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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Development Director
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Care Alliance Health Center | Cleveland, OH
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Job Description

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the President and Chief Executive Officer, responsibilities include leading grants and donor management, fundraising, policy/advocacy, communications, marketing, special events, volunteers, and program development and implementation. Understand the needs of the nonprofit and the population it serves. That includes working closely with the management team to determine how much money is needed and for what purpose. Responsible for hiring employees who can write grants, organize events and manage client and donor communications. Institute unique and effective fundraising plans that might include auctions and events as well as ongoing capital fundraising campaigns.


  • Experience in non-profit development, communications, marketing and promotion preferred.
  • A Self-starter who will take initiative even when no one is overseeing his/her work.
  • Ability to develop strong relationship with "influencing" skills that can convince others to accept plans and ideas.
  • Excellent communicator with the public, donors, staff members and the rest of the management team.
  • Ability to managing funds and budgets.
  • A Strong leader.
  • Knowledge of principles of effective communications and mass media, publicity, advertising, event planning, community relations, organizational structure, social service, and government relations, as they relate to nonprofit administration.
  • Ability to plan, organize and effectively present ideas and concepts to groups. Ability to assimilate information from a variety of sources, analyzes information, and recommends courses of action to be taken.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Exceptional writing skills.
  • Experience working with and managing project teams and volunteers effectively
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • In-depth computer skills: demonstrated ability to create publications, fliers, promotional materials, database administration.
  • Commitment to the mission of Care Alliance.


  • Oversees and manages programs and staff including. Works with the supervisors and program staff to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the programs.
  • Create a comprehensive annual development plan incorporating a broad spectrum of funding sources including government and foundation grants, private donations, special events etc.
  • Oversee and implement the grants administration and management process including assuring compliance with all reporting requirements, working closely with finance and program teams, and writing and submitting grants.
  • Develop and implement an effective Community Engagement plan for the organization, with the goal of increasing participation in Care Alliance services by our surrounding communities and target populations.
  • Work with the CEO to plan, develop and implement partnership activities including but not limited to the strategic plan deliverables, patient care and access partnerships and hospital and community organization relationships.

Essential Skills and experience

  • Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university, Master's preferred
  • 5 years of related experience
  • Experience in non-profit development, communications, marketing, public health and/or public affairs

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, use fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms, balance; stoop; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. May be exposed to hazardous conditions


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location