Director of Development

The Doorways, whose mission is to provide lodging and support to patients and their loved ones traveling to Richmond for specialized medical treatment, is seeking a highly motivated, results-driven fundraising professional to serve as its Director of Development. This position is responsible for creating and implementing the overall development plan and overseeing fundraising activities with a primary focus on annual fund, event planning and sponsorships, team management and special campaigns. This position reports directly to the Chief Philanthropy Officer. This is an exciting time to be a part of The Doorways! We are celebrating our 40th Anniversary and planning for a new building and eventual capital campaign.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage Annual Giving Programs including: print and electronic annual giving appeals, recurring gifts, matching gifts, workplace giving etc.
  • Serve as an integral part of the Advancement and Administrative team. Mentor, manage, and coach the Development & Special Events Coordinator.
  • Responsible for management, oversight and execution of fundraising events including event collateral, volunteer enlistment, donation solicitations, corporate sponsorships to achieve all goals.
  • Provide oversight and management of gift processing, acknowledgments, donor stewardship, database management and reporting.
  • Planning, Evaluation and Reporting on all Annual Giving Programs and seeking new funding sources.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 5+ years’ experience in fundraising at a leadership level. CFRE or advanced degree preferred.
  • Must have a track record of meeting all fundraising goals. Experience with fundraising events, social media campaigns and direct mail required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience managing, mentoring, and growing direct reports for a high functioning team.
  • Extensive experience with CRM systems, preferably The Raiser’s Edge or one specific to fundraising. This position will need to master the system to maximize its benefits to the program.
  • Strategic, creative, self-motivated, with excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with strong attention to detail.
  • Must be a team player with the ability to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated experience working with volunteers, boards, and committees.

Salary: Competitive benefits package and salary dependent upon related credentials and professional experience

How to Apply: Please email cover letter along with salary expectation and resume to and include Director of Development in the subject.