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Director of Development

The Director of Development is a key leadership role responsible for planning, organizing, and executing fundraising initiatives to support the mission and goals of The Kitchen, Inc. This position involves building and maintaining relationships with donors, developing fundraising strategies, and overseeing the implementation of fundraising and marketing programs.

Job Requirements:
Education and Experience
• Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
• Proven experience in nonprofit fundraising, development, and events.
• Familiarity with donor management software.
Essential Skills
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to lead and motivate a team.
• Strong understanding of fundraising principles, techniques, and trends.
• Ethical – treating people with respect; keeping commitments; inspiring trust of others; working with integrity
and principles; upholding organizational values.
• Strategic Thinking – develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization’s strengths
and weaknesses; adapts strategy to changing conditions.
• Adaptability – adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or
method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
• Business acumen--understand business implications of decisions; demonstrate knowledge of market and
competition; and align work with strategic goals.
• Sales and negotiation skills--initiate new contacts; establish and maintain effective relations; exhibit tact and
consideration; inspire trust; set and meet goals; overcome barriers
• Planning/Organizing – prioritizes and plans work activities; work with minimal supervision; uses time efficiently;
sets goals and objectives; develops realistic action plans.

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