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Director of Development

Episcopal Homes of Minnesota
Saint Paul, MN
  • Expired: February 15, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.


Looking to bring your nonprofit development experience to a great mission of service and find your next professional home? Come lead Episcopal Homes Foundation by connecting resources of time, talent, and treasure to strengthen and sustain our vibrant and thriving Episcopal Homes community. Be a vital member of our professional, mission-driven, leadership team focused on "enriching life and building community with older adults."

The Foundation's values reflect our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We celebrate the diversity of age, physical ability, religion, culture, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation of older adults, families, friends, and staff who bring our mission to life. We create equitable access to resources to build a just society in which all are valued. Read about the Foundation's work at

Position Summary

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director of Development will create and execute a multi-year fundraising plan including annual appeal, major gifts, planned giving, vendor/partner sponsorship program, special events, and capital and/or other campaigns, as needed. The Director will work closely with the President and Board of Trustees in development and fundraising endeavors.

The Director must be a strong operations leader with 5 - 10 years of experience designing, implementing and managing fundraising appeals to grow Episcopal Homes' pipeline of friends and supporters year over year. They supervise the work of a Fundraising and Volunteer Coordinator who supports implementation of the Annual Development Plan. They engage in significant individual solicitation with a focus on growing donors to strengthen the long-term capacity of the Foundation.

Key Role Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage implementation of an annual development plan that generates individual and institutional gifts and grants, setting annual monetary goals and budgets according to those short and long-term goals.
  • Evaluate progress toward goals and provide regular reporting to CEO and Board of Trustees.
  • Launch and build a planned giving program to benefit Episcopal Homes Foundation.
  • In combination with the Major Gifts Officer, manage a portfolio of high net worth donors and prospects, developing and implementing tailored cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans.
  • Collaborates with marketing/communications/sales team to develop fundraising strategies and related communication and materials.
  • Engage and mobilize lead volunteers for effective solicitations and other fundraising activities, particularly major donor engagement.
  • Manage and grow Vision Partners, a corporate sponsorship program dedicated to sustaining employee scholarships and emergency assistance award programs.
  • Research and apply to foundations for grant awards for various programs as needed; manage all aspects of post-award reporting requirements.
  • Create and guide implementation of an annual donor communication plan to include web, print, email marketing and social media channels.
  • Lead team in planning and executing the annual board meeting and donor cultivation and stewardship events.
  • Supervise the Fundraising and Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Lead production of the Foundation Annual Report.
  • Administer and ensure integrity of employee scholarship and emergency aid program in partnership with human resources and the spiritual life team.
  • Maintain gift recognition policies.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • BA/BS degree required.
  • 5 - 10 years of fundraising experience, including proven track record of prospect and portfolio management, implementing cultivation and solicitation strategies, fundraising results and donor stewardship.
  • Knowledge of giving trends, benchmarks, best practices, fundraising techniques and strategies, data analytics, donor research, gift processing, and fundraising reporting.
  • Be a self-starter, organized, and exhibit follow-through on goals and tasks.
  • Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members, and other volunteers.
  • Maintain deep respect for our mission and those we serve.
  • Demonstrated grants management experience and knowledge of Minnesota grantmakers
  • Maintain confidentiality of donor information.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to provide good customer service to both internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a CRM system, such as Bloomerang, etc.

Episcopal Homes of Minnesota


Saint Paul, MN
55104 USA


Non Profit