Jobs at Valerie's House

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Current opening: Development and Marketing Director

The Development and Marketing Director (DMD) is responsible for working alongside CEO to ensure success in all aspects of the fundraising and communications of Valerie’s House and will demonstrate proven results by way of funds raised and increased awareness of Valerie’s House. The DMD will lead donor development including major gifts, grants, annual appeals, planned gifts, capital campaign, and donor communications. The DMD will also be responsible for speaking engagements, grant writing, press releases, media relations and social media. The DMD must have a passion and an understanding of the impact of bereavement on children, teenagers and adults and be able to communicate that passion to persons he/she comes across. The DMD must adhere to the Valerie’s House Core Values.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume/CV to Founder Angela Melvin at

Areas of Responsibility and Essential Duties

Development and Fundraising

  • Works with CEO to develop and maintain a sustainable fundraising plan for Valerie’s House.

  • Responsible for seeking out and bringing in new donors to Valerie’s House.

  • Responsible for managing current list of donors and keeping them engaged.

  • Will understand aspects of planned giving and will seek out donors who are interested making Valerie’s House a part of their estate.

  • Will launch an endowment campaign for Valerie’s House.

  • Responsible for networking with community leaders and other like-minded organizations at various, breakfast, lunch and evening events.

  • Works with CEO and part-time grants coordinator to research, write, collect required information, and submit grants by deadlines required.

  • Works with CEO to produce required grant reports.

  • Plans and coordinates monthly open house events.

  • Along with CEO and Board of Directors, will help lead a capital campaign for a new home for Valerie’s House.

  • Works with Operations Director to oversee all donor correspondence including thank you letters and follow up communications.

  • Conducts organization tours of Valerie’s House to the community.

  • Conducts presentations about Valerie’s House to the community.

Public Relations and Outreach

  • Along with CEO, will oversee the branding of the Valerie’s House mission and children they serve in all that we do, including social media, speaking engagements, website and press releases.

  • Works with external resources and suppliers, as needed, to write and submit press releases.

  • Works with CEO to utilize newsletter database to send updates to donors and supporters.

  • Works with external resources and suppliers, as needed, to create and post social media posts, including FB and Twitter, and Instagram.

  • Works with CEO to update website design.

  • Creates brochures, flyers, and advertisements when needed.

  • Attends tabling events and expos when needed.


A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years’ experience in fundraising and or communications with measurable results is required. Flexibility in schedule to work evenings and weekends is required. Must be able to use the computer to create professional documents and reports using current word processing and report building software. Must be able to learn new computer programs and utilize these programs to support VH administrative and programmatic needs. Must have a valid Florida Driver’s License and a personal vehicle for work related travel. Must have the ability to travel extensively throughout Southwest Florida. Must be able to lift up to 5 lbs of program supplies and office related materials.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume/CV to Founder Angela Melvin at