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Senior Director of Development

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Senior Director of Development


Easterseals Florida


Tampa, FL, USA

Primary Job Function

Development / Fundraising

Type of Position


Education Requirement

Bachelor's Degree

Experience Requirement

5-10 years

Salary Range


Salary Terms


Remote Options

Hybrid (Some In-Person Required)

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please complete our short online application for the position on our career site at the link provided.

Description / Details:

Salary will be between $65,000 to $71,000 (based on experience)

We are seeking a Senior Director of Development to develop and implement the strategic direction to increase financial support and foster community awareness and support of our programs and services in the Tampa area. This position is responsible for the execution of fundraising activities to meet fiscal year budgeted goals through collaboration of staff, volunteers, corporate participation and local advisory board involvement.

What we offer:

  • Live and on demand Professional Development opportunities
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick, and Personal Time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Several Supplemental Insurance Policies
  • 403B Savings Plan
  • Easterseals Cares Wellness Program
  • Work Life Balance
  • The Opportunity to Make a Difference in the Community and the Organization

A Snapshot of What You Will Be Doing:

  • Plan, develop, and implement fundraising plan to secure corporate, individual and foundation gifts in support of fundraising goals
  • Develop and manage a fundraising infrastructure that supports various giving strategies, stewardship, and donor data management activities
  • Plan and execute annual signature event
  • Identify, cultivate, recruit, and develop candidates for the local advisory board
  • Participate in community networking events
  • Travel to meet with and personally solicit donors


  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or university; and/or five years of development/sales experience; or equivalent combination of education
  • Fundraising goal achievement and relevant experience
  • Dynamic leadership and supervisory skills and experience
  • CFRE desirable
  • Non-profit experience preferred
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to meet our approved driver qualifications in order to drive your personal vehicle, as required, to drive to meetings and for other business-related needs (minimum age of 21 and good driving history)
  • An energetic, creative and professional individual who will portray and promote a positive, respectful, and team-based environment
  • Experience in event planning (logistics)
  • Experience soliciting businesses and individuals for sponsorship opportunities and donated auction items
  • Excellent interpersonal and public relations skills; professional phone skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Significant attention to detail, superior organizational and writing skills and the ability to work quickly and efficiently
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, Adobe, Canva, and donor database software (Donor Perfect preferred)
  • Detail-oriented self-starter who can efficiently handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, as well as the ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Available for evening and weekend events and activities when needed

Easterseals Florida has been rated a 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 Great Place to Work by our employees! We provide services daily that are leading the way to 100% equity, inclusion and access for people living with disabilities, families and communities. Working at Easterseals is more than just a job – it’s an opportunity to be part of something bigger! If you want to translate your talent, your passion, and your commitment to help people with disabilities, families and the community, you might be exactly what we are looking for.

Easterseals Florida is a Drug Free Workplace (DFWP) (including medical marijuana).

Easterseals Florida is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Easterseals Florida is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact our HR department at (407) 629-7881,, 2010 Crosby Way, Winter Park, FL 32792.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please complete our short online application for the position on our career site at the link provided.