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Development Director Job Position

By July 1, 2021June 9th, 2023No Comments


The Development Director will work with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to shape and lead a comprehensive development and communications strategy that sustains the organization. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, major gifts, events, volunteers and special projects to support development activities and promote overall access to HIV and Hepatitis C services.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Initiate and manage annual and long-range fund development activities, developing diversified and sustainable sources of revenue including major gifts, events, giving campaigns, planned giving, and corporate and civic partners.
  • Cultivate and sustain donor relationships using best practices in donor stewardship.
  • Research new and existing fund sources/donors to maximize funds raised.
  • Make face-to-face visits to prospective and current donors.
  • Prepare error-free and timely correspondence, proposals, and documentation of meetings, research, etc.
  • Implement and manage a comprehensive communications strategy, including print and online communications (website, social media, e-newsletter, brochures, etc.)
  • Identify and create opportunities to build awareness among various constituents, including potential individual donors, corporations and businesses, and community members.
  • Assist as needed in securing media coverage for ASHWell activities.
  • On a regular basis, prepare detailed reports tracking progress on organizational development and communication for the Executive Director and Board of Directors.

General Functions:

  • Participate in planning, development, and implementation of ASHWell goals and objectives.
  • Manage volunteers of ASHWell;
  • Work closely with, and provide leadership to, the Board of Directors to strengthen and expand fundraising contacts, including fundraising training and defining achievable goals.
  • Manage the daily operations of the Development Department
  • Actively collaborate with ASHwell leadership to ensure cohesive public presence.
  • Integrate inclusively diverse perspectives in strategic planning and actions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years professional development experience.
  • Successful track record in giving campaigns, events, and major donor identification, cultivation, and stewardship, and in achieving major fund raising goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and utilization of a collaborative approach to working with a wide variety of people.
  • Experience in communications strategy, marketing, message development.
  • Demonstrated success managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Clear, concise, and effective written and oral communication skills, including proofreading, writing, drafting correspondence, and preparing multimedia (particularly digital) communications to meet development goals; experience coordinating projects, producing written reports and proposals, and making public presentations.
  • Technologically savvy; energetic self-starter who can work independently and initiate and pursue objectives in an organized and efficient manner.
  • Willingness to work evening and weekend hours when necessary; and excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Grant writing experience a plus.