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

Job Opening: ​Development Director – Washington, DC

The position assists the Area Development Director (ADD) in the implementation of action plans developed with the national office and reaches fundraising targets.

Job Title: ​Development Director
Location: Washington, DC

Job Description

The position assists the Area Development Director (ADD) in the implementation of action plans developed with the national office; reaches fundraising targets to support the 37 UNCF-member institutions and serves as an ambassador for UNCF, by engaging donors and leveraging relationships to meet revenue goals. Submits solicitations and conducts other fundraising activities to maintain a high level of public awareness, regarding the importance of philanthropic donations, to support and further the mission of the organization.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist the Area Development Director in conducting comprehensive, cost-effective fundraising campaigns within assigned markets from various sources
  • Identify and recruit campaign leaders and Advisory Board members and creates a formal campaign organization strategy
  • Assist the Area Development Director in establishing local campaign goals, including planning and implementing campaign strategies consistent with UNCF’s national action plans and policies
  • Establish and manage relationships with current donors and maintain liaison with volunteers
  • Identify potential donors; set appropriate targets and designs and implements annual fundraising plans
  • Assess marketplace and competition for contributors
  • Develop and submit solicitation proposals; designs, develops, and implements special fundraising events
  • Prepare reports and present to senior management
  • Assist and distribute campaign materials and develops communication/promotional programs in support of local fundraising efforts
  • Maintain current and accurate files on all donors
  • Assist in managing the area office to ensure compliance with organization policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • May directly supervise one administrative assistant


  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university;
  • At least 5 years of experience in fundraising, marketing or public relations
  • Ability to travel locally and nationally

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to conduct major fundraising activities, including capital campaigns and annual giving drives; annual fundraising campaign raising between $500k – $800k
  • Outstanding human relations and managerial aptitude
  • Ability to understand donor’s philanthropic goals
  • Ability to provide leadership and direction to groups of volunteers
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups
  • Ability to work independently; handle multiple, simultaneous activities and/or priorities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint)
  • Oral/written communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills; problem-solving skills

To Apply

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