Director of Development, Clark Retirement

Job Title

Director of Development


Clark Retirement

About the Position

Clark Retirement is currently searching for a Director of Developmentto work collaboratively and strategically to raise funds for the benefit of Clark Foundation. 

Job Duties

Essential Job Functions:

  • Advance the mission, vision and values of Clark through philanthropy and giving campaigns 
  • Work closely with the VP in all fundraising initiatives and efforts 
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and provide stewardship to prospects and donors
  • Educate donors on the mission of Clark and development efforts including, but not limited to, benevolent care/endowment, capital projects, and programs and services
  • Work directly with VP of Development to develop strategic direction of the Foundation including donor portfolios, creative fun and friend-raising events, planned and estate gifts, special projects, employee giving initiative, grant opportunities and annual campaign goals and objectives
  • Management and execution of annual fund efforts
  • Sustain and grow donor recognition efforts
  • Support and work directly with Board of Directors and Board Committees on growing foundation development efforts
  • Connect donors to multiple giving opportunities including planned and estate giving
  • Meets weekly with VP to discuss ongoing department progress
  • Event planning and management
  • Document relevant donor information Donor Perfect Software
  • Attend community programs and events



  • Leadership and strategic thinking and creativity
  • Strong writing, communication and grammar skills
  • Strong knowledge and experience in Donor Perfect or related program
  • 5-8 years of professional experience in a non-profit organization; demonstrated success in a development function and/or related functions
  •  Experience in cultivating and expanding relationships
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral: ability to influence and engage in a wide range of donors/residents and build long term relationships 
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives 
  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority

How to Apply

All applicants should apply at

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