Job Opening: ​Development Director - Newark

The position assists the Area Development Director (ADD) in the implementation of action plans developed with the national office in Washington, DC.

Job Title: Development Director
LocationNewark NJ

Job Description: The position assists the Area Development Director (ADD) in the implementation of action plans developed with the national office; reaches fundraising targets to support the 37 UNCF-member institutions and serves as an ambassador for UNCF by engaging donors and leveraging relationships to meet revenue goals. Submits solicitations and conducts other fundraising activities to maintain a high level of public awareness regarding the importance of philanthropic donations, to support and further the mission of the organization.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist the Area Development Director in conducting comprehensive, cost-effective fundraising campaigns within assigned markets from various sources
  • Identify and recruit campaign leaders and Advisory Board members and creates a formal campaign organization strategy
  • Assist the Area Development Director in establishing local campaign goals, including planning and implementing campaign strategies consistent with UNCF national action plans and policies
  • Establish and manage relationships with current donors and maintain liaison with volunteers
  • Identify potential donors; set appropriate targets and designs and implements annual fundraising plans
  • Assess market place and competition for contributors
  • Develop and submit solicitation proposals; designs, develops, and implements special fundraising events
  • Prepares reports and presents to senior management
  • Assist and distribute campaign materials and develops communication/promotional programs in support of local fundraising efforts
  • Maintain current and accurate files on all donors
  • Assist in managing the area office to ensure compliance with organization policies, procedures, rules, and regulations

Supervisory Responsibilities 

  • May directly supervise an administrative assistant.


  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in fundraising, marketing or public relations
  • Ability to travel locally and nationally

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to conduct major fund raising activities, including capital campaigns and annual giving drives – Annual fundraising campaign raising between $500k - $800k
  • Outstanding human relations and managerial aptitude
  • Ability to understand donor’s philanthropic goals
  • Ability to provide leadership and direction to groups of volunteers
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups
  • Ability to work independently; handle multiple, simultaneous activities and/or priorities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint)
  • Oral/written communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Problem-solving skills

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