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The Philanthropic Staffing Group is pleased to notify you of a new search  we are conducting.  If you think this opportunity may interest a qualified colleague, please forward posting.  If you are interested in pursuing this career opportunity, please send a cover letter and resume to

TITLE:   Development Director

ORG. TYPE:  Social Service


SALARY:   $110K – $125K + Excellent Benefits



 Collaborate with the Board and management staff to prepare and implement a comprehensive

annual fundraising plan to achieve budgeted goals for contributed revenues from foundations,

individuals, corporations, and special events.

 Lead the expansion of private foundation funding by securing contributions from new private

foundation funders and increased grants from existing funders.

 Research and prepare clear and persuasive letters of inquiry, grant proposals, donor appeals,

and reports to foundations, including those that emphasize the client's  work with

nonprofits focused on economic opportunity, housing and shelter, quality education, urban

health, and community arts.

 Develop and execute the Gala, an annual celebration that raises the

organization’s visibility and generally nets more than $500,000 a year.

 Guide and engage current and prior Board members in meaningful development opportunities

and cultivate individual donor relationships.

 Create and oversee timely individual appeals, conduct strategic outreach to banks and

corporations, and pursue relevant government funding opportunities.

 Supervise the work of mid‐level and junior development staff and support their

professional growth.

 Assist in in preparation of the annual operating budget, financial and cash flow reports, and

other development, finance, program, marketing, and management activities, as needed.

 Work collaboratively across the organization and with multiple external audiences.

Experience and Attributes

 At least seven years of fundraising experience with increasing responsibility; Bachelor’s degree.

 Substantial experience with all aspects of private foundation fundraising.

 Demonstrated experience organizing and executing complex or multiple time‐sensitive

fundraising projects and events involving many participants and deadlines.

 Clear and compelling writer and speaker; strategic, creative, thoughtful, and methodical

fundraiser; and constructive collaborator.

 Desire and flexibility to take on new and varied challenges, with an eye for both near‐term and

long‐range goals.

 Technologically savvy and able to make the most of relational databases and multiple

communication tools to reach donors. S/he will be creative, independent, accountable, and effective. Knowledge of the NY philanthropic circles a major plus.

Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter with resume by email to:​ with “Development Director” in the subject line.