Development Director

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $60,000
Maximum: $75,000
Details: Depending on qualifications and experience



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States


Position Details:  Full-time position


Reports to: Executive Director


General Overview:

The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) is a non-profit organization that works in the public interest to foster collaboration in shared mobility (including bikesharing, carsharing, ridesharing and more) and helps connect the growing industry with transit agencies, cities and communities across the US. Through piloting programs, conducting new research and providing advice and expertise to cities and regions, SUMC hopes to extend the benefits of shared mobility to all.


Position Overview:

The Development Director will identify, cultivate, and steward potential funders and partners to support SUMC’s projects and core operations. The Director is responsible for meeting annual fundraising goals in addition to identifying new strategies to expand SUMC’s fundraising programs. The Director will report to, and work closely with, the Executive Director. As a 4 year-old start-up organization, SUMC has a small staff responsible for a wide range of duties. We have a creative and flexible, but also fast-paced atmosphere. The successful candidate must be a self-starter and an independent worker with a high attention to detail. S/he must also have direct fundraising experience as well as excellent communication and outreach skills.


SUMC has a $2M annual budget for FY 2018-19 with a diverse revenue mix of government contracts and private foundations, conference fees, fee for service projects and corporate contributions. The Development Director will have primary responsibility for generating revenue from foundations, event sponsorships, and corporate contributions, and will also assist program staff as needed with government grant applications and contract proposals for fee for service projects.



  • Research, identify, qualify, and prioritize potential funders for SUMC’s programs and core operations, including a focus on corporation, foundation and government funders;
  • Facilitate the development of relationships with funders through presentations, personal meetings, regular communications, and meetings with other SUMC staff;
  • Manage fundraising timelines, and meet grant and proposal submission deadlines;
  • Draft, assemble, and submit funding requests through letters of intent, sponsorship packages, proposals, phone calls, in-person meetings, or other presentations;
  • Follow up with interested funders, and issue acknowledgements of gifts;
  • Create and maintain an annual fundraising calendar of activities to ensure the timely delivery of reports, benefits, and recognition;
  • Review and revise, as needed, systems for keeping records, tracking donors, managing correspondence, and gift acceptance policies in keeping with ethical fundraising practices;
  • Help organize fundraising for SUMC’s events, including the annual National Shared Mobility Summit;
  • Develop strategy for growth of SUMC’s fundraising program and identify alternative sources of revenue;
  • Track progress towards quantifiable goals and make mid-course adjustments



  • At least five years’ experience in fundraising or development, including experience working with institutional funders;
  • Strong attention to detail and project management skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills;
  • Previous experience in transportation or urban planning a plus;


Anti-Discrimination Policy:

SUMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment opportunities at SUMC are based upon one's qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential functions of a particular job. All employment opportunities are provided without regard to race, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply:

Submission Deadline: August 14, 2018

Email: resume, cover letter, a fund-raising writing sample, and names of two references to:;

No phone calls please.


Salary: $60,000-$75,000, depending on qualifications and experience


Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, transit, life insurance, 401k


Professional Level:  Rising-managerial; FLSA “Exempt”

Minimum Education Required:  B.A or B.S degree; advanced degree preferred


Medical, dental, vision, transit, life insurance, 401k


Generous vacation and paid holidays

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Email: resume, cover letter, a fund-raising writing sample, and names of two references to:;

No phone calls please.