Interim Director of Development

Location Remote, NY 10039
Date Posted January 27, 2023
Job ID 9738
Employment Type Contract
Scion Nonprofit Staffing has been retained to conduct a search for an Interim Director of Development/ Senior Development Consultant for our client, a global nonprofit organization that recruits data science experts to work pro bono with visionary changemakers and solve an array of humanitarian challenges! This is a very exciting role with a collaborative and passionate team on a fully remote, part time basis! The hours are flexible, and the duration of this position will likely be needed for approximately 4 months. This is an ideal opportunity for a proven and values-driven nonprofit fundraiser who has management experience and a track record of securing major gifts!


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Interim Director of Development/ Senior Development Consultant will be a member of the senior leadership team and will be responsible for providing strategy, planning, and guidance for the comprehensive fundraising efforts and day-to-day management for all development-related programs and execution.

As our partner organization grows, this position will be responsible for leading the creation and implementation of the development strategy; coaching senior leadership, the Board, and volunteers in cultivating donors; and representing our partner externally.

Donor Engagement
  • Support the team in developing customized plans for each donor in their respective portfolios while also managing your own portfolio.
  • Partner with the Programs team to develop familiarity with programmatic needs, capabilities, and priorities and to conceptualize proposals for new initiatives.
  • Enhance the organization’s marketing plan and execute donor communications strategies in partnership with the Communications team.
  • Collaborate with leadership and the Board on the management of select high-capacity donors, including support for meeting preparation and follow up.
  • Represent our partner externally and partner with other teams across the organization to help advance a culture of philanthropy.

Team Coaching and Leadership
  • Manage and mentor a team of 3 fundraising professionals to help advance their respective portfolios.
  • Encourage a culture of high performance, continuous learning, and commitment to quality by setting and modeling high standards through regular performance feedback, career development opportunities, and performance and development goals.

Portfolio Strategy and Management
  • Develop, implement, and manage forward-thinking strategies to 1) raise our annual budget with 10% growth per year, 2) increase diversity of funding support, and 3) acquire new partners with the capacity to make major annual and multi-year gifts.
  • Design annual development plans with solid, yet ambitious, fundraising goals and oversee implementation of strategies to achieve those goals, including personally cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts from current and prospective donors.
  • Ensure that customized strategies and timetables for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of high-level gifts are established for all existing and prospective major donors.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for new fundraising efforts that will expand and diversify the funding base, establishing new partnerships with corporations, private and corporate foundations, and high-wealth donors.
  • Ensure the timely creation of fundraising/stewardship materials, collateral, and personalized proposals with support from the Communications team.
  • Build a culture of Salesforce utilization to track and evaluate the team’s key metrics and use data to improve practices and inform decisions meaningfully and continually.

  • A strong alignment to our partner’s mission and values
  • Extensive experience in fundraising and/or donor relations, including leading a team responsible for securing funding
  • Expertise in donor strategy and best practices, including designing and implementing organization-wide fundraising programs to identify, qualify and engage diverse constituents through to acquisition (major donors, foundations, corporations, and prospects at all levels)
  • Proven track record of creating and implementing a comprehensive development strategy that met or exceeded its objectives for either a region or entire organization
  • Track record of personally soliciting 6-figure gifts from individuals as well as institutional partnerships
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain long-term, productive relationships internally and externally
  • Strong familiarity with philanthropic communities across the United States
  • Experience using technology to streamline work, especially a CRM database (preferably Salesforce). Prior experience in data, technology, global health, or economic equity and opportunity a plus
  • Able to work occasional nights and weekends for meetings or events with our global community of partners and volunteers

This position offers competitive pay of $82/hr. - $94/hr. DOE, flexible remote hours, as well as health, dental, vision and other benefits! This position works on an amazing team and makes an incredible impact on people all around the world!


For immediate consideration, please submit your resume and more information about your candidacy and interest. Apply here today!

Scion Nonprofit Staffing is an award-winning national nonprofit recruitment and staffing specialist for nonprofit organizations, foundations, associations, and educational institutions! Since 2006, we have had the pleasure of successfully placing thousands of talented professionals supporting incredible missions and programs. Through our innovative team building and recruiting solutions, we bridge the gap in executive leadership searches, direct hire nonprofit recruiting, interim leadership placement, and temporary professional staffing. 

We are proud to be part of the Forbes list of the Best Recruitment Firms and the Best Executive Search Firms in America. Additionally, Scion has been recognized as a Clearly Rated Best of Staffing firm as well as a top recruitment firm by The Business Times. Additional information about our firm and our practices can be found online. Scion Nonprofit Staffing is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and the candidates we represent. 

For opportunities located in a region that has enacted fair chance, arrest, or conviction-based employment ordinances, Scion Nonprofit Staffing proactively follows the enacted guidance and considers for employment all qualified applications with arrest and conviction records. We engage in socially conscious business practices and believe that diverse, equitable, inclusive, and non-biased talent and recruitment processes are foundational to the success of Scion as well as every client organization with whom we partner. 

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