Director of Development

River House - Greenwich, CT (30+ days ago)

Established in 1977, River House Adult Day Center is one of the largest adult day care centers in Connecticut.Its mission is to support and enrich the quality of life for seniors living with age-related needs and impairments in a safe and nurturing environment. Current services include:

  • Customized daytime programs and services that stimulate intellectual, physical and emotional well-being.
  • Professional monitoring of health and personal care needs.
  • Counsel and peace of mind for caregivers and families.

The Director of Development is responsible for all fundraising, marketing and special events activities.The successful candidate will help cultivate new relationships to build River House’s community visibility and financial resources. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decision affecting River House. S/he supervises the Marketing and Development Associate. In addition, the Director of Development will work closely with the Board of Directors.


Fundraising & Development

  • Plan and oversee the design of communications for annual and major donors
  • Partner with the Executive Director and board members to cultivate and solicit major gifts
  • Identify new development prospects including foundations
  • Write grant proposals for foundation, corporate and government grants
  • Work with Marketing and Development Associate to design fundraising materials
  • Work with the Special Events Committee to plan and implement the annual event(s), with specific responsibility for coordinating the budget, underwriting and oversight of all PR documents
  • Oversee Raiser’s Edge entry and acknowledgment of all donations

Communications & Marketing

  • Develop and implement annual marketing plan including strategies, priorities, timetables and staff/volunteer roles
  • Supervise the design and production of all marketing materials
  • Supervise and collaborate with the Marketing and Development Associate to plan and develop outreach materials
  • Oversee all media (e.g. web site, social media, print materials and other public service announcements)
  • Work with Program Staff to ensure the production of monthly newsletter
  • Work with Marketing and Development Associate to oversee marketing of support groups, educational programs and community events


  • Attend board and appropriate committee meetings
  • Maintain and support River House’s mission, brand and vision
  • Maintain a safe, orderly and secure environment at all times
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • Actively support the philosophy, goals and objectives of River House
  • Demonstrate respect for and commitment to the needs of the clients and their caregivers and to the concept of adult day care
  • Demonstrate ability to work productively as part of the River House team
  • Respect confidentiality of clients, caregivers and the River House program


  • Minimum of 5 years of fundraising experience
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Raiser’s Edge experience a plus
  • Passion for River House’s mission

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $95,000.00 to $110,000.00 /year


  • fundraising: 5 years


  • Bachelor's