Director of Development

Lakeland, FL 2620 Kathleen Rd. 33810, PO Box 928, Lakeland, Florida, United States of America Req #15992
Monday, September 13, 2021

The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith based organization, has a job opening for a Director of Development for the Lakeland Corps, located in Lakeland, Florida.


Plans, develops, and coordinates all phases of donor development and the solicitation of financial support for The Salvation Army programs and services for the Corps; plans, develops and coordinates public relation programs with the media, private and public sector organizations and churches; serves as liaison to the Divisional Headquarters Planned Giving Department.

This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.

Plans, develops, coordinates, and monitors a systematic program of fundraising, involving individual donors, corporate donors, foundations, capital campaigns, special events, etc.

Establishes and maintains donor relationships with a view to cultivation and upgrading.

Plans, develops, coordinates and monitors all donor communication and direct mail programs of the corps working with the approved direct mail vendor.

Plans, develops, coordinates and monitors all programs involved with receipting contributions, thank you letters, donor appreciation, and information (newsletters).

Coordinates and prepares for timely submission of all grant proposals, as well as subsequent reports required by grants awarded.

Serves as liaison with the Advisory Board, facilitating meetings, communication, and an increasing level of involvement.

Serves as liaison with the United Way and governmental and other agencies.

Develops and maintains the annual Development Calendar.

Plans, develops and coordinates fund raising programs to increase revenue such as: special events, giving clubs, lapsed donor and acquisition of new donors.

Coordinates and monitors capital campaign activities and reporting; receives, receipts, and reports donations and remaining pledge balances.

Contacts individuals, businesses, corporations, and organizations (Civic such as Rotary, Lions, etc.) and solicits funds to support The Salvation Army programs.

Prepares and maintains up-to-date donor records in an accurate and complete manner; ensures the confidentiality of the same as required.

Develops grant proposals and applies for financial assistance from public and private sectors.

Develops and coordinates planned giving programs with planned giving personnel at Divisional Headquarters.

Assists in planning, developing and coordinating public relation programs with television, press and periodicals, radio, organizations and churches.


Works with the Public Relations/Fund Raising Committee of the Advisory Board.

Assists in planning special events for gifts in kind.

Performs other related work as required.


General Office Equipment



Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and Three years experience working in a fund-raising position or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


None required.


Knowledge of modern fund raising and public relations principles and practices.

Ability to build professional working relationships with contacts in the community.

Ability to develop effective public relations materials increasing awareness of The Salvation Army programs and services.

Ability to solicit and secure funding support from organizations, individuals, churches, etc.


Ability to meet attendance requirements.

Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language.

Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) 5-10% of work time.

Duties are usually performed seated. Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking.


Work is performed in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.

Additional Information

All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

To apply, please select the "Apply Now" icon at the bottom of this posting.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

When an application is selected for review, typically, only applicants who indicate the relevant education and experience requirements, as indicated in the job description for the position, may be considered for job openings. Please FULLY complete the application, answer questions completely, honestly and to the best of your ability. Please also upload a copy of your resume (when available). Those applicants requiring accommodation to the application and/or interview process should contact a representative of the Human Resources Department at the applicable location.

We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with The Salvation Army!

Other details

  • Job Family FL-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Fundraising & Donor Relations
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Lakeland, FL 2620 Kathleen Rd. 33810, PO Box 928, Lakeland, Florida, United States of America