Development Director

from Young Peacebuilders
Closing date: 30 Nov 2019

**Job Title: Young Peacebuilders Development Director

Start Date: As soon as possible Hours: 15 - 40 hours weekly to be agreed

Reporting To: Deputy Director

Language: Spoken and written fluency in English

Location: Anywhere with good communications & Internet

To Apply: Complete form here:

Deadline: Reviewed upon a rolling basis

Pay: This is a voluntary position

What Young Peacebuilders (YP) Does

Young Peacebuilders nurtures peacebuilding passion and skills in violence-affected children and youth. We do this through partnerships, research, projects, and tools that help young people build peace in their own communities and abroad. In this way YP helps prevent and end cycles of violence. We also help design effective child and youth peacebuilding projects, tools, and research for others. Our goal is to see a major shift in the dominant method of addressing contemporary conflicts toward investing in young people as peacebuilders. More at


The successful candidate will be passionate about YP’s mission and have both internal and external facing responsibilities. The Director of Development creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising which may include major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, and in-kind resources.


Plan fund development activities

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and Deputy Director to create a fund development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization

  • Implement the fund development plans in accordance with ethical fundraising principles

  • Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved

  • Monitor trends and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary

Organize fund development activities

  • Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fund raising processes are carried out in a timely manner

  • Develop policies and procedures for the development department which reflect ethical fundraising practices

  • Prepare and submit grant applications as outlined in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization

  • Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events as specified in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization

  • Identify and develop corporate, community and individual prospects for the organization's fundraising priorities

Staff fund development activities

  • In consultation with the Deputy Director, recruit, interview, and select well-qualified fund development staff

Promote the organization

  • Develop a comprehensive communication plan to promote the organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the organization

  • Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts

  • Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization


  • Passionate about YP's mission with the ability to collaboratively discern wise strategies and priority objectives amidst shifting challenges and opportunities

  • 2-plus years in a management position in business, nonprofit organization, foundation, or government agencies and degree in relevant field or equivalent mix of experience.

  • A certificate in Fundraising Management is an asset

  • Knowledge of fundraising management

  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve the finances of the organization and to create new opportunities

  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.

  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.

  • Focus on Donor Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of donors to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.

  • Foster Teamwork: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.

  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.

  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.

  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.

  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.

  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
    Self-starter, self-disciplined learner with ability to work independently

  • Experience in cross-cultural settings

You may contact with questions, but applications must be submitted online and will not be considered if emailed. **

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