Hiring: Development Director

Job Description:

Part-time Position

St Pete Pride Mission

The purpose of St Pete Pride is to promote unity, visibility, self-esteem and a positive image of and among the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community of Tampa Bay and throughout the State of Florida by way of cultural and educational programs and activities. 

Environment & Culture

There’s a lot of laughter in the office, and yet we take our work very seriously. We are informal, but work with a high degree of professionalism. We work hard, care a lot about details, and work both independently and as part of a team. If these seem like impossible contradictions, then you might not like us. If this makes sense, we might be the right place for you.

The Development Director plays a key role in growing our funding base. We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed individual who is excited to join a hard-working, mission-driven team.

This job is perfect for someone who is highly organized and who enjoys behind-the-scenes work in support of a great cause. It offers the opportunity to become deeply engaged with fundamental processes of organizational development. It is an excellent career-enhancing opportunity for someone who is interested in continuing a career in fund development.

The Development Director is responsible for coordinating sponsorship proposals and reports; writing and supervising our mailings; management and maintenance of our donor and exhibitor databases; and tracking and compiling data related to funding streams.

The Development Director also manages our primary fundraisers: the Red & Green Party, Taste of Pride, and the Glamstands. This involves creative planning as well as highly detailed and organized project management and execution. The Development Director leads a team of volunteers to complete the various tasks related to these fundraising campaigns.

This is a challenging position. You will have to juggle many different tasks, and will develop a wide range of skills. This person will be in a position of significant responsibility. It will be an outstanding learning opportunity, and a chance to make an enormous impact on the Tampa Bay LGBTQ+ Community by raising funds to support the work of St Pete Pride.

Responsibilities

Individual Donors/Exhibitors: Maintain our database of supporters and oversee all correspondence with these supporters. Correspond with specific donors and exhibitors as needed. Create reports, including a yearly comprehensive analysis of trends. Improve systems for tracking donations and donor information.

Sponsorship & Ad Sales: Coordinate sponsorships and Pride/Travel Guide Ad Sales. Participate in researching new potential funding sources.

Supervision: Participate in the recruitment of volunteers. Oversee all development-related volunteers, including those during Special Events.

Tampa Bay LGBTQ+ Community Leaders Program: This position is a co-manager for St Pete Pride’s Production Team. You will with the Executive Director and Board members on general strategy for fundraisers, generate timelines, and oversee a diverse team of volunteers and staff to complete all program-related tasks. Oversee planning and coordination.

Finance: Work with the Executive Director to generate financial reports.

Communications: Assist in coordinating an e-newsletter to our email list once a month via Constant Contact, provide input on language for appreciation correspondences, and assist with all donor appeal communications.

Development Strategy: Help develop short- and long-term fundraising strategy for organization.

General: Assist in general office management tasks.

Outreach: Represent St Pete Pride at various community events.

Qualifications

Required

  • Exceptional writing and excellent oral communication skills
  • Highly organized, thorough, and detail-oriented
  • Ability to multi-task and manage several projects at once
  • Solid professional computer experience with Word, Excel and internet tools
  • Sponsorship sales experience

Strongly Preferred

  • Professional and/or personal experience with the LGBTQ+ Community
  • Advanced computer knowledge of Excel/Word
  • Desktop publishing experience, especially with InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator 3
  • Project management experience
  • People management experience
  • Event management experience
  • HTML/Website maintenance experience
  • College Degree / Journalism experience

Are you a good fit?

We have a very specific philosophy of how we do our work, and require people to be a good fit, so please read this section carefully. We need people who are hard-working and consistent. Listening skills and the ability to think critically and sensitively are extremely important. We are looking for open-minded people who are comfortable giving and receiving feedback. Having a strong sense of one’s personal strengths and weaknesses as well as high standards of professionalism are required. The right person should have a high degree of initiative, and the ability to work productively in a sometimes-chaotic environment. We value individuals who are excited to contribute concrete ideas to improve organizational systems. St Pete Pride is an equal opportunity employer and encourages a diversity of candidates to apply. You must be 18 or older.

Additional Information

Starting date: Early February

Starting Salary: BOE

Job hours: This is a part-time position. Hours (6) will generally take place three times per week, Monday through Friday, from January through June; and two days per week July through December. The position will require additional hours when needed. Some afternoon meetings are mandatory. The position requires extra hours of work the day prior to and the day of all fundraising events.

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to: Hiring@stpetepride.com