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Chief Development Officer

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Position Overview

To identify, build, and develop strategic relationships with donors, corporations, charitable foundations, and others which provide funding to support the mission of Carry the Future and meet the needs of refugees and their families.

Division: Development Division

Team: Leadership Team

Reports to: Executive Director

Position Duration: Two-year commitment

Weekly Time Commitment

The commitments of the division may vary but on average a Chief should expect to spend around 5-10 hours per week on core division responsibilities and contribution to CTF Leadership Team initiatives

Probationary Period: 3 months

Position Objectives
  • To set and deliver long and short term fundraising targets from individual donors, corporate donors, charitable foundations and grants
  • To create long-term sustainable partnerships and relationships with donors, corporations, and charitable foundations that support the work of Carry the Future
  • To develop actionable strategies for meeting and exceeding those goals through grants, sponsorships, gifts, donations, and fundraising events.
  • To provide support and input to the Carry the Future leadership team by implementing a fundraising strategy that cohesively marries with our strategic plan and ongoing program proposals
  • To provide meaningful donor stewardship to our current donors through tailored communications and regular updates regarding their giving.
  • To lead the development team in an engaging way, providing support and listing clear expectations so that each team can complete their tasks appropriately.
  • To provide members of the development staff with meaningful opportunities to develop professional skills related to fundraising and organizational development in the non-profit sector
  • To raise awareness of the organization and its primary goals through outreach efforts, working regularly with the Communications and Volunteer Engagement Divisions on regular events, publications, and media relations.
  • To discover new and potentially lucrative revenue streams for expansion of the organization’s fundraising efforts.
  • To track revenue and fundraising trends, then uses the information to predict future opportunities for expansion efforts and avoid any downtrends in individual, corporate or foundation gifts.
  • To plan and oversee fundraising events to make sure all donor needs are met and fundraising goals are achieved.
  • To serve as the primary contact for all fundraising events.
  • To solicit donations from large corporate donors.
  • To publish regular updates on major events and success of the organization.
  • To cultivate and maintain relationships with major donors by responding to their inquiries, keeping them apprised of recent events with the organization and showing them the progress their donations have made possible.
  • To identify potential new grants and funding opportunities for the organization.
  • To manage ongoing grant opportunities and requirements for reporting.

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree recommended in nonprofit management, business administration, public administration, community development.
  • Extensive experience in fundraising, particularly with small, grassroots nonprofit start up.
  • Must have demonstrated history in leadership, project management, public relations, group facilitation, or event planning.
  • Experience as a volunteer or volunteer member of staff for a non-profit focused on refugees.
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills.
  • Excellent fluency in excel, g suite, paypal, Kintone, Facebook, and more.
  • Must possess strong business knowledge and ability to think in a variety of business environments.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide variety of potential donors and supporters.
  • Must exercise exceptional time management skills and be able to meet fundraising deadlines.
  • Ability to deliver effective and engaging presentations at virtual fundraising events, and with new or prospective donors.
  • Must be able to inspire trust and camaraderie in team members and potential donors alike.

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Mission Statement

We are committed to serving refugee families with love and dignity. We focus on filling in the gaps to provide aid to refugees around the globe.


We’re an organization of more than 60 volunteer staff and 5,500 global volunteers who are committed to serving refugee families with love and dignity. We focus on filling in the gaps to provide critical aid to refugee families in Greece, Jordan, Tanzania, Bangladesh, the US - Mexico border, and beyond. Specifically, our aid falls into three programs: Welcome Baby, Community Development, and Emergency Response.

Crisis Support
Disaster Relief
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Disaster Response
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building




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  • 2-year commitment 5-10 hours per week

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