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Director of Development


The Director of Development will play a critical role in creating and supporting the next iteration of BSCO by partnering with the CEO and Board of Directors to meet BSCO’s development goals including the 25th anniversary capital campaign, initiating a major donor giving program, and building a pipeline of new stakeholders.  


In addition to leading all aspects of fundraising, the Director of Development will play an integral strategic role as member of the Leadership Team and Operations Team.  This role will also work closely with the Board of Dirctors and lead the Development and Communications Committee.


This position is an exempt salaried position that may require an occasional work week of more than 40 hours.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Meet annual development goals for funds raised
  • Expand BSCO’s donor base
  • Partner with CEO to meet objectives
  • Lead special fundraising campaigns
  • Create development strategy and annual plans, and strengthen BSCO’s development value proposition, messaging, and development tactics
  • Establish and manage the annual budget for the Development Department
  • Manage development staff and all aspects of the development department including communications and events
  • Ensure integrity of donor database
  • Network and build BSCO’s awareness in the community and attend local events
  • Lead the Communications and Development Committee of the Board of Directors to build awareness and grow development by creating and overseeing a communications plan that supports fundraising
  • Participate in leading and making organizational priorities and strategies as a member of the Leadership Team
Secondary Responsibilities
  • Participate in grant strategy and process, site visits, and build relationships with foundations and corporations
  • Work with BSCO’s Board of Directors to grow donor base
  • Cultivate a culture of philanthropy with BSCO’s staff and board
  • Stay current on best practices and trends in development locally and nationally
  • Assist in creating a planned giving initiative


  • Four years of nonprofit development experience, with management experience preferred
  • Strong record of fundraising success
  • Ability to develop new donor relationships and grow existing donor relationships
  • Entrepreneurial and results oriented
  • Ability to plan and meet goals and deadlines
  • Experience working with and building relationships with grants and foundations
  • Experience with development databases
  • Problem solving
  • Experience with major fundraising campaign is useful
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and people management skills and ability to give and receive feedback
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to BSCO’s mission, vision, and values
  • Solid Communications skills – verbal and written – and the ability to tell BSCO’s story and communication persuasively
  • Willingness to work independently and collaborate with staff and board
  • Strong initiative, follow through and commitment
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Able to work effectively in a dynamic environment, adaptable, open to change
  • Experience managing a financial budget


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