Executive Director, Fund Development, Samaritas

Job Title

Executive Director, Fund Development



About the Position

Full Time.

Oversees the development and implementation of strategies for fundraising initiatives in support of the organization’s vision and mission.

Job Duties

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plan, lead and assure implementation of strategies to develop donors and contributions in support of the organization and its foundation. Oversee the growing fund development team and manage a robust portfolio of major donors, including leadership of the statewide $100M capital campaign.
  2. Ensure that fund development is carried out in keeping with the organization’s values, mission, vision and plans and as part of a Culture of Ambassadorship.
  3. Recommend and execute short- and long-range fund development plans and programs that support the organization’s values, mission and objectives.
  4. Maintain accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources.
  5. Participate in short- and long-term strategic and operational planning for the organization as a member of the Cabinet.
  6. Assist with the analysis of philanthropic trends, providing results to executive leadership and the Board, and identify areas for development.
  7. Participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of the department’s annual operating budget within organization fiscal guidelines; ensure adherence to Corporate Financial Policies and procedures.
  8. Provide leadership to staff, including director level roles within the Advancement Team and beyond as a program business partner. Partner with Human Resource Development in talent acquisition and retention efforts. Assist in preparation and implementation of relevant professional development training and performance management of staff.
  9. Partner with Marketing Department and Program in implementing Development campaigns.
  10. Participate in and lead presentations/solicitation activities/tours/media opportunities to represent the organization’s interests and to meet the department’s voluntary giving objectives.
  11. Participate in volunteer group activities related to fundraising and public relations.


Job Qualifications

Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree in philanthropy, marketing, communication, public relation, business, management, or related field of study. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) certification preferred.


  • Seven years’ experience in a non-profit development management or supervisory role.

How to Apply

How to apply online:    https://careers-samaritas.icims.com/jobs/6529/executive-director%2c-fund-development/job?mode=view

About the Organization

At Samaritas, we ask you to join us – to “Be The Rock That Starts The Ripple”. A ripple of transformation in the individual lives of the 15,000 people we help each year, and a ripple of positive change throughout our community. Our team is growing at Samaritas! We are seeking more Rocks to join our team. We are always looking for additional employees who want to make a big impact and have a lot of fun doing so as part of an enthusiastic, collaborative team. We want you to be our rock!

We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us.

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