Development Officer - Community Revitalization Effort

Oct 10, 2014

The Renaissance West Community Initiative is seeking qualified applicants interested in serving as Development Officer. The Development Officer will play an important role by providing support to the Executive Director and participating in all campaign and annual fundraising activities including donor and public relations, direct mail appeals, and special events.

About the Renaissance West Community Initiative

The mission of the Renaissance West Community Initiative is to promote a collaborative community centered on quality mixed-income housing, excellent education, health, wellness and opportunity. The Renaissance West Community Initiative is the agency coordinating the education and services continuum at the site of the former Boulevard Homes housing project in Charlotte, NC. The Renaissance community will include 334 mixed-income housing units, a high-quality child development center, a pre-k – 8 school, and supportive services for children and families. The Renaissance West Community Initiative represents an opportunity for resurgence in one of the City’s most economically challenged areas.

Position Description

The Development Officer will report to the Executive Director (ED), and will have the following principle responsibilities:

Handle all administrative details associated with Fund Development Committee and Campaign Cabinet meetings

  • Maintain foundation, corporation, and individual donor files
  • Conduct research on prospective foundation, corporate, and individual donors
  • Prepare call sheets for donor prospect meetings
  • Assemble donor kits for events and meetings
  • Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and correspondence
  • Create monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed
  • Continually update and correct database records
  • Answer donor questions related to their gifts
  • Maintain guest lists, gather and prepare registration materials, and other duties as assigned for fundraising events
  • Support agency grant-writing activities


This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual with non-profit development experience to build the agency’s fundraising capacity.

  • BA required Minimum of three years working in non-profit development setting; experience with capital campaigns preferred
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Knowledge of fundraising database systems
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for Renaissance West Community Initiative’s mission
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point Compensation Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Send cover letter and current resume to info@rwci.orgby October 17, 2014. Please reference “Renaissance West Development Officer” in the subject line.

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