Director of Development

Website Blue River Services, Inc.

A Non-Profit employer with 29 locations


Blue River Services, Inc. (BRS) is a private not for profit organization founded in 1959 by six families that believed that all people are capable of learning when given the opportunity and appropriate support services. With this guiding philosophy for over 60 years the services we provide have expanded to meet the needs of our community and address barriers to independence for people with and without disabilities. BRS strives to reach its motto of “People Serving People” by providing exceptional services that cover a wide spectrum; across all ages from infants to seniors, in all areas of life and levels of ability, from most to least restrictive. Our agency currently offers services through 13 departments. BRS provides services in 30 Southern Indiana Counties to more than 20,000 individuals each year. If your desire is to have a meaningful career in a job that makes a true difference in someone’s life, we’ve got opportunities for you!

Job Skills / Requirements

Full-time position responsible for the development and solicitation of major donors, capital gifts, planned giving, and building relationships with local and state level elected officials. Another major role in this position is the planning, execution, control and evaluation of public relation events and major fundraising events for each agency. The position is also responsible for identifying and pursuing special projects and grants that will assist Rauch, Blue River Services and RBR Alliance in our efforts to enhance current areas of service, and pilot new projects, to meet the needs of the populations served by those agencies. In addition, this position is charged with the responsibility of development of fundraising opportunities for The Rauch Foundation.  This position serves as an ambassador for our agencies, building new relationships and nurturing existing relationships with the community to expand positive awareness of each agency.  The prime candidate for this position will be very familiar with the Southern Indiana area and have established positive relationships among community stakeholders.  Excellent oral and written communication skills required to represent Rauch, Blue River Services and RBR Alliance at community events and public speaking opportunities. Previous experience in fundraising, grant writing, and public relations required.  Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations or related field preferred.

Education Requirements (Any)

Do you have a Bachelor’s degree?

Additional Information / Benefits

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Educational Assistance

This job reports to the CEOThis is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Number of Openings for this position: 1

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