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Director of Development

Are you looking for the right opportunity to put your development, fundraising, and marketing skills to work for a cause you feel passionate about? Come join our fabulous team of individuals dedicated to helping individuals and families experiencing homelessness, food insecurity, and those living in poverty in Kansas City, KS. You’ll be working for a well-established and respected nonprofit and be part of a close-knit team of other nonprofit professionals dedicated to helping those in need.

The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of fundraising strategies that will ensure funding is available to the organization for services, programs and operations. This position also oversees the planning and implementation of marketing directives. The Director of Development works collaboratively with other senior management team members, the Development Committee, the Board of Directors, and the Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator to identify, develop, and communicate fundraising and strategic goals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement a fundraising strategy that will support the programs, services and operations of the organization.
  • Prepare an annual fundraising plan with diverse funding sources.  It will include both restricted and unrestricted funds to support the budget of the organization and will be presented to the Development Committee and the Board of Directors on an annual basis and may be adjusted to meet budget requirements as needed.
  • Work alongside the Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator to develop and coordinate special events to raise funds and support for Cross-Lines.
  • Research and prepare grant proposals in accordance with the funder’s giving policies, guidelines, and criteria.  This may include personal meetings with funding officers.
  • Establish and Strengthen internal and external relationships, and provide stewardship in recognition of donor philanthropy.
  • Develop marketing programs that promote and support the programs and services of Cross-Lines.
  • Build awareness of Cross-Lines’ programs, services and events that will result in increased support of the organization.
  • Develop a comprehensive communications plan that will enhance Cross-Lines’ presence in the community, including strategy and tactics for consistent messaging, branded print collateral, and website content. Implement, manage, and evaluate the plan annually.
  • Work alongside the Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator to create, implement and measure the success of all Cross-Lines’ marketing, communication activities, and materials including publications, media relations, website and social media efforts, speaker’s bureau, etc.

Job Requirements:

  • A four (4) year degree from an accredited college.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and maintaining donor relationships, successfully raising funds through a variety of means, including but not limited to, special events, annual appeals, grants from foundations and corporations, personal visits and asks.
  • Three to five years active non-profit work experience with at least three years in the development area.
  • Demonstrated success in grant writing and grant reporting.
  • Experience overseeing the design and production of print materials and publications.
  • Proficient with a fundraising database such as Donor Perfect, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Suite (preferred).
  • Background and knowledge of Greater Kansas City philanthropic community preferred.

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm with some work responsibilities and presentations outside normal work hours, including evenings and weekends.
This is a full-time position. Benefits include health & dental insurance, IRA match, and paid time off (vacation, sick, and holiday time).      

Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $30,000 - 49,999

Application Instructions
Email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Susila Jones at 

Cross-Lines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.