Elizabeth, New Jersey

Director of Development, Family Promise

The Organization – Family Promise

Founded in Summit, New Jersey, in 1988, Family Promise is the leading national nonprofit addressing the crisis of family homelessness. The organization, comprised of approximately 200 Affiliates, tackles the range of issues that can lead to homelessness. From prevention services to emergency shelter to post-program stabilization, Family Promise ensures families develop vital skills, have access to critical resources, and receive ongoing support to achieve lasting independence. The organization has served more than one million individuals since its founding. You can learn more about us at http:/familypromise.org.

Family Promise seeks to hire passionate and talented individuals and recognizes that communities and organizations are stronger when they combine the skills, experiences, and efforts of a diverse group of individuals. Family Promise fosters a culture that embraces diversity, promotes inclusivity, furthers social justice, and empowers all to connect. As an organization, we are constantly evolving, listening, and learning to meet the needs of our team members and other stakeholders.

This role is part of the Family Promise of Union County program.


The goal driven, organized, detailed, compassionate, and highly motivated person in this full-time position is responsible for leading and supervising all aspects of our development department and community engagement for Family Promise of Union County.

This is a hybrid role, with the requirement for on-site work in the Elizabeth, NJ office and throughout the Union county community.

Primary Duties and responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Executive Director to plan for meeting current organizational funding needs and future growth.
  • Design and implement strategies for fundraising against goals
  • Plan and execute the Annual Fund activity
  • Oversee and execute grant process, including research, proposal writing, and reporting
  • Organize donor recruitment, retention, and recognition efforts, including developing, cultivating, and maintaining ongoing relationships with major donors, foundations, and corporate representatives.
  • Oversee the organization and implementation of special events for fundraising
  • Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives.
  • Grow planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies.
  • Volunteer management: in collaboration with Community Engagement manager, oversee Volunteers including training, meeting with, and acknowledging volunteers
  • Make public appearances and speak at events to share information about Family Promise Union County with the community.
  • Responsible for overseeing donor software and tracking systems.
  • Manage the design, writing and production of promotional and solicitation materials, including direct mail letters and brochures.
  • Set strategy for public awareness campaigns and social media and manage overall media relations and influencer strategy.
  • Create partnerships and relationships that build Family Promise Union County’s brand.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field both inside and outside the FP network and the Union County area.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Passion for our mission to help families and individuals experiencing homelessness and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response
  • Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Equality, Equity and Social Justice
  • Excellent relationship management skills and ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds
  • Team player and comfort interfacing with all levels of staff and external audiences
  • Professional, conscientious, friendly, and enthusiastic
  • Be comfortable working in a faith-based environment, working with congregations and clergy
  • Ability to effectively multi-task, establish priorities, work and make judgments independently, and take initiative.
  • Proficiency with Adobe and Office 365 applications
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team.
  • Ability to work both remotely and in person.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, marketing, or business development preferred.  Equivalent work experience will be considered.
  • 3+ years in nonprofit fundraising required, 5+ years preferred
  • Experience leading a team of 2 or more direct reports desired
  • Experience in  project management
  • Background Check, Valid NJ Driver’s License, and Vehicle Required
  • Bi-lingual skills (Spanish) a plus

Family Promise provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The salary range for this position is $74K-$76K

How to Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to humanresourcesfpuc@familypromise.org with “Director of Development” in the subject line.

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