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Director of Development

Lulu and Leo Fund
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 17, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Direct Marketing, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Prospect Research, Special Events
Arts, Education, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time
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Who We Are: 

Choose Creativity is powered by the Lulu and Leo Fund. The Lulu and Leo Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit that raises funds for Choose Creativity, its primary initiative. Choose Creativity empowers children and adults to build resilience, creative confidence, and social-emotional skills (SEL) through our Learn with Creative Confidence (LwCC) school day and after school programs. LwCC is based on the 10 Principles of Creativity. Through professional development, we train individuals to implement each component of LwCC and bring the language of the 10 Principles to their work with students, and their own lives. To learn more about our organization and the exciting work we do, visit The Lulu and Leo Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Location: New York, NY, Temporarily Remote

Job Overview

Reporting to the Board of Directors in a non-hierarchical organization structure, the Director of Development will spearhead fundraising efforts as the Lulu and Leo Fund continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Director will have the exciting opportunity to build the development function, including outreach to individual donors, relationships with foundations and corporations, and event planning.

    Develop and execute the Lulu and Leo Fund's annual fundraising plan Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations Manage the implementation of our Kindful database and oversee data entry and gift processing Work with members of the Board of Directors to cultivate new donors through their networks Work with the Chairman of the Board to develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors Oversee the planning and organization of the annual Choose Creativity Awards and donor cultivation events Work collaboratively with the Senior Director of Programs to identify opportunities for program-specific grants Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising Clearly communicate and articulate LwCC content, messaging, and impact to stakeholders
    BA (required), MA (a plus) Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in development Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills Self-directed and motivated in an unconventional, goal-oriented, collaborative team environment Knowledge of fundraising databases, such as Kindful and Hubspot Proven budget management skills including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making, and reporting

To Apply:

Submit the following to with the subject “Director of Development”:

    Cover Letter and résumé highlighting relevant experience Two professional references


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