Job Overview

  • Experience Level Highly Skilled
  • Total Years Experience 3-5
  • Education 4-year degree

ABOUT THE POSITION:  The Development Director develops and oversees an ongoing fundraising program through cultivating relationships with philanthropic individuals, foundations, and corporate donors.  Candidate actively researches, pursues and submits applications for local, state, federal, national, and philanthropic grants to support advancement the organization.


• Works with CEO to create and implement annual Development Plan, including ad campaigns, communication, event planning, and fundraising monitoring/reporting.

• Identifies prospective wealthy individuals, philanthropic and corporate donors; develops strategies to cultivate those relationships.

• Builds, maintains, and monitors network of private and corporate funders.

• Maintains ongoing communications with private and corporate donors; ensures timely and accurate report deliveries to funders.

• Researches potential sources and applies for foundation grants and public funding.

• Collaborates with staff on planning and conducting fundraising events and donor receptions.

• Assists REDCO leadership in strategic planning and annual budgeting.

• Provides high-level, professional services to internal and external stakeholders.

• Fulfills other responsibilities as needed.


REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:  To be successful in this position, you will need competence in:

• Extensive knowledge of fundraising strategies and principles.

• Proven track record raising funds from multiple constituents.

• Evidence of managing multiple concurrent projects through to success.

• Knowledge of tax planning principles and techniques that favor charitable giving.

• In possession of existing network of potential donors and funding sources.

• Demonstrated excellent management and supervisory skills.

• Demonstrated excellent communication skills – written, verbal, and presentation.

• Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.


• Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university in Finance, Accounting, Marketing or related field required.  [Candidates without degree will be considered if they possess all required skills and experience, as demonstrated through past performance.]

• Five years’ experience in not-for-profit fundraising, or equivalent education and work experience (see CCSI’s equivalency chart).


• Valid NYS Driver License and reliable transportation to travel for business.

• Must have or be able to obtain required documentation to be eligible to fly on commercial airlines within the U.S. for business.

• Respect the confidential nature of all CCSI and CCSI customer information you are exposed to in the course of your work performance. Staff working directly with protected health information /electronically stored protected health information, personally identifiable information, and other patient/consumer/customer data, will abide by the specific procedures and policies outlined by CCSI’s Code of Conduct and CCSI’s Privacy and Security Policies, New York State regulations and Federal regulations.


Ability to demonstrate, understand and apply our workplace values through behaviors and actions. These operating principles are expected of all employees in all roles. All applicants (internal and external) must evidence their attitudes/behaviors as part of the application process:

• Excellence in Customer Service

• Collaboration

• Honoring People and Their Work

• Individualized Work/Life Integration

• Integrity

• Innovation

• Community Connectedness

• Diversity & Inclusion


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