Director of Development

Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc.
Florida, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 1, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Other Fundraising, Programs, Community Outreach, Other Programs, Administrative, Other Administrative
Legal Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Founded in 1978, Three Rivers Legal Services is establishing its first Development Office. The Director of Development Operations is responsible for the direction and implementation of all fundraising operations. Duties include the establishment of an annual fund and the pursuit of major gifts for special projects. The Director of Development Operations reports directly to the Executive Director of Three Rivers Legal Services.

Specific Tasks:

Annual Fund

  • Solicitation -
    • Create and implement plans for an annual fund to supplement unrestricted operating dollars.
    • Research and write all annual appeals copy for both direct mail and digital funding streams.
  • Administration -
    • Produce, update, forecast, and evaluate a written, “calendared” schedule of annual fundraising campaigns and
    • Year over year, proactively direct, maintain, strengthen and increase annual giving revenue and participation
  • Record Keeping -
    • Oversee donor acknowledgments, cultivation, retention, and
    • Oversee input of data to the Development database (e.g. gifts and recognition) to ensure accuracy of data entry and
    • Develop office policy and procedure to ensure security and confidentiality of donor
    • Observe professional reporting, contacting, and information-sharing chain-of-command
    • Establish and monitor an annual development operations budget, and provide quarterly and annual reports of the same to the Executive

Major Gift Solicitation

  • From time to time, in consultation with the Executive Director, determine specific special needs that require major gift
  • Identify and rank prospective major gift donors; code in
  • Develop solicitation strategies for in-person visitation and solicitation of major gift
  • Solicit major gifts, primarily in-person or in small
  • Nurture ongoing relationships with major gift


  • Non-profit organizational, managerial, and fund development knowledge and
  • Familiarity with development/donor tracking software programs/platforms.
  • Excellent writing and speaking
  • A heartfelt commitment to the mission of Three Rivers Legal


  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in development operations for an established non-profit
  • Demonstrated experience with in-person solicitation of major


  • B.A.

Working conditions

  • Work indoors. Weekend and some evening work
  • Three Rivers Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity 

Salary Range

$73,747 - $83,747 DOE

How to apply

To be considered please forward a current resume, cover letter, and a minimum of three professional references to

***Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc., is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

TRLS invites all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how their unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and our practice.

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