Director of Development

Role Overview

The Director of Development is responsible for leading strategy, planning, organizing, and directing ISPU’s fundraising, including annual fund campaigns, individual donor cultivation and stewardship, and special events. The Director will also have the opportunity to build up planned giving, corporate giving, and other giving strategies. The Director will have one direct report and will direct strategic participation of key staff and board in development activities. As a member of the management team, the Director will be involved in strategic planning, evaluation, and professional development initiatives.


Candidates will be considered from across the United States.

Ideal Candidate Profile

The Director of Development will have at least 5-7 years of professional experience, characterized by a proven track record of management in a growing $1 million to $5 million organization. ISPU is poised for growth, and its next Director of Development is an experienced results-oriented self-starter who can hit the ground running and lead our organization to the next level of fundraising performance. Additionally, skills and experience will include:

    • Successful experience working with private philanthropy with individuals, including raising significant
      individual gifts and growing a pipeline of major donors from prospecting to solicitation. Experience in foundation and corporate giving a plus.
    • Experience developing, implementing and managing fundraising systems for nonprofits. Demonstrated experience utilizing technology to improve systems and efficiencies. Experience with CRM databases and marketing tools like Hubspot preferred.
    • Data driven decision maker, able to assess ROI of various channels, troubleshoot and implement solutions to increase fundraising effectiveness and efficiency.
    • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems.
    • Proven effectiveness leading professionals in development and fundraising.
    • Good knowledge and experience using donor software to organize, manage and evaluate fundraising goal setting, tracking and reporting.
    • Flexible and a self-starter; able to multitask while also being highly detail oriented. Able to work effectively and efficiently as a remote worker.
    • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to ISPU’s mission.
    • Experience working collaboratively and collegially with a diverse group of individuals and communities.
    • CFRE or CFRM or equivalent experience.
    • BA in Nonprofit Management, Business, Management, Finance or related degree. MA preferred.


ISPU is an equal opportunity employer.  We will not discriminate in hiring decision based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, and genetic information.

Annual salary range is $80,000 to $90,000.


  • Employer provided health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • 3 weeks paid vacation (up to 5 weeks with 5+ years of service)
  • 12 days paid office holidays
  • Professional development opportunities

To apply for this position, email a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to humanresources@ispu.org. No phone calls please. Applications are due April 30, 2023, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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