Director of Development


Reporting to the Executive Director, and in partnership with the Board of Directors, the Director of Development will spearhead our multi-million dollar expansion efforts. The Director of Development will have the opportunity to develop the fundraising strategic plan through the expansion of major gifts, corporate sponsorship and foundation giving.  This position is based in Boston, MA.


  • Develop and execute Flying Kites' multi-year fundraising plan

  • Overall Campaign management and organization including pipelines, prospect tracking, strategy, task assignment and maintenance of timelines

  • Identify prospects

  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations

  • Maintaining master campaign calendar to maximize cultivation events and keep campaign committee on track

  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors

  • Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors to the Campaign

  • Develop and track proposals and reports for individual, foundation and corporate fundraising

  • Budget reporting and preparation for Board, in partnership with accounting department


  • BA required

  • 3-5 years experience in development

  • Experience managing budgets and able to generate and interpret financial reports

  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills

  • Ability to lead a team towards shared goals

  • Strong written skills

  • Independent, creative and self-motivated

  • Passion for issues of social justice


Please send a resume and cover letter to: