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Director of Development

  • Category: Fundraising / Development
  • Location: Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • Work Arrangement: Hybrid
  • Type: Full-time/Flex

Non-Profit with amazing culture and growing team looking for a Director of Development.

Hours/Schedule:  Full-time, flexible


Job Type: Direct


Location Requirements: Hybrid with office in Metro North area outside of Boston, MA.  

Rate: $100-$120K base salary

Job Description: 
Director of Development (DOD) is responsible for the development, implementation, coordination, and expansion of fundraising program. The DOD works closely with the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to align all elements of the organization's development and fundraising functions with our strategic plan; and ensure the integration of the vision, core values, and culture of organization into the overall strategy.



  • Develop and grow an internal and external culture of philanthropy across the Agency;
  • Solidify a strategic plan for ongoing development, ensuring determined strategies are consistent with the agency's mission, vision and culture;
  • Synthesize the various components of the agency's development and philanthropy efforts, including, but not limited to, community relations, events, donor relations, major giving, and corporate giving; to ensure consistent and cohesive overall strategy;
  • Collaborate with senior management team in advancing departmental and agency objectives;
  • Facilitate participation in development activity amongst board and non-development staff members;
  • Develop strategies and plans in coordination with the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) to fund the Agency's short and long-term programs and campaigns;
  • Closely monitor success of fundraising efforts to meet current approved budget and strategic goals and implement an annual evaluation process to inform future strategy and objectives;
  • Implement systematic efforts to identify, solicit, steward, maintain and upgrade annual giving donors and work closely with CSO to develop partnerships with major individual, corporate, and foundation donor prospects;
  • Lead development projects and events, providing strategic guidance and support to Development Coordinator.
  • Represent the Agency at special events and outreach activities as necessary;
  • Keep current on fundraising best practices, trends, and innovations;
  • Assist in budget preparation and monitor overall departmental revenue and expense, with strong alignment and collaboration with the agency's Fiscal team;
  • Oversee collection and reporting of development related data; and
  • Assume other duties as assigned.



  • A successful candidate should have at least a bachelor's degree and 5+ years development experience, ideally in a progressive leadership role with demonstrated knowledge of crafting overall development strategy and a track record of success.
  • Experience with database oversight, reporting, and communicating development-related data to a broad audience is a must.
  • Experience and/or passion for working with the older adult community is preferred.
  • The candidate should also have exemplary goal-setting, planning, and prioritization skills and be highly organized, thoughtful and strategic with confidence in advocating for the importance of development both internally and externally.
  • A strong track record as an effective communicator, highly skilled in writing and donor communication, as well as a broad understanding of the technology need to managed development efforts, is a must.
  • Candidate should have a charismatic and persuasive personality and should be authentic and open in gaining the respect and support of a broad range of constituencies and stakeholders.
  • Candidate must be skilled at cultivating relationships and guiding staff and board members in doing the same.
  • Experience in or substantial knowledge of the private, non- profit sector is a plus.
  • Knowledge of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore regions of Massachusetts is a plus.



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