Days for Girls International is Hiring a Director of Development ($60,000 ‒ $70,000 Annually)- Apply!

About Days for Girls International

Days for Girls International (DfG) is an award-winning non-profit that has reached more than 3 million women and girls in 145 countries on six continents with quality, sustainable menstrual care solutions, and health education. We operate a hybrid model of entrepreneurship and volunteerism, increasing access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social enterprises, mobilizing volunteers, and developing innovative solutions that shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls around the globe. 

Our core values guide everything we do, including hiring decisions. They are:

  • Wisdom: honors those who we serve and with whom we serve
  • Gratitude: integrates into all areas of our operations
  • Collaboration: prioritizes responsiveness and flexibility 
  • Seeks to learn: through an entrepreneurial spirit of innovation and creativity

DfG is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Women, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA2S+ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Position Summary

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer (CDO), the Director of Development (DoD) serves as a collaborative partner for fund development and driver of growth in contributed revenue. As a member of the Development Team, the DoD will play a pivotal role in securing sustainable funding for DfG’s mission by cultivating and stewarding relationships with key donor segments: individual donors, corporate partners, foundations, and institutional partners. This role is best complemented by a person who thrives in creative storytelling, strategic thinking, loves building relationships, and can drive impactful partnerships and engagement initiatives through solution-oriented measures. 

Key Responsibilities 

Grants Management and Administration

  • Oversee the entire grant lifecycle, from initial application to grant award and project completion.
  • Manage grant budgets to ensure financial transactions are accurate and compliant with donor requirements.
  • Prepare and submit timely grant reports, monitoring progress against objectives and deliverables.
  • Liaise with the internal programs team and other relevant stakeholders to address questions, provide updates, and maintain positive relationships.
  • Prepare and present grant-related reports to internal stakeholders and funders.
  • Stay informed of current grant regulations and best practices, updating internal procedures as needed.

Mid-Level Donors 

  • Develop and implement strategies for personalized cultivation, stewardship, and engagement    to maximize long-term support.
  • Identify and qualify potential mid-level donors within existing networks and fundraising channels.
  • Manage the mid-level donor portfolio, maintaining accurate records and ensuring timely communication.
  • Serve as the primary liaison, building and nurturing relationships with individual donors across identified segments.
  • Lead the identification and cultivation of potential major donors within the mid-level donor pool.

Corporate Giving Partners

  • Lead the identification, cultivation, and relationship management of small-to-medium-sized corporate and foundation partners.
  • Secure partnerships aligned with DfG’s mission and strategic goals, generating impactful funding beyond individual donations.
  • Negotiate partnership agreements and deliverables, ensuring mutually beneficial outcomes and long-term engagement.
  • Manage and steward relationships with impact partners, fostering ongoing collaboration and communication.
  • Develop Employee Giving & Engagement (EGE) Strategy:
    • Research partner organization’s employee demographics and interests. 
    • Identify target employee segments for cultivation (e.g., leadership teams, young      professionals, employee resource groups, specific departments).
    • Develop a calendar of planned EGE activities and touchpoints.
    • Participate in internal events and gatherings as a DfGI representative.
    • Utilize internal & external communication channels (e.g., newsletter, intranet) to raise awareness and share DfG stories.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the development team and other DfG departments to roll out comprehensive fundraising strategies.
  • Oversee grant research and proposal development within the assigned portfolio.
  • Manage data and reporting for assigned donor segments, providing insights to inform strategic decision-making.
  • Represent DfG at fundraising events and conferences, building visibility and securing new partnerships.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in non-profit fundraising, preferably with international experience.
  • Proven track record of success in cultivating and stewarding relationships with individual donors, corporate partners, and foundations.
  • Strong understanding of donor motivations and relationship-building skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to craft compelling proposals and presentations.
  • Experience in managing diverse donor portfolios and data analysis tools.
  • Passion for DfG’s mission and commitment to girls’ and women’s empowerment.
  • Strategic thinking and leadership skills to manage and motivate a team.
  • Cultural sensitivity and experience working in diverse international contexts.

Reporting Relationships

The Director of Development will report directly to the Chief Development Officer and work closely with the development team, program team, and other key staff members.

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