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Director of Development

Job Description



Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona (JFCS) is a nonprofit, non-sectarian behavioral health agency that provides specialized therapy, counseling, and social services to the greater Tucson community. For over 78 years, JFCS has helped thousands of children, families, adults and seniors regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, age or ability to pay.


The Director of Development must be able to provide strong and motivating leadership and take full responsibility for meeting specific philanthropy goals. The position requires the person to be innovative, open to new ideas, willing to look at new ways to reach goals, find new audiences to tap into, bring fresh vision and direction to the agency and the process while still honoring and building on the current base of support. The Director of Development is responsible for developing and implementing financial resource development that present the agency’s image to the public and services to customers. Oversee the donor development and grant writing activities of the agency.


• Partner with the President and CEO, VP of Finance and Administration, Board of Directors, and Marketing and Development Committee to develop the JFCS philanthropic financial strategies and targets.
• Partner with the President and CEO, Board of Directors, and Marketing and Development Committee to develop major donor fund raising activities/campaigns and executing these activities.
• Train, advise and partner with Board members in their fundraising roles.
• Identify and cultivate major donors and establish long-term relationships.
• Develop, implement, and oversee fundraising events and campaigns.
• Provide reports to the President and CEO, Board of Directors, and Marketing and Development Committee on donor information, analysis and trends, and progress against financial targets.
• Create and implement various plans such as the Annual Fund Plan and plans for other specific fundraising campaigns.
• Interact and coordinate with the Marketing and Communications Coordinator in developing marketing and communications plans and material.
• Develop grant revenue targets for the annual financial plan and longer term financial targets for the strategic plan.
• Oversee the research, identification, and pursuit of grant revenue opportunities.
• Oversee the grant writer working with staff in developing and transforming ideas into grant proposals.
• Work with the accounting department in evaluating the financial viability of potential grants.
• Oversee the compilation of information and data required in the grant submission and review the narrative and supporting data for quality and completeness prior to submission.
• Monitor the follow-up communications with funding sources on progress of submissions and added information requests.
• Maintain and cultivate communications and relations with current grant funding sources and oversees compliance with all reporting and update requirements.
• Reports the status of current & prospective grants as well as research to President and CEO.
• Ensure the projection of an effective and consistent image to the community.


• Engage in respectful and ongoing communication and problem solving with others.
• Act as a positive and professional ambassador for the Agency both internally and in the greater community.


• Bachelor’s in a related major, master’s preferred.
• Ten-year track record of successfully leading philanthropic fund raising for a non-profit organization.
• Excellent ability to analyze data and identify trends
• Strong written, verbal, presentation and communication skills.
• Positive attitude, proactive mentality, responsive and strong work ethic.


Job Status: Full Time
Date Posted: 6/7/2019
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