Chief Development Officer

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



United Way of GNH
370 James St. suite 403
United States


The Chief Development Officer (CDO) provides executive leadership, strategy development, planning, execution and accountability for UWGNH’s revenue generation and donor relations activities. Success requires a commitment to high functioning partnerships with all areas of the organization including community impact, finance, marketing, and volunteer engagement. The incumbent must exhibit a professional presence and encourage collaboration at all levels of the organization.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to being data driven in developing and executing strategies, with clear metrics and measurements identified. The CDO must also have the presence, the depth and breadth of experience, and credibility to represent UWGNH in the corporate, foundation, and high net-worth sectors. 

UWGNH celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2020, which offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to help shape fundraising efforts associated with this milestone year. 

Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

The Chief Development Officer is responsible for the executive leadership of UWGNH’s revenue generation work, which includes:

1.     Develop and lead the refinement and implementation of an ambitious fundraising strategy and annual plans for workplace campaigns, major gifts, special events, planned giving and transformational gifts.  

2.     Develop and manage strategies to ensure that all donors are experiencing world-class service and stewardship.

  1. Cultivate and steward financial support, with a particular focus on maintaining and growing a portfolio of major donors.

4.     Partner closely with the Board of Directors and other key stakeholders and donors to develop and support their fundraising potential.

5.     Leverage the CEO and other influential stakeholders to create and maintain key external relationships.

6.     Provide professional support and leadership for various volunteer committees that support the UWGNH development effort.

7.     Create initiatives to expand UWGNH’s prospect pipeline by accessing new and leveraging existing networks.

8.     Provide strong direction and management to the development team, including the effective and thoughtful managing of systems, processes, and measurement to monitor, project and guide fundraising results and activity.  

9.     Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field both inside and outside the UWGNH network.

10. Lead, direct and supervise assigned staff to create a motivated, high performing team that can reach the strategic goals and objectives of UWGNH.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please include a cover letter and writing sample