Area Development Director - Fundraising (UNCF)


UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding nearly 20 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF awards more than $100 million in scholarships annually and administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”® Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at more than 1,100 colleges and universities.


UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is conducting a search for a Full-Time Area Development Director-Fundraiser in the Boston MA area.  The Area Development Director establishes short-and-long range fundraising goals and conducting comprehensive, cost-effective annual fund-raising campaigns within his/her area of operation to support the 37 UNCF member institutions. Serves as an ambassador for UNCF and is responsible for engaging donors and leveraging key relationships to ensure revenue goals are met.  The Area Development Director will report to the vice president of development.


  • Develop new sources of unrestricted income from events, individuals and local community partners, foundations and corporations.
  • Plan and implement campaign strategies consistent with UNCF national action plans and policies.
  • Develop and submit solicitation proposals and design and implement special fund-raising events.
  • Write fundraising correspondence, letters of acknowledgment and appeals and maintain a regular schedule of in-person visits with foundations, donors and board members.
  • Cultivate and steward relationships with current and potential high net-worth donors.
  • Identify and recruit campaign leaders and advisory board members.
  • Establish and maintain close, direct contact with local corporations, government, community, church and civic leaders to ensure top volunteer leadership.
  • Establish and maintain liaison with volunteers and secure loaned executives.
  • Develop and prepare campaign materials, communication and promotional programs in support of local fund-raising efforts.
  • Supervise and coordinate staff activities related to records management in Raiser’s Edge database, maintaining current and accurate files on all donors, and ensuring security and quality controls.
  • Interface with Accounting and Finance department to fulfill information requests and maintain reporting accuracy.
  • Generate queries, reports, exports and other collection data as needed.
  • Manage area office to ensure compliance with UNCF policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Conduct performance appraisals and recommend employment, termination, promotion, and training and development of subordinates.


  • May supervise one or more professional and/or administrative level staff.


  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.)
  • At least 5 to 7 years’ experience in fund-raising.

Candidate should possess the following competencies:

  • Ability to conduct major fundraising activities, including capital campaigns and annual giving drives; raising $500,000 to $800,000 annually
  • Outstanding human relations and managerial skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational and written/verbal communication skills
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite


Interested candidates should visit our website at or Apply Here.

UNCF, Inc. is an EOE M/F/V/D


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