Director of Fundraising

Job Purpose:

The Fundraising Director will coordinate and implement development activities pertaining particularly to individual and foundation giving, and corporate partnerships to achieve fundraising goals, to maintain a robust Hagley Annual Fund and Residence Fund solicitations, special giving programs for memorials, and other non-annual fund giving (board activities, general contributions) for both restricted and non-restricted purposes. Manage and steward a major gifts program for gifts $10,000 and above. Oversee development activities and cultivation for sustained long-term financial growth for the institution. Liaison with Residence Committee and Genealogy Committee. Supervises Development Database Assistant. This is an exempt position.

Specific Duties:


  • Work closely with the Executive Director to identify donor prospects. Under the direction of the Executive Director, prepare, implement, and evaluate an annual plan, including measurable goals and specific initiatives.

  • Design and implement annual giving programs and recognition events

  • Hagley Annual Fund

  • Residence Fund

  • Conduct approximately 150 visits per year with individual, corporate, and foundation funders.

  • Track development activity by entering donor interactions and strategies into the fundraising database. Managing information and recording the profile and fundraising activity utilizing the fundraising database

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, negotiate, and steward major gifts.

  • Identify, cultivate, and steward planned giving donors. Develop strategies to encourage new or increased contributions from donors.  


  • Identify grant opportunities and coordinate grant proposals and submission.

  • Maintain schedule for grant reporting and write reports as necessary.

  • Prepare letters of inquiry, grant applications, reports and attachments, proposals, stewardship reports, and other related grant correspondence.

  • Manage the overall grants pipeline ensuring timely submission of all grants and proposals, including deadline tracking, project management, and follow-up.

Corporate Partnerships

  • Manage corporate partnerships programs to reach target goals. Identify, cultivate, and retain partnerships through a targeted benefits program.


Minimum Experience and Required Skills:

Bachelor’s degree required; master’s preferred. Between 3-4 years’ experience with major gift fundraising, annual fund, grant writing, and donor development. Proven success in securing and conducting face to face meetings for major solicitations. Familiarity with Moves Management. Requires proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and fundraising software.

Demonstration of increasing responsibility for successful fundraising in a nonprofit organization. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment. Must be able to meet urgent deadlines, prioritize projects, and define goals. Excellent communication, presentation, business development and organizational skills.