Development Director

New Mexico, United States
$70,000.00 - $80,000.00
Dec 20, 2020
Jan 18, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

OVERVIEW: Responsible for spearheading and managing all aspects of St. Martin’s fundraising and community relations and managing the development department







  1. Develop, document and execute St. Martin’s annual fundraising plan.
  2. Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, governments, and corporations.
  3. Create and run Capital Campaigns
  4. Event planning and oversight for fundraising. This includes at least 2 large events per year (Stone Soup and a Summer Concert).  Other events as needed.
  5. Grant writing to include actual writing, review, and supervision of grant proposals and applications, finding sources of grant moneys, networking to locate moneys and ideas for grant proposals.
  6. Networking with staff to keep abreast of needs and finding funding sources to meet those needs.
  7. Maintaining a donor base and keeping donors informed on opportunities, needs and events.
  8. Planning to identify client and agency needs for program development.
  9. Recruiting donors.
  10. Develop and aintain contact with major contributors.
  11. Manage and maintain Donor Perfect database to ensure timely data entry and gift processing.


Community Relations

  1. Networking with other organizations in order to keep a positive high-profile image.
  2. Newsletter responsibilities to include publishing newsletter at least 3 times annually, which is then distributed to donors, contributors, volunteers, and key community people and businesses.
  3. Develop and maintain relationships with the media.
  4. Develop relationships with churches, civic groups, clubs.
  5. Develop and maintain good working relationships with community, county, state and federal officials, major contributors and key individuals.
  6. Other community relations activities and events as assigned.


Volunteer Programs

  1. Supervise staff to keep the community informed on volunteer opportunities.
  2. Recruit and oversee volunteer programs
  3. Other volunteer programs as assigned.
  4. Recognize and support volunteers as appropriate



  1. Manage, review, and train development department staff. Handle all aspects of daily supervision.
  2. Provide leadership and the “big picture” to the department and organization


All other duties as assigned



  1. Bachelor’s Degree
  2. 5 years’ experience in development, community relations or similar experience.
  3. Experience working with multiple fundraising strategies and concepts
  4. Strong grant writing background
  5. Experience working in a Supervisory capacity
  6. Proven track record with creating and managing Capital Campaigns



  1. Strong written and spoken communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels; and in one on one or in group settings. Must be able to work with a diverse group of people.
  2. Strong project management abilities
  3. Dependable, punctual and self-motivated
  4. Good analytical skills
  5. Able to work under pressure
  6. CFRE preferred



  • Office environment with driving for events, to visit donors, etc.



  • Repetitive hand motions (typing)
  • Sitting for extended periods of time. Must be able to walk and stand
  • Must be able to regularly lift, push, pull, and/or move a minimum of 25 pounds
  • Must have excellent; hearing, vision and hand-eye coordination
  • Must be able to drive
  • The noise level is low to moderate



  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check and drug/alcohol screening. Must have a valid driver’s license, registration, insurance, reliable vehicle, and remain insurable at all times. Local driving is a requirement of this job.