Job Title: Director of Development Position Type: Full Time

Reports To: President


Position Overview

The Director of Development will implement and improve upon a comprehensive plan to generate external support to move MPAC’s strategic goals forward. This is an opportunity to build a department with broad discretion to create a team in a nationally established and growing advocacy group dedicated to increasing public understanding & policies that uphold core American values. Email with any questions.


Essential Job Functions

Development Strategy

  • Work with the Director of Business Operations to create and implement an annual strategic revenue plan that includes individual, foundation and corporate dollars, and earned income;
  • Create a national grants strategy focused on project funding and capacity-building support;
  • Create and implement an annual strategic marketing plan to increase MPAC’s external presence, brand and channels, including use of social media.

Development Operations

  • Build and lead the Development and Marketing department of 5 staff;
  • Grow regional and national annual individual gift revenue through online giving strategies;
  • Evaluate and maintain or expand the back office systems (database, gift processing, and technology) necessary to increase revenue.

Board Engagement

  • Develop strategy for and lead Board activity around major individual gifts;
  • Strengthen and manage the Development Committee of the Board and work with the President and Board Chair to ensure Board participation in MPAC’s overall revenue-generation efforts;
  • Work with the President to identify and secure Board member candidates who will help move MPAC’s strategic goals forward;
  • Provide input to President and Board in the creation of annual strategic plan;
  • Other duties as assigned by the President.



  • 5+ years demonstrated experience in individual and/or foundation fundraising;
  • 2+ years experience managing others;
  • Knowledge of and successful experience with online and social media fundraising;
  • Bachelors required;
  • Masters in business, marketing or equivalent preferred.


Other Skills/Abilities

  • Entrepreneurial approach and a self-starter, an interest in building something from the ground up to great results;
  • Strategic mindset coupled with an ability to execute on the details;
  • Ability to build successful long-term infrastructure;
  • Ability to work well with a Board of Directors;
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment with all types of personalities;
  • Innovative, high-energy, passionate;
  • Ability to build and lead a team to great success;
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with donors, staff, and Board of Directors.