Development Consultant – Partners for Rural Health in the Dominican Republic

P.O. Box 1742
Portland, Maine 04104

Development Consultant (Part-Time at an average of 12 hours per week)

To support the organizational growth of Partners for Rural Health in the Dominican Republic through fundraising and communications and to ensure sustainable resources for mission partners, volunteers and staff, and future program needs.

The Development Consultant will report to the President and will coordinate committees of the Board and the program leaders to maintain and grow the donor and grant based fundraising plan that expands on PRHDR’s 22-year history of success.

● Engage the Board and support and evaluate their fundraising efforts
● Build upon existing Annual Fund plan to solicit past donors, program alumni, corporations, and new donors
● Work with Board and USM’s Data Innovation Project to design surveys and collect data to “tell our story” and evaluate participant impact
● Identify, propose, and collaborate to secure new revenue through grant funding as a means of strengthening PRHDR’s impact and sustainability in accordance with our mission and vision
● Oversee the planning of public relations and fundraising materials, including brochures, flyers, forms, correspondence with donors, invitations, email, newsletter and website material. Collaborate with the Web site and Communications Board chairs on design and production
● Manage and update PRHDR’s constituent data in Donor Snap and Constant Contact
● Create and coordinate fundraising and special events as agreed to by the Board
● Act as support to students and trip volunteers fundraising for PRHDR
● Assist President and volunteers with stewardship and acknowledgement processes
● Recruit and train volunteers and Board members to assist with fundraising, communications, or other administrative needs as needed to complete initiatives
● Document fundraising costs and revenue. Collaborate with the Treasurer, bookkeeper, and 990 tax accountant to facilitate efficient and accurate financial record keeping and reporting

Professional Competencies
● Preference for three years development and fundraising experience
● Demonstrated effectiveness in raising funds from individuals, corporations, foundations, and grantors
● Strong organizational and project management skills
● Ability to initiate, plan, and implement projects within a budget agreed to by the Board of PRHDR and to report finances on time and accurately
● Exceptional writing skills, including the ability to craft compelling documents to engage a wide range of stakeholders
● Knowledge of nonprofit fundraising rules under Maine and federal regulations
● Proficiency in Microsoft Office systems, donor database management, Facebook, and Constant Contact

Personal Competencies
● Commitment to gaining a thorough understanding of the PRHDR mission and goals
● Highly efficient, innovative, flexible thinker
● Strong interpersonal communication and collaboration skills
● Prior exposure to service-learning and/or cross cultural programs is desirable

Submit cover letter and resume to Robin Hetzler, PRHDR Board President, at

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