Director of Resource Development

Job Locations US-MD-Rockville | US-Remote
Category Mission and Partnerships



RESPONSIBLE TO: Chief Mission and Partnerships Officer

DIVISION/DEPART:  Mission and Partnerships/Resource Development

SUPERVISES: Senior Research Analyst and Technical Writer




  1. Lead GII in leveraging financial and other resources to advance GII and Goodwill network priorities.
  2. Engage GII and local Goodwill team members in establishing, expanding and managing relationships and building skills to advance priorities.


  1. In collaboration with GII leadership, lead design and implementation of GII fund development plan that supports the GII and Goodwill network priorities.
  2. Lead prospect search, analysis, and other research for public and private grants and other fund development opportunities. 
  3. Direct the grant application process including and not limited to coordination of approval to apply, proposal and budget development, quality assurance, timely submission and hand-off to project manager upon award. 
  4. Lead coordination of GII and local Goodwill organization collaboration on proposal development and other development opportunities.
  5. Conduct funder cultivation and relationship management activities including but not limited to phone calls, correspondence, mailings, and in-person and virtual meetings with donors and their representatives. Engage key members of GII team with targeted partners.
  6. Work closely with CEO and other GII team members to engage funders with Goodwill.
  7. Lead team in local Goodwill team member resource development capability building activities via learning events, printed materials, affinity groups, MyGoodwill and other forums. 
  8. Ensure donor-tracking systems and reporting on fundraising results and partner engagement are correct and current. 
  9. Lead online fundraising efforts to support the Goodwill network, including online donation software and e-solicitation, end of year giving campaigns and special fund development efforts.
  10. Upon award of grants, ensure seamless transition from acquisition to managing GII team while working with them to sustain and enhance donor relationships. 


  1. Internal:  Work closely with all GII colleagues.
  2. GII Members:  Frequent contact with membership.
  3. Outside:  Frequent contact with partners and funders.
  4. Government Officials:  Occasional contact with officials.


A.    Excellent writing skills including demonstrated grant-writing ability. 

B.    Ability to plan for and conduct fund raising and respond to grant and other funding opportunities.

C.    Excellent interpersonal communication, donor research and prospect analysis skills to initiate, cultivate and maintain donor relationships.

D.    Excellent team-building skills to enhance communication and relationships within GII and with local Goodwill leaders.

E.    Understanding of programmatic requirements and budgeting skills.

F.    Ability to manage multiple projects and diverse teams.

G.    Excellent organizational skills.

H.    Strong public speaking skills.

I.     Computer skills at intermediate level including word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications.


Bachelor’s degree required with emphasis on development, public policy, marketing or social sciences preferred.

Five years of program and budget management experience. Fund raising experience with individuals, government, corporations and/or foundations required; human services or career navigation emphasis preferred. Donor research and direct contact experience.

Management decisions; decisions on scheduling tasks, determining priorities and contract compliance; time management decisions.

Latitude is given to the position in carrying out work assignments. Work is reviewed to ensure that it is conceptually sound and meets assignment objectives

Sedentary, lifting 10 pounds maximum. Walking or standing is required only occasionally and may be accommodated. Requires long hours at a computer. Travel is required.

Moderate; short deadlines require some extended hours on task. Work environment may be hectic with occasional to frequent periods of high stress. Positive, cordial and quality customer service is required at all times.



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