Director of Development

For more than 40+ years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County has delivered on our promise to provide area youth, especially those who need us most, with the support needed to reach their full potential. In order to have the greatest impact on the lives of children, we operate eight Clubs across Lee County purposefully located in areas of high need. Currently, we serve over 1200 children and teens annually, many of whom are minorities, economically disadvantaged and live in single-parent households. The Director of Resource Development works with the Chief Executive Officer and Board to plan and execute resource development strategies and monitor progress against goals.  They support the CEO in positioning the Board to cultivate and solicit major gifts and grants for individuals, corporations, foundations, United Way, government agencies and others.


KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):




  • Provide leadership and direction to the CEO and Board of Directors in the effective operation of all development activities required to fund Club operations and deliver programs within the community.


Strategic Planning

  • In collaboration with CEO and Board, develop and implement a strategic plan for single and multi-year resource development efforts:
    • Builds and executes Resource Development plan, with measurable goals that are aligned with the Strategic Plan of the organization.
    • Researches and analyzes agency, corporate, individual and foundation donor base and recommended solicitation strategies.
    • Identifies, prepares and submits grants proposals for corporations and foundations to support our mission.
    • Oversees planning of logistics for special events, including obtaining sponsorships and solicitation of gifts and preparing related materials and publication.
    • Build donor stewardship program and leverage donor management system to provide information needed by the organization to build and cultivate donor relations.


Board Development

  • Identify, recruit and train board members to participate in solicitation and other income development activities.
  • Encourage and support board committees responsible for planning and implementing development activities.



Resource Management

  • Participate in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Club’s annual budget, controlling expenditures within budget and maintaining donor and financial records in accordance with standards.
  • Ensure productive and effective performance by all development staff.


Partnership Development

  • Develop strategic alliances with community partners, business leaders and local officials.  Develop collaborative partnerships with other youth serving organizations, members, parents, families, funders, and community organizations.


Marketing and Public Relations

  • Increase visibility of Club development activities and maintain good public relations.




  • Ensure design and development of public relations documents for use in the promotion of fund raising, and education of the public, including marketing material and program outcomes.
  • Ensure the development and distribution of marketing document.




  • Internal: Maintain oral and written contact with the CEO, Board of Directors, staff peers, and volunteers for the purpose of exchange of information, to provide progress reports regarding activities and planned programs, and to coordinate even


  • External: Maintain oral and written contact with other agencies, business leaders, community groups, boards of directors of such organizations, and the media for the purpose of exchanging information and ideas and for the purpose of fundraising.



  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferred.
  • A minimum of three years’ work experience in non-profit agency operations, specifically in the fundraising field, sales/marketing or equivalent experience
  • Considerable knowledge of fundraising techniques, and sources of funding for non-profit agencies and organization
  • Knowledge of the mission, objectives, policies, programs and procedures and of the principles and practices of non-profit organizations, youth development services preferred.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate fundraising operations.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Club staff, Board members, volunteers, community groups, and other related agencies.
  • Knowledge of accessing and managing donor database

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