Job Posting for Health Resources in Action, Inc.: Director of Development

Title: Director of Development

Organization: Health Resources in Action, Inc.

Brief Summary of Position:

Health Resources in Action Inc. is seeking a Director of Development who will be responsible for securing funds to expand the scope and breadth of the organization’s impact and to support the organization’s signature programs. The Director will bring extensive expertise in identifying and securing federal and state contracts and national philanthropic grants. The main functions of the Director’s role include: identifying and developing proposals to secure multi-year federal contracts and national philanthropic grants; working with senior staff and the Development Associate to coordinate development functions and processes (e.g. prospecting, writing, packaging, and tracking); building the development capacity of HRiA staff; managing a talented pool of external consultants to assist with grant writing; and implementing systems and metrics to track and measure growth and success rate. The Development Director will also supervise the Development Associate (to be hired).
This is a full-time, exempt position


  • Works with senior leadership to apply knowledge of the field, particularly of government contracts and larger foundations, to achieve organizational vision and development strategy
  • Identifies and develops proposals to secure large and/or multiyear federal or state government contracts and/or philanthropic grant
  • Builds staff capacity and systems to secure fee-for-service consulting work
  • Establishes a strong rapport with Executive leadership, Directors, other program staff, and the Development Associate to coordinate development functions, grant writing tasks and teams, timelines, and deliverables
  • Outreaches to and communicates effectively with HRiA staff, external partners, and key stakeholders
  • Creates and implements a regular, consistent process to identify, vet, and distribute funding opportunities internally across the organization
  • Builds and leads the development department and enhance the development capacity of the organization and its staff
  • Identifies and implements systems and metrics to track funding opportunities, streamline proposal development, and measure growth (pipeline) and success rate
  • Acts as a technical advisor to all staff and build their capacity to effectively secure contracts and grants
  • Identifies and manages a talented pool of external consultants to assist with grant writing
  • Hires, supervises, and trains the Development Associate
  • Leads and engages in organization marketing and communication efforts.


  • 10 years of senior leadership experience at a nonprofit or public organization with at least eight years of development experience
  • Master’s degree in communications, management, public health, or a related field preferred or, in lieu of a Master’s degree, additional years of development experience
  • Strong understanding of health equity issues and experience developing proposals that address health inequities within impacted communities
  • Extensive experience in the development profession, particularly with large, health-related federal government contracts and foundation grants
  • Proven knowledge of various funding streams, awareness of new trends or opportunities, and a track record of securing multi-million dollar contracts/grants
  • Ability to raise at least an additional $1-2 million per year for the organization
  • Facility with budget development and management and knowledge of funding regulations and restrictions
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Customer/client focus with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to delegate efficiently and effectively and manage large proposal writing processes with a team
  • Commitment to capacity building and providing technical assistance in proposal development among less experienced staff;  Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Professional and familiarity/experience with development database systems such as Onvia;  Marketing and communication expertise a plus.
  • A commitment to value diversity of thought, backgrounds, and perspectives
  • Strategic thinker able to create a vision for HRiA’s development functions and set goals to support growth in funding
  • Collegial and outgoing nature with strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen as well as lead
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining vigilant attention to deadlines and details
  • Ability to work independently, juggle multiple tasks and responsibilities, and meet deadlines
  • Well-honed oral and written communication skills, including public speaking and the ability to engage others
  • Well-developed entrepreneurial skills
  • Ability to produce polished written work
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness, creativity in problem solving and overall good judgment
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with a sense of humor and perspective
  • Eagerness to increase responsibilities as organization develops
  • Dedication to support and promote HRiA’s mission and programs

To Apply: To see more information and to apply, submit resume and cover letter of interest here.

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