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Director of Development

Child Development Resources
Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Aug 4, 2022

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 their challenges.  

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 goals.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree recommended; Master’s is preferred. 

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, and discretion.
  • Must have excellent database management skills and experience with development databases.
  • Must be proficient using O365 including SharePoint, Word, Excel.
  • 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 volunteers.
  • 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 communications. 
  • Must be able to work with and motivate volunteers and potential donors.  
  • 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 communications.
  • 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 media. 


  • Participates as an active member of the Senior Directors’ (Leadership) Team.
  • 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 marketed.
  • Identifies and stewards potential donor prospects including individuals, corporations, foundations, and civic and church groups.
  • 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 campaigns.
  • Lead the Development team and collaborate with the members to develop strategies for increasing community awareness and funding. 
  • Identifies development tasks for the executive director and Board and secures executive director’s and staff’s participation as needed. 
  • 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 database.
  • Ensures timely acknowledgement of gifts.
  • Monitors and operates within the Development Office expense budget.


  • 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.  

Additional Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license without restrictions and able to travel independently throughout the region, and statewide, if needed.
  • 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

Equal Opportunity Employer

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