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Director of Development

St Augustine, FL, USA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 23 Feb 2023

Expires on 14 Mar 2023

Director of Development

United Way of St. Johns County –

Director of Resource Development


As Director of Resource Development, you will ensure engagement of the donor community, corporate and individuals, securing and continually growing annual fundraising in St Johns County. You will lead and oversee the planning, direction, and execution of all fundraising efforts and activities, and will serve as a public representative of the organization.

To succeed in this position, you must display our organizational values of Leadership, Accountability, Integrity, Collaboration, Focus and Respect in everyday tasks.

Required Skills

Drive Revenue and Impact You will create and execute strategic fundraising plans for individuals, institutions, and workplace giving. You will continuously build the network of donors by being visible and engaged in the community. You will prioritize and balance annual funding needs with emerging priorities, including special campaigns and initiatives, and be involved in the planning and management of fundraising events such as the Giver’s Gala.

Strategic Relationship Building You will build and maintain strategic partnerships and lasting relationships with community stakeholders and corporate executives. You will work closely with the UWSJC team to inspire greater participation from board members and volunteers to and consistently engage donors and prospects; and cultivate volunteers and opportunities to execute corporate, employee or individual giving strategies.

Leadership and Communication Skills You will manage multiple projects efficiently and remain focused on details, follow-up, and communication. You will effectively present the United Way message to all audiences.

Nonprofit Knowledge You will monitor key fundraising trends/issues and communicate implications and challenges to UWSJC Pres/CEO with suggested actions. You will deal ethically with confidential information. You will maintain up-to-date knowledge of digital engagement, platforms and social media and their use in fundraising strategy.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, Communications, or related field
  • Five to seven years of fundraising experience with proven experience in managing and elevating major gift, corporate engagement and annual giving strategies.
  • To succeed in this position, you should have significant experience working in fundraising or sales with a record of success.
  • Work background in St Johns County and/or with other United Ways a plus

About United Way of St. Johns: Since day one, our mission at United Way of St. Johns has been to engage and inspire communities to create a shared vision for the future and set goals for collective action in the areas of health, education, and income. And that’s exactly what we do. Every year, we’re amazed by the generous hearts and continued support of those in our community. We hope to grow our development team by adding committed changemakers.

Salary Range:

Competitive salary based on experience

How to Apply

To apply, please send resume and cover letter highlighting how your experience and vocational goals potentially align with this role to Mark LeMaire @