Director of Development  (Full-Time)

The Marian Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making History is seeking a full-time Director of Development to champion our mission, strengthen relationships with supporters, and resource the organization’s growth and impact. This position will lead the Jackson Center’s fundraising and stewardship efforts and strategy, orchestrating and supporting staff, Board, and volunteers to participate in resource generation. As a member of the Leadership Team, this position will also work closely with the Director of Operations and Executive Director to support organizational operations and strategy. Currently, the Jackson Center is operating with a flexible, hybrid (in-person and remote) work environment. While many responsibilities for this position can be performed remotely, ideal candidates would live in the Triangle, NC, and be able to attend in-person commitments.



Fundraising (70%)

  • Create and implement an annual fundraising strategy, in collaboration with the Executive Director and Board of Directors
  • Cultivate relationships with the Center’s supporters, including foundations, individual donors, faith communities, and corporations
  • Craft proposals, grant budgets, reports, and donor communications in collaboration with the Executive Director, contract grant writer, and program staff
  • Coordinate ongoing fundraising processes (eg. the annual mailing campaign, thank-you letters, and audit-related reporting) and systems (eg. Salesforce CRM, grants calendar)
  • Collaborate with the staff team to improve systems for measuring and tracking program activities and impact

Serving as a Member of the Leadership Team (30%)

  • Provide an internal sounding board, conduct research, and share input with the Leadership Team regarding organizational decisions, policies, and systems/workflow improvements
  • Build planning tools (eg. spreadsheets, project/event plans, manuals) and organize meeting agendas to support the Leadership Team and staff with accomplishing objectives and making key decisions
  • Alongside the whole staff, support the coordination and implementation of annual celebratory events (Holiday Party, Good Neighbor Initiative, Northside Festival)


Please see the link below for full position details and application instructions. For further information, please contact George Barrett, Executive Director, at