Job Opening: Regional Development Director – Southern Region

Job Summary

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Southern Region, the Regional Development Director is responsible for conducting comprehensive, cost-effective annual and capital fund-raising campaigns within the territory of operation (Dallas, Houston and New Orleans) to support the 37 member institutions and serves as an ambassador for UNCF.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and manage a strategic plan for fundraising activities including individual giving, workplace giving campaigns, grant applications, as well as special events and communications that build relationships with a growing constituency base.
  • Serve as the lead fundraising officer in the region and manage all strategic activities for donor cultivation, gift requests, and UNCF donor relations.
  • Manage and oversee office staff as well as office consultants to ensure compliance with UNCF policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Work with Major Gift Officer to identify, cultivate, and request gifts from high-net-worth individuals within the market.
  • Support fundraising efforts in the San Francisco office to continue to grow the market.
  • Establish and maintain contact with local corporations, government offices, charitable foundations, community organizations, churches, and civic leaders to secure community support and to recruit robust group of volunteer leaders.
  • Manage, support, and empower Executive Campaign Advisory Board members.
  • Develop and prepare collateral to support local fundraising efforts.
  • Coordinate staff activities related to record management in Raiser’s EdgeNXT.
  • Conduct performance appraisals and recommend employment, termination, promotion, and training of Office staff.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises Area Development Director(s) and other professional and/or administrative level staff.

Qualifications and Skills

  • A Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university.
  • At least 10 years experience in fundraising.
  • Knowledge of O365 with intermediate to advanced knowledge in Word and Excel. Must be proficient in mail merges and correcting source or cell errors. Must be proficient in the manipulation of Excel formulas.
  • Ability to conduct major fundraising activities, including capital campaigns and annual giving drives.
  • Excellent organizational and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Outstanding human relations and managerial skills.
  • Demonstrative initiative and ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

Work Environment

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


  • Medical, Dental & Vision
  • Vacation, Sick & Personal Leave
  • Life Insurance (Basic & Optional)
  • Flex Spending Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Account
  • Holiday Savings Plan

Salary Range

$98,000.00 To $105,000.00 per year (Salary is commensurate with experience.)

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About UNCF

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization, has been an engine of minority educational achievement for more than 70 years. UNCF’s mission is to build a robust and nationally recognized pipeline of black students who, because of UNCF support, become highly qualified college graduates. In addition, UNCF ensures that its member institutions remain respected models of best practices in moving students to and through college. Since its inception in 1944, UNCF has raised over $4.5 billion in private support, distributed more scholarships to help minorities attend school than any entity outside of the federal government, and enabled more than 425,000 minority and low-income students to graduate from UNCF’s member historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and launch professional careers. UNCF is committed to closing the educational attainment gap between African Americans and other populations by increasing postsecondary access and success for students from underrepresented groups, particularly low-income and first-generation students.