Brooks Rehabilitation

Executive Director of Community Outreach and Development - Brooks Corporate

Job ID
Executive Director


Participates as a member of the senior management team in the development and implementation of organization-wide policies and programs that contribute to the organization’s success through community outreach and development. Acts as a liaison for the organization within the healthcare community. Leads the effort to obtain in-kind and monetary donations, securing grants, volunteer engagement, special event fund raising, and providing education regarding the Brooks system of care to the community.




  • A Bachelor’s Degree 
  • 3+ years fund-raising/grant writing experience 
  • 3+ years of experience working in a non-profit setting.
  • Working knowledge of fund raising concepts, principles and practices
  • 5+ years of management experience 
  • Demonstrate-able writing skills  and verbal acuity
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Demonstrate success in executing fundraisers, donation drives, and grant proposals.



  • Master’s Degree
  • Knowledge and experience with the Jacksonville community.
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong management and supervisory skills, decision-making, leadership ability, relationship building and consensus building.
  • Knowledge of donor-based software, 
  • Ability to work as a team player possessing good interpersonal skills, strong leadership qualities, and solid judgment.
  • Strong knowledge of community business and organizations and willingness to be actively involved in the public, private and sectors to insure successful operation and continuation of community programs
  • Grant writing certification preferred
  • Certified Fund raising Executive (CFRE)



Under the direction of the CEO

  • Provide exceptional customer service, meeting or exceeding expectations, to ensure continuous improvement of the Brooks’ customer-focused environment.
  • Carry out complete and accurate planning, budgeting, hiring, supervising, and evaluating to ensure accomplishment of all annual and strategic goals.
  • Maintain current, accurate and confidential records of all donor gifts in compliance with all professional and IRS guidelines.
  • Have an attitude that supports workplace diversity and employee growth through mentoring and education.



  • Design, implement and execute methods to approach individual and corporate donors, gaining access to networks that may yield major gifts.
  • Identify and cultivate donors who pledge ongoing support 
  • Manage all aspects of fund-raising and special events including development, implementation, execution, and follow up.
  • Manage the following programs; grant development, the gift shop, volunteer engagement, fund development, the employee W.H.E.E.L. Club, and donor relations.
  • Develop and implement a robust grant process to support community health activities
  • Develop and execute strategies for community benefit initiatives that support the organization’s goals
  • Coordinate and manage annual fund-raising events such as: golf tournament, adaptive sports etc.
  • Manage the annual Celebrate Independence event to promote community awareness of Brooks and recognize the progress of patients
  • Develop and maintain communications strategy to include all stakeholders including, board members, employees, physicians and the communities the organization supports
  • Represent the health system at community events to build external relationships to develop and strengthen support of Brooks community health programs
  • Develop, schedule, and conduct community educational presentations.
  • Coordinate mailings for events, fundraising, and newsletters.
  • Identify and connect with targeted groups to seek opportunities for providing presentations, outreach to potential clients, and potential financial/in-kind/volunteer support.
  • Develop, coordinate and follow-up with in-kind donations and drives
  • Coordinate acknowledgements of in-kind and monetary gifts and donations.
  • Oversee all aspects of the volunteer program and engagement including recruitment, assessment, orientation, training and/or overseeing training and policy and procedure compliance
  • Responsible for organizing and maintaining relations with the members of the Community Health Committee of the Board.  Acts as the primary staff person for Community Health Committee Board meetings.
  • Cultivate and sustain effective and productive relationships with various health leaders and local benefit managers to improve the health of the communities served
  • Lead the Community Health Needs Assessment in collaboration with the Jacksonville Non-Profit Hospital Partnership : develop and execute supporting strategies
  • Develop and maintain the strategy for evaluating, vetting and communicating appropriate decisions regarding donations requests  to meet the organization’s  strategic goals (tickets, event sponsorships community involvement)
  • Other special projects related to Community Health activities as requested by Senior Management.



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