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Resource Development Director, Assistance Dogs for Veterans and Children with Autism

Retrieving Freedom, Inc.
Missouri, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jan 1, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events
Health, Other Fields, Social Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Resource Development Director is responsible for the execution and coordination of fundraising initiatives and activities with a special emphasis on Mid-Missouri. In addition, S/he will participate in the execution of the annual giving program prioritizing the cultivation and stewardship of relationships with new and existing donors. The Resource Development Director participates in strategic planning and budgeting initiatives, including goal setting for fund development. The ideal candidate works well in a team environment and has experience in problem solving. S/he works within the guidelines, policies and mission of the organization and will be accountable and responsible for specific projects as assigned.


  • Follow and execute the development plan and offer advice to the plan to meet emerging circumstances and ensure critical fund-raising activities are carried out in a timely manner.
  • Assist in researching and qualifying donor prospects, including individual and organizational donors.
  • Help to increase Major Gifts, including research, identification of potential donors, developing tailored approach strategies, and building and maintaining relationships.
  • Prepare and submit foundation grant applications and proposals.
  • Manage a portfolio of up to 100 donor prospects, many located in Central Missouri.
  • Develop and advance donor approach strategies for specific donors within portfolio.
  • Operate within Network for Good, RFI’s donor database, and provide uploads and updates related to donors, segmentations, and mailing lists.
  • Oversee management of the fundraising database, ensuring the timely distribution of tax receipts and donor acknowledgement.
  • Compile, maintain and report on the Annual Giving Campaign statistics including retention rates, participation, etc.
  • Analyze trends in the Annual Giving Campaign, identifying opportunities and challenges and developing strategies to ensure goals are met.
  • Become familiar with local / regional organizations and associations for awareness building, relationship building, and community engagement.


  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to support and motivate volunteers and staff
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Sound computer skills including word processing and database management
  • An understanding of the non-profit sector
  • Ability to work independent and flexible hours


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