhibit follow through on tasks and goals
You relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences.
You write professionally, creatively, and in a variety of styles to appeal to any audience
You are a great team player with a sense of humor, committed to developing and working within a collaborative environment and to ensuring the highest customer service orientation.
You genuinely enjoy people and instinctively show kindness and compassion to others.
You have outstanding project management skills and can plan weeks, months, and years ahead
Responsibilities: You will work with the Vice President of Advancement, the FSRI Board of Directors to set annual fundraising goals; and you will plan, develop, implement, and lead fundraising activities to ensure adequate funding for operational, program, and special projects.


Lead teams to institutionalize a culture of philanthropy within FSRI and its affiliates.
Support board committees, task forces, and advisory councils that have fundraising as part of their focus, and manage the annual board giving campaign.
Strategize with the Advancement team to design, implement, and manage all individual and family
fundraising targets and activities, including strategic allocation of resources among appeals for

major gifts, planned giving, monthly giving, direct mail, corporate match and sponsorships.

Donor Cultivation:

Develop an individual donor pipeline and manage the organizations portfolio of prospective donor relationships, both personally, and through the CEO, Board of Directors, and teams at all levels.
Research and identify donor prospects and devise in-depth strategies to cultivate prospective donors, existing donors, foundations, and major donors.
Oversees direct response fundraising including direct mail, email marketing, donor acquisition, sustainer acquisition, and major donor communication.
Develop and launch a planned giving program which supports donors to participate.
Data Management

Enhance and create processes and systems in collaboration with the Advancement Vice President to support the development work plans; management of databases; and all record, file, and gift processing.
Ensure the maintenance of appropriate systems and databases for donor management, research and cultivation, gift processing, and donor recognition.
Develop and present reports and guidance to advance the success of stewardship and fundraising efforts to funders, CEO, Board of Directors, and Team members.

Success Metrics:

Establish annual performance measures and monitors results.
Maintain accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources;
ensure legal standards and development best practices are met.

Prepare and present reports to the VP of Advancement, CEO, and Board of Directors on progress toward established goals and objectives and provides comprehensive recommendations for strategies and successes.

Organizational Culture:

Fosters a culture of philanthropy across all programs and in keeping with organizational values, mission, vision, and plans.
Demonstrate initiative.
Coordinate enthusiastically and cooperatively with all teams to ensure that the goals of each department are met.
Adhere to all Code of Conduct standards and foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all staff, volunteers, patrons, and supporters.
Other duties as requested.


Evidence of commitment to the work of the non-profit sector;
A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards in a diverse workplace;
Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people;
5 to 10+ years of development experience, with a focus on major gifts, corporate sponsorship; solicitation, event planning, and/or individual donor solicitation;
Action-oriented, adaptable, and innovative in thinking and solutions approach.
An established track record of increasing philanthropic revenue.
Progressive experience in successful development programs and knowledge of "best practices" in development
Ability to set and achieve strategic objectives;
Excellent computer and research skills, with proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc
Superior written and verbal communication skills;
Access to reliable transportation and a valid drivers license
A criminal record check is required
Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Experience

We offer our employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental and work life benefits. Only together can we continue to grow and make a difference in our communities. Join our team today!

Family Service of Rhode Island provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


Salary Levels

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Positions Available

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Application Period

Friday, July 01, 2022 through Friday, October 07, 2022

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