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Professionals for NonProfits

Vice President of Development

Professionals for NonProfits
Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 11/24/2009
Categories: Fundraising
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
TITLE: Vice President of Development

ORG. TYPE: Religious


SALARY: $140K - $150K


Reporting to the EVP for Marketing & Development, the Vice President of Development (VP-DEV) will be responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction, management and coordination of institutional growth, including major donor and planned giving fundraising efforts for this renowned and large national Christian organization. The VP-DEV will develop an annual fundraising plan in collaboration with senior leadership, and manage the development department. S/he will maintain a proactive leadership role in the identification, cultivation and solicitation of individual major donors. The VP-DEV will oversee all major donor communications, coordinate solicitations and donor events, as well as develop working relationships with the Board and the philanthropic community at large. In addition, the VP-DEV will provide regular reports on fundraising progress to the senior leadership. S/he will serve as a spokesperson and advocate for the organization, and its mission and programs.


This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and 7+ years of experience managing a complex fundraising program. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional communicator, written and verbal, and have demonstrated experience in managing budgets and staff, and the ability to effectively gain respect and support of various constituencies, including Board members, staff at all levels, donors, foundation and civic leaders. S/he will have a record of measurable results in organizing and implementing activities including major gift asks and special events.