Director of Development Job Description

Job Title: Director of Development   
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Department:   Headquarters                    
Date Posted:  April 2022
Reports To:  Executive Director   
Full Time

Purpose and Scope of Job: 
Reporting to the Executive Director (“ED”), the Director of Development is a member of Sacred Heart Center’s (“SHC”) senior management team. The Director of Development will develop and implement the philanthropic strategy for SHC. The Director of Development will work with the ED and the SHC Board to achieve the organization’s development and fundraising goals. Ideal candidates for this position will share our commitment to our mission and to our values of compassion, inclusion, equity, and collaboration.  

Essential Functions (other duties may be assigned):


  • Set ambitious but attainable annual fundraising goals
  • Develop and implement a detailed plan to achieve annual goals
  • Establish strong, sustainable relationships with donors, SHC staff and SHC Directors
  • Provide leadership and effective management of SHC development staff
  • Support the Executive Director as needed;Provide staff support to the SHC Development Committee
  • Represent SHC in the community in a professional manner
  • Work collaboratively to build a culture of philanthropy across the organization
  • Oversee key development and communications functions including, but not limited to: prompt donor acknowledgment, donor database maintenance, third party donor platforms management, internal and external communications and community engagement, design, production and delivery of fundraising collateral

Non-Essential Functions (performed on an infrequent basis):

Participates with all staff in organization-wide activities/functions.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 5 years of experience and demonstrated success in fundraising, development and team building;
  • Demonstrated success in setting and achieving ambitious fundraising goals;
  • Demonstrated success in cultivating multiple revenue sources – individuals, corporations, foundations, special events, government, places of worship and civic organizations;
  • Strong project management skills and experience in managing complex, multifaceted initiatives resulting in measurable successes;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and various fundraising database platforms
  • Proficiency in Spanish and English with bicultural skills preferred.    

Personal qualities of integrity, ethics, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for SHC’s mission; Excellent interpersonal and team building skills and an ability to work with diverse groups in a courteous and professional manner; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Exceptional attention to details; Strong customer service focus, excellent follow-up; Demonstrated resourcefulness and good judgment; Hands-on, leads by example; Values diversity of thought, backgrounds and perspectives; Ability to perform several tasks concurrently, time management and organizational skills Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and to work a flexible schedule, including occasional weekends.  

Interactions with Others (Internal and External):

Internal: All staff and board of directorsExternal: SHC donors and supporters, including foundations, individuals, corporations, places of worship and civic organizations, volunteers, and more.  

Work Environment: 

Office setting, with trips out of office for meetings and events; option for hybrid work environment  

Application Submission:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references by email to:

Tanya Gonzalez

Executive Director