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Development Director


Syracuse, NY, USA

Position Title: Development Director

The Opportunity: The Longhouse Council, Boy Scouts of America, Inc. (LHC or Council) is a well-established pioneering agency in youth services, with a solid foundation of event-based fundraising along with individual giving efforts through direct mail; volunteer involved “ask” campaigns; Executive Board efforts; Product Sales and more. Significant corporate support is a large part of the Council’s annual budget. We seek an entrepreneurial professional to build upon a very solid base, adding and developing major gifts through planned giving, and in future year’s endowment campaigns. This is an opportunity to build a sustainable fundraising program. The Executive Director is a skilled professional and would provide strong support. In addition the Council’s board is active in the development efforts of the Council.


3-5 years minimum successful line fundraising experience in a comparable non-profit; development management experience highly desirable.

Proven track record in cultivating and developing prospective donors leading to successful "asks." Face-to-face experience in closing individual major gifts and foundation gifts is required.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Highly motivated and able to work independently.

Ability to garner the respect and trust of the Executive Director, the LHC Board, various fundraising committees, and donors.

Self-confident, flexible and adaptable and able to work collaboratively with a variety of volunteer leaders and staff.

Superb relationship builder.

Undergraduate or advanced degree preferred. Successful major individual giving/planned giving experience may be acceptable in lieu of degree.

CFRE designation a plus.

Ability to understand and work within a variety of fundraising software and database functions.

New York State Dept. of Justice and Social Services criminal record clearance required prior to employment.

Valid New York State Driver's License.

Have and maintain a good driving safety record (verified by a DMV report at hire and at least yearly thereafter), a reliable vehicle, and proof of liability insurance.

Proficiency in MS Office applications including Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.


Compensation: competitive depending on experience with a full benefits package including medical, dental life, savings plan and certain use-of-vehicle reimbursements. A generous vacation and holidays package is a minimum part of any meaningful compensation package.

Longhouse Council Boy Scouts of America

Why Work Here?

Awesome opportunity for an outgoing detailed indivisual to network with the leaders of the Syracuse Community


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