Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida
  • - Development & Marketing
  • Fernandina Beach, FL, USA
  • Full Time
  • Medical 90% paid for employee, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, FSA, vacation

Job Summary:

The Development Officer will be responsible for leading the fundraising efforts for Boys & Girls Clubs in Nassau County with a focus on developing individual, corporate, and foundation donors as well as working with board members on fundraising opportunities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Include the following, other duties may be assigned.

  • Identify and cultivate a portfolio of potential donor prospects. Conduct donor discovery visits with highly rated major gift prospects. Provide opportunity for donors to receive recognition through existing national programs as well as local initiatives to encourage increased future giving. Steward existing donors through frequent communication and relationship building. Successfully meet an annual fundraising goal set on a yearly basis.
  • Execute existing fundraising strategy in Nassau County through approved events and donor solicitation calls to include the Annual Gala, the Annual Guardians Luncheon, and other approved fundraising events.
  • Meet with individual donors, corporations, foundations, and community leaders to share the Boys & Girls Clubs message and articulate the need for funding support. Actively represent the organization in Nassau County and Northeast Florida through speaking engagements, attendance at community events and membership in appropriate organizations.


Internal: Maintains close, daily contact with Board Members, the Development Department and supervisor to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain guidelines/ instructions; instruct; and advise/counsel. Maintains close relationships with administrative personnel.

External: Maintains contact with individual, corporate, and foundation donors as well as external community groups and leaders.


  • Four year degree required. Degree in Non-profit Management or Business preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience preferred in a Boys & Girls Clubs or similar organization. 
  • Strongly prefer a candidate residing in Nassau County, with knowledge of the donor base in that region. 
  • Documented history of successful fundraising. Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
  • Knowledge of current trends in charitable giving, particularly in the areas of major gifts, capital campaigns, and planned giving. 
  • Experience with the Benevon Model and event management preferred.
  • Ability to conceptualize the agency philosophy and to communicate the concept to others with passion and with desired results. Ability to motivate and inspire others to believe in the organization mission.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills and the ability to facilitate large and small group presentations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suites and knowledge of donor management databases. Raiser's Edge or eTapestry experience preferred.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills and the ability to multi-task and meet aggressive deadlines.
  • Ability to travel in assigned geographic area and attend functions with flexible hours.
  • Valid driver's license with good driving record and consistent access to a motor vehicle with appropriate insurance required.


Physical requirements: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, and policy manuals. The employee must have the ability to clearly and concisely exchange/receive ideas, facts and or technical information with others. The employee is required to operate a motor vehicle. Working environment: Administrative environment.


The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida


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