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Chief Development Officer

Highland City, FL

Relocation expenses: Not paid

C-Suite/Vice President
Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree
$81,000 to $90,000 per year

Published on 22 Nov 2021

Expires on 18 Dec 2021

Chief Development Officer

“United Way of Central Florida (UWCF) has been improving lives and strengthening the communities of Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties for more than 75 years. We provide services to individuals in Central Florida by contracting with qualified partners to improve the health, education and financial stability of the adults and children we serve.”


UWCF seeks a full-time Chief Development Officer (CDO). The CDO oversees all aspects of UWCF’s fundraising, resource development strategies and initiatives, including maintaining and enhancing current efforts and creating new revenue streams through the annual workplace campaign, individual and major donor programs, planned-giving, endowment, in-kind gifts, and targeted impact campaigns while furthering the overall mission, growth and expansion, ensuring stability over long-term change and development of the organization. Supervisory responsibilities encompass the Senior Resource Development Team.


At least a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university is required and at least five – seven years’ related experience in development. Demonstrated oral and written communications skills, including public speaking, are mandatory; likewise proven success in leading teams to fulfill stated goals and objectives. Strategic planning experience, particularly in areas of fundraising and resource development, are critical to success in this position. This is an executive position requiring someone who can lead a team and effectively operate in an environment with major donors, employers, board members, and stakeholders, while playing a critical role in UWCF’s management team.


Experience managing resource development and/or sales strongly preferred. Similarly, a background in fundraising in not-for-profits in the Central Florida area is a plus. Competitive salary and benefits. Send resumes to


SHR Human Resources, LLC

124 S. Florida Ave.  Suite 309

Lakeland, FL 33801