Job Details

Job Title:

Area Development Director- New York Area Office




New York, NY

Job Description:

The Area Development Director is responsible for establishing short and long range fundraising goals and conducting comprehensive, cost-effective annual fund-raising campaigns within his/her area of operation to support the 37 UNC member institutions. The ADD serves as an ambassador for UNCF and is responsible for engaging donors and leveraging key relationships to ensure revenue goals are met.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop new sources of unrestricted income from events, individuals and local community partners, foundations and corporations.
  • Plan and implement campaign strategies consistent with UNCF national action plans and policies.
  • Develop and submit solicitation proposals and design and implement special fund-raising events.
  • Write fundraising correspondence, letters of acknowledgment and appeals and maintain a regular schedule of in-person visits with foundations, donors and board members.
  • Cultivate and steward relationships with current and potential high net-worth donors.
  • Identify and recruit campaign leaders and advisory board members.
  • Establish and maintain close, direct contact with local corporations, government, community, church and civic leaders to ensure top volunteer leadership.
  • Establish and maintain liaison with volunteers and secure loaned executives.
  • Develop and prepare campaign materials, communication and promotional programs in support of local fund-raising efforts.
  • Supervise and coordinate staff activities related to records management in Raiserís Edge database, maintaining current and accurate files on all donors, and ensuring security and quality controls.
  • Interface with Accounting and Finance department to fulfill information requests and maintain reporting accuracy.
  • Generate queries, reports, exports and other collection data as needed.
  • Manage area office to ensure compliance with UNCF policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Conduct performance appraisals and recommend employment, termination, promotion, and training and development of subordinates.


  • A Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university required and 7-10 years experience in fund-raising.
  • Successful history with large gifts and high net-worth donor cultivation in the Dallas community
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability in conducting major fund-raising activities, including capital campaigns and annual giving drives.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to deliver presentations.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and managerial skills.
  • Excellent fiscal and budgetary management skills; demonstrated initiative.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

    Additional Requirements:

  • An interest in post-secondary education.
  • Experience in conducting major fund raising activities, including capital campaigns and annual giving drives.

    UNCF, Inc. is an EOE M/F/V/D.

    To Apply:

    • 1.  Send an e-mail message with a resume and cover letter in the body of the e-mail (or as attachments) to: (Note: Word 7.0 or ASCII files are preferred)
    • 2.  Fax your resume and cover letter to: 855-237-9601
    • 3.  Mail your resume and cover letter to:
      United Negro College Fund
      Human Resources
      1805 7th Street, NW
      Washington, DC 20001