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REQ#

600

Development

Director

Remote

Part-Time

Development Director

Salary:

Volunteer

About Empowered Community

Empowered Community is a nonprofit organization that identifies and addresses unmet needs by evolving programs to fill gaps that would otherwise be ignored. We meet with students, young adults, families, employees, small businesses, and government agencies to learn what programs and services are needed. Then, we analyze job market trends to determine where people are being left behind and resolve that through education, economic empowerment and health & fitness programs. 

We're looking for talented and like-minded volunteers who are eager to learn and help others. You'll work with experienced leaders and business professionals on a cohesive team. We eliminated bureaucracy so you can make a direct impact and feel great about your contributions.

 

Join us in creating a legacy of empowerment. Apply now!

Position Summary

The Development Director is a visionary and strategic leader focused on expansion and partnership-building efforts. You will be responsible for cultivating strategic partnerships with other nonprofits, key leaders, government agencies, and businesses to amplify our impact and advance our mission of empowering individuals and communities through education, economic development, and health and fitness initiatives. Your expertise in collaboration and relationship-building will be instrumental in expanding our reach and fostering sustainable growth both domestically and internationally.

Position Responsibilities

- Develop and implement a comprehensive partnership strategy to expand our network and influence
- Identify and cultivate strategic partnerships with other nonprofits, key leaders, government agencies, and businesses that align with our mission and goals
- Manage and maintain relationships with key partners, ensuring ongoing collaboration and mutually beneficial outcomes
- Oversee the expansion of our programs and initiatives into new geographic areas, both domestically and internationally
- Develop and implement marketing and communications strategies to promote our programs and partnerships
- Identify and pursue opportunities for collaboration in special events
- Identify and implement marketing & SEO strategies
- Utilize information technology and AI to keep our nonprofit development efforts current and efficient
- Collaborate with the President and Board of Directors to ensure alignment of partnership-building efforts with the organization's strategic direction

Qualifications & Experience

- Bachelor's degree in public administration, nonprofit management, business administration, or a related field
- 10+ years of experience in partnership development and relationship-building, preferably in a nonprofit setting
- Proven track record of success in establishing and managing strategic partnerships
- Strong relationship-building skills and ability to connect with individuals and organizations at all levels
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Experience in project management and cross-functional collaboration
- Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
- Passion for our nonprofit's mission and values
- Proven experience in developing and implementing comprehensive partnership strategies
- Experience in identifying and cultivating strategic partnerships with diverse stakeholders, including nonprofits, government agencies, corporations, and community leaders
- Experience in managing and maintaining long-term partnerships, ensuring ongoing collaboration and mutually beneficial outcomes
- Experience in overseeing the expansion of programs and initiatives into new geographic areas, both domestically and internationally
- Experience in developing and implementing marketing and communications strategies to promote organizational partnerships
- Experience in collaborating with senior leadership to ensure alignment of partnership-building efforts with the organization's strategic direction

Important Notes

Reports to the President, Collaborates with the Board of Directors
Must be:
- able to commit to at least 10 hours per week
- passionate about our mission, values, and empowering others

IMPORTANT: It's vital that the nonprofit has access to all tools, resources, artifacts, etc. used in this position and stored in the nonprofit's cloud. Therefore, agreed upon web-based tools in the nonprofit's name (open source, free, commercial, etc.) must be used to ensure reuse and sustainability.

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