Director of Development – Delta Zeta Foundation Position Opening Founded in 1902, Delta Zeta Sorority boasts 168 collegiate and 250 alumnae chapters and upward of 240,000 members throughout the world. The Delta Zeta Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3, is the giving arm of the Sorority with the mission of advancing the Sorority’s vision to be a premiere women’s organization.
This is an outstanding opportunity for a fundraising professional to go to the next level and make a mark on the national development stage. The Director will have an opportunity to grow the annual fund and driving major and planned gifts. With the sizeable national member base, there is untapped opportunity for the new Director to increase both the number and size of gifts from alumnae. This is an opportunity for a self-driven individual to grow as a leader within the organization and refine already strong relationship building, major gift solicitation and project management skills in a team-based culture.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the overall responsibility of the Director of Development is to implement national fundraising programs. Initial focus will be on completing a three-year comprehensive campaign by soliciting, cultivating and stewarding restricted and unrestricted major gifts. As a member of the National Headquarters leadership team, the Director contributes to cross-functional initiatives and fosters a team-based work culture.
Ideally, our candidate has:
• Served a national member organization • Five or more years of achievement as a fundraising professional • Success devising annual fundraising campaign strategies and experience on a major capital campaign • A passion for development work and for supporting the vision of an organization • Skills in soliciting, cultivating and stewarding annual fund, major and planned gifts • Exceptional interpersonal and communicational skills – builds lasting relationships • A professional presence – comfortable being ‘on stage’ – confident public speaking skills • A collaborator – excels in a team-based culture – but independent and self-driven • Strategic – uses metrics and analytical abilities to bolster and support strategy • A problem solver – anticipates issues and finds solutions • Proactively keeps pace with new fundraising techniques – committed to own professional development • Comfort with technology – knowledge of fundraising software – leverages social media • Bachelor’s degree required; CFRE or other professional certification, a plus
The Director may work remotely but must be willing to travel.
Compensation package includes competitive base salary commensurate with experience and strong benefits.
For confidential consideration, a resume and cover letter should be forwarded to DZFoundation@deltazeta.org
Founded in 1902, Delta Zeta Sorority boasts 168 collegiate and 250 alumnae chapters and upward of 240,000 members throughout the world. The Delta Zeta Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3, is the giving arm of the Sorority with the mission of advancing the Sorority’s vision to be a premiere women’s organization.