Development Director

Full time (average 40-hours per week) salaried position


The Development Director is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing the overall fundraising strategy for Camp Sunshine.  Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the Board of Directors, the Development Director is responsible for meeting fundraising goals and for the successful implementation of fundraising strategies and programs.



  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Five years or more of successful fundraising experience.

  • Knowledge of development principles, solicitation and volunteer recruitment techniques, and a strong commitment to the principles of teamwork and shared responsibility for success.

  • Demonstrated excellence in writing and proposal development.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and persuasively, orally and in writing, as well as a highly developed sense of propriety in dealing with sensitive information.

  • Success in designing, implementing, and administering programs related to fundraising, volunteer management, marketing, or related fields.

  • Proven track record for cultivating, soliciting and closing major gifts.

  • Ability to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers.

  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal and long-term relationship-building skills with a diverse range of constituencies including donors, volunteers, and families.

  • Ability to manage a variety of programs and activities simultaneously and promote a spirit of teamwork.

  • Must have high energy level, demonstrate initiative, attention to detail and flexibility.

  • Be organized and exhibit follow through on tasks and goals in a timely manner.

  • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, and good listening ability.

  • Must be a self-starter and able to work independently and as a part of a team.

  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with data base management software (Raiser’s Edge experience preferred).




Development Planning and Execution


  • Work with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to create, implement, and track annual development plan and strategy.

  • Work with Executive Director and Board to identify potential sources of private gift support and recommend appropriate strategies and programs to generate gifts.

  • Develop and grow individual donor base; manage annual giving campaign; manage planned giving program; cultivate and solicit major gifts.

  • Work with Executive Director and program staff to build support for specific initiatives and to articulate case statements for programmatic needs, identify and cultivate foundation prospects, and write foundation proposals.

  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and prospective donors and volunteers. 

  • Provide donor-focused service, with timely and appropriate follow-up and reporting.

  • Plan and implement programs that inform and cultivate individuals with the capacity to make major gifts and leadership level annual gifts to Camp Sunshine and move solicitation of gifts forward according to readiness.

  • Coordinate and oversee the production of appropriate fundraising materials including but not limited to solicitation letters, e-solicitations, gift proposals, thank you letters, brochures and other communications pieces.

  • Closely monitor progress, keeping Executive Director apprised of progress and adjust strategies as needed to meet or exceed goals.


Leadership and Teamwork


  • Create and maintain a professional work environment that emphasizes teamwork and ensures respect and recognition for each employee’s and each volunteer’s contribution to the organization’s success.

  • Manage Development Committee and work closely with Special Events and Communications Committee.

  • Participate in the planning and implementation of special events as needed.

  • Work cooperatively with Program Staff and Executive Director in managing time allocated to various events and programs. 

  • Develop and maintain strong working partnerships with staff, volunteers, board members, donors         and families served.


Please provide a resume and cover letter to Camp Sunshine at  Cover letter should describe why you are interested in working at Camp Sunshine and how your professional and personal experience will be an asset to the organization.


Position Date Limit
Development Director July 2, 2018


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