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Development Director

Company: EMERGE
Date Posted: March 16, 2018


Development Director

The Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of EMERGE’s fundraising including, the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events and capital campaigns. The Director works closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in all development and fund raising endeavors.

This will start as a part time position with an opportunity for full time employment for the right candidate.



  • Must embrace the mission of EMERGE Family Therapy Center & Teaching Clinic

  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills.

  • Have knowledge and experience in fund raising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising.

  • Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers.

  • Have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships.

  • Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.

  • Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals.

  • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-

    confidence, common sense and good listening ability.

  • A bachelor’s degree.

  • Strong experience in professional fundraising preferred.


  • Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.

  • Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.

  • Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.

  • Build and Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.

  • Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives.

  • Coordinate fund raising special events.

  • Direct employee fundraising drives.

  • Oversee prospect research.

  • Work closely with Executive Director, VISTA Members, and Board of Directors.

  • Staff Board Development Committee meetings.

  • Supervise and collaborate with VISTA members.

  • Oversee creation of publications to support fund raising activities.

  • Maintain gift recognition programs.

  • Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.

  • Perform other related duties as requested.

  • Prioritize these responsibilities to fit allotted part-time position

    E-mail resume to PJ McEnroe at: