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Director of Development and Communication

Hit the Books


Hit the Books seeks a Director of Development and Communications to lead fundraising, marketing, and communications strategies. The Director will report directly to the Executive Director and work closely with the board and other key staff to achieve annual goals.


To meet their responsibilities, the ideal Director of Development and Communications candidate will have:

  •  Several years of experience in fundraising for a non-profit organization or relevant sales/business development for a corporate entity;
  • ●Demonstrated success in meeting and exceeding goals in securing funding from foundations, corporations, individuals, grants, and/or government entities;
  • Self-starter and self-motivated leader who can work independently to set and achieve goals;
  • Personable, friendly, solutions oriented team player able to build relationships with key funders and supporters;
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and project management skills;
  • Polished and professional writer experienced in creating engaging content for online or print materials;
  • Ability to engage interns and volunteers in meaningful short- and long-term projects, and can work with diverse community members;
  • Creative thinker and problem-solver who is able to manage time effectively and prioritize tasks;
  • Experience managing organization-wide CRM tools and fundraising data systems; 
  • Openness to travel to meet with Hit the Books’ key donors and funding stakeholders.



Fundraising and Strategy

  • Serve as the primary fundraiser working closely with HTB’s Executive Director and Board to fundraise towards an annual goal of $1.25 MM.
  • Refine and implement a strategic fundraising plan that leverages CRM to optimize and integrate fundraising efforts at both the local and national levels, including major gifts, private and corporate foundations, and government grants. 
  • Identify and develop creative strategies and new revenue streams to engage funders based on Hit the Books unique set of programs, facilities, and programming.
  • Research prospects and oversee completion of grant applications to secure funding from private and corporate foundations, as well as government grant opportunities
  • Run point for HTB’s annual Fundraising Gala in October

Board Management

  • Build and manage relationships for Hit the Books with the Board of Directors 
  • Support Executive Director in preparation for quarterly board meetings to ensure board members are actively engaged

Development Team Management and Administration

  • Provide management and oversight to build out the staff, including interns, and volunteers, to create the development team
  • Provide regular feedback, professional development, and coaching to help each staff member, intern, and volunteer excel
  • Accountable for all administrative aspects of the Development function, which includes strategy and oversight of donor data, gift recognition, and reporting for both internal and external audiences

Marketing and Communications

  • Provide direction and strategy to manage and evolve Hit the Books' marketing and communications approach
  • Collaborate with internal staff and external vendors to ensure consistent messaging 
  • Build and manage all of the marketing assets that can be leveraged to share compelling stories of Hit the Books’ success, including print, video, digital, and social media


How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to
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