Diabetes Hands Foundation is seeking a DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Hey TuDiabetes Members!

Diabetes Hands Foundation (the nonprofit that funds and runs TuDiabetes) is seeking an experienced Director of Development to join our team. If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of millions of people who are or will be impacted by diabetes, we want to hear from you.

Check out the job description below and then send us a simple letter outlining why you are interested and what makes you think you would be a good fit for our team along with your background summary to: MeaningfulWork@diabeteshf.org. Please include “Director of Development” in the subject line.

Director of Development

We, at the Diabetes Hands Foundation believe no one touched by diabetes should ever feel alone, because together we become stronger and have the power to generate positive change in our community and ourselves. We provide platforms where people with diabetes and their loved ones can connect and have an open dialogue about their experiences with this chronic condition.

We are seeking a Director of Development to join our leadership team to help us make sure that nobody touched by diabetes ever feels alone.

Position Overview

This position will plan, organize and lead the research, development, and implementation of our fund development strategy, as well as the implementation of its supporting plans. Building on our established foundation of contributions that includes grants, individual donors, corporate gifts and more, this individual will help insure our sustainable growth through these and new funding models. In summary, the Director of Development is responsible for all fundraising and is deeply involved in the identification and nurturing of strategic partnerships.

Duties and Responsibilities

*Work closely with the CEO and board of directors to research, develop, and implement a fundraising plan in support of the Diabetes Hands Foundation strategic and operating plans.

*Lead the organization’s development of its annual funding plan and then implement, monitor and report progress.

*Serve as primary fundraiser.

*Research and identify possible grantors, strategize best approach.

*Manage grant writing and ensure the accuracy of all funding proposals, interim progress summaries, and final reports.

*Lead grant tracking to ensure spending is aligned with funds award and reporting fulfills all requirements and timetables.

*Work closely with CEO in the identification and development of potential new corporate sponsors.

*Manage major gift program through prospect research, strategizing, contact and nurturing of these contributors.

*Coordinate individual donor programs including scheduled campaigns, unsolicited funds and third party supported programs, i.e. matching gifts.

*Provide proactive support to the Board Fundraising Committee, and its donor development activities.

*Manages relationships with existing fundraising sources.

*Provides training and direction to other staff members in a manner that will engage them in the continued financial health of Diabetes Hands Foundation while contributing to their personal and professional growth.


*Personal alignment with the values of Diabetes Hands Foundation

*Able to demonstrate problem solving abilities

*Proven fund raising planner with implementation expertise

*Able to communicate effectively with disparate stakeholders

*Passionate about helping others. Empathetic and values conscious


*Continuous learner

*High energy

*Ability to function as an individual contributor and team player simultaneously

Minimum Requirements

*2 years of program or people management experience
*3 years of nonprofit fundraising experience
*4-year degree or equivalent experience
*Familiarity with Salesforce
*Strong communication skills, verbal, writing and editing
*Demonstrated project management experience

Extras That Will Make You Even More Desirable

*A connection to diabetes
*Proficiency in at least one other language – Spanish preferred
*Graduate degree