Development Director

Development Director

Hiring Organization Information

Organization Name: 
Toxic-Free Future
United States

Position Information

Employment Type: 
Full time
Experience Level: 
Salary Range: 
Job Category: 
Development | Fundraising
Organizational Overview: 


Toxic-Free Future (TFF) is a national advocacy organization working to prevent toxic chemical use and pollution that harms human health and the environment. TFF believes everyone has a right to a healthy and toxic-free environment, especially disproportionately impacted Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities, and workers most impacted by the production, use, and disposal of toxic chemicals. TFF takes on reforming flawed systems, winning policy and market changes that protect the most vulnerable. We are a growing organization with a passionate, collaborative, and dedicated staff.

Role Responsibilities: 


Toxic-Free Future (TFF) seeks an experienced, dynamic, and collaborative Development Director to join our team and lead our fundraising efforts. With the recent integration of two nationally focused programs we have a unique opportunity to leverage our mission on multiple fronts and grow fundraising through an expanded donor base. As part of this integration, our talented communications team is developing new communication strategies and will collaborate with the Development Director to shape narratives and assets for donor outreach.  Additionally, our skilled staff is committed to collaborating with the Development Director to grow our donor support.


The Toxic-Free Development Director is responsible for creating and executing a strong comprehensive development plan to achieve increased annual fundraising goals that address our long-term needs. To implement that plan, the Development Director must have experience in developing and managing a portfolio of existing donors and prospects, as well as supporting TFF leadership in doing the same, with the goal of moving individual donors to consistent and larger contributions.


The Development Director reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Deputy Director, Communications Director, Board of Directors and other members of the development and leadership teams to meet fundraising goals. This position will co-manage the Digital Communications and Fundraising Manager in coordination with the Communications Director.



Management and Leadership 

  • Create, execute, monitor, and evaluate a development plan for all areas of fundraising, including defining process and performance indicators for success beyond revenue as well as an accompanying calendar of fundraising activities for staff and the Board of Directors.
  • Co-Manage Digital Communications and Fundraising Manager who is responsible for the digital aspects of fundraising activities including overall maintenance of the donor database, online fundraising, donor acknowledgement/gift entry, and tracking donor actions. 
  • Develop and manage the development program budget to achieve organizational goals.
  • Serve as staff liaison for Board Development Committee and develop and support Board engagement in donor development activities. 
  • Partner with program and executive staff to identify impact stories to use in development communications. 
  • Advance the organization’s fundraising culture.


Individual and Institutional Giving

  • Lead a moves management oriented, portfolio-based program that leverages staff and board relationships with donors with the goal of expanding mid-level and major gifts ($1,000+) to double current individual giving from $250,000 to $500,000.
  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 30-50 donors and support the Executive Director and other leadership staff in managing their portfolio of donors.
  • Direct major donor and base-building activities to achieve the right balance of donor acquisition and retention.
  • Collaborate effectively with program staff and the Board to develop and execute donor engagement, cultivation, and stewardship activities, including mission-oriented events. 
  • Research major donor prospects and use relevant information to refine cultivation approaches.
  • Craft the case for giving and refine it for specific work with major, mid-level, and annual donors, and institutional funders.
  • Plan, manage and evaluate multi-channel giving campaigns and digital fundraising campaigns, including a spring appeal and an end-of-year campaign.
  • Write persuasive letters, reports and other materials used to cultivate, solicit, and steward donors and to keep donors informed of developments in TFF’s many campaigns.
  • Manage TFF’s grants program, including prospect identification, advancement, submissions, and reporting deadlines. 


Database Management

In collaboration with the Digital Communications and Fundraising Manager:

  • Manage and refine use of the Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack as TFF’s donor database.
  • Identify the queries, reports, and dashboards required to execute a data-driven fundraising strategy and monitor progress on an ongoing basis.
  • Oversee gift entry and donor acknowledgment processes.  
  • Ensure donor database records are maintained and accurate. 
  • Create periodic reports for the leadership team and Board of Directors. 


Candidate Qualifications: 


  • Five years of nonprofit fundraising experience or equivalent.
  • Experience developing and managing a donor program, preferably for an advocacy focused non-profit organization.
  • Demonstrated success using moves management strategies and experience engaging staff and board members in effective fundraising.
  • Proven major gift solicitation skills. 
  • Strong communication, listening and presentation skills, with the ability to articulate the mission in a compelling manner in both individual and group settings, in-person and via online platforms.
  • Ability and commitment to learn about and effectively translate TTF’s work into motivational and persuasive communications with donors.
  • Ability to plan 12-18 months in advance and implement that plan to meet fundraising goals.
  • Expertise in fundraising software and tools, and proficiency with general computer software including MS Office Suite, Zoom, and database programs such as Salesforce. 
  • Experience managing foundation fundraising program 
  • A demonstrated commitment to social equity and racial justice and an eagerness to understand how these issues play out in communities impacted by toxic chemical exposures.
  • Supervisory experience a plus. 

In addition to these qualifications, the ideal candidate will be innovative, flexible, organized, and strategic, and bring a collaborative, inclusive approach to staff interactions. It is critical that the Development Director be able to quickly absorb and gain a strong command of TFF issues, campaigns, and priorities and articulate them with supporters. This position requires a highly organized self-starter who is comfortable working remotely (currently) in a fast-paced environment. Projecting a professional presence and conducting relationships in an ethical manner with a high degree of tact, sensitivity, confidentiality, and respect is essential.

How to Apply

Application Contact:
Application Deadline: 
open until filled
Application Instructions: 
TO APPLY: • Please email a resume and cover letter in pdf format to • Please put DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR in the subject line of the email and address the cover letter to Marlyn Twitchell, Deputy Director. • Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and the position is open until filled.