Director of Development

  • Full Time
  • Connecticut (Remote)
  • $90,000 - $110,000 USD / Year
  • Salary: $90,000 - $110,000
  • Work Visa required
  • March 31, 2023

Website Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport

Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport


  • Create and execute fundraising strategy that advances organizational goals and priorities and ensures financial sustainability.
  • Plan and execute fundraising events, including institute, and plan an annual gala and other activities with the Special Events Committee.
  •  Identify government and private foundation grant opportunities, write, and edit grant proposals and reports with support of program leadership input.
  • Develop and manage corporate and individual giving initiatives.
  • Supervise and Manage government contracts.
  • Collaborate with President & CEO on cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts.
  • Set clear benchmarks, regularly reflect on progress through data analysis, and adjust tactics as necessary to meet annual revenue goals.
  • Create and maintain policies and procedures for development operations to ensure that scheduling, logistics, and execution of development activities are performed in a timely manner and are appropriately tracked, such as a grants tracker, and devise an annual fundraising report.


  • Demonstrated track record leading an organization’s fundraising strategy, including meeting fundraising goals and generating new funding sources. Demonstrated success in fundraising from multiple donor channels.
  • Experience in planning, leading, and managing development projects, including coordinating with direct reports, colleagues, and leadership to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Knowledge of Tri-State area, Connecticut, and national philanthropic landscape.
  • Exceptionally strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Experience supervising high-performing teams.
  • Strong time management skills, ability to multitask and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work at both a strategic level and perform the day-to-day tasks associated with the implementation of a development plan at a small organization.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, resourceful and reliable.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, with some evenings required for board meetings, fundraising events and other functions.
  • Proficiency with fundraising databases.
  • Commitment to social justice
  • BA (required), MA (a plus)

Compensation and Benefits: The annual salary range for this position is $90,000 – $110,000. CCGB offers an excellent benefits package, including health, life and disability insurance, a retirement plan to which CCGB contributes and the option to contribute to a 403(b) plan. Generous time off, We provide 25 days of paid vacation, 12 days of paid sick leave, and 3 personal days annually.

How to Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, to [email protected] with the subject line “Director of Development.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone or email inquiries, please. CCGB is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, nationality, creed, age, disability, sexual orientation, biological sex, gender identity/expression, family status, military service or any other basis prohibited by law. We strive to build and maintain a diverse staff, and we encourage candidates of all backgrounds/identities to apply for this position.

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