Development Director

The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (EndCAN) is seeking a Development Director with at least 5 years of development experience to help us reach our aggressive annual fundraising goals.

EndCAN’s goal is to end child abuse and neglect in our lifetime. Child abuse and neglect have long been seen as social and legal issues and are typically dealt with in a reactive way after maltreatment occurs. We aim to change this by building recognition of child abuse as a physical, mental and public health problem that can be prevented and treated. EndCAN funds research, education and training, prevention and advocacy activities across the country.

As our Development Director, you will lead the effort to help us reach our multi-million dollar fundraising goals. You will work with key staff members and our board members to develop a fundraising plan that includes strategies for pursuing funding from corporate sponsorships, philanthropic grants and grassroots fundraising. The Development Director will also work directly with our communications team and our marketing firm to assist in marketing and awareness building. As the organization grows and secures resources, you’ll focus on donations and building the fundraising focus for EndCAN. Once the organization has grown, the individual in this position will lead a team of development staff.

This position is located in Denver, Colorado at EndCAN headquarters to facilitate close collaboration with other team members. This position will report to our Executive Director. Applicants must be willing to travel periodically for philanthropic relationship building across the country.

 Job responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement strategies for all development efforts to support the continued growth of our foundation.
    • Manage existing relationships and build new relationships with a portfolio of donors
    • Design and oversee philanthropic giving, grassroots funding programs, and corporate sponsorship opportunities
    • Continuously research and facilitate new fundraising opportunities with our marketing team
    • Coordinate introductions and meetings of prospective funders with EndCAN executive staff
    • Support development of materials for pitches to prospective funders.
    • Work directly with EndCAN staff to support and enhance the grassroots effort of awareness building and fundraising.
    • Build and maintain authentic relationships with individuals and organizations within and outside the field of child abuse and neglect
    • Thoroughly document prospecting, interactions, and correspondence with donors
    • Write proposals, grants, funding agreements and letters
  • Ultimately, build out, run, and direct a development team
  • Consistently and regularly communicate with the Board Chair and Executive Director, work with volunteers and other entities to execute fundraising programs

 Our ideal candidate:

  • Has 5 years of fundraising experience and marketing experience for grassroots efforts
  • Demonstrate success of raising money at previous foundations worked at
  • Experience in crafting philanthropic narratives which will inspire large gift conversations
  • Maintains an understanding of billion dollar, national foundations
  • Possesses experience in national fundraising
  • Has proven understanding of contemporary fundraising tactics: grassroots funding, philanthropic giving and corporate sponsorships
  • Can work independently and collaboratively to meet foundation metrics
  • Exercises exceptional verbal and written communication to strengthen interpersonal relationships
  • Maintains professionalism and discretion in handling sensitive information
  • Can organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and pivot with shifting priorities


  • $50,000 – $65,000 base salary, DOE
  • Competitive benefits with paid time off
  • Opportunity to design and bring to life a creative and captivating development plan
  • Experience of working alongside a passionate, driven and exceptionally accomplished team to bring attention to a previously overlooked field

 To Apply:

 Send resume, cover letter and three references to 

This job description is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities, qualifications or expectations. EndCAN is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity (IRS tax exempt number 82-3752131), and all contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. | PO Box 102428, Denver, CO 80250