at Alabama Institute for the Deaf & Blind Foundation, Inc. (view profile)
Location Talladega, AL
Date Posted 03/12/2018
Category Communications / Public Relations
Job Type Full-time
Job Function Fundraising
Salary $42,945 - $57,287
Start Date 2018/03/19
Address 1209 Fort Lashley Avenue


Revised and Re-Advertised

R-3665      Reference#3289310

Posting Date March 12, 2018

AIDB is sensitive to the needs of individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired and/or Deaf or Hard of Hearing and for qualified applicants and employees will make reasonable accommodations.                               

POSITION:    Assistant Director of Development

                        Office of Institutional Advancement



  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations, social services or related field required.
  • Two to Three years successful professional experience in education fundraising or non-profit fundraising programs and events required.
  • Strong writing, speaking and human relations skills required
  • Strong organizational skills required
  • Ability to work independently, within a team environment and with a wide range of people and groups; self-starter
  • Ability to provide direction and motivation to others through communication, modeling appropriate behavior, optimism and high achievement.
  • Willingness and ability to travel during work day; some nights and weekends, as required
  • Proficient in the use of computer technology related to work processing, data management and research, social media and e-marketing and publishing/design. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software a plus; prospect research experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated analytical and fund raising skills with the ability to recognize opportunities, identify critical, high pay-off activities and prioritize them to attain goals. 
  • Must obtain within the first thirty (30) months of employment, a sign language proficiency level of SURVIVAL according to the AIDB evaluation system. Training is provided.
  • The successful applicant must submit to a criminal history background information check including, but not limited to FBI and ABI record repositories. Upon offer of employment, the applicant must present a non-refundable fee of $49.65 and appear for scheduled fingerprinting appointment.PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:Assist the Executive Director of the Foundation and/or Director of Development in the strategic execution and management of a comprehensive fundraising program, including but   


  • Assist in the coordinated matrix of communication and solicitation strategies involving email, direct mail, phone/mail, personal visitation and volunteer/board engagement, all focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of annual support, in collaboration with the Executive Director of the Foundation and/or Director of Development.
  • not limited to the coordination and oversight of annual giving program, direct mail, electronic fundraising, donor cultivation, visits, proposals and solicitations, private grants, events and activities. 
  • In collaboration with Executive Director of the Foundation and/or the Director of Development, set annual fundraising goals.


  • Develop and implement weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reporting system for all fundraising activities for which responsible


  • Assist in the planning for continued growth and expansion of the AIDB Foundation President’s Council annual fund program.      


  • Manage a prospect pool of potential annual fund donors with annual goals for personal visits and giving outcomes. 


  • Direct oversight of stewardship, donor recognition and prospect mining efforts including direct supervision of Database and Prospect Relations Specialist


  • Coordinate and direct special event fundraising activities.


  • Work with Institutional Advancement team in coordinating and developing other AIDB events, activities and projects as assigned


  • Coordinate and direct annual AIDB Employee Campaign


  • Coordinate fundraising activities as assigned by Office of the President and/or Vice President.


  • Coordinate and direct grants and special fundraising programs for the Marianna Greene Henry Special Equestrian Foundation.


  • Development and writing of fundraising and development materials, grants and proposals, as assigned.


  • Interface with other areas of AIDB in developing fundraising priorities and funding opportunities.


  • Participate in community relations efforts; present or coordinate programs to nurture relationships with service or civic organizations


  • Support the public relations and fundraising initiatives of the institute.


  • Participate in and perform other duties as assigned.


SALARY:     $42,945 - $57,287    Scale PI Rank 50   (BS)

                        $45,559 - $60,776    Scale PI Rank 52   (MS)

                        (260 Days)               

Direct deposit is required.

This is an exempt position, and is not subject to overtime or compensatory provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.


This position is funded by a grant award, funded by revenue generated, necessary for compliance or provides direct service delivery.

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