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Development Officer

Posted: 05/22/2023

JOB TITLE: Development Officer


The Development Officer provides support to the CEO, Board of Directors, and entire organization in the areas of fundraising, donor relations, and special events. This position is a full-time, exempt, 40-hour week average in the office, and primarily works between the hours of 8am-5pm with occasional evening and weekends. The Development Officer serves on the Communications Team. This position’s primary duty expectations include individual donor solicitations and appeals, corporate sponsorship agreements, grant opportunities, internal event coordination, and occasional team collaborative projects.




  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Fundraising or sales experience (volunteer or paid)
  • Corporate event planning and coordination (volunteer or paid)
  • Showcase ability to provide attention to details
  • Proactive self-starter who takes initiative
  • Able to represent KSPHQ and themselves with integrity and professionalism at all times
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, and travel as necessary
  • Reliable means of transportation as needed
  • Inclusion of cover letter


  • Experience working in a nonprofit setting
  • Donor management software knowledge
  • Online fundraising campaign management
  • Familiarity with grants
  • Vendor relations
  • Community partner engagement
  • Motivated by setting goals to increase revenues to enhance the organization’s mission



  • Administrative tasks that support agency development efforts
  • Make donor stewardship and a culture of philanthropy a top priority for the organization
  • Develop meaningful relationships with current and prospective donors and volunteers through direct phone, email, and in-person contacts
  • Assist in the cultivation of existing donors through targeted outreach, communications, donor meetings, and development event strategies
  • Manage direct mail appeals and other solicitations to individuals and corporate sponsors
  • Planning and implementation of organization events
  • Prepare development communications, including print, social media, and other
  • Provide excellent and timely communications to donors and vendors
  • Seek grant opportunities and assist in facilitation and reporting
  • Understand and communicate persuasively the mission, structure, programming, vision and values of KSPHQ
  • Represent KSPHQ by attendance at community social and civic events
  • Other duties as assigned to enhance the efforts of the Communications Team and benefit KSPHQ as a whole



  • Professionalism: quality, accuracy, meet important deadlines, efficiency, creativity of work, knowledge, and skill level
  • Skills: identify and prioritize salient issues and delegate tasks; ability to inspire confidence; negotiating skills; creative problem solving
  • Attitude: pride and enthusiasm toward the mission of Kansas Suicide Prevention HQ and suicide prevention
  • Communication: keeping other staff or providers informed, communicating appropriately with others, listening well, speaking publicly to individuals and groups
  • Teamwork: maintain a positive attitude and strong relationships toward staff and the community; adaptability to change; receive and give constructive criticism
  • Job Knowledge: Technical and industry specific knowledge, training, job competence and willingness to learn; self-development.
  • Initiative: originality of ideas, assertiveness, and alertness to possibilities for improvement, self-starting, prioritization of initiatives
  • Dependability: punctuality, preparation, organization, ability to follow instructions, and willingness ask questions



It is KSPHQ’s intention to create and foster a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive employment consideration without discrimination toward race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.



  • Full-time, Exempt, Salaried
  • $45-52,000.00 per year
  • Employer shared plan for Long Term Disability, Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability, employer paid
  • 401k with 5% match by employer
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Paid time off
  • Voluntary: Life Insurance, FSA Health, FSA Dependent Care, Accident coverage, and more
  • EAP Program
  • $75 monthly cell phone stipend


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Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $30,000 - 49,999,$50,000 - 74,999