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Director of Development, Equitable Education (remote)

Position:                     Director of Development 

Location:                    Company is located in California but this position works Remotely

Category:                    Full time Exempt 

Reports to:                 Vice President of Development

Direct Reports:           None 

Salary Range:               $105,000-115,000


About Benetech  

Benetech believes that equitable access to education is a human right. Our technology and services break down systemic barriers and empower all learners regardless of ability. Around the world, we partner with local communities to expand inclusive and equitable education opportunities. To date we have delivered more than 20 million accessible books helping over 1.5 million students, jobseekers, and adults to read, learn, and pursue their dreams. People at Benetech believe strongly in the mission, and we work hard to embody our Truths each day.

Attracting candidates from all backgrounds  

Our Benetech team reflects the diversity of the people we impact. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, including members of historically marginalized or oppressed communities because it makes our organization stronger. 

Research shows that individuals only apply to jobs if they meet all of the qualifications. We know there are great candidates who might not check all of the boxes and possess important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, apply and tell us about yourself. 

The Opportunity

  • The Director of Development reports directly to the Vice President of Development and serves as an experienced and dynamic Senior Major Gift Officer to help expand the base of support for Benetech’s mission. This position will discover and qualify new prospects with a giving capacity of $25,000 and higher; manage a portfolio of up to 150 corporate, foundation and individual prospects in order to secure 4-6 figure gifts that contribute toward Benetech’s fundraising goals; work with colleagues across the organization to coordinate cultivation and solicitation strategies for annual gift planning, corporate sponsorships, and individual giving; create written materials to support fundraising efforts; and design and execute appropriate events for the cultivation and stewardship of major donors.

Key Responsibilities  

  • Serve as a front-line fundraiser identifying, developing, and building long-term donor relationships, stewarding donors, and successfully closing 5-6 figure major gifts
  • Coordinate and lead activities to best use a donor database system to document and track prospect and donor information and interactions
  • Maintain a detailed stewardship plan to acknowledge and recognize Benetech investors to include processes and strategies to keep donors engaged by showing them their impact and building long-lasting relationships

 Qualifications and Core Competencies 


  • Bachelor's degree required. Master’s degree and CFRE certification welcomed.
  • Appreciation and passion for Benetech’s mission
  • 6+ years of professional fundraising experience. Extensive experience in
  • themselves leading solicitations for non-profit development/fundraising
  • Experience working with key stakeholders
  • Must have the ability to create comprehensive plans and follow through on each
  • detail
  • Must be highly organized and enjoy a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work assignments
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Products and preferably Salesforce

Travel Obligations: 25%


Physical Demands and Working Environment: 

The bullet points below are representative of the physical demands and working environment that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.  

  • Standard / Remote office setting; proximity to office equipment that includes electronic devices
  • Must remain at a workstation for at least 50% of the time; will need to use equipment that includes electronic devices
  • Perceive and interact with text, media, and people
  • Communicate and accurately exchange information with text, media, and people

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