Job Title:Director of Development and Community Engagement
Job Status:Exempt, Salaried, Full-time
Pay Range: $86,000 to $93,000
Primary Location: New Center & Remote
Through tax assistance, advocacy, small business technical assistance and partnerships, Accounting Aid Society is focused on creating an economy that works for everyone. Accounting Aid seeks a self-starter who is as invested in economic mobility and poverty alleviation as we are. We’re using taxes to build relationships, and relationships to build futures- including yours.
The Director of Development and Community Engagement plays a vital role in driving the success of the organization, overseeing all of Accounting Aid Society’s fundraising, marketing/outreach and communications efforts. They will serve as a member of the senior leadership team for the organization and will work closely with the President and the board of directors to ensure that all objectives in these areas are realized.
Accounting Aid Society, a Crain’s Best-Managed Nonprofit, fosters an always-learning and innovative environment, offering best in class benefits and values employee well-being, fun and collaboration. The Director of Development and Community Engagement joins a team that includes best-in-class leadership, administrative support, a marketing strategist and a grants strategist. The team and organization are also supported by top notch consulting services. In short, we have what you need in order to be effective, efficient and to love your work.
Serve as a member of the organization’s senior staff leadership team, designing and implementing strategies to ensure that all of the organization’s goals and objectives are achieved.
Develop and implement Accounting Aid Society’s annual fundraising plan, collaborating with individuals throughout the organization to establish and achieve annual budget revenue targets.
Develop and implement Accounting Aid Society’s annual outcomes based communications plans, collaborating with individuals throughout the organization to achieve agreed-upon goals.
Serve as the agency’s primary contact with media, overseeing the efforts to secure earned media for the organization. Develop and manage major gifts program for individual donors (10% of time)
Supervise the development and community engagement team in order to ensure that the organization’s efforts in the areas of fundraising and communications are successful.
Successful candidates will possess all or many of the following qualifications and/or skills:
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or CFRE preferred
A minimum of 4-6 years of experience in development, community outreach and marketing for nonprofit organizations, serving in progressively responsible positions;
3-5 years of supervisory experience, preferably in a non-profit environment;
Demonstrated success in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a wide range of individual, corporate and foundation prospects;
Experience in managing public relations, communications activities and marketing, including the use of social media, for a nonprofit organization;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
A flexible and adaptable management style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical initiatives in a rapidly evolving environment;
The ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at one time;
High energy and a passion for Accounting Aid Society’s mission;
Ability to construct, articulate, and implement an annual strategic development and communications plan;
Strong organizational and time management skills with close attention to detail;
Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office and DonorPerfect; and
Experience working with high level community volunteers, including a board of directors.
Accounting Aid Society offers a comprehensive employee benefits package, including:
Paid Time Off (12 observed paid holidays, vacation days accrual & bereavement days)
Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
403(b) Retirement Plan
Pre-Tax Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA Health Care Account & FSA Dependent Account)
Pre-Tax Health Savings Account (HSA)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employee Discounts (including discounted pet insurance)
Hybrid Work Schedule (in/out of office work)
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Accounting Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, writing sample and resume to our Paylocity Portal at: Application Link
Our mission is to help our clients gain control of their finances. We start by helping them file their taxes. For many of us, tax season is an unavoidable chore. But for our clients, who are underserved and often struggling to make ends meet, even one small mistake on their tax forms could deprive them of critical tax refunds. We believe that everyone should have access to competent and trustworthy tax and financial advice. This is why we work with our community to guide our clients through the tax system and turn a stressful process into an opportunity for them to take control of their money and their future.