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At CEDARS, we recognize the value of everyone’s contributions in helping children find safe and enduring family relationships. The talent, passion, and dedication that each employee brings to our efforts increases our ability to succeed.

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Development Director, CEDARS Home for Children Foundation (Lincoln, NE)

The Development Director is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and developing fundraising initiatives including: major gifts, capital campaigns, annual fundraising activities, special events and direct mail for the CEDARS Home for Children Foundation. The Development Director will have oversight of annual fundraising solicitation activities including community engagement events, individual and corporate solicitation, direct mail, online fundraising and will be responsible for the development and acquisition of major gifts. The Development Director will provide leadership over the strategic growth and development of the CEDARS Foundation, as well as direct oversight and development of the operational staff of the CEDARS Foundation as assigned. The Development Director will work in collaboration with the Communications team in the development of concepts and collateral to further the CEDARS Home for Children Foundation’s messaging. The Development Director shall have a bachelor’s degree in communication, business administration or related field with not less than five years of relevant experience. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills targeted toward diverse audiences. Excellent speaking skills are required. A general knowledge of the human services field is desired. The Development Director must embrace the mission of CEDARS to help children experiencing crisis and building strong families, have a genuine interest in and concern for all youth and families and the ability to work with other people within the agency. A valid driver’s license with a good driving record is required. Schedule: Monday through Friday 8a-5p; occasional participation in evening and weekend events.

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