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Director of Development - 1759719

  • Location Jackson, MS
  • Salary $65-85k/year
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Posted 01/17/2024

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Director of Development for a prestigious interactive nonprofit organization. This role is a cornerstone for the organization, playing a significant part in shaping strategic planning goals and overseeing extensive development efforts.

The position offers the opportunity to lead transformative change and growth, applying expertise in fundraising and development to make a lasting impact. The role involves contributing to the advancement of the organization’s mission, elevating its achievements with innovative fundraising strategies, and strengthened community relationships.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and lead diverse fundraising activities including direct solicitation, grants, capital campaigns, and sponsorships.
  • Develop and execute an annual fundraising plan in alignment with the approved budget.
  • Secure financial support from a variety of sources: individuals, corporations, foundations, and government entities.
  • Foster and maintain relationships with major donors and lead the Development team.
  • Collaborate with the Education Department to manage program sponsorship and grant applications.
  • Advocate for the organization at state and federal levels and manage development-related events.
  • Engage with fundraising volunteers and partners to increase awareness and donor base.
  • Plan and organize donor appreciation events and initiatives.
  • Develop and oversee donor communications, including working with the Marketing Department on donor-focused materials.
  • Administer the donor database, ensuring efficient data entry and gift processing.
  • Create engagement strategies for visitors and staff to support the mission.
  • Collaborate with the Chief Financial Officer on financial reporting, planned giving, and endowment strategies.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least 3 years of experience in management, non-profit, or fundraising.
  • Proven track record in strategic fundraising plan development and implementation.
  • Proficiency in Altru donor management software or similar CRM systems, with strong skills in database management.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, including public speaking.
  • Strong project management abilities, with expertise in handling multiple projects and proficiency in digital fundraising strategies and social media.
  • Excellent organizational, managerial, interpersonal, and networking skills.
  • Creative problem-solving abilities, with a deep understanding of the philanthropic landscape and emerging fundraising trends.
  • Commitment to making meaningful contributions in a non-profit environment.


  • $65,000 to $85,000
  • Medical, dental and life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer match

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