Director, Fund Development

Summary Description

Serving as principal writer and editor, the Director Fund Development will lead and manage all development, fundraising and donor communications.  The Director will collaborate with members of the Development, Communications, Research, Federal and State teams to compose a wide variety of print and electronic projects, most importantly, funding proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects for foundations, individuals, corporations, and other organizations; also including, stewardship reports for select foundations, individual and corporate donors; and the organization’s annual report.

Types of projects include formal proposals, letters of inquiry, brochures, invitations, web site content, stewardship reports, PowerPoint presentations, speeches, and event scripts.

Primary Duties

  • Designs and prepares Development writing projects, from inception through delivery;
  • Complies with all grant reporting as required by foundation, individual or corporate donors;
  • Provides regular written updates (newsletters etc.) to corporate and foundation donors;
  • Understands institutional history and programs and is capable of translating that information into clear, compelling, and informative language for donors and the public;
  • Updates content for Development sections of the web site;
  • Gathers information, quickly and effectively, by working collaboratively across departments and programs within the organization;
  • Organizes information for effective presentations; and
  • Track statistics relevant to development trends and incorporates that learning into written materials and presentations.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Minimum five years of professional experience in a development writing-related field;
  • Strong written communication and proofreading skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive prose;
  • Knowledge of standard concepts, practices and procedures related to the position, including: familiarity with appropriate business software applications; use of best practices in proposal development; understanding of branding and positioning strategies for the institution and for specific projects;
  • Ability to “ghost write” for various staff; ability to learn subject-specific terminology for use in developing written materials;
  • Knowledge of when and how to use various channels of communication;
  • Exceptional attention to detail and highly organized;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and income goals; and
  • Strong contributor in team environments.


To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, writing sample, salary history, and attach your resume to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Please reference the position code: DFD-06 in the subject line of your email.  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leader in the fight to reduce tobacco use in the United States and around the world. By changing public attitudes and public policies on tobacco, the Campaign works to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke. A non-profit organization established in 1996, the Campaign works with more than 130 organizational partners, including public health, medical, education, civic, corporate, youth and religious organizations. The Campaign does not accept any government or tobacco industry funding.


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Tobacco by the Numbers

  • 480,000: Annual tobacco-related deaths in U.S.
  • $170 billion: Annual tobacco-related health care costs in U.S.
  • 5.6 million: U.S. kids under 18 alive today who will ultimately die from smoking (unless smoking rates decline)
  • Six million: Annual tobacco-related deaths worldwide
  • 600,000: Annual deaths worldwide caused by secondhand smoke
  • One billion: Worldwide deaths from tobacco this century unless urgent action is taken