Director of Development - Three PIllars Senior Living

AFP SE WI Administrator
October 11, 2019


The Director of Development creates and accomplishes the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising which may include individual donations, planned giving and grant writing. The Director of Development will collaborate with the Executive Management Team to create a fund development plan which supports the strategic direction of the organization.  The Director of Development acts as a duly authorized representative on behalf of the organization. The Director of Development reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

Some of the other duties you will have include:

  • Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events as specified in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization
  • Identify and develop corporate, community and individual prospects for the organization's fundraising priorities
  • Identifies potential contributors to special project funds as well as supporters of ongoing operations through examination of past records, individual corporate contracts, and Masonic affiliations and also through knowledge of community.
  • Organizes direct mail campaign to reach potential contributors.
  • Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fund raising processes are carried out in a timely manner
  • Oversee the administration of the fundraising donor mailing and database and maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of donor information
  • Work with Chief Marketing and Communication Officer to develop a comprehensive communication plan to promote  awareness of the fundraising activities of Three Pillars 
  • Visit Lodges/Chapters and outside Non-Masonic groups to promote awareness of fundraising activities of Three Pillars.
  • Continue to foster increased participation to planned-giving program.
  • Work with other organizational management to identify relevant grant opportunities. Manage grant writing and submission process.
  • Develop and gain approval for an annual budget for the fund development program.
  • Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts and expenditure related to fundraising and the management of the fund development activities
  • Collaborate with the President/CEO and Chief Financial Officer to create an annual fund development plan and goals.
  • Work with Chief Marketing and Communication Officer to develop a comprehensive communication plan to promote  awareness of the fundraising activities of Three Pillars 

Ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, Business, Marketing, Communications or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional Fundraising experience.  Previous fraternal membership/knowledge and community relations experience preferred.
  • Accomplished experience with the Microsoft Office suite, Outlook, internet, email, and database and fundraising applications. Experience with Razors Edge software a plus.
  • Have a valid State of WI driver’s license and the ability to transport self and materials to various locations throughout the state on a frequent basis.  Occasional out of state may be required.
  • Good problem solving and organizational skills and able to work independently.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively and diplomatically with others, manage multiple tasks and timelines, and problem-solve effectively and proactively. 
  • Have superior verbal and written English communication  and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to develop meaningful personal relationships with donors and potential donors.
  • Creative thinking, persuasiveness, analytical abilities, strong sense of equity, good judgment, and good managerial skills required. 
  • Strong organizational skills to meet deadlines and coordinate multiple simultaneous activities with little direction.

About Careers at Three Pillars:

Three Pillars Senior Living Communities has been offering the highest quality of housing and services for older adults for more than a century. We are a nonprofit, mission-driven organization, with our picturesque Dousman campus conveniently located just south of I-94, and our scenic Cecil location overlooking Shawano Lake. We offer independent senior apartments and duplex homes, catered/assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation, skilled nursing care, and wellness programming.

In all that we do, we're inspired by what best serves our residents. They know they can trust the extraordinary people who make up the Three Pillars team, and we take pride in providing them with an excellent experience. Our staff knows they can count on Three Pillars as a remarkable place to work, where their skills and strengths are appreciated and nurtured. (But don't just take our word for it see what our current team members have to say.) Staff members become part of a tight-knit family where they're valued as a person, enjoying competitive wages and benefits, advancing technology, complete onsite fitness and wellness facilities, generous tuition reimbursement, and ongoing training.

Open your heart to our residents and experience the rewards of more than just a job, but a fulfilling career where you make a difference in people's lives every day.


Kathy Bernaden, CHRO
Three Pillars Senior Living
410 N. Main Street
Dousman, WI 53118

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Three Pillars Senior Living Communities is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer we're committed to hiring a diverse team.

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