Development Director Position

The Director of Development will plan and implement a donor development and fundraising program to provide for short- and long-term needs of Abiding Savior Academy.


  • Works with Chief Operating Officer (COO) to determine primary scope of projects and needs.
  • Collaborate with Executive Board of Abiding Savior and serves on the Executive School Board.
  • Set annual monetary goals according to short and long-term goals.
  • Establish fundraising objectives for the organization in 1-5-, 5-10-, and 10–25- year increments.
  • Identifies and recruits ideal donors / donor groups from within the Academy, church, and community.
  • Maintains a list of potential financial donors including individuals, foundations, and corporations.
  • Provides relevant and informative communication with previous donors and the public.
  • Research potential sources of philanthropic partnership opportunities
  • Oversees all fundraising processes and events in partnership with COO and Finance office.
  • Plans fundraising events that effectively communicate the purposes of the organization.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Proven work experience as a development director or similar professional development success.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of tax planning principles and techniques that benefit charitable giving.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, Accounting, or similar field required.
  • Five years of experience in fundraising for a nonprofit organization highly preferred.

Responsibility for overall organizational development or some professional sales qualify.

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