Open Position: Development Director at Lott Industries [Apply by
Aug. 26] Jul 28, 2016
The Development Director (DD), in partnership with the CEO and
the Board of Directors, is responsible for designing and executing
the overall fund development vision and strategy to provide for the
current and future needs of Lott Industries Incorporated.
Reports to: CEO
Compensation: Commensurate with experience, full
benefits package provided.
Apply by: August 26, 2016
To Apply: Please submit cover letter (with salary
requirements) and resume in one attachment by end of
day August 26, 2016 to:
Only applications submitted via email will be
About Lott Industries People with developmental disabilities can
be viable, productive members of the community’s workforce. Lott
Industries has been making that statement a reality for 60
First incorporated in 1956, Lott Industries gained national
recognition in 1990 when it became the first employment program for
persons with disabilities to receive the prestigious Ford Motor
Company Q1 Award. It wasn’t long before Lott became a tier one
supplier for the auto industry.
Today, dozens of businesses utilize Lott’s almost 200,000 square
feet of production floor and its steady, well-trained workforce for
labor-intensive assignments such as light assembly, packaging,
sorting, and secure document destruction. Additionally, Lott helps
businesses in Lucas County with staffing needs at their own
locations and, in partnership with the Lucas County Board of
Developmental Disabilities, provides job coaching and training to
individuals seeking employment at community-based locations. Lott
Industries also operates the Shared Lives Studio, where artists
learn skills and create art for display and sales.
Core Responsibilities Responsible for designing and executing
the overall fund development strategy including the following core
initiatives: Events, Annual Fund, Grants, Major/Capital Gifts, and
Responsible and accountable for meeting the annual fundraising
financial target goals, including the monthly Key Performance
Indicators (KPIs) associated with these goals.
Responsible for all donor cultivation, solicitation and
recognition, including creating a key prospect list, submitting
detailed monthly activity reports and specific moves management
strategies and progress updates. This includes the development of
an annual donor recognition event and the enforcement of policy and
Enhances the Lott Industries brand within the community.
Cultivates and develops key community relationships. Represents
Lott at community events and fulfills speaking requests.
Maintain records of all past and current donor activity. Oversee
stewardship effort including preparing acknowledgements of giving,
thank you notes, and tax documentation.
Responsible for grant cultivation and the oversight of grant
prospecting, writing and reporting.
Responsible for the development of a Planned Giving Program, for
purposes of increasing the perpetual support for the organization’s
programs, services and endowment. This would include the creation
of an advisory committee, related policies and procedures, program
events, marketing and educational materials.
Responsible for the development of an innovative Corporate
Acts as lead staff liaison to the board’s Development
Specific to campaign support and volunteer leadership roles,
consistently seeks to build relationships with board and staff
members, volunteers, community partners and donors. Develops
systems to encourage board involvement in annual fund solicitation,
personal giving and donor recognition. Is expected to attend all
events and be active in relevant community initiatives.
Responsible for the evaluation, creation and leadership of
tertiary giving programs and societies.
Is expected to develop healthy and productive relationships with
all internal stakeholders and departments. Should look towards
creating more effective and efficient system sharing of
information, case successes and financial/outcome data. Is
responsible, along with the leadership, to advance and grow an
internal culture and commitment to philanthropy.
The above list of duties is intended to describe the general
nature and level of work performed by the incumbent. It is not to
be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the
Position requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited
college or university required.
5 years demonstrated fund development experience required.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
Highly organized, creative and a self-starter.
Computer literate; knowledgeable of and experienced with donor
software systems and Microsoft Office products such as Outlook,
Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Must possess skills necessary to efficiently plan and implement
activities within policies and procedures; maintain positive
working relationship; respect rights of others; demonstrate
initiative and accept accountability; effectively manage time and
communicate and respond to inquiries in a timely manner.
Should be accessible for meetings before and after normal work
hours as necessary.
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