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Development Director

Company: Outside In
Date Posted: January 10, 2018

Title:                   Development Director

Reports To:         Executive Director



Responsible for building, sustaining and monitoring a comprehensive and effective fund development program. Serves as a member of the senior leadership team and staffs board of director committees. Supervises and supports all development, communications, and volunteer teams and initiatives, operations and systems. This position is 40 hours per week, with full medical and dental benefits and 27 paid days off in the first year. The salary is $80-90k, DOQ. The position will be open until filled.


  • Develop fund development goals and strategies.
  • Understand agency history, vision, and program goals; find alignment with donor’s philanthropic interests.
  • Direct and manage the annual fund, direct mail, major gifts program, events, holiday giving tree campaign, corporate giving, planned giving, workplace giving, online giving, and tribute gifts.
  • Ensure compliance with professional fundraising standards.
  • Direct staff, board and volunteer involvement in fundraising activities.
  • Directly solicit funds and provide support to staff and volunteers who solicit funds.
  • Create and manage marketing programs/campaigns/appeals to raise awareness and funds.
  • Oversee management of the donor database.
  • Responsible for donor stewardship and cultivation.
  • Supervise the Volunteer Manager and Donor Relations Manager.
  • Conduct research re: potential funding sources and evaluate suitability for the agency, supporting existing and planned programs and goals.  Track announcements of funding availability from HRSA and SAMSHA.
  • Work with Directors/Managers of all departments to become knowledgeable about program priorities.
  • Work with Executive Director and Department Directors to select relevant opportunities.
  • Write applications and proposals for the agency to sources including federal, state, county and foundations. Generate supporting documents.
  • Work with the Fiscal Department to ensure staffing plans and revenue/expense allocations are consistent between project budgets and narratives.
  • Manage the grant application & post-award processes:
    • Ensure proposals address agency and department priorities.
    • Ensure Executive Director and relevant staff review proposals prior to submission.
    • Send notices to directors and managers re: tracking and reporting requirements including report due dates.
  • Develop effective solicitation materials.
  • Maintain website and social media presence. 
  • Provide fundraising leadership to the Board of Directors.


  • Five years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, CFRE accreditation preferred.
  • Expert knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or similar relational database system.
  • Experience managing a large volunteer program.
  • Experience writing grants and project managing grants.
  • Commitment to development best practices and ethical fundraising practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with volunteer Board of Directors.
  • Above all, passion for agency mission coupled with business acumen.