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  • University Librarian and Director, Learning Services

    Develops plans and policies collaboratively with the Library and Learning Services faculty and staff, the Library Senate, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and campus constituents, and when applicable, must reflect Board of Regents, UH System, and campus plans and policies. This position is located within Academic Affairs and reports to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
    $77k-144k yearly est.10d ago
  • Director of Development (Fundraising)

    The Autism Society of America-the oldest and most distinguished organization serving the Autism Community-is seeking a Director of Development to oversee fundraising operations and initiatives, with the aim of realizing an expanding vision. Finally, the Director of Development will refine and oversee fundraising operations including establishing best practices in gift entry, tracking donor interactions, and reporting. The Director of Development will also collaborate with the President and CEO to devise a growth plan for the fundraising team, aimed at: (1) bringing on capacity for corporate, government, and foundation giving and (2) cultivate a culture of collaborative fundraising across the organization. Working directly with the President and CEO, Executive Team, and Board of Directors, the Director of Development will lead fundraising with a particular focus on direct response, mid-level giving, and major giving.
    $68k-94k yearly est.11d ago
  • VP, Head of Organizational Development & Training

    National Cooperative Bank (NCB) is seeking to augment and enhance their human resources team with an exceptional leader as their VP, Organizational Development & Training (VP, OD&T) to lead the organization's talent management strategy and design.
    $125k-158k yearly est.6d ago
  • Health Research Media Relations Director

    Spire is a full-service communications firm supporting innovative programs in government, technology, healthcare, and science. What You'll Bring to Spire Expertise in media relations, crisis communications, and positioning We seek a full-time, highly skilled senior communications professional specializing in media relations with an aptitude in biomedical and health research to join our team. For this role, you will manage public affairs and media relations for one of Spire's federal health clients, ARPA-H, the newly formed federal agency focused on driving medical breakthroughs. Lead proactive and reactive media relations strategies The position is hybrid, with occasional onsite work at the client site in Bethesda, MD (roughly twice per month).
    $87k-135k yearly est.7d ago
  • Media Director

    As the Media Director at 495Movers, you will be responsible for creating and executing a comprehensive media and advertising strategy that drives growth and expands our customer base. As we continue to grow, we are looking for a Media Director to join our team and lead our media and advertising efforts.
    $102k-167k yearly est.4d ago
  • Program Development Manager

    Responsibilities of the Program Development Manager: Qualifications of the Program Development Manager: Arlington, VA (Hybrid Office) We're a large national non-profit organization that works closely with the United States Military is looking for a personable and energetic Program Development Manager to work with our community partners.
    $70k-80k yearly11d ago
  • Director of Development, Athletics

    Waterstone is leading the search for Howard University. Howard University, bolstered by an active and energetic alumni base, is experiencing historic and unprecedented institutional and philanthropic growth. Howard University has put into action an ambitious, yet attainable, fundraising strategy that seeks to enhance the Howard experience well beyond the bounds of Washington, DC. The Director of Development, Athletics provides leadership for the athletics program/office for their major gift fundraising initiatives.
    $85k-143k yearly est.10d ago
  • Chief Development Officer

    Goodwill Industries International Rockville, MD (Open to Remote Employment) For 120 years, Goodwill has helped people find jobs, support their families, and feel the satisfaction that comes from working. There are 155 community-based, autonomous Goodwill organizations across the U.S. and Canada, known as Goodwill members, that nearly two million people turn to each year. Each Goodwill member is a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that sells donated goods to create job opportunities and fund training in local communities. People come to Goodwill to use a variety of employment placement services, job training programs, and other community-based services to improve their lives, support their families and work towards brighter futures. Goodwill Industries International (GII) serves as the national office of the Goodwill brand and supports Goodwill members, as well as partner organizations in 12 other countries, through a breadth of leadership development opportunities, tools and resources, and consultative services. GII seeks a seasoned and passionate Chief Development Officer (CDO) to support this work. The CDO will lead the diversification of income sources for GII, build and foster a culture of philanthropy across GII and Goodwill members (collectively known as the Goodwill network), and serve as a key philanthropic ambassador to the Goodwill network. The CDO will build a comprehensive development office, including successful identification and solicitation of annual, major gift, foundation, and corporate prospects with a primary goal of raising an additional $5 million annually to fund GII operations. They will work closely with GII leadership to design collective impact campaigns and initiatives that grow programmatic funding for Goodwill members. Additionally, the CDO will grow existing tools and resources to support local Goodwill competencies, strengthening a culture of philanthropy across the Goodwill network. The CDO will report to the GII President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and lead a team of seven development professionals. Goodwill Industries International has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to facilitate this executive recruitment. Please send confidential inquiries and applications directly to Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC via e-mail at
    $34k-86k yearly est.11d ago
  • Major Gifts Officer

    The Major Gifts Officer should expect regular travel (30-40%) within this region. The Major Gifts Officer works to help raise an annual budget of $49 million through the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors. The Major Gifts Officer reports directly to the Director of Donor Relations and is part of a four-person Major Gifts team. Understand and be able to speak persuasively about the Mercatus Center mission About the Mercatus Center at George Mason University The Mercatus Center at George Mason University seeks to hire a Major Gifts Officer as part of our Development Team. The Major Gifts Officer will primarily manage a portfolio of active donors in the following states: AZ, CA, MT, ND, NE, NV, OK, OR, SD, TX, WA, and WY. In addition, Mercatus provides excellent benefits to all individual employees, including full health and dental coverage, flexible spending accounts, long-term disability and life insurance, a 403(b) retirement savings program, a parking permit, and free credits at George Mason University. Cover letter detailing your interest in this role and the mission of Mercatus Center Develop and present major gift proposals in collaboration with Mercatus program teams A university-based research center, Mercatus works to advance knowledge about how markets work to improve our lives by training graduate students, conducting research, and applying sound economics to offer solutions to society's most pressing problems. For over 40 years, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University has been the world's premier university source for market-oriented ideas-bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems.
    $67k-106k yearly est.11d ago
  • Director, Talent Development (Office of Human Resources)

    This role will also work to strengthen Urban Institute's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion through the talent development function. At the Urban Institute, we believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities As a nonprofit focusing on social and economic policy, our researchers and policy entrepreneurs open minds, shape decisions, and identify transformative solutions to the most pressing issues of our time. The director will report directly to the vice president of human resources & chief administrative officer and will supervise, coach, and lead the Talent Development team. Urban's Human Resources Office seeks a director, talent development, responsible for leading the design, execution, and facilitation of onboarding, mentoring, and core skills trainings, as well as supporting and administering Urban's performance management processes and career pathways framework and competencies. For more information on the Urban Institute, please visit
    $136k-193k yearly est.10d ago
  • Director of Government Relations

    headquartered in Washington, D.C. Leads government relations activities for trade and tax policy in the U.S.; represents the organization's interests at the US federal level, including Executive and Congressional branches; establishes rapport with government officials, industry associations and trade organizations to ensure representation of Cummins' interests; work with industry and trade groups to develop and advocate for common industry positions Develops and leads business coalitions to support Cummins advocacy strategies for trade and tax policy and activities; drafts internal and external communications documents relating to Cummins government advocacy activities and strategies
    $83k-99k yearly est.6d ago
  • Director of Development

    Reports to the Executive Director The Capital Jewish Museum is a new Jewish history and culture museum under construction (and nearly complete) located at 3rd and F St. NW, Washington, DC, just a block from the National Building Museum, and short walk from Union Station. The Lillian and Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum seeks a seasoned fundraiser and leader to work closely with the Executive Director, Board, and our small but mighty professional team to move the Museum forward at this exciting critical juncture. About the Capital Jewish Museum The mission of the Capital Jewish Museum is to inspire audiences to Connect, Reflect, and Act- Connect across families and communities, Reflect on the relevance of history to today, and Act on behalf of their communities and values. Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a personal portfolio of 120+ principal and major donors, as well as driving executive director's and board members' fundraising activity Proven success in nonprofit development in the metro Washington, DC area required The Capital Jewish Museum offers a generous vacation schedule, and benefits package that includes health insurance (employer pays 75% of employee), Metro Stipend, Life Insurance, and a 403b retirement account with a 3% employer match after a vestment period.
    $125k-150k yearly11d ago
  • Affordable Housing Development Manager

    Role The Development Manager is a senior role responsible for managing development projects. Location Washington, DC Metropolitan Area The Development Manager must have intensive knowledge all aspects of the full development lifecycle for both multi-family and single-family rental and sales.
    $84k-124k yearly est.9d ago
  • Youth Development Manager

    Horton's Kids works to remove these barriers and even the playing field by providing comprehensive academic, social-emotional, health and wellness, and family engagement supports. Create and implement training for staff and volunteers, including behavior management and positive youth development Horton's Kids is a community-based organization working to drive positive change in the lives of 600+ K-12 grade students and families living in two of the most under-resourced communities in Southeast Washington, DC - Wellington Park and Stanton Oaks.
    $50k-65k yearly10d ago
  • Director, Social Enterprises Business Development

    A unique opportunity is available to join PHILLIPS Programs, a mission driven social enterprise, as we create models to carry out our vision of full employment through employee ownership in inclusive, sustainable and replicable businesses for young adults with behavioral health needs.
    $107k-172k yearly est.11d ago
  • Sr Manager, Organization Development & Change Management

    This role reports to the Vice President, Talent and is located at the headquarters in Columbia, MD.
    $124k-156k yearly est.6d ago
  • Vice President of Development

    Our client, a well-established & entrepreneurial, Washington, DC area based real estate investment/development firm seeks a talented development leader to join the firm.
    $112k-176k yearly est.5d ago
  • Major Gifts Officer

    The Development department works with program staff at both the Center for American Progress, a 501(c)(3) organization, and the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization, to fundraise to support American Progress' priorities and bold progressive agenda. The Major Gifts Officer will hold a portfolio of 100 to 150 prospects, targeting five- and six-figure prospects. Summary Reporting to the Vice President of Development, the Major Gifts Officer is an important member of the Development department and will help support the Center for American Progress Action Fund's individual giving efforts. Hybrid (on-site two days per week, Washington, D.C., office)
    $77k yearly11d ago
  • Director of Development

    Build an organizational fundraising strategy with annual goals that align with the Institute's strategic plan, with input from the Executive Director, the organizational leadership team, and the AFL-CIO WAI. The AFL-CIO Technology Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization launched in 2021 to bring the voices of working people and unions into technology development and innovation policy. The Technology Institute seeks a Director of Development to advance the organization's vision and mission through the creation of a comprehensive fundraising strategy and sustainable portfolio, and the establishment of software, systems, and processes needed to support fundraising work. Creation of the Institute was a core recommendation of the 2019 AFL-CIO Commission on the Future of Work and Unions, a multi-sector collaborative of union leaders determined to build a powerful strategy to prepare our movement for the future of work.
    $145k-155k yearly4d ago
  • Major Gifts Officer

    The Major Gifts Officer works alongside a team of mission driven professionals whose primary responsibilities include individual, planned, and foundation fundraising supporting those living with psoriatic disease in communities across the country. The Major Gifts Officer will successfully steward a portfolio of 75-100 donors, including developing and implementing individual engagement plans for all. The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is a dynamic and growing non-profit organization dedicated to research, advocacy, and patient and medical education. The NPF is seeking an experienced individual as our Major Gifts Officer.
    $76k-107k yearly est.10d ago

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Average Salary For a Development Director

Based on recent jobs postings on Zippia, the average salary in the U.S. for a Development Director is $107,044 per year or $51 per hour. The highest paying Development Director jobs have a salary over $177,000 per year while the lowest paying Development Director jobs pay $64,000 per year

Updated March 18, 2023
Average Development Director Salary
$107,044 yearly
$51 hourly

5 Common Career Paths For a Development Director

Vice President

Vice presidents are usually considered the second-in-command in the organization, depending on the organization structure. They take over when the president is unavailable to fulfill duties. They may also represent the organization in external events and other official functions. They are important members of the boardroom, and their opinions are usually sought after as well. Vice presidents are usually poised to follow the president's footsteps in the organization, especially if the president is nearing retirement. They also make urgent and crucial decisions when the president is not available to do so. Vice presidents must have strong business acumen, decision-making skills, and professionalism.

Development Vice President

A development vice president is in charge of overseeing the operations in a company, ensuring a smooth workflow and efficient workforce. Their responsibilities revolve around creating strategies to develop optimal procedures and services, setting goals and sales targets, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of operations to spearhead improvements, coordinating with analysts and marketing experts to assess the market and consumer needs, and monitoring the progress of different projects. Furthermore, as a development vice president, it is essential to implement the policies and regulations, creating new ones as needed.


Presidents are usually the highest-level executives in an organization. They oversee the whole company. They identify clear goals and provide strategic direction as the company works towards the achievement of their overall vision. Presidents are the decision-makers in the company. They make crucial decisions to ensure that the company continues to grow and survives challenges that come their way. They are expected to consider all stakeholders, from the board of directors and employees to the customers in their decision-making process. Presidents also represent the company in external functions, especially during high-level events. As such, they are expected to be professional, well-mannered, and good communicators.

Executive Director

Executive directors are top management employees who usually function as a chief executive officer. This role is usually seen in non-profit organizations. Executive directors provide strategic direction to the organization, and they ensure that the organization's goals are actualized. They provide guidance to the employees and ensure that the employees have the organization's advocacies at the center of every project or program. They oversee the policies of the organization and create strategies that will bring the organization's programs forward. Executive directors are also responsible for making crucial decisions for the betterment of the organization.

Operations Director

Operations directors oversee all company operations. They have the power to set the direction, change the course of the organization, and reform strategies to ensure efficiency in how the company operates. Operations directors manage business operations effectively by constantly analyzing company data and by anticipating any challenge that may come their way. As such, they make sound business decisions and recommendations that will help strengthen the organization. Operations directors oversee finances, quality control, and even human resources. They ensure that all aspects of the business are considered in making business operations decisions.

Illustrated Career Paths For a Development Director