The Center for African American Health is a community-based nonprofit organization. Our mission is to empower the Black community to make informed health decisions that benefit the whole person through education, collaboration, and advocacy.

We are looking for detail-oriented and organized team members who excel in fast-paced nonprofit environments, are interested in working to promote community health through inquiry, innovation, and impact and in joining a well-respected organization with a rich history of community service.  

The Development Director is responsible for creating and successfully executing a comprehensive Resource Development Plan to meet or exceed total budgeted revenue and in-kind contributions for the organization. In addition, the position will be held accountable for meeting or exceeding fundraising goals for grants and annual giving. The Development Director will supervise a Communications Associate and will report to the CEO & Executive Director. This individual works closely with the Board of Directors and supports the Fund Raising/Capital Campaign Committee.


Work closely with the CEO, Fund Raising/Capital Campaign Committee and Board of Directors to assess and meet fundraising needs as determined by strategic plan goals, operating needs, and annual plan priorities.

Work closely with the CEO and Board Chair to foster a culture of philanthropy that nurtures the involvement of the Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers.

Develop the strategic short and long-term vision that creates the Resource Development Plan, including goals, strategies, and tactics to shape, manage and drive the implementation of a successful fundraising strategy to support organizational needs. 

Oversee fundraising plan and fundraising calendar.

Direct all facets of fund development including grant writing, individual giving, fundraising events, and in-kind support.

Train and guide Board and Fund Raising/Capital Campaign Committee participation in fundraising and messaging.

Participate in annual organizational budgeting process with income forecasting.

Lead Annual Giving strategy and execution to build the organization’s brand and expand its audience. 

Prepare and monitor income projections, process metrics, and outcomes reports. 

Monitor philanthropic trends and align fundraising strategies to maximize contributed income.

Oversee strategic public relations activities to increase brand recognition and community support.


In addition to commitment to the goals and mission of The Center for African American Health and an entrepreneurial spirit for finding resources
and generating community support, the ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: 

Bachelor’s Degree

Successful and verifiable background in professional fundraising and philanthropy, with responsibility for raising an annual operating budget of $2 million

Experience in successfully implementing Annual Giving models

An organized, self-starter with meticulous attention to detail

Excellent people skills; proven track record of proactive relationship management

Solid background in multifaceted development planning, implementation, and management

Ability to develop measurement tools for tracking successful development process metrics and outcomes

Advocator and connector for results; able to convey impact to motivate philanthropic community

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience developing a successful
donor communications plan and marketing collateral

Strong storyteller and public speaker; able to make emotional connections to mission and
communicate impact and results in a compelling fashion

Skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with diverse constituents

Proven supervisory skills; able to delegate as well as act as a team player

Self-aware and life-long learner

Excellent organizational skills, detail and deadline-orientated; meets goals and objectives     


Additional Employee Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, short term and long-term disability, Employee Assistance Program, Employee Wellness Allowance reimbursement, Simple IRA, and generous paid time off. Physical Demands The work involves normal physical activity associated with an office environment. Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Send cover letter, writing sample and resume to Include Development Director in subject line. Only those candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls, please. The Center for African American Health is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender or gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, military status or sexual orientation in any of our activities or operations.

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