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Fund Development & Marketing Director

Company: Urban League of the Upstate
Date Posted: October 5, 2017

Position Summary:  Responsible for development, fundraising, membership, and marketing activities supporting Urban League branding, operations, and programs.

Development and Membership

  • Establish and maintain positive donor relations, including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, recognition, and stewardship.
  • Research, target, and solicit foundations and other grant giving organizations.
  •  Develop and write major grant requests and reports.
  •  Create and engage an annual giving campaign.
    • Manage the membership program including member attainment, tracking, engagement, and renewal.
    •  Conduct prospect research, target, and solicit corporations and businesses for membership, donations, and event sponsorships.
  • Work with the Development Committee Chair and committee to meet goals and objectives.


  • Generate, facilitate, and implement annual marketing, public relations, and media plans.
  • Create and manage external communications (editorials, press releases, collateral and marketing materials).
  •  Manage the Urban League brand, website and social media presence.
  •  Lead planning and execution of large annual events and activities.
  •  Assist with public speaking and community engagement opportunities.

Planning and Evaluation

  • Assist President/CEO in developing strategies to grow annual revenue, build membership, and enhance community support.
  • Collaborate with President/CEO to develop and update the annual development plan to include the membership campaign, individual, foundation and corporate giving, and special events. 
  • Monitor achievement of objectives against established goals and make adjustments to activities to achieve annual development targets.


  • Bachelor's degree and at least three years development, fundraising, and community relations experience required.
  •  Grant writing and proven success required
    • The ideal candidate will be motivated, detail-oriented, collaborative, organized, and able to effectively manage others.
    •  Strong oral and written communication skills required.
    •  Strong computer and social media skills required.

Salary Range: Based on experience

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Urban League of the Upstate, Inc., 15 Regency Hill Drive, Greenville, SC 29607 or email: