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Director of Development

NH Women's Foundation

The New Hampshire Women’s Foundation is a statewide 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Concord, NH. We invest in opportunity and equality for women and girls in New Hampshire through research, education, philanthropy and advocacy. NHWF is the only foundation in the Granite State focused exclusively on gender equality.

The New Hampshire Women’s Foundation seeks an experienced, highly competent, goal-driven, independent problem solver to oversee all aspects of the Foundation’s development activities including annual giving, major donors, and planned giving. Reporting to the CEO, this is a part time (20-25 hours per week) salaried position with benefits (potential for full-time). A combination of telecommuting and in-person work at our office in Concord will be expected. 

Position Overview

The Director of Development is responsible for individual, foundation and corporate fundraising. Working closely with the CEO, the Director of Development will create and oversee a fundraising program which includes, but is not limited to:

●      Managing existing donor relationships

●      Cultivating of new donors (including leadership donors, corporations and family foundations)

●      Leading expansion of philanthropic tools including donor advised funds, field of interest funds and memorial funds

●      Overseeing annual appeal and periodic mail solicitation

●      Coordinating online fundraising campaigns

●      Co-managing fundraising events with Director of Operations & Events

The Director of Development will build relationships with donors and help them align their giving with Foundation programs. They will also be responsible for researching and applying to new sources of funds for capacity building and new programs. In coordination with the CEO, the Director of Development will manage major donors and utilize the CEO as needed. Event planning and management is also a key component of this position.

The ideal candidate is innovative and passionate about philanthropy and has a desire to lead the expansion of a respected and well-supported development program. The Women’s Foundation is scaling and expects to continue to increase its capacity over the next ten years, and an entrepreneurial and motivated Director of Development will be essential to the sustainability of our growth. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently and take initiative. They will have dedication, energy and enthusiasm — someone willing to work hard and develop sustained relationships with a wide range of donors. The candidate should have outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to deal effectively with a wide range of individuals and groups, while demonstrating poise, tact, integrity and professionalism. A sense of humor and a commitment to gender equality is essential.

Salary & Benefits: This is a part time, salaried (exempt) position (20-25 hours per week) with excellent benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience.


●      Minimum of 7 years of fundraising experience with substantial experience in successful grantwriting and grant management

●      Bachelor's degree or equivalent level of training and course work

●      Demonstrated track record of securing foundation and corporate grants

●      Familiarity with planned giving, as well as complex philanthropic vehicles including donor advised funds, IRA, stock and securities, trusts, etc. 

●      Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills with the ability to balance multiple projects while performing at a high level

●      Enthusiasm, positive attitude, and exceptional oral and written communications skills

●      Flexibility and ability to thrive in a small office environment

●      Proficiency with Microsoft Office, donor software, Excel, PowerPoint and web applications

●      Experience at a foundation is preferred

The New Hampshire Women’s Foundation seeks the following Core Competencies in staff:

  1. Adaptability: Demonstrate flexibility in the face of change, have a positive, can-do attitude despite multiple projects and changing priorities
  2.  Organization: Demonstrate excellent time, space and task management including appropriate allocation of time, effective management of the workspace and balance of conflicting priorities in order to manage workflow, ensure the completion of essential projects and meet critical deadlines
  3. Proactive: Demonstrate the ability to foresee problems and prevent them by taking action, utilize analytical skills and effectively interpret and anticipate needs
  4. Communication Skills: Demonstrate excellent listening, written and oral communication skills. This includes phone, email, social media and in-person communication
  5. Client Services: Demonstrate high level of professionalism with colleagues, board members, volunteers, donors and stakeholders; prompt response to all inquiries required
  6. Attention to Detail: Demonstrate acute attention to detail and strive for high-quality finished products
  7. Team Player: Demonstrate ability and desire to be a contributing member of the team, willingly providing back-up support for colleagues when appropriate and actively support group goals
  8. Computer/Technical Skills: Demonstrate strong proficiency in Microsoft Suite including Excel, PowerPoint and Word; firm understanding and familiarity with data management system, social media and web; ability to adapt to new technology and easily acquire new technical skills
  9. Judgment: Exhibit sound judgment and the ability to make reasonable decisions in the absence of direction, refers problems/issues to the appropriate person(s) when necessary, and work effectively without constant and direct supervision or guidance

●      Lead our fundraising program (including elements listed above)

●      Write, edit and oversee proposals, reports, and other correspondence for corporation, foundation and individual funders

●      Oversee gift processing and acknowledgement, in conjunction with Administrative Director

●      Work with Director of Strategic Communications on the development of marketing materials, including social media, web and printed materials

●      Prepare internal fundraising reports

●      Collaborate with staff to ensure timely communication of programs and events

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to Your cover letter should include examples of Core Competencies and Qualifications.

Applications are due on or before August 14, 2021. Review of qualifications with rolling interviews will begin in early August. Preferred start date is by September 15, 2021. 

NHWF encourages individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

The New Hampshire Women’s Foundation is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or any other classification protected by federal, or applicable state or local law. The Women’s Foundation is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team.

Salary Range:

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Job Location:

Concord and remote

Date Added: July 20, 2021

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