TITLE: Development Director
ORG. TYPE: Social Service
LOCATION: NY, NY
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Development Director” in the subject line.