Director of Development

Prestigious Nonprofit Organization
March 18, 2019
New York, NY
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Kaylee Chavez


Scion Nonprofit Staffing ( has been retained to conduct a search for a new Director of Development for our client, an extremely impactful and ground-breaking nonprofit organization in New York City. This is truly an amazing opportunity for a natural leader with an expertise in fundraising development! The Director of Development will work alongside an award-winning executive team   committed to growing the organization and making an impact on a global scale!

The Director of Development will be entrusted to strategically hands-on review, revamp and improve the development systems and work of the organization. In this position you have the incredible opportunity to utilize your fundraising expertise to create a new strategic fundraising plan for the organization! You will be responsible for assessing the development needs and implementing hands on strategies to dramatically pace the incredible work of the experienced program team. This is an organization with an amazing track-record and history of work but has not had an experienced Director of Development at the helm to capitalize on their growth potential. We seek a hands-on leader who can work independently with support of a Development Manager to grow the organizations capacity. The right candidate should be inspired at the opportunity to create a plan, implement it, and grow a full department over time. This exciting opportunity is for immediate hire and is a permanent full-time role.

What you’ll be doing:

-Lead and drive a new strategic plan on behalf of an amazing ground-breaking nonprofit organization!

-Work both strategically while executing hands-on development activities to grow the organizations funding!

-Be part of the executive management team while driving lean and effective fundraising efforts for the organization with the help of an experienced development manager!

-Interact and network with high level donors and foundations.

-Oversee business strategy and identify innovative funding opportunities and new sources of revenue.

-Review, revise, and implement the annual and long-term development strategy, providing insight and direction on each pillar of development and help to define a strategy for ongoing growth.

-Build a large sustained base of smaller and larger (annual) donors.

-Build major gifts from individuals and small family foundations.

-Meet regularly with the Executive Leadership Team and ensure that philanthropy and fund development are carried out in ways which align with the organization’s values, mission, vision, and strategic plan.

-Attend and put on events representing organization to existing partners and supporters.

-Develop and maintain e-marketing communications.

-Advise and assist on foundation and corporate grants.

What you need to be successful:

-An interest in owning and leading development strategy for the organization; bringing/building a plan, evaluating the organizations opportunities and working to grow its success!

-Prior leadership experience in fundraising, development strategy, grants management, and grant proposal development.

-Persistent yet patient approach to development, in addition to experience coaching and mentoring internal staff in development best practices and strategy.

-Ability to work within an exciting, fast-paced environment while multitasking and meeting deadlines in a results-driven fashion; demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investments in people and systems.

-Prior Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, Little Green Light and or related donor database experience.

-Bachelor’s degree and or equivalent experience.

Starting Compensation:

This position is the opportunity to independently lead the full development function for an organization dedicated to a phenomenal mission. You will have the full support of the CEO and focus of leading the direction and impact of the development department.  The position starts at a base of $110,000-$150,000+ depending on your experience plus full medical benefits, a health reimbursement account, 401k, long term disability, short term disability, flex spending account, life insurance, PTO/vacation, paid holidays, sick time, annual reviews, amazing other perks, and a job and mission that will inspire you daily!

About our search firm: 

Scion Staffing is an award-winning staffing firm. Over the past few years, our firm has had the pleasure of successfully assisting hundreds of local employers. No matter the requisition or size, our track record and recruitment process has made us one of the top recruitment firms on the West Coast. Additional information about our firm and success can also be found online at, or in the 2010-2018 Business Times list of top staffing firms.

Scion Staffing is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent.


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