Jun 01, 2022

Development Director

  • NRG Consulting Group
  • Remote
Full-Time Fundraising/Development

Job Description

United for Respect is a national organization building the voice of people working for the country’s largest corporations. Through scaled leadership development and base-building, UFR’s growing network is challenging major corporations and policymakers to provide family-sustaining jobs for all working people, starting with the retail sector. We leverage technology — social media, relational tools, and our digital platform, WorkIt — and bring the workforce into a shared community of support and advocacy. We engage people on the ground and online, supporting the development of their leadership and taking collective action.

Job Description: Development Director 

The Development Director is responsible for creating, leading and managing the fundraising plan and activities of the organization, primarily focusing on expanding foundation support and growing a major donor program. The Development Director works collaboratively across the organization to instill a strong culture of philanthropy throughout the organization. The Development Director sets annual and long-term goals and strategies to meet (or exceed) organizational and programmatic funding needs. This position works to build and maintain strong relationships with funders and donors. 

The Development Director reports to and works closely with the Executive Director as well as Program and Finance staff. This position is a member of the Senior Management Team. 

The Development Director will be responsible for strategically building and staffing a Development department as the organization continues to grow. Currently the position manages and mentors two staff: Grants and Special Projects Manager and Development Associate. 


Key responsibilities include:

Development Strategy

  • Designing, implementing and managing a strategic fundraising plan, from planning to evaluation, for raising short- and long-term support from foundations and major donors.
  • Working closely with the Finance Director to develop and monitor annual budget. 
  • Working collaboratively across the organization to understand immediate and long-term needs and to develop strategic fundraising communications materials.  
  • Working directly with the Executive Director and program directors to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward all funders and major donors to meet funding needs. 
  • Develop and monitor annual and long-term fundraising goals, providing reports and analysis as needed. 
  • Managing relationships with funders and major donors; cultivating existing relationships and developing new relationships. 
  • Develop and oversee the creation of materials in support of development activities. 
  • Lead, mentor and develop a growing team of development professionals. 


  • Managing the drafting and submitting of new grant proposals, concept papers and letters of interest, independently and in collaboration with program leads.
  • Managing the renewal process for existing grants, including maintaining an accurate renewals calendar and liaising with foundation staff. 
  • Managing the timely submission of grant reports to funders, including narrative and financial reports.
  • Conducting research on new prospects and developing strategies for cultivation and solicitation.

Major Donors

  • Developing and managing an individual major donor program, including engagement calendar and income projections. 
  • Providing research on major donor prospects and developing strategies for cultivation and solicitation.
  • Stewarding and soliciting major donors.


  • Providing support for other development functions, such as event planning and online and social media low donor giving programs.
  • Building and maintaining development systems and processes.
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date information in the organization’s grants database on prospective and awarded grants and major donor contributions. 
  • Maintaining development files. 

Salary Range: $110,000-140,000k dependent on experience and location.

United for Respect is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. United for Respect provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Location: This position is remote.


This search is being run by NRG Consulting Group. Please contact jobs@nrgconsultinggroup.org with any questions.

Hiring Organization

United for Respect



  • 7+ years of Development experience, with at least 3 years leading nonprofit fundraising, with a successful fundraising record. 
  • Previous experience working with c3 and c4 organizations in a Development function highly preferred
  • Broad knowledge of development, including all aspects of foundation fundraising with a strong background in effective grant writing and securing grants from small and large foundations. 
  • Ability to work successfully with other departments to advance fundraising efforts and achieve goals. 
  • Experience building and stewarding relationships with funders and major donors.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across teams and geography OR highly independently, as the situation demands.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including superior writing, copy editing and proofreading ability.
  • Strong research skill.
  • High level of independent working ability and initiative, and ability to manage multiple tasks under deadline pressure.
  • Meticulous organizational skills, ability to prioritize projects, follow through on detail with high-level accuracy.
  • Creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit. 
  • A demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice issues and understanding of challenges facing immigrant communities, communities of color, and low-and moderate income families.

Industry/Service Area

Advocacy/Social Action, Public Policy, Social Justice



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