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Development Director

Posted: 11/03/2022

The Johnson County Park and Recreation District invites you to make a positive impact on your community by working where you play! JCPRD is a nationally recognized leader in the field of park and recreation whose hard-working staff, quality program offerings, and great parks and facilities promote healthy active lifestyles and set us apart. JCPRD has been recognized twice with the prestigious National Gold Medal for Excellence Award and has achieved national accreditation five times.   

In addition to competitive salaries and benefits, JCPRD offers the chance to be part of a professional, inclusive, and growing team.


  • Excellent medical, dental & vision benefit package 
  • KPERS benefit pension plan
  • Employer paid parental/caregiver leave 
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Family discounts for childcare, camps, rentals, and classes
  • Free fitness access at Mill Creek Activity Center and Roeland Park Activity Center
  • Golf privileges at either of the JCPRD owned courses
  • Referral bonus program


Lead the Parks and Recreation Foundation of Johnson County through the implementation of a strategic plan for fundraising, marketing, and organizational development.  Manage and maintain collaborative and coordinated relationships between the foundation, Friends subgroups, and the JCPRD Board.  Identify sources such as individual donors, grants, charitable events, marketing opportunities, and corporate investors.   Develop and implement a plan containing strategies to successfully build a large donor base and ensure effective fundraising to secure major gifts.  Build relationships with strategic partners and external stakeholders in the community to leverage resources for JCPRD.  Lead and supervise Sponsorship Specialist and Community Engagement Coordinator.  This position is a member of JCPRD’s senior leadership team, advising the Executive Director regarding policy and strategic decisions related to fundraising.


  • Secures donations through the development and implementation of a fundraising plan including major gifts.
  • Manages grant cultivation, development, application, monitoring, and reporting process.
  • Coordinates Foundation and Friends activities and strategic direction with JCPRD and Foundation boards.
  • Meets with donors and prospects regularly.
  • Establishes strategic direction in collaboration with JCPRD’s Administrative Team and Foundation’s Executive Committee.
  • Creates planned giving policy and collateral materials.
  • Oversees annual signature event.
  • Provides supervision and leadership to Development staff.
  • Provides oversight of Foundation budget operations by preparing and administering accounts payable.
  • Develops and manages a Foundation endowment fund to include investment performance oversight, monthly reporting, and managing the disbursement funding for JCPRD project per direction of the Foundation board.
  • Leads collaboration between the Foundation, JCPRD, and Friends boards, ensuring boards are partnering to achieve JCPRD’s strategic goals.
  • Plans and executes meetings to support the Foundation board, managing Foundation website and all marketing efforts.

DAYS/HOURS: M-F 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., additional hours as necessary

Please email a resume and cover letter to Senior Administrative Assistant, Lisa Baldwin, at 

First review of applications begins on December 1, 2022.


Bachelor's degree required in Non-Profit Management, Communications, Public Relations, Public Administration, or relevant field. Master's degree preferred in Non-Profit Management, Public Administration, or relevant field. Five (5) years of progressive fundraising or relevant experience required. Two (2) years budget management or relevant experience required. One (1) year of experience leading, directing, supervising, or coordinating the work of others required. Proven experience with a targeted fundraising campaign preferred.


Work Location: JCPRD Administration Building, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee Mission, KS 66219

Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $50,000 - 74,999,$75,000 - 99,999