Director of Development and Communications

Florida, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 10, 2020
Oct 09, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The Director of Development and Communications will craft and execute the strategic fundraising and community relations initiatives for Americans for Immigrant Justice with a focus on long-term sustainability and building brand awareness for the organization. The salary for this position will be based on relevant years of experience. Americans for Immigrant Justice supports its employees with a comprehensive benefits package. Please send your resume and a cover letter detailing why this position is of interest to you and what skills you will bring to the role to elevate our current activities to Please make sure to specify your salary requirement when submitting your cover letter.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement comprehensive strategies to increase individual, corporate and institutional giving to include tracking and evaluation
    • Major gifts (identification, cultivation, solicitation)
    • Grants (research, writing, tracking)
    • Annual fund (campaigns and drives)
    • Events (major and other)
    • Planned Giving (deferred and other)
    • Acknowledgement and Recognition
  • Develop, implement and monitor marketing and communications strategic and tactical initiatives in support of fundraising goals, enhance the organization’s visibility, and cultivate the brand (position as a leader in the field)
    • Create digital strategy and oversee web presence that drives donations, grows awareness and measures the user experience
    • Oversee creation of publications (newsletter, annual report, program reports, brochures)
    • Manage media relations (press releases and conferences, story pitching, requests, tracking)
    • Develop innovative social media campaigns (increase base and engagement)
  • Target donor groups and influencer networks
  • Maximize fundraising database and tracking system
  • Work closely with Executive Director and Board of Directors and the Board Development Committee
  • Supervise fundraising and communications staff, collaborate with other departments
  • Oversee department budget
  • Speaking engagements on behalf of the organization


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

We are looking for a leader who is goal driven with exceptional follow though and understands that working with a small team requires passion, savvy and a doer’s attitude. The ideal candidate is creative, inspiring, resilient and knowledgeable.


Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree in related field

5-7 years fundraising and communications experience

Record of successful major gift fundraising

Experience crafting communications strategy at the local and national level



Master’s degree and/or CFRE and experience in legal or immigration based organization. Spanish fluency.

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