Job Details

Job Title:

Development Director - New Orleans




New Orleans. LA

Job Description:

The candidate assists the Regional Development Director (RDD) in the implementation of action plans developed with the national office; reaches target for assigned area in raising funds to support the thirty-nine (37) UNCF member institutions and serves as an ambassador for UNCF.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Works in concert with the RDD to plan, organize and implement fund-raising campaigns from various sources including corporations, foundations, special events and individuals.

  • Identifies and recruits campaign leaders and advisory board or council members.
  • Creates a formal campaign organizational structure in concert with national UNCF leaders to execute local campaigns and achieve state goals.
  • Assists in the development and submission of solicitation proposals, including the design and implementation of special fund-raising events.
  • Organizes volunteers and volunteer groups to assist with special events.
  • Solicits in person or by proposal gifts from volunteers and selected prospects.
  • Assists in developing and preparing campaign materials, communication/promotional programs in support of local fund-raising efforts.
  • Ensures that accurate donor records are maintained.
  • Assists in managing the area office to ensure compliance with UNCF policies, procedures, rules and regulations.


    A Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university and at least 5 years experience in fund-raising.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability in conducting major fund-raising activities, including annual giving drives.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to deliver presentations and develop proposals or concept papers.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and managerial skills; demonstrated initiative; strong organizational skills; and ability to work on various projects simultaneously.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

    Additional Requirements:

    UNCF, Inc. is an EOE M/F/V/D.

    To Apply:

    • 1.  Send an e-mail message with a resume and cover letter in the body of the e-mail (or as attachments) to: (Note: Word 7.0 or ASCII files are preferred)
    • 2.  Fax your resume and cover letter to: 855-237-9601
    • 3.  Mail your resume and cover letter to:
      United Negro College Fund
      Human Resources
      1805 7th Street, NW
      Washington, DC 20001