Child Development Resources (CDR), a private, non-profit agency,
strives to inspire and empower children, families, and early
childhood professionals to reach their full potential, whatever
We are seeking a Director of Development to oversee entire
development and fundraising program to provide for the short- and
long-term needs of the organization. Responsible for developing,
implementing, and evaluating funds development strategies that will
meaningfully engage and motivate donors to meet development
Education: Bachelor’s Degree recommended; Master’s is
Experience: 5 years of experience in fundraising for a
nonprofit organization, as well as experience as a development
and/or marketing communications professional.
- Must be a highly-motivated individual who possesses outstanding
interpersonal, written, presentation, and communication skills.
- Must be experienced in donor stewardship and cultivation,
proposal preparation, special events, and direct mail appeals.
- Must have sound fundraising judgment, integrity, moral values,
- Must have excellent database management skills and experience
with development databases.
- Must be proficient using O365 including SharePoint, Word,
- Must possess effective planning and organization skills.
- Must be able to work independently, as well as establish and
maintain harmonious relations with Board members, other staff, and
- Must be a team player, able to work closely and collaboratively
with all CDR stakeholders and motivate donors and volunteers.
- Must have experience in marketing and
- Must be able to work with and motivate volunteers and potential
- Must be able to maintain a flexible work schedule.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Plans, oversees, and executes all aspects of fundraising to
include donor solicitation and cultivation, donor stewardship,
planned giving program, capital campaigns, community relations,
prospect (individual, corporate and foundation, civic and religious
group) identification, and special events.
- Oversees all marketing and communications, including monthly
e-newsletter, annual and mid-year report, appeals, thank you
letters, press outreach, and evolving electronic media
- Establishes and maintains liaison with Board Development
Committee and other key volunteers.
- Supervises the maintenance of donor database and all related
record keeping for donors and potential donors, CDR families and
early care professionals, and others as specified.
- Ensures that fund raising programs operate in accordance with
IRS regulations, grant requirements, and CDR policies.
- Develops annual budget to include all Development Department
activities and responsibilities.
- Ensures that development programs operate in coordination with
other CDR programs.
- Works closely with and suggests content for all aspects of
Board’s Development Committee, in conjunction with co-chairs,
including but not limited to establishing and organizing meetings
and agendas, reports to Executive Committee and Board, etc.
- Oversees maintenance of agency Web site and other electronic
- Participates as an active member of the Senior Directors’
- Oversees all special events to include donor stewardship and
cultivation events, CDR family/community events, and fundraisers,
working with Special Events Coordinator and Communications Manager
to assure that sponsorships for each event are in place and well
- Identifies and stewards potential donor prospects including
individuals, corporations, foundations, and civic and church
- Solicits donor prospects and/or ensures solicitation of donor
prospects by other staff and volunteers.
- Oversees writing and production of agency grants, promotional
materials, brochures, flyers, mid-year and annual reports, and
other publications as needed.
- Uses community relations, speaking engagements, fundraising
events, and communications tools to reach current and potential
donors and sponsors.
- Writes proposals to potential funding sources, including
corporations, foundations, and civic and church groups.
- Writes direct mail solicitations and executes direct mail
- Lead the Development team and collaborate with the members to
develop strategies for increasing community awareness and
- Identifies development tasks for the executive director and
Board and secures executive director’s and staff’s participation as
- Serves on CDR task forces as assigned.
- Completes all necessary personnel and time management forms and
submits to appropriate staff.
- Supervises maintenance of the organization’s constituent
- Ensures timely acknowledgement of gifts.
- Monitors and operates within the Development Office expense
- Evaluates all development efforts for efficiency, cost
effectiveness, and relevance to the organization.
- Performs annual job evaluations for staff and identifies areas
and opportunities for professional growth.
- Prepares reports for the Executive Director and the Board of
Directors on development activities, results and donor base.
- Provides oral and written reports to the executive director and
the development committee detailing progress.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license without restrictions and
able to travel independently throughout the region, and statewide,
- Must complete a TB risk assessment, child protective services,
sexual offender, and criminal history background check.
- All employees are required to be fully vaccinated against
COVID-19 or receive a medical or religious accommodation.
- Group health, dental and vision insurance.
- Paid life insurance.
- Paid long-term disability insurance. Short-term
disability insurance is available.
- Paid vacation, sick, and personal leave.
- 12 paid holidays each year.
- 10 days on furlough during spring and winter.
- 401(k) retirement plan with a 6% employer contribution and
vested after 3 years.
To learn more about CDR and apply for this position, visit
our website at www.cdr.org