OMNI Human Resource Management

Director of Fund Development

Urban Neighborhood Initiative
Job Location(s)
US-MO-Kansas City
Position Category



Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey with the Urban Neighborhood Initiative (UNI). They are seeking a dynamic Director of Fund Development, a visionary leader who will help shape the future.  Your expertise will guide them with a strong grant focus, as well as with the development and execution of an annual fundraising program, intricately aligned with their overarching strategic plan.


UNI's influence is far-reaching, spanning 10 neighborhoods in the heart of Kansas City.  They work in harmony with civic, community, and government leaders and organizations, united by a common purpose — to create a brighter, more equitable future for all.  Your role as the Director of Fund Development is an opportunity to be a catalyst for positive change and help UNI achieve their mission to empower communities and foster prosperity.


Reporting to the President/CEO, the Director of Fund Development will:

  • Lead and implement the overall fund development strategy and activities, including the opportunity to build a team as future fund development activities require.
  • Research, write, and apply for large grants on the local, state, federal, foundation and corporate level, and cultivate relationships with Foundations.
  • Create and execute strategies to increase unrestricted income, particularly through individual gifts.
  • Secure meetings with major gifts donors and prospects and engage them in face-to face solicitations.
  • Advise on the implementation of fundraising events, annual gala events, and smaller events.
  • Manage donor database and ensure timely gift recording and donor acknowledgement.
  • Keep the President/CEO and Board members informed of trends, development efforts, key donor information, and guide them to build donor relationships.
  • Serve as liaison with the Resource Development Committee of the Board of Directors.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in nonprofit management, business, communication, public relations, or related fields. Advanced degree preferred.
  • 5+ years’ experience in fund development with at least 3 years in a senior development position with proficiency in strategy, planning, organizing, executing, assessing, and effective follow-up skills.
  • Strong grant writing skills with proven experience/success.
  • Strong relationship building and leadership skills.
  • Experience in planning successful donor campaigns and events.
  • Familiarity with donor management software.


Urban Neighborhood Initiative offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes 100% employer paid Medical Insurance (Vision, Dental, Health), Short & Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance AD&D, and Accident Insurance.


OMNI is honored to be retained in this search. We appreciate your suggestions or referrals to professionals who may have an interest in this outstanding opportunity. Formal interest accepted here or direct all inquiries to:


Ann Cripe, Senior Consultant, OMNI Human Resource Management . 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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