Director of Development & Special Initiatives

Job Type

Part Time


Minimum: $60,000
Maximum: $65,000
Details: Commensurate with experience



Start Date



United States



Creates and implements the strategic plan for the organization’s contributed income including events, major gifts, planned giving, corporate initiatives, direct- marketing, foundations relations and organization annual convention.

  •  Develop and manage national special initiatives related to Awareness, Advocacy and Fund Development.
  • Supervises Development & Logistics Coordinator.
  • Identifies, cultivates, solicits and secures major gifts from individuals, foundations, corporations and organizations
  • Creates and implements an overall planned giving programs which focuses on strategies and techniques for deferred gifts.
  • Develops and coordinates efforts in the identification and solicitation of grant funding for capacity building and organizational development.
  • Oversee the proper implementation of the acknowledgment process, ensuring timely, accurate and mission-appropriate acknowledgments.
  • Develop and maintain on-going contact with local/ national corporate partners; present fundraising alternatives and steward relationships.
  • Develop new relationships with prospective sponsors and donors.
  • Collaborate with the Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) activities and working potentially with groups such as the National Leadership Council to cultivate relationships.
  • Works closely with National Staff to coordinate national fundraising events and/or programs and responsible for its ongoing management.
  • Collaborate with the National Office Finance & Accounting Department in the development and management of web based donations program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by President and Vice President, Operations.
  • Work as the staff liaison to the Fundraising Committee of the National Board of Directors.



  • At least a BA Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field. 
  • Ideal candidate must have successful experience in fund development; grant writing and related areas in non-profit or similar organization. 
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience and demonstrated success with managing major fund raising campaigns and events. 
  • Other requirements include exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with a proven track record in wealth- building.
  • At least 3 years management skills, strategic and analytical experience coupled with knowledge and respect for organizational protocol, and excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to make presentations to groups. 
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel software is needed.
  • Drive continuous improvement of processes, systems, tools and staff.
  • Perform as administrative liaison with others within and outside the organization regarding projects and tasks related to operations.
  • Initiate new strategies to improve existing events and projects; provide input to staff, committees and President to improve administration.
  • Work as the staff liaison to both Budget & Personnel and Program Committee of the Board.
  • Manage and coordinate the organization’s annual activities calendar, all internal meetings, staff travel and logistics.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.  

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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