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Fund Development Director

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Fund Development Director

The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Fund Development Director.

About the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle (ULMS)
The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with 86 years of activism and community experience in the heart of Seattle’s Central District. The League has historically focused its community work in the areas of education, employment, health and housing with a focus on Seattle’s disenfranchised African-American community. As economic cycles created large disparities in our class system, prison and high school drop-out rates for communities of color rose and neighborhoods suffered from gentrification. The Urban League is committed to working with Seattle’s communities to face these challenges head on. The ULMS also recognizes that communities of color share many similar struggles including but not limited to institutional racism, classism, gender and LGBT discrimination. The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle is committed to working across the board with diverse communities in order to help make Seattle a more equitable and prosperous place to live.

Job Summary
Under the guidance and direction of the Vice President the Fund Development Manager (FDD) oversees and provides administration and leadership of all aspects of the development program for the agency including (but not limited to) annual giving, major gifts, events, planned giving and corporate and foundation gifts. The duties and job responsibilities are detailed in the Job Responsibilities section below.

Pay Range: $45-60k annually, a bonus plan, plus ULMS benefits package.

Position Type: The FDD is a Full Time Exempt Employee Position and is therefore not eligible to receive
overtime pay.




  • Create and manage invitations for annual fundraising breakfast
  • Serve as the staff liaison to the breakfast committee
  • Serve as primary liaison with event venues
  • Serve as primary logistics coordinator for dedicated fundraising and cultivation events

Coordinate sponsor renewals and drive new sponsor recruitment efforts, in collaboration with staff
and board leaders


  • Coordinate external mailing and online outreach for annual appeal letters
  • Cultivate and solicit gifts from donors
  • Coordinate VP, CEO, and board solicitations of key gifts
  • Coordinate stewardship efforts for donors and sponsors


  • Refresh annual case key messages on an annual basis
  • Manage the production of e-News and other donor communications
  • Maintain fundraising information on the webpage
  • Assist with varied communications and marketing tasks, as needed

Contribute to grant seeking efforts by drafting and editing proposals and reports as needed, in
collaboration with the contract grant writer

Donor tracking systems

  • Ensure accuracy of donor information in database records, including capture of new and updated
    information and donor contact reports
  • Acknowledge all donations in a timely fashion, including contacting appropriate staff for personal
    thank-you calls
  • Organize, update, and generate dynamic reports from database
  • Track donor stewardship contacts and ensure adherence to plan for each donor level

Develop the annual development plan and associated operating budget for implementation and attainment.


  • Represent the ULMS as needed.
  • Plan and develop procedures, methods and techniques for effective implementation and
    evaluation of ULMS fund development programs, strategies, and database.
  • Provide complete, accurate, and timely reporting to the leadership team (President, Vice
    President, and CFO) and other appropriate entities.
  • Provide complete, accurate and timely reports
  • Develop, review and/or approve ULMS correspondence/communications and participate in
    and provide leadership in meetings.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related or relevant field. CFRE desirable
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience fund raising management and marketing.
  • Grant writing experience.
  • Ability to build effective business relationships with corporate and donor communities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Direct experience in effective relationship building with volunteers, senior level community leaders,
    donors and staff.
  • Direct experience working with diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual
    orientation, etc.).
  • Strong and engaging verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong, results-oriented collaboration, project management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects including setting and changing priorities while ensuring quality and
  • Willingness and ability to maintain a flexible work schedule when necessary consistent with the
    demands and needs of the executive team, volunteers, community leaders and related special events.
  • Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to effectively perform the

Standard office environment at Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, 105 –
14th Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, Washington 98122. Evening and weekend
work may be required.

Interested applicants should send or email a completed Urban League
employment application, resume, and cover letter detailing your background and describing how you meet or
exceed the requirements of the position as follows:

Mail to:
Attention: Michelle Merriweather
Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
105 14th Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98122
E-Mail to: mmerriweather@urbanleague.org
Subject: Fund Development Director

(This selection process may include but may not be limited to: evaluation of application materials and
interviewing. Selected candidates may be required to participate in interview(s) as scheduled.
If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement,
please inquire directly to the contact listed below.)
For additional information contact:

To apply for this job email your details to mmerriweather@urbanleague.org