Development Director Job Description

Reporting to and in partnership with the President of Designing Dreams, the Development Director
(Director) will spearhead development efforts as Designing Dreams continues to grow. A new position
in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build the development function in
collaboration with the board and volunteer staff. This position is a part-time position with the potential
to transition to a full-time for additional years.

Responsibilities

● Develop and execute Designing Dream's annual fundraising plan in collaboration with the
fundraising committee.
● Serve as chair of the Fundraising Committee.
● Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations.
● Manage donor entry for QuickBooks as well as personal thank you note send outs.
● Create new and foster existing relationships with major donors, companies, foundations, etc.
● Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors.
● Oversee organization of special events.
● Develop a plan for Designing Dreams establishment in new states.
● Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising.
● Collaborate with the marketing committee on marketing development, strategy, and campaigns.

Qualifications

The position will manage fundraising, marketing campaigns, donor communication, and donor database
and analytics.
The ideal candidate will have:
● Demonstrated fundraising and business development experience with demonstrated ability to
meet fundraising quotas. One or more years of experience in a fundraising setting is a plus.
● Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills.
● Excellent verbal, written presentation and active listening skills.
● Strong organizational, multi-tasking and time management capabilities, including project
management of special events, direct mail campaigns, annual campaigns, and donor database.
● Strong understanding of brand management and integrated marketing.
● Ability to work nights and weekends as required.
● Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access,
etc.) to include proficiency with spreadsheets, word processing, database and technical
knowledge.
● Experience with the QuickBooks data entry or a related program preferred.
● Experience in grant writing helpful.

Required Qualifications

● BA (required), MA (a plus).
● Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills.
● Passion for pediatric or oncology causes.
● Team player as well as the ability to work independently.
● This position will NOT be an employee of Designing Dreams, thus any applicant will need to be
self employed or have the ability to be self employed.