Director of Development

Job Summary:

The Director of Development (DD) is responsible for building relationships with donors, enhancing Jericho’s image in the community, and creating winning campaigns to secure important funding to fuel the ministry. The primary role of this individual is to serve as the chief donor relations officer, related to developing relationships with donors, exercising responsibility for the overall strategy of Mission fundraising, expansion and cultivation of the donor base while emphasizing the development of major gifts.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Christian Commitment:

Must exemplify and model Christian behaviors and values and possess high levels of ethics, honesty, and character. Must be able to share with business associates, customers, staff, and clients his or her experience of having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Education and/or Experience:

  • B.A. Degree (or equivalent) in communications, marketing, or non-profit management.

  • Minimum of 5 years in fundraising or marketing, annual fund experience, emphasis on direct mail and special event.

  • Experience networking with high profile professionals and entrepreneurs

  • At least 2 years’ effective grant writing experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills required, including the ability to write and speak persuasively about the Mission with the ability to build relationships.

  • Detailed, deadline oriented, and comfortable managing multiple projects within tight schedules.

  • Must understand basic web design and web content management systems such as Squarespace.

  • Must understand donor database Fundraiser and how to effectively use it.

  • Proficiency in using the Internet, Microsoft Office Suite Software Systems, QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online, Publisher.

  • Must have a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations.

  • Self-motivated

  • Must maintain the Christian integrity of Jericho as the community is engaged.

  • Must understand social media and how to effectively use it.

  • Must be flexible and willing to work non-conventional hours upon demand.

  • Ability to write reports and correspondence in relation to grants

  • Must be able to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization.

  • Maintain an acceptable driving record (in accordance with our insurance carrier, less than 2 DMV points on driving record).

  • Maintain membership in good standing status at a Bible-believing church. Regular timely attendance.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervisory responsibilities include the supervision of volunteers, clients, and community service workers in accordance with Jericho’s policies and procedures, while maintaining appropriate boundaries. This may include interviewing, orienting and training, planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance, addressing complaints and resolving problems. Responsibilities also include orientation and coaching of clients in order that they attain employee and retail skills. As a supervisor, employee will also be required to form effective working relationships with other supervisors, subordinates, ministry staff and the public. Supervisors will be expected to demonstrate aptitude for both personal and professional development as related to future goals and needs of the Shelter and its contribution to the overall ministry of Jericho Road Ministries, Inc.  

Physical Demands:

Travel is an essential aspect of this position and evening/weekend work is sometimes required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may regularly drive, stand, walk, sit, use hands to manipulate, reach with hands and arms, lift, and speak and listen.  There may be long periods of sitting in front of a computer screen. Must be able to operate a motorized vehicle; a valid Florida driver license is a necessity.


  • Along with competitive salary we offer the following benefits:

  • Dental discounts for all full-time employees

  • Paid time off for all full-time employees with up to four weeks’ vacation plus five personal days, for Executive staff

  • Paid time off for ministry recognized public holidays for all full-time employees

  • Employee Merchandise Discounts

  • Sam’s Club Membership

  • JRM logo embroidery for shirts

  • Company provided shirts for Executive Staff

  • Mileage reimbursement for ministry related activities

  • Employee contributed 403(b) Retirement Plan (optional enrollment)

  • Employee contributed AFLAC supplemental insurance (optional enrollment)