Vice President of Development

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Rainbows is empowering children and families and we’re seeking passionate and energetic candidates to consider for a Vice President of Development. As a leading not-for-profit organization providing vital services to children with special needs and their families we are driven by strong guiding principles and supported by a highly talented and committed work force.


The Vice President of Development is responsible for all aspects of fundraising and development activities for Rainbows United. This individual displays a passion for Rainbows and our mission, forging strong relationships to build the Agency’s visibility, impact, and financial resources.


  • Plans, develops, implements, and oversees all fundraising and development activities for Rainbows United, Inc. and Rainbows United Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • Provides vision, direction, and oversight to donor cultivation, solicitation, recognition, events, annual fund, special projects, endowment/planned giving, and capital campaigns.
  • Fosters donor relationships and solicits major gifts for the Agency.
  • Oversees Rainbow’s annual $1 million signature event, Fashion Passion.
  • Oversees an annual fundraising budget of over $1 million dollars.
  • Promotes the Agency within the community to ensure a broad base of funding resources.
  • Serves as a public representative of the Agency, articulating the Agency’s mission and needs.
  • Demonstrates the ability to serve as a successful team member on the Executive Leadership Team and to interact effectively with the Agency and Foundation Boards of Directors.
  • Provides leadership to the Development Department staff, volunteers, and outside consultants.
  • Assists Board Development Chair and Agency President with Board development activities.
  • Serves as Agency Representative to Rainbows United Charitable Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors.
  • Cultivates, develops and oversees private charitable foundation grant submissions and awards as a leader on the Grants Team.
  • Administers and monitors fundraising and development revenues and expenses in relation to annual budget.
  • Facilitates membership and activities of Agency auxiliary group, Friends of the Heart.
  • The above job functions are representative and not meant to be all inclusive.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Nonprofit Leadership, or related field required.
  • Minimum of 5 years proven experience in Development position, sales, or related field required.
  • Membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) upon employment.


  • Extensive knowledge of fundraising processes and adherence to professional codes of ethics.
  • Strong relationship skills, with ability to work with a wide variety of individuals of all socio-economic statuses.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills to include a working knowledge of industry related software, Microsoft Office programs and graphics software.
  • Must be a self-starter, able to work both independently and as a team member, and have excellent organizational skills. Skilled at group and volunteer facilitation.



WORK PACE: Self-paced, requiring the ability to think and act quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced, demanding work environment.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: This position operates in a professional office environment, utilizing standard office equipment.

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