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  • Full Time
  • Other
  • This position has been filled
  • Salary: $48,000 to $50,000.00 annually
  • Organization Type: Human/Social Services

NextStep for Life, Inc.


1.        Bachelor’s degree required.  Creative Writing, Communications, or related non‑profit major preferred.

2.        Minimum of three to five years experience working in a community relations / public relations capacity and fundraising.

3.        Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) preferred.

4.        Must possess a valid driver’s license.

5.        Must be able to work independently and as a member of a team.

6.        Knowledgeable of prospect research.

7.        Must be donor-centric and apply that to all aspects of fundraising.

8.        Must be detail oriented.

9.        Must be familiar with project budget development.

10.        Must be familiar with grant processes and procedures.

11.        Must be familiar with the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors.

12.        Must be able to communicate in an effective and clear manner, in both written and oral form.

13.        Must be familiar with and capable of adding to and retrieving data from common CMS databases such as Raisers Edge or DonorPerfect.



1.        Lead grant and foundation fundraising initiatives, develop project budgets, and work strategically with program, finance, and executive leaders to prioritize an annual menu of programs and capital projects and needs.


  1. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.
  2. Attend all staff meetings, management meetings and board meetings as required.
  3. Ensure the maintenance of an effective record-keeping system, including HIPAA security and confidentiality of program, employee, records of individuals served, and donor records.
  4. Participate on the Management Team and assigned committees to ensure compliance with policies and procedures, CARF accreditation standards, and applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
  5. Manage all donor information systems (DonorPerfect and Constant Contact) for fundraising and development programs.
  6. Identify, cultivate, solicit, develop, and implement meaningful donor-centric stewardship for individuals and corporate donors who give less than $1,000.00 annually.
  7. Analyze data, gift processing and acknowledgements, as well as manage data quality initiatives, and other related activities.
  8. Submit and present a monthly report to the Chief Executive Officer and the board of directors.
    Participate in the development of an annual budget for review by the Director of Finance and Chief Executive Officer.
  9. Coordinate and execute annual, capital, special, and planned gift fundraising programs.
  10. Coordinate and support the implementation of two fundraising events.
  11. Cultivate and solicit funding prospects and donors.
  12. Provide stewardship by maintaining donor recognition and reporting to major donors as requested.
    Research, coordinate, and prepare grant proposals as approved.
  13. Maintain the volunteer management program including maintaining United Way certification.
  14. Support marketing and communication efforts by crafting and disseminating both electronic and print newsletters and publications.
  15. Supervise the collection, preparation, and distribution of public information to media and other appropriate organizations and groups (i.e., news releases, feature stories, scheduled events, etc.) as approved by Chief Executive Officer.
  16. Improve visibility, understanding, and the image of the agency in the Jefferson County community and among selected audiences.
  17. Work with the External Affairs Committee chairperson on meeting agendas and facilitation.


1.    Support the planning and implementation of two fundraising events.

2.    Serve as a liaison between NextStep for Life and fundraising events hosted by third party groups such as Young Friends, etc.

3.    Systems and database management.

4.    Gift entry, acknowledgement, and reconciliation.

5.    Analysis, reporting and other functions.

6.    Prospect research and identification of new donors.

7.    Cultivate and solicit stewardship of existing, lapsed, and new donors.

8.    Develop and implement action plans in alignment with fundraising goals.

9.    Represent the agency by joining and becoming a member of groups and projects designated by the Chief Executive Officer.

10. Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.


Must be able to lift at least 25 lbs.

Must be able to set up and tear down for events including, but not limited to booths, tables, auction items, etc.


Must be flexible to work some evenings and weekends.

Driving due to community and donor meetings and appointments.

Submit resume no later than 4:30 p.m. on 07/28/2021 to:

Director of Human Resources

NextStep for Life, Inc.

P.O. Box 97

Mapaville, MO 63065