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OrganizationBlue Ridge Abortion Fund
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineOctober 6, 2020
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range$60,000 - $65,000
Phone(434) 963-0669


Blue Ridge Abortion Fund is a reproductive health nonprofit headquarted in Charlottesville, Virginia with a mission to provide community members with financial support, transportation, and lodging assistance for abortions. We believe that funding abortion is an act of radical care that affirms our belief that all people should have the agency and resources to make decisions about their bodies. In addition to our direct support for abortion care, we conduct education and outreach to reduce stigma and increase awareness.

For three decades, the Fund has sucessfully redistributed wealth in our community through funding abortion. During that time the organization was volunteer led, but we recognize that professional staffing is vital to reaching the next stages of our growth. In 2019 the Blue Ridge Abortion Fund Board of Directors decided that hiring an Executive Director and Director of Development would create the leadership structure that would best suit the Fund’s continued success. The Executive Director started in early July, and the Director of Development will be the second staff member at the organization.

Position Description:

Blue Ridge Abortion Fund seeks a Director of Development with a commitment to abortion funding inside an intersectional social justice framework, and a desire to design and lead an expansive grassroots fundraising and major donor fundraising program.

Up until this point, the board has successfully cultivated a robust development program. The Director of Development will strengthen existing fundraising efforts and deepen donor relationships to sustain Blue Ridge Abortion Fund’s direct service and outreach work.


Job Duties

The Director of Development will work closely with the Executive Director to develop and implement a fundraising strategy that is centered in ethical storytelling, community engagement, and relationship building. Additionally, the Director of Development will

  • Conduct prospect research to identify individuals and foundations to expand our base of support
  • Research and identify potential grant opportunities, and develop grant proposals
  • Engage the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in building a culture of philanthropy
  • Implement all administrative fundraising tasks, including data management, report writing, and gift processing
  • Work collaboratively with the Executive Director on strategic decisions and leadership of Blue Ridge Abortion Fund

Skills Required

Required Qualifications:

We’re seeking candidates who excel in relationship-building, are results-oriented, and have strong personal initiative and drive. This is not an entry level position; 3 years of experience in development for a nonprofit is required. In addition, candidates need:

  • A track record of developing and maintaining strong relationships with donors and stakeholders, which resulted in year over year fundraising growth
  • Experience building volunteer fundraising teams to support special events and fundraising campaigns
  • A willingness to manage and implement all aspects of fundraising for the organization, including administrative tasks, and to work closely with the staff and Board of Directors Proficiency with cloud-based document management and collaboration
  • Ability to work independently as part of a collaborative team
  • A demonstrated commitment to values-led fundraising
  • A commitment to an intersectional framework that includes but is not limited to reproductive, gender, economic, LGBTQ, and racial justice
  • Enthusiasm for generating and implementing creative strategies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with reproductive health, rights, or justice
  • Experience leveraging social media for fundraising
  • Prior experience working as part of a remote team

Additional Info

This position is full-time, based in Charlottesville, Virginia and will report to the Executive Director. The job will be remote until such time as it is safe to return to the office. Blue Ridge Abortion Fund is prepared to work with candidate to ensure they have the tools necessary to do their job in their home environment. Travel within Virginia and occasional national travel will be required once it is safe to do so.


  • 3 weeks paid time off
  • Federal holidays
  • Sick time
  • Health insurance stipend
  • Personal and professional development support

To Apply:

Interested candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to Please include “Development Director” in the subject line. The cover letter should make it clear what role you played in raising any funds referenced in your resume, and why you are interested in funding abortion.

Blue Ridge Abortion Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on any individual based on any non-merit factor. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding, and that reflects the community served by our mission. We actively seek to build a diverse staff with regard to race, culture, ethnicity, class, religion, physical ability, age, gender, and sexual orientation. We encourage people of color, people who have had abortions and/or who have received funding from an abortion fund(s), people with disabilities, immigrants and refugees, Native people, young people, formerly incarcerated people, queer, trans, and gender nonconforming people to apply.