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Genuinely cares about people, is concerned about their work and non-work problems, is available and ready to help, is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate, demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pains of others.


Is cool under pressure, does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough, is considered mature, can be counted on to hold things together during tough times, can handle stress, is not knocked off balance by the unexpected, doesn't show frustration when resisted or blocked, is a settling influence in a crisis.


Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas, easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions, tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.

Customer Focus

Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers, gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services, acts with customers in mind, establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Drive for Results

Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully, is constantly and consistently one of the top performers, very results oriented, steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

Integrity and Trust

Is widely trusted, is seen as a direct, truthful individual, can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner, keeps confidences, admits mistakes, doesn't misrepresent herself/himself for personal gain.


Practices attentive and active listening, has the patience to hear people out, can accurately restate the opinions of others even when she/he disagrees.

 hands in heart

Job Details

Requisition Number 17-0107
Post Date 3/6/2018
Title Development Director-Cntr
Type Full Time
City Jacksonville
State FL



Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Development Officer provides coordination and support to properly execute local development and fundraising programs to maximize community networking, volunteer involvement, and promote the mission of PACE. Responsibilities include but are not limited to supporting major and planned giving solicitations, donor cultivation, community and social events, and grants development. The Development Officer also supports local board members and Believing in Girls Society members in their fundraising efforts.




Administrative Support

·         Assists the Executive Director in disseminating information as it relates to the mission, philosophy, values, and principles of PACE. This includes composing correspondence to legislators and other persons as directed by the Executive Director.

·         Assists in the preparation of newsletters and calendars for internal staff and external publication.

·         Assists the Executive Director in planning annual meetings, board meetings, Believing in Girl Society meetings, strategic planning sessions, luncheons, and point of entry tours. This includes preparing agendas.

·         Compiles and prepares special reports and documents as directed by Executive Director.

·         Proofreads reports and written documents for accuracy.


Development Responsibilities

·         Assists in creating an annual development plan, including revenue and expense targets, specific donor cultivation opportunities, and timelines to meet the objectives of the plan.

·         Develops gift proposals for local individuals, corporations, and foundations.

·         Attends community networking events and builds partnerships on behalf of PACE with local foundations, corporations, and private donors.

·         Provides staff support to the Believing in Girls Society, supporting Society Chairs in their recruitment and cultivation activities by providing requested materials, information, and assistance.

·         Manages local event logistics and execution, including collaborating with the Believing in Girls Society Chairs to plan and execute the Society Recruitment Event and Recognition Luncheon; supports third-party fundraising efforts.

·         Ensures appropriate event follow-up, supporting board members, Believing in Girls Society members, and the Executive Director as needed.

·         Assists in prospect identification and preparation for the Executive Director’s prospect meetings.

·         Maintains appropriate donor communications with local constituents (i.e., newsletter, website updates, email blasts, etc.).

·         Executes proper donor recognition at the local level and manages personal acknowledgment process for the Executive Director.

·         Maintains the local donor information system and makes updates as appropriate and as directed by the Development Associate.

·         Fulfills role as part of the account management system, as needed.

·         Ensures the Center website is accurate.

·         Coordinates the E-Tapestry functionality with the State Office.


Board Support

·         Provides administrative and fundraising support to the Board of Directors and standing committees of the Board, including technical advice, timely information, and guidance concerning trends, new developments in the charitable/non-profit sector, and specific donor strategies.

·         Coordinates volunteer training schedules; trains volunteers on duties within program.

·         Supports Executive Direction in board engagement and recruitment.

·         Attends board and/or committee meetings (may record minutes as required).




Bachelor’s Degree from four-year college or university required, with a major in public relations, finance, business, public administration, or related field, or equivalent experience. Master’s Degree in related field preferred. University, education, or similar non-profit background preferred.


·         A minimum of two years of experience coordinating fundraising and development events.

·         A demonstrated track record of success.

·         Ability to display sensitivity and respond appropriately to clients and their families.

·         Knowledge of planned giving, special events, major gifts and direct mail.

·         Knowledge in public relations strategies, including the development of literature, media, press releases, and other communication tools.

·         Experience in effectively utilizing personal computers, general software systems including MS Word, Excel, and desktop publishing software is a plus.

·         Current Florida driver’s license required.


Other Qualifications:

·         Must be able to travel by automobile, plane, train, etc.; occasional overnight travel may be required.

·         Must work evenings and weekends as required to fulfill workload requirements.

·         Current Florida driver’s license required.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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