HLAA Job: Director of Development

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization representing people with hearing loss. HLAA opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, support and advocacy. With more than 48 million Americans living with hearing loss, we work nationally and in local communities to provide vital assistance and resources to help people with hearing loss and their families live better lives.

Position Summary
The Hearing Loss Association of America is seeking an experienced, energetic, and results-oriented development professional to serve as its Director of Development. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position leads all aspects of fundraising and donor engagement in support of HLAA’s mission and goals. 

The Director is responsible for planning, directing, and implementing a comprehensive fundraising program aimed at increasing revenues through individual, corporate, foundation and government support. The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors in concert with HLAA priorities, while advancing a culture of philanthropy. 

  The Director of Development will:

  • Develop and implement a fundraising plan in support of HLAA strategic priorities.
  • Lead the growth of a comprehensive development program including annual campaigns, major gifts, planned giving, grassroots appeals, and corporate, foundation and government support.
  • Supervise staff and provide direction for the Walk4Hearing, HLAA’s nationwide fundraising and awareness program. 
  • Serve as a front-line fundraiser to nurture relationships with existing donors and to secure new support.
  • Strengthen processes and strategies for fundraising, and work with staff to enhance effectiveness.
  • Work with the Board of Directors, Executive Director, and program staff to leverage their networks, relationships and ideas to generate partnerships, sponsorships, and other funding opportunities.
  • Develop and lead donor cultivation efforts, strengthening donor giving, and advancing HLAA as an outstanding and impactful philanthropic cause.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree. 
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive, nonprofit fundraising experience, preferably with management and major donor experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of supervisory experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated track record of fundraising success, including campaign planning and execution, and building fundraising programs and performance.
  • Experience with the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospects and securing major gifts.
  • Experience in organizing high-profile fundraising events.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the mission of the organization and articulate the impact of HLAA’s mission.
  • Skilled in MS Office, Raiser’s Edge or similar CRM packages, and other computer applications including presentation and spreadsheet software.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to make articulate presentations to individuals and groups, and to write effectively and persuasively.
  • Excellent judgment and initiative; creative and enthusiastic.
  • Fast-paced and results-oriented with the ability to effectively manage multiple responsibilities.
  • Possess integrity and compassion, and the ability to earn the confidence of a wide range of constituents.
  • Successful experience working with staff, board members and volunteers.
  • A team mentality and an interest in the success of colleagues.
  • Willingness to travel as needed.

Application Instructions
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter with salary expectations to development@hearingloss.org with “Director of Development” in the subject line.

Applicants believed to be viable candidates for this opportunity will be contacted.

HLAA values diversity of background and opinion and promotes a professional environment that is accessible and inclusive. HLAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parenthood, or any other category protected by law.