Development Director

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Recruiting Organization: Empowherto Inc

About EmpowHERto: EmpowHERto is a dynamic nonprofit organization committed to empowering young girls and youth, enabling them to overcome obstacles and access a world of opportunities. At EmpowHERto, we celebrate individuality, nurture empowerment, and cultivate environments where young minds can flourish. Our core mission is to make a lasting impact and create a brighter future for the youth we serve.

Position Overview: EmpowHERto is seeking a dedicated and passionate Development Director to lead our fundraising and development efforts. The volunteer Development Director will play a pivotal role in securing the financial resources necessary to support our programs, initiatives, and the overall growth of the organization. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work with a team dedicated to uplifting young girls and youth, breaking barriers, and fostering empowerment.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Fundraising Strategy: Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy aligned with EmpowHERto's mission and goals, including individual giving, corporate partnerships, grant writing, and special events.
  2. Donor Cultivation: Identify, cultivate, and maintain relationships with individual donors, corporate sponsors, and foundations to secure financial support and sponsorship opportunities.
  3. Grant Writing and Management: Research grant opportunities, prepare grant proposals, and manage the grant application process, ensuring compliance with all requirements and reporting deadlines.
  4. Event Planning: Plan and execute fundraising events, galas, and campaigns to engage donors, supporters, and the community.
  5. Collaboration: Collaborate closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to align fundraising efforts with the organization's strategic goals.
  6. Database Management: Maintain accurate donor records and manage a donor database, ensuring timely and personalized communication with supporters.
  7. Budget Oversight: Work in conjunction with the finance team to develop and monitor fundraising budgets, ensuring resources are allocated effectively.
  8. Public Relations: Serve as a spokesperson for EmpowHERto, promoting our mission and fundraising efforts through public speaking engagements, media appearances, and community outreach.
  9. Stewardship: Implement donor stewardship strategies to recognize and appreciate donors, ensuring their ongoing engagement and support.
  10. Team Leadership: Build and lead a high-performing development team, providing guidance, mentorship, and fostering a culture of philanthropy within the organization.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (Master's preferred).
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and development.
  • Proven track record in securing major gifts, grants, and corporate sponsorships.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to think strategically, set goals, and execute plans.
  • Proficiency in fundraising software and donor databases.
  • Passion for empowering young girls and youth and a commitment to the organization's mission.

Application Process: Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, and resume to

EmpowHERto is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and volunteers.

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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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