Development Director

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organization:The Hearing and Speech Institute
position summary:

JOB TITLE: Development Director

SUPERVISED BY: Executive Director

JOB SUMMARY: The Director is the leader of the Institute’s development program and is a member of the Institute’s management team. The Director will fully design and implement the Institute’s development program, specifically focusing on developing and implementing an ongoing program of personal contacts designed to increase the number of active donors, increase the size of donor contributions through an effective major gifts, annual appeal and planned giving program and the planning and implementation of the Institute’s three major events. The Director will lead the public relations program for the Institute, particularly as it relates to the development program, but also in support of the Institute’s operational areas.


1. Work actively with members of the board of directors and management to develop, articulate and implement the development strategy for the Institute. The strategy includes goals and activities for fundraising, public relations, publications, and community relations as they relate to the fund-raising effort. 2. Primarily responsible for major donor cultivation, appreciation and solicitation to increase the pool of donors and substantially increase the Institute’s philanthropic contributions and to ready the Institute for a capital campaign. 3. Develop and implement programs and processes for donor relations and cultivation that assure growing positive connections between donors and the Institute and its programs. 4. Responsible for foundation relations including research, meeting with foundation staff and facilitating development and completion of grant proposals for unrestricted funding and in support of projects to further the objectives of the Institute and its programs. 5. Develop and implement a planned giving program in support of the Institute. 6. Lead and/or support, with collaboration of other members of Institute staff, the three major fund-raising events. 7. Manage and/or supervise staff who maintain information systems for development program, including gift processing and donor recognition activities; oversee maintenance of donor/constituent database and files. 8. Other duties as assigned.


1. Board of Directors - Works closely with the members of the Board and its Chair to articulate the work of the Institute, secure and facilitate participation of board members in the fund-raising effort. 2. Board of Directors Development Committee – Staffs and organizes the work of the committee, with the committee defines and recommends assure the ultimate success of the Institute’s entire development program. 3. Institute Management Team – As a member, works with the team to plan and execute institutional strategy, policies and procedures, and assure coordinated Institute operations. 4. Director of Organizational Advancement – Coordinate marketing materials, including brochures, annual report, and special mailings; serve as contact for others within the organization to review publications, and establish standards for marketing materials. 5. Institute Clinical Staff and Directors – Works closely to articulate clinical programs to the Institute’s friend and donor base. Works closely to support and facilitate development, submission and tracking of project and program grants to foundations, corporate and government funding sources.


• At least five years experience in not for profit development work, with proven results in major gifts and planned giving. • Experience in annual appeals, special events, direct mail and donor cultivation. • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work on a team and with little supervision • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills, as well as organizational and project management skills required; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a broad range of constituents, including donors, board members, staff and volunteers. • Motivated self-starter, use good judgment, accept responsibility and maintain a positive attitude. • Sees beyond self to the needs of the organization • Excellent organizational skills • Demonstrated confidentiality • Proficiency in computer skills • CFRE preferred

Salary / Pay Rate:Competitive/doe