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Director of Development / Fundraising

Franklin, Indiana
Job Type
1 Aug 2022


Otterbein seeks a part time Director of Development for its Franklin, Indiana community. This part-time position reports to the VP of Development, and oversees the planning, management, and implementation of all fundraising activities.

Apply from your phone! Text OTTER to 89743

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we supply PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to keep you and our residents safe. Additionally, we have implemented stronger infection control and testing procedures in all Otterbein locations.


  • Share Otterbein mission with prospects and donors to encourage philanthropic support
  • Identify, cultivate, build and maintain enduring relationships with individuals, local businesses, corporations, charitable foundations and civic organizations
  • Generate ideas for appeals and opportunities to integrate them into Otterbein's overall Development plan
  • Plan and oversee donor recognition events
  • Plan, oversee and/or lead seminars on planned giving for residents and their invited guests
  • Create and deliver presentations for individuals, corporations, and foundations to educate them on the depth and breadth Otterbein
  • Write annual case statement for each location
  • Write articles for quarterly newsletter
  • Develop and lead fundraising committees as needed


  • Complete knowledge and understanding of fundraising fundamentals
  • Ability to work in multiple sites
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organization and planning skills
  • Ability to work independently; self-starter
  • Ability to manage/lead a team of volunteers
  • Proficient in Raiser's Edge or other fundraising software


  • BA/BS or equivalent relevant experience
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of major gift fundraising experience with proven track record in
    • Multiple site fundraising
    • Major gift solicitations with proven success in closing gifts
  • Results-based experience in 
    • Event Planning and Management
    • Developing and leading major Capital Campaigns
    • Grant writing
    • Donor pipeline creation
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) a plus

Apply today and begin a meaningful career as an Director of Development at Otterbein!

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  • Job Reference: 673844287-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Otterbein Senior Life
  • Location: Franklin, Indiana
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent