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Director of Development and Community Relations

1 Northwest 33rd Terrace, Lauderhill, FL, USA

Job Type

Full Time, Exempt

About the Role

Under the general direction of the CEO, the Director of Development serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in strategic decision making. In partnership with the CEO, S/he is responsible for all fundraising and development activities. S/he will help forge new relationships to build LifeNet4Families’ visibility, impact, and financial resources. The Director of Development designs and implements a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support.


  • Establish and implement the infrastructure needed to support LifeNet4Families’ mission through the solicitation of major gifts, special events, and corporate and foundation support.

  • Develop annual development goals, objectives and plan to include donor recognition, retention, and increased giving strategy.

  • Expand and diversify LifeNet4Families’ donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives.

  • Support and partner with the CEO and board members on all major fundraising initiatives.

  • Actively work with the CEO and the leadership team to develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include individual donors, corporate, foundation, etc.

  • Research funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position LifeNet4Families ahead of major funding changes or trends.

  • Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to board and senior leaders.

  • Conduct activities required to prepare and submit grant proposals.

  • Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors.

  • Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program.

  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.

  • Manage donor database.

  • Responsible for written acknowledgment of awarded grants.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with industry influences and key community and strategic partners.

  • Plan and coordinate special events such as annual gala.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High energy and passion for LifeNet4Families’ mission is essential.

  • 3 years of non-profit development experience with demonstrated success in cultivating, managing and forging new and existing relationships with multiple donor sources.

  • Bachelor's degree required,

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Ability to construct, articulate, and implement annual strategic development plan.


  • Strong interpersonal, communication, research, organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.

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About LifeNet4Families

LifeNet4Families provides a gateway to stability for people in Broward County experiencing hunger, homelessness, and poverty. The key elements for delivering the mission are providing Food and Nutrition, promoting Health and Well-Being and Enabling Stability.

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