Hiring: Senior Director of Development

The Senior Director of Development works closely with the Co-Executive Directors to develop, oversee, and implement the organization’s development strategy and provide visionary, strategic leadership to obtain transformational and general support funding for the organization’s current and future goals. The position is part of the Operations Team, and as such, the Senior Director of Development also offers input and advice on organizational development issues. The Senior Director of Development reports directly to the Co-Executive Directors, works closely with program staff, and supervises the Development Coordinator.


Development Strategy & Fundraising

  • Develop and implement an overall fundraising strategy for the organization with a budget of over $4 million.
  • Develop and track progress toward fundraising goals in the organization’s strategic plan with the Co-Executive Directors.
  • Regularly liaise with the Board of Directors on fundraising matters.
  • Assess progress and provide revenue projections for the annual budget process.
  • Support the Co-Executive Directors in cultivating institutional funders.
  • Identify funding opportunities and write and submit letters of inquiry, proposals and reports to foundations.
  • Develop materials for institutional funders and organize briefings and events with institutional funders to increase visibility for our work.
  • Design and implement individual donor strategy for both major donors and monthly sustainers, to build our community of supporters.

Organizational Development 

  • Rapidly gain a thorough understanding of the scope of the organization’s history, programs, constituents, and donors.
  • Enhance the development and implementation of organizational strategy and direction, ensuring alignment with the mission and organizational objectives. 
  • Provide mentorship, guidance, and coaching to other team members, including directly supervising the Development Coordinator.
  • Support the growth, maintenance, and enhancement of the organization’s identity and programs in collaboration with the Co-Executive Directors, Operations, Programs, and Communications teams.


  • Fundraising experience in mission-driven environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, human rights, and structural change
  • Ability to work in a consensus-driven setting that places a high value on collaboration and horizontal decision-making
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) required
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to generate strategy
  • Ability to be self-directive, take initiative, and juggle multiple responsibilities

Salary and Benefits: The salary for this position is $95,000 a year. Benefits include: full health insurance, vision and dental insurance for staff (as well as partners and children); additional $4,000 to reimburse any medical costs not covered by insurance; additional needs-based benefits that may be added to salary where applicable (such as dependent and childcare benefits, ranging from $3,750 to $15,000 a year for up to three dependents and not to exceed $30,000 total, and student loan or education expense benefits up to $3,600 a year); a Simple IRA retirement plan; 20 paid vacation days, 14 sick days and 6 personal days annually; half-day Fridays, the last week of December off and federal holidays off.

To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample and 3 references to and put Senior Director of Development Application in the subject line.

Please no phone calls. We encourage applications as soon as possible and will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis with a final deadline of May 15, 2024.

Partners for Dignity & Rights is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and individuals from other historically underrepresented groups to apply.