Director of Marketing and Development

Els for Autism Foundation

About Els for Autism Foundation:

Els for Autism is a game-changing resource, delivering and facilitating programs that are leading examples of what can be available to people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Position Details

Director of Marketing and Development
South Florida
Jupiter, FL

The Director of Marketing and Development is responsible for the development of all marketing and fundraising strategies to grow the base of philanthropic support and increase public awareness of The Els for Autism Foundation. The Director of Marketing and Development, who will report to the Managing Director, will set the organization's strategic fundraising agenda to achieve and exceed its revenue goals through the solicitation of individual, corporate and foundation support and grants. The Director also builds and manages brand identity and all aspects of marketing communication to raise awareness of the organization and its programs throughout world.


  • Responsible for developing an annual comprehensive development plan, in collaboration with the Managing Director, with targeted goals, objectives, methods, quantifiable outcomes and timelines which will achieve budgeted goals. 
  • Responsible for securing general operating and capacity building grants. 
  • Responsible for developing and monitoring a realistic annual fund budget with realistic revenue and expense projections. 
  • Investigate possibilities of program partnerships and strategic alliances that will extend the organization's brand in the community and increase avenues of support. 
  • Responsible for supervising the writing and submitting of new and renewed grants and reports. 
  • Responsible for working closely with staff to review program services to obtain information for reporting, comply with donor expectations and be aware of programmatic needs for funding to fill gaps or unmet needs of clients. 
  • Develop and execute with the Managing Director a comprehensive marketing plan that includes events, media relations, press releases, social networking, Annual Community Report, website, newsletters, and branding. 
  • Responsible for managing and promoting all events. 
  • Responsible with the Managing Director to grow positive awareness of the organization and strengthen its reputation with clients, funders and the communities it serves. 
  • Manage the production and distribution of quality ancillary materials that support development and marketing goals. 
  • In conjunction with the Managing Director, assist with the cultivation of community organizations, the Board of Directors, corporate, foundation and business representatives via presentations, tours and volunteerism.


  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Bachelor's Degree required with at least 5 years’ experience in marketing and development. 
  • Master's degree or Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) accreditation preferred. 
  • Proven success in areas of individual and corporate giving as well as grant writing and funding. 
  • High energy, outgoing, team player, and a passion for Els for Autism's mission is essential. 
  • Working mastery of computer programs including: Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel, and familiarity with DonorPerfect or other donor management systems. 
  • Documented experience with nonprofit marketing and social media.

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