St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center, Inc. - Director of Development and Communication Email

AFP Member? Yes
Name of Organization: St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center, Inc.
Title of Position: Director of Development and Communication
Starting Date: 08/15/2022
Salary Range (low): $55,000
Salary Range (high): $75,000
Organization Website:

Description of Responsibilities: St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center provides comprehensive health care, counseling, and social work to individuals and families who lack access to health insurance. Established in 1993, the Center is committed to raising the health status and quality of life of the more than 3,000 clients served each year. This grassroots community-based organization depends heavily for delivery of services on a small paid staff and a corps of over 200 professional and lay volunteers.

This position leads an existing and growing development and communication program that supports this dynamic health outreach organization. The Director is responsible for advancing the mission of the St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center through strategic planning, leadership, and the formation and execution of a comprehensive fundraising and communications plan. The Director is a member of the Centers executive leadership team, and is responsible for building strong relationships with the Centers stakeholders, donors and Board members. The Director reports to the Center’s Executive Director and works closely and in partnership with all program directors and the Board of Directors.

St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This policy expressly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic predisposition, gender identity or expression, carrier status, domestic violence victim status, veteran status or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.

Organizational Budget: $2,200,000
Development Office Budget: $203,000
Funds Raised Last Year: $1,500,000
Fund Goal This Year: $1,900,000
Organization's Financial Sources:
Foundation and Corporate Grants
Special Events
United Way

Professional membership dues in AFP paid by organization
Salary Increment Policy: Annual
Performance Review Policy: Annual
Vacation and Holiday Policy: 33 Days PTO, includes holidays and sick time
Medical, Dental, Health InsuranceVarious plans offered with an employer provided stipend
Life Insurance: Agency paid life insurance plan provided; supplemental life insurance available
Retirement Plan: 403B available--no match currently; considering for the future


  • Bachelor's degree preferred with focus in marketing, communications or related fields. Experience and transferable skills considered.
  • Two to five years relevant development and communication experience
  • Prefer candidates with experience in health care advancement and an appreciation for community-based, social justice focused organizations

Experience/Personal Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will be: strategic, collaborative, mission driven, planful, productive, and have a demonstrated commitment to social justice and equity.
  • Staff members at St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center, Inc. are subject to and enjoy all the rights and responsibilities as such outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • This is a full-time position, during the business hours of Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, with some flexibility to include some evening hours.
  • Mission, Values, and Culture:
    • St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center identifies and responds to the unique health and social needs of individuals and communities in the greater Rochester region and has been doing so since 1993. The organization is rooted in the core values of Service, Education, Advocacy, Research, and Community Health.
    • The SJNC culture is unlike any other. The health center believes in the importance of community, social justice, collaboration, and transparency. The community kitchen is at the heart of the Center and the culture is thoughtfully tended to and maintained. In any given week, there may be an organizational potluck or a birthday celebration—complete with cake! There’s always a puzzle at some phase of completion and at least once per month, there’s a community breakfast for visitors, staff, and volunteers. Colleagues genuinely enjoy coming to work each day and miss one another when on holiday/vacation.

Specific Requirements of Position:
Annual Campaigns
Media Relations
Grant Writing
Newsletter Production
Major Gift Solicitation
Special Events Planning
Computer - Database
Computer - Spreadsheets
Computer - Desktop Publishing
Computer - Word Processing
Direct Mail
Volunteer Recruitment
Personal Automobile

Position Reports to: Jennifer Sahrle, Executive Director

Send Correspondence to:
Jennifer Sahrle, Executive Director
St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center, Inc.
417 South Avenue
Rochester, New York 14620
[email protected]

Include with Correspondence:
Cover Letter