Development Director – Redeemer Counseling

Redeemer Counseling
March 20, 2024
April 19, 2024
New York City, United States of America
Job Type


The Development Director is a mission-driven, strategic, and tactical individual who is responsible for developing, managing, and executing the RCS annual development plan. The ideal candidate is a dynamic leader who has a clear grasp of all core components of fundraising and development: individual giving, major gifts, stewardship, board relations, annual giving campaigns (events and digital), institutional foundations’ relations, grant writing, and corporate/church/partnerships/sponsorships. This role requires experience with development operations, including CRM management and budget building.

The Development Director will work closely with a cross-functional Fundraising Team, interface frequently with donors, churches, staff, and community; and will be the lead partner in promoting an organizational culture of development and generosity.

Hours: Full-Time, 40 hours per week

Salary Range: $100,000-$110,000 annually

Benefits: Generous benefits including: PTO, medical, dental and vision, retirement, life insurance, monthly transit card, and more.

Reports to: Redeemer Counseling Director

Location: NYC (midtown Manhattan)

Job Duties

Leadership and Development Strategy

  • Partner with the Leadership Team to engage with RCS staff, donors, churches, and other community members to truly understand RCS mission, vision, and culture to strengthen development communications.
  • Represent development needs to the Leadership Team as a member of the Leadership Team, ensuring organizational strategy is aligned with development strategy.
  • Execute, iterate, and update the existing development plan to accomplish organizational goals as they evolve, incorporating new ideas, industry best practices, and data-driven analysis.
  • Ensure a robust gift pipeline big enough to hit annual revenue goals of $1 million by actively managing prospective and current individual, church, business, and foundation donors.
  • Supervise Development Associate and lead cross-functional Fundraising Team.
  • Embody RCS cultural values: professional, curious, relational, and bold.

Individual Giving and Donor Relations

  • Research and design management plans for major individual donors and project manage the Counseling Director’s fundraising work as it relates to major donors and funders.
  • Design and execute annual appeals, with support from the Fundraising Team.
  • Utilize existing data to manage and increase participation in recurring giving programs.
  • Ensure the day-to-day stewardship and retention of new and returning donors, including managing a portfolio of high-capacity donors.
  • Collaborate with the Leadership Team and Fundraising Team to develop long-term strategies for annual fundraising events.
  • Ensure post-fundraising event follow-up including thank you letters, surveys, tracking of responses, integration of feedback, and overall acknowledgement and stewardship of fundraisers and donors.
  • Create a donor stewardship plan and update it annually with new and meaningful ways to connect donors and foster an even greater sense of community.

Foundation and Corporate Giving

  • Maintain and expand the church partners program to create more relationships with churches that support mental health care in the church.
  • Launch a structured corporate partners program that deepens the relationship between RCS and corporations to provide a mutually beneficial partnership.
  • Strategically research prospective foundation funders. Identify top prospects and begin outreach, relationship building, and cultivation to lay the foundation for additional funding.
  • Lead and project manage all grant opportunities including working with RCS staff to complete all the necessary information for applications, grant writing, and managing the reporting schedule.

Development Operations and Revenue Tracking

  • Establish and monitor annual and long-term revenue goals and budgets.
  • Maintain all donor and prospect information utilizing current software and explore new CRM.
  • Design and update a regular progress-to-goal report and development dashboard for the Counseling Director and Leadership Team.
  • Execute high-quality gift processing and revenue tracking, to ensure accurate and thorough documentation of all development activities.
  • Ensure integrity and accuracy in all records and reporting to donors, churches, organizations, and foundations.


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