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Director of Fund Development

Sunny Crest Youth Ranch Lansing, MI
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Responsible for the general oversight and day-to-day operation of fund development activities including but not limited to all fundraising, donor promotion events, special events, procedures and donor record keeping. The Director of Development will provide leadership direction and successful fund development support that consistently achieves and often exceeds agency fund raising targets.

Essential functions:

  • Successfully develop and execute the annual fund raising plan and meet or surpass fund raising targets
  • Make regular personal calls on prospective donors
  • Expand major donor base by 25 percent per year
  • Maintain complete and orderly records of donors and manage regular donor communications
  • Assist in planning and coordinating fund raising events and coordinate activities of volunteers and internal related to event planning and execution
  • Prepare quarterly Board reports on fund development goals and activities,including event effectiveness evaluations
  • Work with Executive Director and Board to create all collateral materials for Sunny Crest Youth Ranch including but not limited to brochures,newsletters,special projects and annual reports
  • Maintain website and Social media accounts
  • Support the mission,vision and values of the agency

Principal relationships

  • Reports directly to Executive Director
  • Serves as a collaborative, supportive and effective member of the leadership of the organization

Performance Appraisal

  • Ability to make timely decisions and is organized
  • Ability to communicate the agencies mission and vision
  • Ability to ensure the organization and its mission,programs and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image in the community
  • Ability to effectively model and promote core values of the organization
  • Successfully achieve and often exceed fundraising targets
  • Excellent communication abilities and outgoing, yet poised and personable
  • Ability to work independently and to analyze, interpret and organize information
  • Ability to articulate a vision and successfully implement it
  • Ability to set and achieve clear goals
  • Self-driven,quick thinker and able to make decisions under pressure

Educational requirements

  • Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in marketing, sales, fundraising or related discipline
  • 3 years of fundraising experience required
  • Fundraising certifications/training preferred, not required

This is not an exhaustive description of all duties, responsibilities and requirements. Other functions may be assigned and Management retains the right to add or change duties at any time.

Compensation to be determined based on experience and education.

Sunny Crest Youth Ranch

Why Work Here?

Very rewarding position for those who want to make a positive difference working with boys aged 10-18 who have been neglected and abused.

A safe place for kids.


13014 Sunny Crest Ln. Sunfield, MI 48890
Lansing, MI