Director of Development


  • Create and implement an overall development plan for the organization which identifies multiple funding sources, including foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, board giving, planned giving, the annual fund and other revenue streams
  • Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events as specified in the fund development plan (Annual Humanitarian Award Dinner and the Walk, Rock & Run)
  • Develop a major gift program under the leadership of the President & CEO
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors and board members
  • Develop and manage timelines for all fundraising activities
  • Develop policies and procedures for the development department
  • Prepare and submit grant applications and all required reports as outlined in the fund development plan
  • Identify and develop corporate, community and individual prospects for the organization's fundraising priorities
  • Oversee the administration of the DonorPerfect database and donor mailing list
  • Coordinate in-kind donations and make decisions regarding the issuing of receipts


  • 5+ years of experience in nonprofit development
  • BA (required)
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Thorough understanding of Microsoft Office Suite, DonorPerfect
  • A passion for the mission of The Diversity Center

All applicants should forward their resume to Lorraine Pennick, Officer Manager, at lpennick@diversitycenterneo.org




The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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