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We are seeking a full-time Director of Development and External Affairs, based out of the Santa Barbara area. This is an ideal position for a driven individual with superior communication skills to work alongside our Executive Director in planning, organizing, and implementing continuous effective fundraising programs for Devereux California.
What Will This Opportunity Offer You?
In this highly impactful leadership role, you will have the opportunity to use your expertise to make an immediate and tangible impact on the lives of others. The expectations of this role involve:
Designing and implementing a comprehensive, strategic plan for development by cultivating individual and philanthropic support through annual giving, major and planned giving, special events, and corporate and foundation support.
Retaining and stewarding current donors, analyzing donor data, identifying new prospects, and cultivating volunteers for personal philanthropy as well as solicitation efforts.
Supporting and expanding our current advisory board by inspiring other compassionate community members to join and make a difference in the lives of our individuals.
Conducting professional external communication with client families, community members, and potential stakeholders in order to strengthen current relationships and build new partnerships.
-Promoting client quality of life and continuing positive relationships with client families by planning Devereux events and fundraisers.
This role will allow the selected individual to work for a stable national non-profit that offers a strong support system and that is driven to continually grow and serve our most vulnerable populations. Devereux offers relocation assistance and is also proud to provide a comprehensive benefits package;benefits.devereux.org.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health California is a thriving treatment facility offering residential and adult vocational or day activity programs to individuals ages 18-85 with multiple diagnoses such as, autistic spectrum disorders, emotional and/or behavioral disorders, mental disorders, dementia and other cognitive disorders, mental retardation, developmental disabilities, and medical conditions. In Santa Barbara, campus-based, residential living provides the optimal setting for some residents, while others enjoy fully or semi-independent group homes and apartments in nearby neighborhoods. Elderly or retired persons can remain active with hobbies, projects or field trips in our "Life Enrichment Program." Learn more about our programs atwww.devereuxca.org.
Keywords: public relations, external affairs, marketing, communications, fundraising, event planning, donor management, development, director of development
Our Ideal Candidate :
Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field.
Minimum of two years of professional development or related experience.
Outstanding interpersonal skills and persuasive communication competence.
Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside Devereux.
Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks.
Proficient computer skills and mastery of Microsoft Office applications; Raisers Edge experience a plus.
Must have consistent writing and editing skills.
About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.
Our Mission: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.
We employ more than 7,500 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.
Our Culture, Our Expectations
At Devereux, we strive to incorporate Servant Leadership into our culture and every aspect of our organizational framework. This is integrated into the delivery of quality programming for the individuals we serve, their families, and other stakeholders, as well as the development and empowerment of our employees. We offer challenging and exciting work, and our supportive team environment creates an empowering and positive atmosphere. To be successful in our work environment, you will put the needs of others first, and will feel called to serve, and called to lead. As a member of our team, you will support our commitment to cultural diversity and equity across all programs and services, and within all policies and employee practices.
We also believe diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is fundamental to providing the highest quality of services. We will continuously engage in anti-racist work across our organization and strive to dismantle systemic and structural racism, starting with ourselves. We are deeply committed to racial justice and equity as an employer and as a healthcare provider. We denounce racism in all forms.
Competitive Salary and Benefits
In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Eligible employees are eligible to start benefits after 30 days of employment. In addition, we offer;
Medical (including telemedicine via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, and mental health services.
Student loan debt assistance, tuition reimbursement and continuing education assistance.
Generous time-off, 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.
Employee assistance / work-life balance program.
Visitbenefits.devereux.orgto see why we are a great place to work!
Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE
Posted Date 2 days ago (6/11/2021 4:50 PM)
Requisition ID 2021-18378
Position Type Full-Time