Current Opening:

Director of Development

Status: Exempt Full time

Reports to: Chief Development Officer


The Director of Development provides support and assistance to the CEO and the Chief Development Officer in the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising which includes capital campaign, major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, special fundraising events and in-kind resources. Further, the Director of Development assists and supports the CEO, CDO, and the Fundraising Committee in the development of sound short- and long-range fundraising plans for ChildSafe. This position helps ensure that year-end financial goals are attained. ChildSafe currently has an operating budget of $3.5 million dollars.


ChildSafe seeks a seasoned, responsible, focused individual, with outstanding organizational skills. Extensive experience in and knowledge of fundraising is required. The successful candidate will be highly organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative, strategic, professional, and able to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines with a high degree of accuracy on each project. We are looking for demonstrated success in supervising progressively larger teams. A history of excellent writing, analytical, and research skills is essential. Candidates must have a high level of computer literacy, including experience using online databases and other sources to locate financial and philanthropic information, and possess exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with all levels of staff, volunteers, Board members, donors, and prospective donors.

Bachelor’s degree is required. Five to seven years fundraising experience relevant to the responsibilities.

Benefits include health, dental and vision plans, 401K retirement plan, paid vacation and holidays as designated in the Employee Handbook, and working with an inclusive and dynamic team. Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to Sue Ellen Ruggles, Director of Operations. We regret we are unable to accept phone calls or hard copies of resumes.

ChildSafe is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.


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