Director of Development

Job Type

Full Time





Start Date


Application Deadline



1001 Worcester Street
Suite 2
United States


Position Overview

The Director of Development provides strategic leadership, execution, and operational management of the organization’s development program. This person will be responsible for working with the Executive Director to create and implement a comprehensive development program designed to grow revenues and relationships. Focus areas include individual/major donors, corporate and foundation partnerships, and innovative peer-to-peer and event-based strategies. This person will report to the Executive Director and provide valued input across all initiatives of this growing and dynamic organization.

Key Responsibilities

The Director of Development assumes the following responsibilities:

  • Spearhead efforts to identify and obtain individual, corporate, and foundation contributions.
  • Build and execute strategy for unique revenue-growth opportunities including peer-to-peer fundraising and third-party events.
  • Build and maintain a portfolio of key relationships with external stake-holders including donors, board members, event fundraising participants, and corporate and foundation partners.
  • Coordinate annual fund campaign and any other direct mail campaigns.
  • Work with Director of Marketing and Events to prepare and produce all fundraising-related digital content including email solicitations and monthly giving campaign
  • Produce and provide regular detailed accountability reports about the organization’s finances and fundraising operations.
  • Supervise the gift entry and acknowledgement process as performed by the Office Administrator, in support of effective fundraising efforts.
  • Work with Director of Marketing and Events to increase revenues at organization’s key fundraising events including annual gala, golf tournament, and Flutie 5K.
  • Be ready, willing, and able to take on other duties as assigned.

Skills, Characteristics, Competencies Needed

  • Passion for improving lives for people with autism, their families, and their communities
  • Excellence in relationship-building
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including grant-writing experience and a knack for storytelling.
  • Eagerness to learn, grow, and stay on top of trends in philanthropy, business, and autism services.
  • Ability to effectively manage a wide array of tasks, projects, and responsibilities.
  • Understanding of communication strategy, marketing, and branding principles including digital and event marketing.
  • Demonstrated capability to conduct one’s self in a calm and professional demeanor when dealing with people and/or with difficult situations.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of staff, volunteers, and other constituents.
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, or other constituent management software
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the following competencies
  • Action oriented, Drive for Results, Dealing with Change & Uncertainty, Building Effective Teams, Customer Focused, Managing vision and purpose.

Background Requirements

  • Minimum 4 years w/ revenue-generating experience in fundraising/development OR significant successful sales/marketing background in private sector with board-level nonprofit experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to