FEATURED - Director of Development

The Reading Center/Dyslexia Institute of MN | Rochester, MN
Salary Range: $50,000-$65,000

The Director of Development plans and carries out fundraising and outreach to support the programs and mission of The Reading Center.

We provide a flexible work environment with an option for hybrid in person and remote office availability. A minimum of 2 days a week are required to work from Rochester (only 1+ hours commute from Twin Cities), based out of the office.

Accepting applications until July 31 or until position is filled. Interested applicants should email resume and cover letter to: read@thereadingcenter.org

  1. Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of three years successful development experience, showing successively increasing responsibility and leadership experience.
  2. Organizational ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  3. Demonstrate high level of proficiency in MS Office software and understanding of databases.
  4. Become knowledgeable about The Reading Center, dyslexia, the Orton Gillingham approach and the science of reading.
  5. Demonstrate ability to work with volunteers effectively.
Job Responsibilities:
  1. Create and execute annual fundraising plan to meet financial goals
  2. Secure financial support from individuals, corporations and foundations
  3. Supervise Development Assistant
  4. Collaborate with Marketing Coordinator
  5. Participate as an organizational leader to carry out strategic plan
  6. Develop, execute and monitor goals and metrics for development activities
Individual Giving and Annual Fund
  • Grow base of individual donors
  • Plan and carry out annual campaign and end of year campaign
  • Expand stewardship, cultivation and engagement of major donors
  • Maintain portfolio of mid-level donors
  • Support Exec. Director in management of major gifts portfolio
  • Cultivate donor relationships and solicit gifts
  • Ensure timely and meaningful gift acknowledgements
Foundation and Corporate Giving
  • Cultivate and grow base of corporate and foundation donors
  • Draw from strategic plan and programming staff to write meaningful grant requests
  • Fulfill grant reports in a timely manner
Special Events
  • Lead planning and execution of events with volunteer committee
  • Gain sponsors for events
  • Analyze and report on event outcomes
  • Coordinate awareness events
  • Coordinate parent support and events
Planned Giving
  • Encourage and promote planned gifts
Capital Campaign
  • Lead and coordinate capital campaigns
Public Relations
  • Working collaboratively with Marketing Coordinator, oversee communications efforts and ensure alignment with strategic plan and mission
Skills and Abilities
  • Mission driven, focused, creative problem-solver
  • Lead strategically
  • Build strong relationships