Oct 11, 2022

Director of Development

$125,000 yearly
  • Orr Group
  • Bluemont, VA, USA
Full-Time Fundraising/Development

Job Description

Organizational Summary

Boulder Crest Foundation is a pioneering nonprofit organization that exists to ensure that service members, veterans, and first responders, and their families can thrive in the aftermath of struggle, stress, hardship, and trauma.

For far too many of these remarkable men and women, the cost of service to community and country is the quality of their lives. Too often, that cost comes in the from of suicide - which claims the lives of 20 members of the military and veteran community daily; and we lose more first responders than in the line of duty every year. We need a new and innovative approach and that is why Boulder Crest Foundation exists.

Boulder Crest is the global leader in the development, delivery, study, and scale of Posttraumatic Growth (PTG) based programs for times of struggle. As a $10 million a year organization, Boulder Crest delivers these programs at our wellness centers in Arizona (Sonoita) and Virginia (Bluemont), and through partnerships with nonprofit organizations and first responder departments in ten states across the country. The Boulder Crest Institute for Posttraumatic Growth is the leading global center focused on the theory, research, and application of Posttraumatic Growth, and is chaired by the founder of PTG, Dr Richard Tedeschi.

Since the organization's founding in 2011, we have transformed the lives of tens of thousands in the military and first responder communities, and we are still just getting started. If you want to be a part of a thriving, innovative, and mission-driven culture, and help advance that mission through helping raise the funds and awareness required to do so, apply today.

Job Summary

The Director of Development for Boulder Crest Foundation is responsible to the Chief Executive Officer for the creation and execution of the organization's annual fundraising strategy, ensuring that annual goals are achieved while ensuring compliance with applicable grantor, federal, and state requirements.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Develop and execute fundraising strategy, inclusive of major gifts, grants, and events
  • Identify and build relationships with new donors, and effectively maintain relationships with existing donors
  • Support BCF's Chairman and CEO (as well as other leaders) in outreach and relationship development efforts with new and existing donors
  • Attend site visits, events, and solicitation meetings with funders
  • Ensure effective management of donor database (Donor Perfect) of current donors and
    potential sources for funding covering all sources (major donor, foundation, and corporate)
  • Collaborate with accounting and administrative functions to ensure seamless management of financial operations and reporting
  • Manage grant calendar and grant submissions, and ensure all deadlines are met
  • Manage events calendar and ensure fundraising events are delivered to standard and with excellence
  • Lead development team and develop, support, and mentor team members
  • Provide regular and timely updates to the leadership team and Board of Directors as to the status of fundraising
  • Support the development and execution of BCF's strategic plan and collaborate effectively with fellow leadership team members

Hiring Organization

Boulder Crest Foundation


Capabilities Required

  • The Director of Development will be a subject matter expert in nonprofit management.
  • Decisive leader with the ability to make informed decisions quickly with the supervision and oversight of the chief executive officer.
  • The Director of Development will be a seasoned manager that is expert at delivering quality service and products to customers on time and within budget. The Director of Development is a problem solver versus problem identifier. This leader will attack problems with vigor and tenacity using appropriate techniques.
  • Good Communicator in both written and oral forms. Must possess the ability to communicate (in the English language) effectively with customers, vendors, the Board of Directors, other nonprofit leaders, and all support staff.
  • Great people skills. Skilled at performance management, conflict resolution, recruiting and retention. This leader is a mentor who effectively support those under his / her supervision.
  • Team builder and team player. This leader works well with other members of the leadership team, division and corporate staff functions.

Minimum Requirements

The Director of Development will have an education and professional background commensurate with this essential leadership position. The Director will typically be degreed at the bachelor's level or equivalent. A leader in this position will also have at least 10 years of fundraising experience.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the Director of Development is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, speak, and hear. The position requires extensive computer use so the employee must have sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The Director of Development must be able to travel to attend meetings, conferences, training, and other events as required to acquire and maintain proficiency in fulfilling the responsibilities of the position.

Work Environment

The work environment is a busy office located in Bluemont, Virginia. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. Reasonable accommodations in the work environment may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


*Salary: $125,000 base salary plus bonus potential 

Industry/Service Area

Human Services, Mental Health/Crisis Intervention, Other



Application Instructions

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