Title: Development Director

Description: The Development Director will lead the organization's development and volunteer activities, as well as assisting with operations tasks.  This position reports to the Executive Director.



  • Develop and lead individual donor engagement efforts, including two annual fund campaigns

  • Manage donor solicitation, recognition, and stewardship efforts, including donor database

  • Research grant opportunities and draft grant applications and reports

  • Plan and coordinate UpSpring fundraising events

  • Serve as main contact and liaison between organization and foundations, donors, and other supporters

  • Responsible for external communications, including email, mail, website, monthly e-newsletter, and other communications

  • Lead social media efforts to engage existing supporters and attract new supporters, including use of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

  • Serve as liaison to UpSpring Young Professionals committee

  • Perform general fundraising duties


  • Recruit and manage program, event, and other volunteers

  • Serve as main contact between organization and volunteers

  • Perform general volunteer-related duties


  • Provide operational support as assigned

 Ideal Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree

  • Five to seven years’ experience in development, including grant research/writing, annual funds, donor engagement and cultivation, and/or event planning

  • Experience with managing employees or volunteers

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Superior organizational and planning skills, including the ability to multi-task and complete a varied set of tasks in a timely manner

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently

  • Demonstrates enthusiasm and professionalism

  • Demonstrated experience working with donor databases (specifically Salesforce)

  • Comfortable working in small team atmosphere

  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Word, Excel, and other computer programs related to duties, as well as social media proficiency

To Apply: Please send the following materials to Alex Kuhns, Executive Director (alex@upspring.org) by August 30th: resume & cover letter (including relevant experience and salary requirements).