Reference Number: sdpfundraiser
Location: Racine, WI

The individual hired for this position will create and implement a strategic fundraising plan with the Executive Director, other staff and Board of Directors.  They will also develop and sustain relationships with corporate and individual donors.  Long range goals, strategies, policies and procedures to further fundraising initiatives.  Build and organizational communication strategic plan to support corporate and individual donor fundraising efforts also fall within the scope of this position.



  • Minimum of five years' experience with fund drives, solicitation of corporate and individual giving, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Previous experience preforming these duties in the City of Racine and Racine County is preferred.
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field with a Master's Degree preferred
  • High level of writing skill, verbal communication skill, social media skill and website creation skill.
  • Ability to develop and sustain positive relationships with a diverse array of donors and prospective donors.

Specific Duties:

Assisting the Executive Director, Board of Directors and other staff to create a strategic and comprehensive plan that focuses on raising funds from new sources, sustaining existing sources and increasing fundraising.

Implement the strategic fundraising plan, maintain and improve existing donor relationships, identify and develop new relationships including private and government grants, write grants or oversee other staff writing grants.

Analyze and collect data to measure the effectiveness of the fundraising plan and fund drives, and suggest new strategies to improve effectiveness.

Assist the Executive Director, Accounting Manager and other staff to manage grants and donations, including planning, database tracking and record keeping required by funders or donors and applicable laws and regulations.

Assist the Executive Director, Board of Directors and other staff to develop a strategic communication plan with the organization and with donors to raise the level of recognition of the organization and increase brand recognition.

Supervise and oversee the production of external and internal communication to support the organizational development, fundraising and public relations efforts of the organization.  Expected communications include the annual reports, press releases and media coverage, direct communication with donors and potential donors, social media and web content.