Developmental Director

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Recruiting Organization: LifeSmart Education

Who We Are

LifeSmart Education is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that enhances the availability of nontraditional educational classes and resources for underserved youth and communities. We help those who need unwavering, positive life management skills. Youth aren't born knowing the life skills that we wish they did; they must be taught and molded into productive members of society. At LifeSmart Education, we teach youth how to be socially and emotionally successful, and enable them to achieve their highest potential as law-abiding global citizens.

Role Description

The Developmental Director is responsible for managing all aspects of the organization’s annual fund raising in support of meeting our operational goals. Responsibilities will include developing, implementing, and evaluating fund development strategies that will meaningfully engage and motivate donors to meet annual fund development goals. This is a part time volunteer position with flexible hours with a time commitment of 5-10 hours a week. LifeSmart Education is committed to giving our volunteers an opportunity for growth and development within the organization.


  • Develop and implement a comprehensive Annual Fund development plan
  • Produce reports evaluating Annual Fund strategies and progress
  • Project and manage Annual Fund expenses
  • Support Business Resource Development as needed in order to maximize overall fundraising revenue Increase donor gifts, and acquire new donors
  • Develop a pipeline of prospects for the agency by identifying prospects for the next level of giving
  • Direct all campaign donor acknowledgement
  • Research new prospective private foundation donors in order to identify organizations with giving criteria that match the agency’s mission and in order to acquire additional grant revenue for the organization


  • Knowledge of fund development theories, principles, and procedures
  • Possesses written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledgeable of donor database systems
  • Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships
  • Ability to plan and execute special events
  • Commitment to a high standard of ethics and to promote the donor bill of rights
  • Commitment to maintaining a high level of confidentiality with information acquired about donors, and volunteers

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors in nonprofit management or related field
  • Experienced with Microsoft Suite
  • Experienced with Google G Suite (preferred)
  • 1+ years of related and directly relevant development experience in non-profit organizations; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience (desired)

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


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