Director of Development

This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by people in this category. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties and skills required of people in these positions.

Work Team:
Reports To:
Executive Directors
Position Classification:


To welcome to the wilderness all people who have been called, equipped, and sent by God, and to
share the rhythms of Word and Sacrament; work, recreation, and study; intercession and healing.
The Director of Development will oversee Holden Village’s donor relations and will be responsible for
planning the fundraising strategy, working with the Board of Directors and Development Committee to
determine priorities, and direct the implementation of all fund raising activities. He/she cultivates
relationships with our current and prospective donors and supporters and actively engages in acquiring
gifts. This position is currently filled.


(principal duties and responsibilities; such as categories supported, staff size, volume managed, etc)

  • Lead the strategic development of financial resources for sustaining, capital and legacy gifts
  • Work with Board of Directors Development Committee to plan, prioritize, implement Holden
    Village’s fund raising strategy
  • Provide support and counsel to the Holden Village Executive Directors in developing initiatives
    and strategic plans to advance Holden Village’s development effort and achieve goals
  • Develop and maintain a portfolio of 50-75 high net worth individuals under active management
    in a prospect management system
  • Ability to make personal face-to-face calls on prospects and donors to secure outright gifts in
    support of the mission of Holden Village
  • Organize fund-raising initiatives and direct volunteers and staff in the implementation
  • Be able to represent the development goals and vision of Holden Village to the public
  • Cultivate relationships with the community, volunteers, and both current and prospective
  • Supervision of staff including the areas of annual gifts, donor relations, database, gift
    processing and recording
  • Develop charitable estate planning and legacy opportunities
  • Provide timely tracking, recognition and reporting of donors
  • Build awareness of Holden Village outside of its current community, identify new supporters
    and donors, and create revenue from new sources
  • Administer and oversee securing grants from corporations, foundations, and public agencies
  • Oversee maintenance of the organization’s donor tracking database
  • Work with and supervise the development writer to create online and print materials related to
    fund raising and outreach
  • Provide development reports and updates for Directors and Board
  • Percentage of work time, on average, spent in the Village 25% Outside the Village 75%