Job Opening: Area Development Director - Indianapolis

The position would establish short- and long-range fundraising goals and conduct comprehensive, cost-effective annual fundraising campaigns within the served area of operation.

Job Title: Area Development Director
Location: Indianapolis

Job Description

Establishes short- and long-range fundraising goals and conducting comprehensive, cost-effective annual fundraising campaigns within his/her area of operation to support the 37 UNCF-member institutions. 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 fundraising 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 executive
  • 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 Raiser’s 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
  • May supervise one or more professional and/or administrative level staff


  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.); Masters’ degree preferred.
  • At least seven years’ experience in fundraising, marketing or public relations.

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to conduct major fundraising activities, including capital campaigns and annual giving drives raising substantial unrestricted funds
  • Excellent organizational and written/verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding human relations and managerial skills
  • Effectively present information to groups (managers, clients, customers, general public)
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

To Apply

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