Position Opening

Director of Development (FULL TIME)

Reporting directly to the President/CEO, the Director of Development oversees all activities related to philanthropic giving for operating, capital and endowment funds. In partnership with the President/CEO and other key volunteers and staff, the Director of Development provides leadership, management and coordination for fundraising, Capital Campaign and outreach efforts. He/she directs the work of two full-time positions, the Development Assistant and Special Events Coordinator in their roles in supporting Development to meet organizational fundraising goals. The Director of Development manages all aspects of the fund development program and secures funds in a wide variety of ways, including but not limited to: identifying prospective supporters, building and cultivating relationships, making direct requests to individuals for major gifts, and annual fund campaigns; asking corporations for financial support through business partnerships, sponsorships, and general operating support; seeking grants from private foundations and government entities; and overseeing fundraising events, including the SRA golf tournament and bingo luncheon.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Development Plan: Develop and implement an annual Development Plan, in collaboration with the President/CEO, Development Committee and Board of Directors.
2. Donor Relationships: Lead the effort to establish, cultivate and steward strong relationships with donors including development and implementation of a donor recognition program, and timely, appropriate communication with donors to increase their loyalty to SRA’s mission. Lead coordination of donor stewardship and cultivation events.
3. Major Gifts: Create individual donor/prospect cultivation plans and cultivate and solicit major gifts. This includes working with members of the Board of Directors and Development Committee.
4. Grants: In collaboration primarily with the Director of Programs, assure grant reporting requirements are fulfilled in a timely manner and funders are stewarded according to the Donor stewardship plan.
5. Business Support: Prospect, cultivate, and secure gifts and sponsorships from businesses.
6. Planned Giving: Research and cultivate donors for estate planning purposes, including bequests, charitable remainder trusts, annuities, legacy campaign, and other planned giving tools.
7. Fundraising Events: Provide overall direction and solicit sponsorships of special fundraising events. Support, provide information, and encourage fundraising event committees.
8. Annual Fund and Underwriting: Solicit and secure funds for general operations and a variety of programs and events.
9. Other Funding Sources: Solicit in-kind gifts, matching gifts, and other funding sources.
10. Capital Campaign: in partnership with the President/CEO, determine an overall strategy and oversee the execution of any board-approved Capital Campaigns.

Remain current with all aspects of philanthropy, ensure SRA’s fundraising is conducted within the highest ethical and legal standards, comply with the Association of Fundraising Professionals code of ethics, and maintain confidentiality of all donor records.


Required: Bachelor’s degree in related field. Minimum five years of experience of fundraising experience, directly applicable to the primary work required. Passion for the organization’s mission and initiatives. Positive, energetic, and outgoing attitude with a strong work ethic, team-player mentality, and willingness and ability to adapt to changing scenarios. Out-of-the-box strategic thinking, self-motivated, committed, and ability to implement plans that support moving the organization forward.

Preferred: Experience with Capital and Endowment Campaigns. Certification specializing in fundraising credentialedfrom the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) International.

Hours, Salary and Benefits

Full-time, exempt position with health, retirement, vacation and other benefits. Salary negotiable and commensurate with experience. Some weekend and evening work required.

To Apply

Submit resume, list of three references, and cover letter detailing experience as it relates to the position and motivation for applying, as well as salary requirements to cstephens@sramail.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Revisions, additions or deletions to this job description may be made at any point. The Senior Resource Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.