The Center for Community Transitions Seeks Development Director

August 2022

Development Director, The Center for Community Transitions 

If you are ready to make a lasting difference in someone's life, if you want to be part of the community solution to reducing recidivism, and if your career goals include being part of an organization that has experienced tremendous growth in its almost half a century history, then The Center for Community Transitions ("CCT") invites you to join its leadership team. CCT is searching for a forward-thinking, results-oriented, donor-focused professional to step into the role of Development Director. 

Organization Overview 


The Center for Community Transitions is a non-profit organization with a mission to strengthen our community by helping people with criminal records and their families find a healthier and more productive way of living. CCT provides employment and transition services; supports alternatives to incarceration; and restores and strengthens family bonds.


  • Return individuals to their family and community and reengage them as parents, employees and neighbors.
  • Break the cycle of intergenerational criminal justice involvement and lower recidivism.
  • Advocate for systemic social justice changes that eliminate barriers and obstacles to full restoration of citizen rights.
  • Strengthen families affected by incarceration.

Position Overview 

The Development Director is responsible for the creation, coordination, and implementation of the development strategy and annual fundraising plan. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Fundraising and Development 

  • Create and implement a comprehensive development strategy to support the programs of CCT. The strategy will include, but is not limited to donor relations, giving campaigns, fundraising events, online giving, grant writing, and reporting.
  • Work with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and other staff as needed to create the annual revenue budget and fundraising goals.
  • Ensure that CCT's development activities are in compliance with local, state and federal nonprofit guidelines, such as charitable solicitation license, posting financials, etc.
  • Solicit and manage in-kind donations for CCT programs.
  • Maintain CCT grant calendar and donor database to monitor proposal submissions and report deadlines.
  • Research, identify, and participate in authoring new grant opportunities and oversee the maintenance of existing and renewal grants.
  • Coordinate data and content for grant proposals and reports as needed with the Executive Director and Program Directors.
  • Maintain CCT donor databases (Salesforce).
  • Create and implement a system to track gift processing, giving history, cultivation activities, gift acknowledgement, and all pertinent items related to gift processing.

Board of Directors

  • Produce and manage reports to use for development activities for the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
  • Serve as agency liaison to the Board of Directors for fundraising and development. The liaison provides coaching, encouragement, and support to board members engaged in fundraising.
  • Coordinate the Board Development Committee and its participation in fundraising activities. 


  • Source and secure event sponsorships and manage donor/prospect participation.
  • Represent CCT in the community at speaking engagements and outreach events.
  • Manage fundraising events, both in-person and virtual, in coordination with CCT Marketing and Communications

Other Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Participate in other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications and Competencies 

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree.
  • 5+ years of demonstrated nonprofit fundraising experience.
  • Knowledge of Advancement office functions and fundraising techniques, including gift processing, direct mail, proposal writing, and face-to-face solicitation.
  • High level written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Experience with events management, both in-person and virtual.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, develop, cultivate, and steward relationships with donors.
  • Demonstrated experience using donor management CRM (experience with Salesforce preferred) 
  • Experience analyzing performance and operation metrics.
  • Passion for leading and supporting racial equity and social justice.  
  • Experience with/knowledge of criminal justice system is preferred. 
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed for fundraising events


CCT employees have an obligation to respect the privacy of CCT clients and to keep information obtained in confidence.  Each employee will sign a code of ethics statement. 


$70,000-$75,000 annually, commensurate with experience. Also includes a benefits package.  

Applicant Instructions

Applications should include:

  • 1-page cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three professional references

**All files should be saved with the applicant's first and last name + document type (e.g., Kendra Williams cover letter, Kendra Williams resume, Kendra Williams references**

  • Please indicate the position and organization to which you are applying in the subject line of the email (i.e., Development Director, Center for Community Transitions)
  • No phone calls or in-person visits, please
  • Note that only those candidates invited to screening will be contacted