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Director of Development

Job Type

About the Role

The Board of Directors and Executive Director seek an experienced development professional to oversee the following: major gift, donor, and fundraising activities & events with a focus on grant writing and securing major corporate gifts for the organization.

The Director of Development (DOD) will have superb communication and leadership skills and be ready to learn and grow. The ideal candidate is committed to a mindset of excellence and quality in all they do and has experience in nonprofit fundraising, donor management, and working with corporate sponsors.


Position Duties: What You’ll Be Doing!

Essential Functions

Primary Responsibilities of the DOD (not limited to the following):

  • Manage major gift prospective supporters and donors. Build & foster relationships, cultivate, and solicit gifts from constituents including community members, individuals, and corporate/industry partners.

  • Research, draft and submit proposals to help the organization receive grant funding.

  • Responsible for sourcing new supporters, corporate donations, campaigns & major gifts.

  • Responsible for caring for our supporters and keeping them updated on their contribution’s impact.

  • Oversee all fundraising activities including annual and major gifts, fundraising events, and campaigns during planning, silent and public stages of such initiatives.

  • Campaign work will require regular partnership with the Executive Director and outside campaign counsel and articulation of initiatives to be funded and goals in written and oral form.

  • Organize and track activity using our project management system,

  • Work jointly with related staff on special events to manage relationships with and solicit support from local businesses and corporations, and foundations as applicable.

  • Represent the organization at certain events and in the community at the request of the Executive Director.

  • Produce and deliver reports to internal leadership and Board of Directors demonstrating prospect and donor movement, annual & major gift goals, and progress on goals-to-date.

  • Campaign work will require regular reporting to the Executive Director and board in coordination with campaign consultants on progress and key activity.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Previous major gift experience during the time of a campaign required.

  • Proven work experience as a Grant Writer or similar role.

  • Proficient with measuring and reaching income goals.

  • Excellent knowledge of fundraising information sources.

  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills. A comfort level with in-person and/or virtual engagement is required.

  • Strong leadership skills and having a “go-getter” attitude.

  • Computer skills to include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Publisher, and other windows-based software; experience with fundraising-specific software preferred.

  • Excellent communication skills, and organizational skills, including multitasking, time management, delegation, and meticulous attention to detail.

  • Ability to handle pressure and oversee various projects simultaneously.

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • Proven experience in fundraising/fund development, public relations, leadership in the nonprofit sector, or in sales; the combination of education and experience is considered.

  • Bachelor’s degree or graduate degree preferred

  • Experience in creative writing, nonprofit management, or business development preferred but not required. Experience trumps education.

  • Proven success raising donations, fundraising, and building professional relationships.

Supervisory Information:

This position reports directly to Allan Meade, Founder & Executive Director, and our Board of Directors.

Travel Requirement:

This role may occasionally require traveling for business purposes.

Remote Work: This position is remote (“work-from-home”).

Position Type: This role is an independent contractor (1099 contractor) position.

Compensation Information: Undisclosed 

Non Discrimination Policy:

Concept Factory, Inc. does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex,

national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information,

age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other

non-merit factor.

About the Company

Concept Factory is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help advance underrepresented visual storytellers to reach industry opportunities. We create spaces for visual storytellers to find their tribes, create content, and advance their industry careers. It's why we exist.

Our Vision is to serve as the bridge for visual storytellers to reach industry opportunities.

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