Director of Development

Job Title: 
Director of Development
Job Description: 

Job Title: Director of Development is a national 501(c)3 financial grant program that helps couples/individuals (regardless of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, marital status or sexual orientation) with the cost of their adoptions by awarding grants up to $15,000. supports domestic, international and foster care adoptions and does not charge its applicants to apply.

Position Summary ( is a ten-year-old, national, equality-based adoption grant program with a strong donor base. The organization's revenue relies on its annual appeal, major gifts and event revenue and has doubled in size in the past five years. The primary responsibilities of this position is to identify and cultivate major donors, and to manage the organization's annual giving campaign and existing donor base. This position is also responsible for providing ongoing fundraising and prospect reports to the President and the Board of Directors.


  • Work with President and Board of Directors to plan, implement and manage a comprehensive national program to identify, cultivate, solicit, recognize, and renew/upgrade major donors.
  • Personally develop close working relationships with members of the Board, key stakeholders, volunteers, high-end donors and prospects to maximize our fundraising potential.
  • Identify new major donor prospects and develop cultivation strategy to turn prospects into supporters.
  • Develop and maintain annual donor strategy and work plan, including tracking and monitoring prospects and donors through all phases: identification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and renewal.
  • Oversee all aspects of Annual Giving fund and ongoing donor cultivation and correspondence.
  • Work with bookkeeper to reconcile donor records with the general ledger.
  • Further cultivate peer-to-peer fundraising program and support individual donor initiatives.


  • 4+ years of fundraising experience with demonstrated success in major donor relations, prospecting and cultivating and annual giving campaigns.
  • Friendly and outgoing personality, hard-working, entrepreneurial, goal oriented, enthusiastic and dedicated to teamwork and strong multi tasking abilities. .
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Standard office computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Experience with eTapestry donor software.
  • Dedicated to the mission and services of and have the ability to communicate that dedication.
  • Willingness to learn and understand the issues facing the adoption community and how Helpusadopt.orgis different than other organizations.
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment where commitment to diversity based on race, ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, and physical ability is an important institutional value.

Please forward your cover letter and resume with salary history/requirements to Please include "Director of Development" as the subject line of the email. Start date is flexible.

No phone calls please. is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to a diverse, multicultural environment.

To Apply: 
Please forward your cover letter and resume with salary history/requirements to Please include "Director of Development" as the subject line of the email.
Start Date: 
Tue, 02/21/2017
Job Location City: 
New York, NY
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Job Contact Name: 
Rebecca Fawcett
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