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Director, Development

Boston, MA, USA | Non Profit Organization

  • Industry:
    Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Business Development
    General Management
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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The Director of Development will supervise four team members: Senior Events Manager, Senior Manager Donor Relations, Peer-to-Peer Community Manager, and Development Coordinator. They will assist the VP of Development with improving internal processes to allow the Development team to work as a cohesive unit. This person will work closely with the Partnerships team, a team responsible for corporate partnerships and grant writing.



Ensure that the development team maintains the highest level of communication and cooperation while building long-term relationships with external constituents

Coordinate weekly Development team meetings.

Identify staffing needs, interview candidates, and onboard new personnel

Development Leadership

Oversee department activities related to ongoing day-to-day fundraising efforts

Assist the VP of Development with planning and organizing regular departmental retreats to keep strategic departmental initiatives moving forward

Collaborate with Marketing & Communications team to support fundraising activities

Identify areas to grow revenue for the organization, working diligently to both capitalize on the available opportunities and sustain the projected organizational growth

Report on program progress to senior leadership

Oversee the development budget and monitor expenses

Manage systems and software to track and cultivate donors and prospects, including our donor database and wealth screening tools


Manage a pool of leadership and major gift prospects including identifying, cultivating, soliciting and closing gifts from top prospects.

Communicate fundraising goals throughout the organization and equip team members to reach them

Oversee and solicit individual participants to ensure target numbers are met for fundraising special events

Maintain long-term relationships with existing donors

Identify and build relationships with new and prospective donors

Develop and execute the annual fundraising plan with the goal of meeting annual targets

Help our donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and ambitions through a relationship with our organization

Generate new ideas that increase revenue and donor loyalty


7+ years demonstrated successful fundraising experience required

Previous management experience required

Successful management of a prospect pool required

Demonstrated experience with all aspects of an individual giving program a plus

Familiarity with the cancer space a plus

Strong track record of meeting and exceeding revenue targets

Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communications skills and political acumen to establish and maintain good working relationships within all organizational levels

Significant strategic planning experience and ability to conceive, design, implement, evaluate and manage account programs and strategies

Excellent analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, negotiation and marketing skills

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