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Annual Fund Director

Job Title:

Annual Fund Director

Position Type:

Full-Time, Salaried


Fund Development; Reports to Executive Director

Education Required:

Bachelor’s degree


2060 43rd St, Grand Rapids, MI

Skills Required:

Microsoft Office, Email, Internet

Date posted:


Skills Preferred:

Social Media, Raiser’s Edge

Applications Accepted:

Email or Mail

E-mail:         Subject Line: Annual Fund Director Position

Mail: Keys for Kids Ministries, PO Box 1001, Grand Rapids, MI  49508

General Summary

This position is responsible for the oversight of all annual fund activities and includes identifying, researching and securing funds available through individuals, foundations, and businesses. Qualified candidates will have proven success in managing various volunteer fundraising committees and the ability to provide and implement successful development strategies including fundraising dinners/luncheons.  This position will also be responsible for growing partnerships with summer camps, generating revenue through the Keys for Camps program.  Prefer a minimum of three years fundraising experience.

Essential Functions include (but are not limited to):

  • Work collaboratively with the Executive Director to determine annual development objectives. Create and manage strategic and detailed plans that meet annual and long-term resource development objectives.
  • Recruit and renew committee members and ensure they have appropriate tools, training and support to be effective and efficient in their work on the organization’s behalf.
  • Oversee the direct mail process and do the writing/editing of print materials (newsletter, appeals, etc.) to ensure best practices are being met or exceeded.
  • Provide strategy and implementation tools for the Peer to Peer fundraising platform.
  • Coordinate with the executive director for the completion of Annual Fund grants.  Track the submission of proposals/grants, monitor proposal deadlines, and provide oversight for proposal follow-up reports.
  • Oversee all aspects of the fundraising events.  Assist in creation of all goals and the annual review of how all events work into the overall development plan and strategy.
  • Provide strategy and identify key targets for Keys for Camps program.  Cultivate new relationships and maintain existing partnerships. 


  • Previous experience within a Fund Development setting of a non-profit organization.
  • Strong ability to communicate, both written and verbally, about the organization and its mission.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully navigate connecting with camps across the country.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of constituents including board, donors, and community leaders.
  • Required skills in Microsoft Word and Excel, email, and general internet functions.
  • Some comfort with Social Media and Raiser’s Edge (donor database) preferred.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  The listed duties may be changed at the discretion of the incumbent’s manager/supervisor.


Keys for Kids Ministries
PO BOX 1001
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
(616) 647-4500
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