Now Hiring: Development Director

Now Hiring: ACLU of Delaware Development Director

The ACLU of Delaware seeks a dynamic and experienced development professional to lead and significantly expand the organization’s fundraising program.

The Development Director will have primary responsibility to create and implement the ACLU of Delaware’s fundraising strategies. These should include major gift solicitation, foundation grantmaking, planned giving, special events, and annual fund. As a thought partner, the Development Director will work closely with the Executive Director to steward donor relationships and foster a strong sense of community among the ACLU of Delaware’s donors. The Development Director will also serve as a leader on the staff, ensuring that staff understand the importance of fundraising to the organization’s overall health, and recognize their role in development.

Ideal candidates will be able to communicate clearly and effectively to donors and supporters, particularly on complex civil liberties issues. Ability to convey passion and critical need for support is essential. As a senior staff member, the Development Director will also be responsible for upholding the principles of equity and inclusion that are vital to the organization.

The ACLU of Delaware has experienced significant growth in recent years and has had a number of exciting victories. The Development Director will also work closely with the Executive Director to oversee the organization’s budget, identify critical needs for program, and create the ACLU of Delaware’s next strategic plan.

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How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@aclu-de.org with “Development Director Search” as the subject line of the email. Applications will be reviewed regularly and the position will remain open until filled. All interviews will be held remotely at this time.


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