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Development And Communications Specialist at Homeward Bound of WNC

Development And Communications Specialist

Homeward Bound of WNC Asheville, NC (Onsite) Full-Time
As part of the Resource Development, the Development and Communications Specialist is a full-time hourly non-exempt position with benefits. Compensation for this position is $21.63/hour which equals $45,000 annually. In collaboration with the Senior Resource Development Director and Major Gifts Officer, the Development and Communications Specialist will create and execute the strategy to increase Homeward Bound’s donor base including soliciting and cultivating business sponsors. The Development and Communications Specialist will manage all internal and external communications and collateral ensuring Homeward Bound’s message is consistent, appropriate, and engaging. The Development and Communications Specialist will be responsible for creating informative and creative social media, marketing, and advertising content, as well as updating and, and maintaining Homeward Bound’s website. The ideal candidate will be well adept at fundraising and communicating through the written and spoken word, social media, film, and web content.  Employees at Homeward Bound enjoy a strong benefits package such as the following: • Paid holidays • 401K with Employer Match • No-cost health plans with buy-up options • No-cost dental plan with a buy-up option • Life insurance • Additional supplemental insurance offerings • Training opportunities • Sick leave • And separate PTO that accrues at 13.34 hours per month in just the first year of employment! Responsibilities: DONOR RELATIONS • Collaborate with the Resource Development team to ensure that donors, volunteers, and community stakeholders are nurtured and appreciated • Assist Senior Resource Development Director and Major Gifts Officer in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors. This includes recognition and fundraising events and activities • Educate, table at events, and speak in public on behalf of the agency • Organize collateral and materials needed for RD team appointments and events • Assist Major Gifts Officer with agency tours and follow up with attendees COMMUNICATION ACTIVITIES • Take the lead in coordinating bi-monthly e-newsletters • Generate content and layout for the e-newsletter, annual report, and printed newsletter • Update the website regularly and add new content • Either take photographs or coordinate a photographer for all events and occasions • Draft and design direct mail pieces and coordinate with print shops • Design promotional materials and flyers as needed • Develop a social media strategy including crowdfunding campaigns • Produce, film, edit and distribute video and podcast content • Design of annual report BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT • Take the lead in soliciting businesses for annual sponsorships with sponsors before and after events to ensure fulfillment of sponsorship benefits • Coordinate with Business Engagement Specialists on the promotion (social media, e-newsletter, etc.) of community Initiated events and REACH events • Coordinate with Grants Manager on thanking grantors on social media Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree required, a certificate in nonprofit management a plus • Three years of successful experience in fundraising and development work required • Graphic design experience required • Marketing experience preferred • Excellent writing and communication skills • Videography and video editing skills a plus • Extensive experience with crafting social media posts, maintaining and updating the agency website, and crafting newsletters and e-newsletters. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and Adobe • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail • Ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects • Ability to work both independently and in a team About Company: We are the leading nonprofit organization in Buncombe County focused on ending homelessness using the best practice Housing First model. We work collaboratively with community partners and have a proven record of stabilizing individuals and families. Since 2006, we have moved more than 2,236 men, women, and children off the streets, out of cars, camps, and shelters, and into permanent housing – 89% have not returned to homelessness. Our values: We believe in the absolute value and worth of every single human beingWe believe that housing is a basic human right, integral to self-worth and dignityThat homelessness is a solvable problem Mission: Prevent and end homelessness in our community through permanent housing and support. We base our human resource decisions on objective criteria without regard to any characteristic or condition protected by law. For more information, visit [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Development And Communications Specialist

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