Director of Development

“It gave him hope that things will get better” -Parent of Kaleb, 7

Truly transformative organizations can be difficult to find, especially those that create life-changing experiences for kids and their families, often when they are at the lowest point in their lives.  The Make-A-Wish Foundation is famous for its commitment to creating impactful wishes for those who need an extra dose of hope – children with critical illnesses.  Make-A-Wish provides respite from the endless stress of tests, treatments and doctors.  It provides children across the country, and in many parts of the world, with hope for a better and healthier future.  In 1982, Minnesota formed its own chapter of Make-A-Wish, and it now grants a wish every 27 hours.  Serving every community in Minnesota, the organization relies on 650 active volunteers, as well as donors across the state, to make children’s dreams come true.

If the work of Make-A-Wish Minnesota moves and compels you, consider joining the organization as its next Director of Development.  The Director of Development leads the day-to-day fundraising activities of the Foundation, effectively achieving the mission of Make-A-Wish Minnesota, as well as the goals and objectives established by the Board of Directors.  In partnership with the CEO, the Director provides top level leadership to development efforts.  S/he oversees the design and execution of coordinated fundraising strategies that include established special events, but also focus on significantly increasing individual giving and new methods of corporate support.

Consider applying if you have experience with major and planned gifts, and are a results-oriented leader, with excellent communication skills, a commitment to teamwork, and a passion for developing others.

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