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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Community Relations and Development Manager in Orlando, Florida


Are you a creative thinker with a passion for building strong community relations and fund development support? Do you consider yourself a self-starter with a desire to work among a team of dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need? No matter your role, our mission is the same – to change lives by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

Devereux is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. We have a unique model that connects the latest scientific and medical advancements to practical, effective interventions in the treatment of behavioral health. We were founded in 1912 by one of the first pioneers in the field, Helena Devereux. Today, we are 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.

The Devereux Florida External Affairs team is looking for an enthusiastic and creative Development professional to join our team as a Community Relations and Development Manager. As a Community Relations and Development Manager at Devereux Florida, you will support the Director of External Affairs in executing community relations and fundraising strategies to: 1) perform prospect research, donor solicitation, and stewardship efforts including events, special recognition of donations, and donor communications; 2) ensure movement on action plans identified by the External Affairs Department, Advisory Boards, Community Partners, Volunteers and internal staff.

Our ideal teammate is a great collaborator and creative-minded professional who understands how to increase community engagement and fund development for nonprofit organizations.


  • Manage the implementation of community relations and development activities to advance Devereux Florida’s strategic priorities, promote collaboration and partnership, and engage supporters, donors and volunteers.

  • Identify new, innovative sources of fundraising revenue and while managing and strengthening other types of support (volunteer, in-kind donation of products and services, etc.).

  • Maintain and strengthen relations with foundations, corporations, community partners and individual donors through engagement efforts, including program tours and visits, special events, and other strategies to engage donors and volunteers.

  • Assist with the development of print material and digital content (e-blasts, social media, website content, and additional communication strategies) to communicate Devereux Florida’s impact in the community.

  • Promote Devereux Florida’s social media presence (through Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and other sites) to ensure content is relevant, consistent and tailored to engage target populations (donors, supporters, patient/client population, partners, youth, etc.).

  • Manage event planning for Devereux Florida’s fundraising events and awareness campaigns, including coordination promotional activities, venue logistics, printing and graphics, and all other details related to the events/campaigns.

  • Support community relations efforts with staff, to ensure that priorities are in alignment with Devereux Florida’s long-term goals, strategic priorities, mission, vision and core values, while educating staff on the policies in place to support these efforts.

  • Support Devereux Florida’s Advisory Board, including meeting coordination, special projects and events, and other Advisory Board activities & engagement efforts.

  • Promote Devereux Florida’s presence in local communities and strengthen relationships to establish and maintain corporate and community partnerships.

  • Provide support drafting grant proposals and reports, and support grant programs by managing the tracking of deadlines, deliverables, and other requirements.

  • Assist with updates to content on Devereux Florida’s website.

  • Ensure accurate and timely fundraising data management with all organization requirements and external regulations.

  • Other special projects and duties as assigned.

*This is not a supervisory role and therefore the individual will not have any direct reports.

Keywords: development, referrals, public relations, marketing, charitable giving, community relatiions, communication, development, development manager, nonprofit, behavioral health.

What is Devereux doing to support and protect the health and safety of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic?

At Devereux, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our clients, staff and families. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of COVID-19 prevention. In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization, just a few of these precautions have included:

  • Establishing enhanced cleaning and disinfection across all campuses and sites

  • Implementing social distancing protocols across all programs

  • Using PPE, including masks, gloves and gowns as indicated by the CDC

  • Ensuring daily temperature and symptom screenings for all staff and clients

Throughout the pandemic, Devereux has also supported the physical and financial health of our dedicated team members - our very own Healthcare Heroes. A variety of options have been implemented over time to support our staff, including the provision of:

  • Ongoing dedication bonuses, as well as sign-on bonuses, for direct support professionals (DSP) and other staff members

  • Flexible schedules, remote working where possible, and redeployment between programs and services

  • Hazard pay for those supporting quarantined individuals and shelter away services to frontline staff, when needed, to mitigate spread to families

  • Advancing paid time off and sick time; eliminating telemedicine costs over a period of time

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will continue to adapt our response (and protocols) in real-time to meet any challenges and to ensure the safety of our staff and those we are so privileged to serve and support. #devereuxstrong



  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing/public relations, social service or related field required. Master's degree preferred.


  • Must have 3+ years experience in nonprofit development and fundraising, charitable giving training a plus.

  • Skilled in conducting needs assessment, project planning, implementation, and evaluation.

  • Strong reading, writing & public speaking skills.

  • Must be well-versed in social media platforms, Microsoft Office platforms, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and a developing knowledge of MS Teams and OneNote. Raisers Edge experience a plus.

Other Requirements:

  • Valid Florida Driver's license

  • Must have a passion for supporting individuals with unique needs and a deep understanding of the challenges experienced by the individuals and families served by our programs and services.

  • Must have communications experience, with a working knowledge of social media and proposal-writing process from design to completion.

  • Skilled in follow through on assignments, demonstrates initiative, self-motivated, and have a strong work ethic.

  • Possess strong time management skills, including deadline prioritization of multiple projects with real-time timelines for assignments.

  • Flexibility to work occasional nights & weekends.

  • Is committed to producing accurate and high-quality work.

  • Can be trusted to handle confidential and sensitive information.

  • Devereux requires all individuals interviewing for a position involving contact with children to complete The Diana Screen, a screening that assesses a candidate’s understanding of appropriate boundaries between adults and children.

  • Successfully pass pre-employment medical screenings which include: Drug Test, Influenza Vaccine

Company Overview

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.

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 1 day ago (12/3/2020 8:40 AM)

Requisition ID 2020-14265

Category Development

Position Type Full-Time