Director of Development

Moyer Foundation | Flexible, Pennsylvania or Washington


The Moyer Foundation is a public, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide comfort, hope and healing to children and families affected by grief and addiction. Founded in 2000 in Seattle by former MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer and child advocate Karen Phelps Moyer, The Moyer Foundation supports thousands of children and families each year through its programs and services offered free of charge to families.

Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for children and teens grieving the death of someone significant in their lives. Camp Mariposa is an addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth impacted by the substance use disorder of a family member. The Moyer Foundation Resource
Center extends the Foundation's continuum of care by providing robust online resources and personalized support for families experiencing grief or addiction and other related issues.

Job Summary

The Moyer Foundation is looking for a Director of Development based in Philadelphia or Seattle who will report to the CEO and be responsible for generating $3-5 million in annual revenue by engaging donors and delivering on a comprehensive fundraising strategy that includes successful management of all fundraising efforts including but not limited to individual donors and major gifts, corporate partners, campaigns, endowments, foundations, grants and events.

Reports To



  • Proactively generate revenue in the short and long term.
  • Direct the individual giving strategy by prospecting, identifying and cultivating existing and potential donors and designing a case for support and major gifts.
  • Develop and implement a revenue diversification strategy to accommodate for fluctuations in grants.
  • Implement a CEO and board approved short and long term development strategy focused on sustainability and growth with established revenue goals and metrics to achieve the organization's goals.
  • Manage and engage in research and targeting of viable grant opportunities, develop relationships with foundation and corporate contacts and manage proposals for federal, foundation, and corporate grants.
  • In conjunction with the CEO, identify corporate partners and revenue share opportunities that align with the mission of the organization; conduct outreach and build relationships with the goal to secure long term sustainable funding.
  • Effectively manage supporting staff (grant writer, events and fundraising manager and interns) and lead Board development committee.
  • Accurately document meetings, calls, processes and systems to support all development efforts and prepare daily, monthly and quarterly activity and management updates via a dashboard, detailed pipelines, budgets and reports.
  • In conjunction with marketing and communications, develop and execute all fundraising appeals including but not limited to successful Annual Giving/Year End and Endowment Campaigns as well as solicitation and fundraising collateral (annual report, annual giving, donor communications).
  • Directly manage and be responsible for successful implementation of development plan in conjunction with key board members and staff.
  • Regularly attend key community and networking events to cultivate relationships with new prospects and steward supporters.
  • Plan and execute donor cultivation at and after fundraising events in partnership with key staff.


  • A minimum of 5--10 years of progressive fundraising or sales experience and demonstrated success raising significant funds for a similarly situated organization(s).
  • Highly motivated with a strong connection to and passion for the organization's mission.
  • Demonstrated success designing and implementing successful major gift strategies, campaigns and endowments.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as a value-added team player who can thrive in a cross-functional capacity, collaborate with and develop others, and work well independently to deliver on time sensitive items to achieve long term strategic goals.
  • Relevant experience growing the individual donor base of an organization with strong focus on major gifts
  • Highly skilled at cultivating relationships, both internally and externally, including high net worth individuals, foundations, corporations and strategic partners.
  • Meticulous with follow-up and follow through with donors.
  • Possess an innovative, strong work ethic; energetic and able to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic, relationship driven team-oriented environment.
  • Exceptional presentation and written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to inspire a variety of audiences and articulate the importance of the Foundation’s mission, programs and funding needs in a concise and compelling manner.
  • Experience with Salesforce and Donor Search preferred, familiarity with similar donor management or CRM software required.
  • Experience with children's causes preferred.
  • Ability to travel at least 25% with some weekends and nights.
  • Confidentiality, honesty and discretion required.


Competitive salary based on experience. We offer a desirable benefits package with generous paid time off, medical, dental, 401(k), life, disability, transit and flexible spending plans.

How to Apply

Email resume and cover letter with (1) salary requirements, (2) approximate available start date and (3) explanation of how you meet the required criteria and (4) why you would like to join our team to Submissions without all required items will not be considered.

Moyer Foundation


Organization: Nonprofit Organizations