Development Director

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $50,000
Maximum: $65,000



Application Deadline



United States


Driven by a belief that all students, regardless of circumstance, deserve the same opportunities to reach their potential, we work directly inside K-12 schools to remove barriers to success. We are seeking a fundraising professional to help us create the next generation of CISR. Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to by 5:00pm Sept. 14. CISR does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status or disability.


NATURE OF WORK: The Development Director will work closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors on diversifying CISR’s revenue mix by creating and implementing a clearly articulated annual giving strategy that positions the organization for year-over-year fundraising growth.



·        Work with Executive Director to develop and implement a comprehensive annual development plan with strategies for donors and prospects in each constituent group including individuals and corporations

·        Create and implement strategies for donor development and cultivation which will provide a diverse and sustainable funding base

·        Oversee the development and execution of an annual strategy for key fundraising activities

·        Establish and execute donor cultivation, solicitation, recognition and stewardship plans

·        Create and implement monthly giving campaign

·        Oversee and manage special event planning and execution

·        Develop and apply a “moves management” portfolio-based individual cultivation plan approach to top donors and prospects




·        3+ years of increasing responsibility in nonprofit fundraising

·        Ability to multi-task with high degree of project- and time-management capacity to achieve performance goals

·        Excellent organizational, communications, problem-solving, and analytical skills with outstanding attention to detail and follow through

·        Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·        Strong collaboration skills and ability to work effectively in a small team environment

·        Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required



·        Continually focuses on achieving positive, concrete results

·        Develops original ideas, approaches, and solutions to typical, unusual or difficult situations

·        Effectively uses systems and processes to measure, monitor, manage, and impact performance

·        Able to build strong professional relationships and represent CIS in a positive manner



Communities In Schools of Renton is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Medical/dental with 100% employee premium paid by organization, vacation, sick, holidays and retirement plan. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to by 5:00pm Sept. 14.