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Thursday, February 12, 2015


iCATIS - Ligonier, PA

The Development Director will design and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy able to sustain and strengthen iCATIS. A primary responsibility of the Development Director is to provide and oversee the implementation of all fund development efforts of iCATIS. This person works closely with the Executive Director in achieving the fundraising goals for the organization.
Location: Ligonier, PA. Telecommuting encouraged; internet connection required to telecommute. Ideal candidate will be able to attend monthly meetings in Ligonier, PA area.
Salary: Volunteer, transitioning to a paid role following successful fundraising
Time Commitment: Hours are flexible. Part-time to full time, depending upon availability.
Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Contribute to iCATIS team efforts by maintaining positive, supportive and flexible working relationships with fellow staff and volunteers. Work in the mutual pursuit of assisting economically limited communities to improve living conditions through green infrastructure installations, train-the-trainers educational and technology transfer seminars, international development and disaster relief assistance, and development of low cost appropriate technologies.
  • In partnership with the Executive Director, manage fund development program to achieve goals including annual giving campaigns; planned giving; donor stewardship; direct solicitation of individuals, corporations, foundations and others; direct mail campaigns; grant writing; special event management; sales and promotions; social media and crowd funding campaigns, and other development strategies.
  • Manage restricted and unrestricted grants in varying amounts to achieve annual support; submit grant reports to meet established deadlines; and track the grants process and management.
  • Implement a strategy for awareness and relationship building in Western PA, New Mexico, within Native American reservations, and Haiti.
  • Develop and implement annual strategic Fund Development plan.
  • Facilitate and manage Donor Development campaigns.
  • Annually evaluate fund development goals and assess donor recruitment, retention and recognition programs.
  • Design and assist in implementation of planned giving program.
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit new sources of funding for cash and in-kind contributions.
  • Establish and maintain a system for regular communication with prospective and current donors
  • Create all event promo and sponsorship materials (donor solicitation letters, sponsor forms, etc.)
  • Serve as speaker and presenter to external audiences as necessary.
  • Works closely with and assists in training fundraising volunteers.
  • Perform other duties incidental to the work outlined in this position description as requested by the Executive Director.
  • Maintain compliance with state and federal laws governing non-profit solicitation and tax deduction records for donors.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in relevant area: fundraising, business, public relations, non-profit management.
  • 1 – 3 years progressive work experience preferred in fund development or community relations
  • Ability to manage and coordinate several projects simultaneously
  • Previous experience volunteering or supervising volunteers
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of people and personalities
  • Excellent time and project management/ organizational skills
  • Excellent presentation skills (persuasion/sales/donor solicitation)
  • Excellent written communication skills (grant writing, case statements, direct mail etc.)
  • Flexible, diplomatic, trustworthy, creative, poised and professional.
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, and willing to work as a team member.
  • Maintains a professional manner in order to work with the Board of Directors, volunteers, staff and community
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Ability to maintain confidential matters.
  • Ability to self-initiate and work independently.
  • Ideal candidate will have a proven fundraising background
  • Retired individuals interested in helping those in need strongly encouraged to apply
About iCATIS
The International Centers for Appropriate Technology and Indigenous Sustainability, iCATIS (, is a U.S. 501c(3) non-profit whose mission is to empower and train economically limited communities to improve living conditions through the use of sustainable appropriate technologies so they can become more self-sustaining. We work to ensure economically limited communities can meet their basic needs of having clean air, water, food, energy, and shelter. Through low cost, locally produced technologies, we assist in knowledge transfer, trainings, and building local businesses that ensure a sustainable future and regional expansion throughout economically limited communities. Our core focus areas include water treatment, renewable energy, green buildings, and sustainable agriculture – helping local communities to build products such as ceramic water filters, hand-made windmills, brick kilns, low cost shelters, and farm to storage to kitchen techniques. We are presently working on projects in Haiti and with Native American communities, including the Apache and Navajo Nation.

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