Development Director

Job Locations US-Remote
Posted Date 1 year ago(1/30/2023 10:10 AM)
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Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
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PACEs Connection Network


The science of Positive and Adverse Childhood Experiences (PACEs) ( that childhood adversity is the root cause of the most prevalent and costly childhood/adult diseases, as well as most social, economic and mental health issues.


PACEs Connection, the leading advocate for the rapidly expanding, global PACEs movement, launched its healing-centered social network in 2012. The growing non-profit has nearly 58,000 members in 450+ communities in the U.S. and around the world.


PACEs Connection brings together resources to integrate trauma-informed and resilience-building practices in identifying and healing the impact of childhood adversity in families (abuse, bullying, addiction to alcohol or other drugs), communities (witnessing violence, racism, historical trauma) and the environment (pandemics, hurricanes, wildfires). It supports individuals, organizations, communities and systems to solve our country’s most intractable problems.


Members integrate trauma-informed, healing-centered practices and policies in all sectors, including schools, health clinics, rehabilitation facilities, law enforcement agencies, businesses and houses of worship.


PACEs Connection is a fiscally-sponsored organization ofTSNE (


The Development Director will be a part of an exciting, growing non-profit organization and help PACEs Connection with finance, development, fundraising and overall sustainability. They will work to create structure and streamline PACE’s processes and continue building on our fundraising efforts. The Development Director will thrive on fostering relationships with funders, partners, and advisory members and work closely with the Director of Strategic Partnerships. They will be responsible for building and maintaining various fundraising systems and tools; identifying and applying for grants and contacts and writing and producing content related to development for distribution.  Sets the organization’s development strategy and implementation, which includes grants, individual donors, events and corporate sponsorship revenue streams. Serves on the executive team with the CEO.


Essential Functions

  • Develop long term plan to further grow and diversify the organization’s revenue streams over the next 2-3 years.
  • Assess and evaluate existing fundraising efforts.
  • Individual donors: Develop and maintain a database for managing PACEs Connection’s individual donations to keep track of individual donations.
  • Lead individual campaign and appeal strategy.
  • Oversee the growth of our individual donor base administratively through donation processing, communications for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Oversee a strong and consistent acknowledgement system to ensure donors are recognized in a timely manner for their support, and ongoing strategic engagement.
  • Major gifts: Strengthen the organization’s major gifts program, and serve as a relationship manager for this growing donor base. Leverage the CEO as needed for communications and strategy efforts.
  • Grants: Identify, research, write and oversee the timely submission of grant proposals, LOIs, reports, and related materials as appropriate. Make necessary proposal revisions based on feedback, and schedule requested funder interviews in coordination with the CEO.
  • Funders: Cultivate and manage relationships with funder contacts and new funder prospects, including email, one-on-one conversations, attending occasional donor meetings, and etc
  • Corporate sponsorships: Work with Director of Strategic Partnerships to create and oversee corporate sponsorship strategy and logistics. Serve as primary liaison with corporate partners.
  • Events + Sponsorships: Lead the strategy and implementation of fundraising event planning, with support from the Executive Team. Collaborate with staff on fundraising events.
  • Maintain content and data for all development materials and event materials including direct mail appeal, campaign-specific and project-specific solicitation materials.
  • Give regular funding updates at All Staff meetings.
  • Other duties as needed.


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • A genuine resonance with and commitment to our mission.
  • 5+ years of nonprofit fundraising/development experience and management and supervising individuals.
  • Demonstrated cultural competence with diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic groups and understanding of the role social determinants, including racism, play in its impact on health outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and steward new and existing donors and funders, as well as a proven commitment to relationship-focused fundraising principles.
  • Proven success track record in conducting research on grant opportunities and submissions.
  • Proven project management, leadership experience, and ability to work independently.
  • Strong partnership-building and event planning skills.
  • Strong verbal/written and public communication skills, including experience engaging community, funders, and internally with staff and advisory board members.
  • A general understanding of marketing, promotion, branding, and communications strategies.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; Google Suite, Canva, Eventbrite, and open to learning new systems and software.

Physical Demands/Work Environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed remotely.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move
  • Occasionally lift and/or move materials or equipment
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazard

Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be primarily performed remote.

Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $90,000- $100,000

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost MetLife Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

TSNE/PACEs Connection strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/PACEs Connection prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/PACEs Connection celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.


TSNE/PACEs Connection's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.


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