OMNI Human Resource Management

  • Development Director

    Emmanuel Family & Child Development Center
    Job Location(s)
    US-MO-Kansas City
  • Overview



    OMNI is honored to be retained by Emmanuel Family & Child Development Center in their search for a Development Director. Our client is seeking an experienced, “roll up your sleeves” development professional who will direct and lead all elements of the fundraising efforts for the organization.


    Since 1986, Emmanuel Family & Child Development has been committed to providing outstanding early childcare services in a safe, loving and educational environment for children in poverty, empowering their families through advocacy, emergency aid, and education.


    The organization is in high growth-mode, having recently received a Kauffman Foundation grant to support new initiatives, including the construction of a brand-new facility slated to open in Fall 2019.




    Reporting to the Executive Director, this position will lead the organization’s fund development program with a primary focus on grants, individual and corporate donors, and an annual event. This role requires a results-oriented and goal-driven leader to ensure funding sources are sufficient to provide revenues needed for current operations and expansion/development goals. 

    • Develop and drive all fund development functions for the organization - including writing grants, securing individual and corporate gifts, and creating/executing an annual event.
    • Work to refine donor communications and database process and systems.
    • Research and identify new, potential funding sources (foundation, corporate and government) and solicit support for ongoing programming, as well as new initiatives. 
    • Publicize the organization through increased visibility, funding, and community engagement.
    • Assist with strategic planning to establish and implement a long-term calculated plan with measurable outcomes and goals to ensure progress toward long-term, strategic financial and operational goals.
    • Provide consistent and informative reporting to the Executive Director and Board on the effectiveness of fundraising activities.


    • Demonstrated fundraising success, particularly by securing individual and corporate gifts, grant writing, and engaging a community of motivated supporters to achieve desired outcomes.
    • Proven ability to create and strengthen operational efficiencies within a development program.
    • Reputation for the ability to collaborate with staff in a “hands-on” manner with the humility to be willing to take on any task at any time.
    • Proven ability to build relationships, develop plans, and maximize potential resources/relationships.
    • Highly effective interpersonal, public speaking, written and verbal communication skills. Must offer grant writing experience.
    • Commitment and passion for the Emmanuel Family & Child Development Center mission. 
    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven and self-directed leadership style.


    We appreciate your suggestions or referrals to professionals who may have an interest in this opportunity.


    OMNI Human Resource Management

    Michelle Anderson, Senior Search Consultant - 913.653.8067


    OMNI and our clients are Equal Opportunity Employers and seek diversity in candidates for employment. EEO Employer W/M/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


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