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Director of Development

MIRA Coalition
Job Title: Director of Development
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April 16th, 2018
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MIRA is looking for a seasoned fundraising professional to develop and implement an ambitious development strategy, with a special focus on growing our base of major donors and sustainers. We need to strengthen our financial foundation to enable us to grow, make a greater impact, and be flexible and adaptable in response to fast-changing conditions.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about our mission, a seasoned development professional with a proven track record of success, and able to effectively engage with a very diverse donor base: from corporate executives and major philanthropists, to community members giving what little they can to a cause they believe in. Strong existing connections are a big plus. This position reports directly to the Executive Director and will work closely with the Director of Operations and oversee the Development Coordinator.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a short and long-term development plan to raise the revenue needed to support the organization’s goals and objectives;
  • Develop and implement a major donor strategy and plan, including, but not limited to, identifying and cultivating prospects; donor stewardship practices for existing donors; leveraging supporters’ networks to further expand MIRA’s donor base; event donor programs; and management of all gift processing and donor acknowledgement;
  • Develop and implement campaigns to grow specific types of support, including recurring donors, corporate funders, event sponsorships, annual appeals, and family foundations;
  • Manage MIRA’s online fundraising (using the Kindful tool), including seasonal and targeted campaigns and support and encouragement of peer-to-peer fundraising;
  • Identify new grant opportunities, work collaboratively with the Development Coordinator and the Director of Operations to determine grant funding opportunities, and contribute to grant-writing and reporting as needed;
  • Work collaboratively with Director of Operations and Development Coordinator on major fundraising events, including the annual Give Liberty a Hand gala and Our Shared Table luncheon; and create and implement plan for securing corporate sponsorships;
  • Identify and cultivate strategic corporate and public relations and visibility opportunities (e.g. conferences, briefings for funders, and educational workshops);
  • In close collaboration with the Director of Communications and other Directors, work to ensure that fundraising is seamlessly integrated into all MIRA public activities and communications;
  • Organize and staff the Board of Directors’ Development Committee, to strengthen Board engagement in MIRA’s fundraising.


  • Minimum of 5 years of increasing responsibility in non-profit fundraising;
  • Proven track record of fundraising success, particularly securing major gifts, successfully managing campaigns, and engaging a community of motivated supporters;
  • Working knowledge of development best practices, trends and fundraising tools and technology, including donor databases, e-mail and on-line campaigns, and donor research;
  • Experience with grant-writing and reporting;
  • Knowledge of New England philanthropic and corporate community strongly preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with strict attention to detail;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment, and be a team player;
  • Excellent organizational skills, including a proven ability to manage successful projects and lead teams;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a positive, supportive, enthusiastic attitude;
  • Deep appreciation of MIRA’s mission.

This position will be full-time. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Full benefits.

How to apply:

Send your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to ehanig@miracoalition.org, or apply online via Workable. After an initial screening, you may also be asked to submit a sample of your development writing. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. NO PHONE CALLS, please!

The MIRA Coalition is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Foreign-born individuals, minorities, women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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