Full Time 40 Hours
Founded in 1968, Cape Abilities has a distinguished history of providing services and support to individuals with disabilities. Cape Abilities, Inc. seeks a Development Officer, a newly-created, full-time position that will work closely with the Director of Development and President & Chief Executive Officer to successfully implement Cape Abilities’ fundraising, donor cultivation and stewardship program. The Development Officer will be expected to cultivate and manage relationships with existing donors at various levels of giving, as well as identifying new prospects. The candidate will possess proven fundraising experience, a thorough knowledge of gift options and an ability to clearly communicate the mission of Cape Abilities. S/he will be expected to persuade prospects and persevere to the close of the gift and beyond.
Bachelor’s Degree. Five years of fundraising experience.Results-oriented with demonstrated personal successful donor cultivation and solicitation experience with a range of donors, including individuals, corporations and foundations.Outstanding interpersonal, communication and writing skills.Highly adaptive, change-positive personality capable of working effectively within a teams and independently.Knowledge and experience in fundraising best practices and regulations.Strong project management skills; ability to set priorities, and work independently.Attention to details and accuracy.Demonstrated success in managing complex projects, while consistently meeting goals.Professional and courteous presence, on phone and in person, ability to work with a wide variety of people, ease in initiating contacts with other groups. Knowledgeable about the role of technology and electronic communication in fundraising. Availability for evening and weekend work for events and donor contacts.Valid driver’s license in the state of Massachusetts.Successful completion of all Agency mandated trainings required upon hire..