Job Opening: ​Area Development Director - Washington, DC | UNCF

Job Opening: ​Area Development Director – Washington, DC

The position is responsible for establishing short- and long-range fundraising goals and conducting comprehensive, cost-effective annual fundraising campaigns within the area of operation.

Job Title: ​Area Development Director
Location: Washington, DC

Job Description

The Area Development Director (ADD) is responsible for establishing 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. 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 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
  • Establish and maintain liaison with volunteers and secure loaned executives
  • Develop and prepare campaign materials, communication and promotional programs in support of local fundraising 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.) from a four-year college or university
  • 5 to 7 years’ experience in fundraising
  • Ability to conduct major fundraising activities, including capital campaigns and annual giving drives
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals
  • Speak effectively before groups
  • Understand donor philanthropic goals and develop case support that address those goals
  • Experience in managing staff office operations and staff
  • Volunteer and event management experience
  • Excellent organizational and written/verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

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