Development Director



Open Until Filled

Position Summary: 

The development director for the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) leads the overall fundraising and membership relations efforts including, but not limited to, personal gift solicitation, corporate and foundation programming, annual fund development, membership relations, tribal solicitations, fundraising event activities, and development communications. The development director works closely with key organizational partners including the management team, board of directors, and board of trustees in building a culture of philanthropy across the organization and NICWA's stakeholders.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leads staff, management, board, and trustees in creating a strategic short and long-term development and membership engagement plan aligned with the organization's goals, timeline, and budget
  • Identifies and leverages new opportunities for funding growth and diversifying revenue, while simultaneously managing development operations, including working as the primary contributor to meet and surpass the organization's annual fundraising goals
  • Manages and cultivates a strong development and membership team while providing coaching and support to staff, board, and fundraising volunteers to achieve departmental and organizational goals
  • Serves as a member of the management team and, through a shared leadership approach, provides organizational leadership in areas of functional responsibility

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To Apply:

Complete application materials include: a cover letter, resume, and NICWA’s employment application (which can be found on the Employment Opportunities page of our website: https://www.nicwa.org/employment/)

Please submit completed application materials to:

Email: nstewart@nicwa.org      



ATTN: Human Resources

5100 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 300

Portland, OR 97239

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