Director of Development

Job Category: Director
Job Type: Full Time


PURSUE YOUR PASSION, Not Just Another Job!

Are you a Development Professional looking for a unique and rewarding work experience? IA-Veterans Village is looking for employees who want to make a difference in the lives of our veterans. They served us; now it’s our turn to help them! And we’ve been doing this for almost 21 years.


As our Director of Development, a typical day will look like this:

  • Meet prospective donors and supporters and continue to establish effective communications with them.
  • Grow a major gifts program, including identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major donors.
  • Oversee grant seeking, including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
  • Build the planned giving program focusing on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies.
  • Direct an annual fundraising program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.
  • Direct capital campaigns and other primary fundraising drives. Coordinate special fundraising events.
  • Direct employee fundraising drives. Oversee prospect research.
  • Work closely with the President/CEO and the Board of Directors to increase fundraising opportunities.
  • Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about IA-VV.
  • Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems. Supervise and collaborate with other fundraising staff.
  • Oversee the creation of publications to support fundraising activities. Maintain gift recognition programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, plus at least 5 years as a professional fundraiser.
  • Proven experience raising private funding for nonprofit organizations and managing development personnel, preferably in an organization focusing on military and/or veteran issues.
  • Demonstrated experience with all facets of the role, including fundraising, proposal writing, special events, donor relations, and engaging with private foundations.
  • Ability to raise 750% of your salary Excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to fluently read, write and communicate in English—previous supervisory experience.
  • Ability to, both mentally and physically, perform all aspects of the job description and other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule to include weekends and evenings

Job Benefits:

IA-VV offers competitive pay and benefits, including 12 paid holidays a year, paid vacation and paid sick leave, pension, health insurance, and dental and vision plans.

Please Note:

  • If you were a client of IA-VV, you must have been out of all programs for at least 2 years.
  • IA-Veterans Village is an equal-opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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