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TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineAugust 31, 2021
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$100,000-$115,000


ORGANIZATION:                     The Chris Long Foundation

POSITION TITLE:                     Development Director

REPORTS TO:                           Executive Director

BENEFITS:                                Benefits package includes health coverage, dental, disability, and paid leave

SALARY:                                   $100,000 – $115,000

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:      12-month full-time position (FTE)

The Development Director will spearhead development efforts as The Chris Long Foundation continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Development Director will have the opportunity to build the development function and be a key part of our leadership team. This provides an opportunity for an outgoing, enthusiastic individual with excellent people skills and a demonstrated track record of highly successful nonprofit fundraising to help The Chris Long Foundation sustainably increase the number of people and communities we impact.

You should be a compelling public speaker and an excellent writer who can make exciting, convincing arguments for your causes briefly and succinctly. We are looking for the Development Director to produce results quickly. You must demonstrate that you can achieve fundraising success in a short time period – regardless of the cause.

Bottom line: You are responsible for securing funding from a variety of sources to ensure the financial viability of this dynamic, life-saving organization.

Job Duties

Core responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute The Chris Long Foundation’s annual fundraising plan, providing strategic leadership and creating and implementing fundraising strategies
  • Secure major gift support from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Create and execute a strategy for a large, sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Serve as a key member of The Chris Long Foundation leadership team influencing and driving strategy, relationships and best practices to accomplish mission and financial goals
  • Lead signature events and attached fundraising efforts, including event vision and programmatic aspects
  • Oversee stewardship activities; ensuring a high-touch response to partners and donors, including drafting of fundraising appeals and newsletters
  • Collaborate with the team to develop a digital fundraising strategy
  • Deliver a high level of customer service to all constituents
  • Demonstrate integrity, collaboration and stewardship
  • Support the Executive Director with the management and engagement of The Chris Long Foundation Board
  • Maintain the monthly dashboard report of key performance metrics for the organization and prepare other reports as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least 5 years of development/fundraising experience with a proven track record of increasing donor bases and corporate support in a nonprofit organization
  • Experience in international development preferred
  • Certification Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential is a plus, but not a requirement
  • Enthusiastic leader capable of working well with diverse donors and convincing them to support our mission
  • Proficient with CRM databases, experience with Neon CRM a plus
  • Outcome-driven, with the ability to respond to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends

What’s in it for me:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • PTO
  • Sick Days
  • Flex Work Schedule within reason AND, on occasion, work remotely!
  • Opportunities to travel to project sites
  • Fulfilling work to help change the world

Additional Info

About The Chris Long Foundation

We’re a team of athletes and fans that love to win on and off the field. Our partnership is like no other in pro sports. We come together to fight a battle no one should face – the lack of basic human rights like clean water and education access for millions. Whether it’s a neighbor down the street or across the world, we’re committed to impacting as many lives as possible. Our Waterboys program is working to provide clean water to more than one million people around the world, and the work we do to increase access to education resources supports and empowers children and families across the country. We create opportunities for people to become the best version of themselves, and then share that gift with others as they contribute to their communities.