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Director of Development – Children’s Organization, US

Mackenzie Stuart is working with a leading children’s organization. They are currently looking for an enthusiastic Director of Development to come on board, manage and grow their portfolio and fund development.


Our client is one of the leading charities within foster care, the charity makes it their mission to provide all young people with access to high quality services. The charity works with over 5 million young people and adolescents, offering them support and advice to ensure they are equipped with the right skills that empower them and build positive futures. Over many years our client’s portfolio has grown and they are looking to bring some on board to drive this growth further.


The successful candidate will be responsible for growing the organisations footprint within the corporate sector that give fundraising support. The candidate will be responsible for coming up with initiative ideas to drive growth and will work closely with the Executive Director to successfully deliver these and ensure results. There will be a yearly target revenue responsibility attached to this role of $5 million with plenty of scope for creativity in regards to delivery. The candidate will play an essential role in the work of the charity and will be expected to use their engagement skills, event planning, organisation and management to connect with funders and corporate partners. The role will require you to build effective relationships with the organisations members, young people and sponsors and identify new opportunity for events with the aim being to reach out to new supporters and increasing fundraising income. The successful candidate should except to grow with the organisation and have potential for progression should the placement be successful.


The successful candidate must have 3+ years experience in development and a proven track record of fund development within a children’s organization. Our client is flexible when it comes to a degree background and would prefer a candidate to have more years’ experience in the field over a qualification. The candidate must have a passion for helping to empower young people.

This candidate must be organised, personable and have excellent attention to detail.


Mackenzie Stuart is a leading executive search and selection business. From our offices in Leeds, London & Toronto we provide retained and contingency recruitment solutions across industry and have specialist recruitment consultants that work within the Oil & Gas, Mining, Infrastructure & Built Environment, Medical & Scientific, Healthcare, Education, Finance & Accountancy, Insurance, Water, Chemicals, Ingredients & Flavours, Automation, FMCG and Logistics sectors.

Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants. If you have not been notified of the outcome of your application within one week of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job Reference: SH-DODCA

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Salary Range

USD 80,000 - 90,000