DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

The MISSISSIPPI CENTER FOR LEGAL SERVICES, INC. (MCLSC) is seeking a

Director of Development

for its Jackson branch office.

SUMMARY:

Mississippi Center for Legal Services Corporation (MCSLC) seeks to hire a fundraiser development professional to lead the program’s annual fund campaign and other fund development efforts.  MCLSC is a nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income persons living in its 43 county service area in the Central and Southern portion of the State.

JOB TASKS:

  • To work in conjunction with MCLSC’s Board of Directors, designated staff, and committee members to raise funds through an annual giving campaign.
  • To research and identify sources of foundation and corporate support, and to prepare grant proposals for submission to funders consistent with MCLSC’s mission and priorities.
  • To develop, implement, and maintain a media and marketing plan to educate and inform the public and potential donors of MCLSC’s critical work.
  • To establish, maintain, and oversee a work plan to meet benchmarks and timelines.
  • To develop and cultivate networks and partnerships to enhance giving capacity.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years of managing projects with established timelines
  • 5+ years of successful fundraising
  • 5+ years of successful media and marketing campaign

SKILLS:

  • Self-starter with ability to work independently
  • Able to successfully manage multiple tasks
  • Computer literate with experience using fundraising software
  • Working knowledge of state’s philanthropic sectors
  • Experience in strategic planning of long term and short term goals
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with media and marketing campaigns and some familiarity with public relations
  • Ability to motivate others including volunteers, prospective donors, staff, and Board

SALARY AND FRINGE BENEFITS:

  • Up to a dollar amount, commensurate with experience

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • May be full time, part-time, or contractual.

APPLICATION:  Send resume and three (3) letters of reference to:

Mississippi Center for Legal Services Corporation
Attention: Lindia P. Robinson, Esq.
P.O. Box 951
Jackson, MS   39205-0951

Or e-mail resume to: LindiaR@mslegalservices.org

MCLSC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER