Director of Development
Baltimore, MD Development
Job Type


Job Title:  Director of Development

Department:  Development

Type: Regular/Full-time

FLSA: Exempt

Reports To:   President

Location:  Baltimore Office

No. of Positions: 1

Revision Date: October 2022

General Summary: For more than 60 years the Jesuit Volunteer Corps has engaged brave young believers in vital service within poor communities, fostering the growth of leaders committed to faith in action. The global nonprofit and their network of over 11,000 Former Jesuit Volunteers support approximately 200+ Jesuit Volunteers each year as they work for justice in 32 U.S. cities. For more information, please visit 

A dynamic, entrepreneurial leader will thrive in this position leading development for a multi-million dollar, non-profit. This position provides strategic and operational leadership for the process by which JVC identifies, cultivates, solicits, recognizes, and stewards prospects and donors to nurture individual and institutional relationships and raise resources to sustain and grow the mission. The Director of Development manages a team of two to three full-time employees, serves on the leadership team, and reports directly to the President.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Designs, oversees, and evaluates fundraising strategy to sustain and grow annual operations, long-term capital and endowment needs

  • Develop and execute JVC’s annual development strategy
  • Manage a departmental team to oversee the full range of development activities 
  • Prepare reports for and serve as staff liaison for the Development Committee of the Board of Directors
  • Responsible for sustaining, diversifying, and growing JVC’s funding base through individual campaigns, major donor cultivation, and foundations and grants strategy
  • Design and implement three seasonal direct-mail and digital appeals to JVC community of 25,000 constituents. 
  • Manage the use of donor database system Raisers Edge RENXT and RE7 and ensure staff are trained in and accurately execute data entry, gift processing, and other database functions
  • Accountable for building and implementing grant strategy, seeking to expand national and local foundation support
  • In partnership with the President, cultivate new and engage existing major donors
  • In collaboration with the Senior Manager of Strategic Communications advance efforts to galvanize existing community of over 12,000 alumni (FJVs) to be a sustaining support for JVC’s development needs
  • Strategize on and implement efforts to secure new and untapped resources 

Throughout this work, the Director of Development promotes JVC’s core values - social justice, simple living, community and spirituality - in all engagement and programming. 


Education and Experience:

  • B.A. required, advanced professional certifications a plus.
  • A minimum of 10 years professional fundraising experience preferred, with evolution of increased responsibility and decision-making 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Technical proficiency in a variety of computer applications (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, and data management/CRM systems)
  • Proven leadership and management skills to motivate Development and Communications staff and its constituents in achieving organizational objectives
  • Excellent writing and public speaking ability in order to communicate powerfully
  • Strategic and analytical capabilities to use qualitative and quantitative input in driving organizational learning and success. 
  • A strong commitment to and understanding of donor recognition and stewardship
  • Experience in hiring, supervision, assessment, and training of staff
  • Familiarity with JVC and commitment to overall mission
  • Demonstrated intercultural competency and experience working across cultures
  • Good interpersonal skills and comfort with various constituencies
  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a team
  • Flexible, ability to adjust to changing circumstances
  • Familiarity with Roman Catholic Theology, particularly in the areas of service and justice
  • Personal experience of and comfort with Ignatian Spirituality
  • Commitment to advancing racial equity by engaging in dialogue and reflection to understand how individual, social and cultural racism manifests itself and the work we need to do individually and as an organization to be anti-racist.

Physical Requirements:

To perform in this position successfully, an individual must be able to:

  • Exert minimal physical effort with intermittent movement going from one place to another.
  • Withstand prolonged periods of sitting in meetings or at a desk working with a computer.
  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. 
  • Repetitive Motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Required to have close visual acuity to perform extensive work on the computer.

Working Conditions:

  • Typical workday of 9am to 5pm 
  • High volume of office work; Hybrid office environment, must be familiar with Zoom and TEAMS
  • This position’s work is cyclical with significantly greater workload at certain times.
  • Ability to travel extensively within the U.S.


$90,000 - $95,000

To Apply:

Complete and application and upload your resume on JVC’s website at Careers (

Application Deadline:  October 24, 2022

As an organization committed to advancing racial equity and inclusion, the Jesuit Volunteer Corps encourages applications from candidates of all ages, races, classes, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, languages, and physical abilities.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


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