Providing “Hope for Life” for new and
expectant mothers and babies.
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Employment Opportunities

Position Title: Director of Development                 Reports to: Executive Director

Essential Function

Founded in 1998, Malta House is poised for growth and is looking for someone who wants to make a measurable,meaningful impact every day and play a part leading an organization toward its next chapter in a new and larger facility, serving 50% more mothers and babies.

The ideal candidate is a fundraising generalist with proven success who is an organized and confident self-starter. Our next development director will approach donor and volunteer relationships with warmth and gratitude, relate to our residents with respect and compassion, and be a relentless advocate for the transformational change we make at Malta House. S/he will have a growth mindset and a drive to both implement best practices and experiment with new ideas.

The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build Malta House’s visibility, impact and financial resources. The Director of Development will design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support, as well as implement marketing initiatives that connect Malta House with opportunities that will increase public awareness and position us as a valued resource in the community. S/he will foster a culture valuing philanthropy within the organization.

Key Responsibilities


·        Manage all fundraising, public relations and marketing activities
·        Create content,execute reports and manage year-end Annual Appeal and other direct mail pieces
·        Manage and oversee donor database in DonorView
·        Solicit active and lapsed donors, including corporate partners and foundations
·        Communicate with donors regularly, oversee capital campaign pledge fulfillment reminders and systems, work with management to fulfill naming opportunities in new building (to which move is scheduled at end of 2020)
·        Create content and manage production of printed and digital Annual Report, quarterly e-newsletters, and semi-annual print newsletters
·        Establish,maintain and cultivate relationships with existing and new donors
·        Prepare written reports for quarterly Development Committee meetings and bi-monthly Board of Director meetings; lead Development Committee meetings and discussions
·        Research funding sources and oversee grant writer (outside consultant) to ensure all information is accurate, current, and compelling
·        Issue grant reports as required by funder
·        Strategize, plan and help execute special events throughout the year with an aim to increase revenue, grow our base of support and further cultivate existing donors

Marketing & Communications

·        Together, with the Executive Director, serve as the face and voice of MH in the communities we serve and by which we are supported
·        Oversee social media content and website management
·        Oversee and lead monthly house tours and informational sessions
·        Make presentations to civic, professional, religious and social groups to explain program direction, funding needs, and volunteer opportunities/ participation


·        Oversee Parish Speaking Coordinator, Development Assistant (both full time positions), and Grant Writer position (part time consultant); oversee and approve all online(website and social media) content, volunteer outreach and communications,parish outreach and communications, and grant LOIs, submissions, and research

Experience, Knowledge and Skills Required

·        Must embrace the mission of Malta House to promote the dignity of God-given life by providing a nurturing home environment, support services, and independent living skills to pregnant and parenting mothers of all faiths and their children
·        Proficiency in DonorView or comparable non-profit donor database
·        Accuracy,attention to details, and excellent organizational skills
·        Ability to set priorities, follow through tasks to completion, work well under pressure and maintain a high level of confidentiality
·        Self-directed with strong ability to plan ahead, to work independently, and set and adhere to deadlines.
·        Team-oriented work style
·        Excellent verbal and written communication skills
·        Strong public speaking skills

Minimum Requirements

·        Minimum of 5 years of experience in fund development, with particular experience in database, event management, and major donor work
·        A broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising and the ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle
·        Knowledge of the Fairfield County philanthropic landscape
·        A Bachelor's degree or higher in business or a related field
·        Corporate experience in Marketing or Public Relations would be a plus
·        Proficiency inDonorView or comparable non-profit donor database, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, & Publisher

Benefits and Compensation

•      Compensation commensurate with experience
•      Full medical, dental and vision care
•      Flexible schedule when workflow allows
•      The privilege of working with some of the best donors in Connecticut, taking a daily “baby break” in our nursery, and having stimulating conversations with both sweet and sassy babies and toddlers  :)

Please send a cover letter and resume to  Submissions without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

We welcome your help in providing Hope for Life as our Malta House family continues to grow.