Sample Job Description for Development Director

The following sample job description template for the position of Development Director will give you an idea on what a JD for this position would look like:

Job Title: Development Director

Location of the job: New York, NY 10001

Years of Experience: 3+​ to 5 Years

Job Type: Full Time Employee

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Job Summary:

A well-established non-profit organization supporting health and fitness awareness is in need of a passionate and highly motivated Director of Development to oversee its fundraising efforts.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Write grants proposals and make grant presentations
  • Research grant opportunities with foundations and corporations
  • Develop major gifts and planned giving program
  • Cultivate existing relationships into ongoing donors
  • Support established special events
  • Develop and oversee donor-funder data base
  • Conduct research to identify prospective donors on an ongoing basis
  • Develop written and web-based materials to support fundraising activities
  • Design ongoing communications and marketing plan to encourage and increase giving
  • Create and implement strategic fundraising plan

Position Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience working with senior organizational leaders
  • 5+ years of fundraising experience
  • Self-motivated and driven to deliver high quality solutions
  • Strong written and oral communication skills to effectively represent technical issues with internal and external teams
  • Proficiency in enterprise Java architecture and technologies
  • Proficiency in object-oriented analysis and design, domain driven design, design patterns, UML
  • Development experience with web services (SOAP and/or REST)
  • Development experience with highly scalable / highly available systems
  • Development experience in Java programming, object oriented design, database design, multi-threading and network programming/technologies

Salary: 100,000.00 – 120,000.00 USD /year