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Director of Development

Company: UCP of Central Arizona
Date Posted: February 27, 2018

Director of Development
UCP of Central Arizona

UCP of Central Arizona has one commitment, that is to empower and strengthen the independence of people with disabilities and developmental delays.

At United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (UCP), our name does not tell our entire story. We serve people with cerebral palsy, but we also have highly experienced and compassionate experts who have experience helping children and adults with a wide array of disabilities including autism, sensory processing disorder, genetic disorders, orthopedic disabilities, birth defects, effects of in-utero drug or alcohol exposure, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), developmental delays along with other diagnoses that affect the ability to live life without limitations.

In our many programs, UCP serves children, teens and adults with diverse developmental delays with passionate commitment to help all people reach their potential regardless of their abilities. We work with families struggling with complex diagnoses as well as families who may just need a little extra help. Whether a child is a picky eater, late walker or having difficulty with handwriting, our experts help families move from frustration to inspiration. Through our array of programs and services, we are confident we can help your newborn baby, your child, your teen, even your adult family member who is ready for independence!

Job Title: Director of Development

Department: Administration

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer

Category: Salary/Exempt                

Supervises: Development Staff

Safety Sensitive: N/A                                                

Job Function

To plan, develop, administer and maintain a comprehensive fund-raising program on behalf of the organization, and to enhance the mission and vision established by the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors. The Director of Development is a member of the Executive Team.

Essential Responsibilities:

Identify, define and acquire philanthropic funding resources available to the organization.

Develop and implement cost-effective fund development program involving individuals, businesses, private foundations and government agencies that focus on raising funds from diverse sources.

Developing, implementing and monitoring progress toward short- and long-term fundraising strategy and goals for the development program.

Oversee and maintain the oversight of the development and implementation of specific campaigns for tax-credits, planned giving, charitable trusts, endowments, and development projects.

Oversee and maintain the efforts put forward to Identify, cultivate, recruit, and organize fund development leaders and volunteers.

Develop and implement cost-effective marketing and outreach strategies to communicate with a range of constituencies through printed and electronic media.

Maintaining oversight over all fundraising activities including major giving, grants, special events, direct mail appeals, corporate partnership initiatives.

Monitor development expenses and budgeting.

Managing the organization’s marketing, messaging and communications, including setting and monitoring adherence to branding guidelines and creating mass communication pieces.

Serving as a public representative of the organization, including cultivating relationships with community members, including prospective volunteers and supporters in order to build awareness of and commitment to UCP’s work.

Develop strategies and work with staff members to coordinate all fund-raising activities of the organization in keeping with organization goals and budgets.

Maintain a close working relationship with the Board of Directors and help facilitate the active, ongoing, and smooth functioning of the Board as it seeks to increase funding sources for the organization.

Maintain knowledge about the external environment as it relates to the disabilities population.

Serve as spokesperson for UCP’s press opportunities related to development.

Ensure that our work is performed in accordance with best practices and professional standards.

Represent and promote a positive public image of UCP


Minimum: BS/BA from an accredited college or university in fund development, non profit management, business, public relations, public administration, or closely related field and five years of demonstrated fundraising experience in a not-for-profit organization. Supervisory experience is required.

Preferred: Masters degree fund development, non profit, business, or closely related field. Membership in a professional association, such as NSFRE.  CFRE certification desirable.


Demonstrated knowledge of fund development

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, Publisher, Gift Works, Raiser’s edge or equivalent donor database

Interpersonal skills

Presentation skills

Ability to forecast and analyze data

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants can send cover letter/resume to  Dionne Hackett, HR Senior Staffing Specialist at or apply online by visiting the UCP of Central AZ careers page Thank you for your interest in this wonderful opportunity.