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Funds Development Director Salary

$95,657 (USD)

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Last updated: June 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Funds Development Director is $95,657 a year and $46 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Funds Development Director is between $67,244 and $118,723. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Funds Development Director. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates ongoing and special project funding programs for museum, zoo, public broadcasting station, or similar institution: prepares statement of planned activities and enlists support from members of institution staff and volunteer organizations.
  • Develops public relations materials to enhance institution image and promote fund raising program.
  • Identifies potential contributors to special project funds and supporters of institution ongoing operations through examination of past records, individual and corporate contracts, and knowledge of community.
  • Plans and coordinates fund drives for special projects.
  • Assigns responsibilities for personal solicitation to members of staff, volunteer organizations, and governing body according to special interests or capabilities.
  • Organizes direct mail campaign to reach other potential contributors.
  • Plans and coordinates benefit events, such as banquets, balls, or auctions.
  • Organizes solicitation drives for pledges of ongoing support from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Informs potential contributors of special needs of institution, and encourages individuals, corporations, and foundations to establish or contribute to special funds through endowments, trusts, donations of gifts-in-kind, or bequests, conferring with attorneys to establish methods of transferring funds to benefit both donors and institution.
  • Researches public and private grant agencies and foundations to identify other sources of funding for research, community service, or other projects.
Funds Development Director Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Public Relations Specialists

Job family population: 233,730

Estimated population of Funds Development Director jobs: 4,873

Rate of error: 1.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Funds Development Director Job Listings for United States

Development Director
Jun 17
Eldridge, United States
Sonoma Ecology Center's
The Director of Development will work closely with the Executive Director and the Board of ... Collaborate with SEC Program Managers to ensure funders' community outreach goals are met.
Development Director - Boston Becoming a Man (BAM) Program
Jun 6
Boston, MA, USA
Youth Guidance
Completes all stages of funding proposal development including outreach to grant-makers, and ... Director to cultivate additional relationships in Boston. Pursues and secures donor cultivation ...
Development Director
Jun 3
Pacific Grove, CA, USA
TPO - The HR Experts
Acts as liaison to funding sources. * Assist in implementation of donor recognition events ... Development Director MOWMP.
Leadership Development Director - Visa University
May 23
Foster City, CA, USA
... funds and access basic financial services. All of which makes their lives easier and helps grow ... Job Description The Leadership Development Director will be part of a team of dedicated product ...
Director of Development and Donor Engagement
Jun 14
Upper Marlboro, MD, USA
Prince George's County Memorial Library System
The Director of Development and Donor Engagement will: * Oversee the Library's fundraising efforts ... Raise funds from individuals, foundations and corporations to increase the Library's ability to ...
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