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May 15, 2023

ENC is Hiring A Director of Development!

Basic Information

Job Title: Director of Development

Status: Full Time, Exempt

Place of Performance: Charlotte, NC

Travel Requirements: Statewide

Supervisor: Executive Director

Direct Reports: 2-3

The Opportunity – About Equality NC

At ENC we envision a thriving, liberated North Carolina with a powerful LGBTQ+ community united in service of racial and social justice. Our mission is to build LGBTQ+ power through advocacy, education, and uplifting the stories of queer and trans North Carolinians in pursuit of racial and social justice. Join a team that is passionately committed to advancing the collective lived equality for our most vulnerable populations and communities. Our organization has a close-knit culture in which we place a high priority on communication, collaboration, diversity, equity, and inclusion where each person is supported to thrive and grow together. Equality NC recognizes that historical and systemic inequity, especially institutional racism, is the root cause to problems we aim to solve. We acknowledge that it is impossible for us to fulfill our mission without creating an equitable and inclusive environment for our staff, partners, and people we serve. For more information about Equality NC, please visit our website.

Position Summary

The Development Director, in collaboration with Equality NC Staff and Board, oversees and is responsible for all the organization’s fundraising activities and manages relationships with the organization’s financial partners. Duties include cultivating new, current, and former donors to encourage ongoing contributions, seeking out opportunities for financial support through grants and sponsorships, and planning fundraising events.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Five years or more professional experience working in development is REQUIRED.
  • Experience working with, for, on behalf of LGBTQIA+ communities is REQUIRED.
  • Creates yearly development plan and annual organizational budget along with the Executive Director and Director of Operations
  • Experience managing up, down, and across teams to orchestrate successful fundraising campaigns.
  • Experience managing a budget over $1 million with a good handle on how to read P&L statements and balance sheets.
  • Serves as staff liaison for ENC Development & Communications Committee
  • Seeks, applies for, and manages grant funding.
  • Performs networking at selected community and leadership events.



  • You have demonstrated experience with and commitment to antiracism.
  • You can equally work collaboratively and independently.
  • You are a natural project manager that can prioritize and manage multiple competing projects smoothly.
  • You thrive off analyzing and solving complex problems.
  • You desire to continually learn and develop professionally while exhibiting respect for diverse viewpoints.
  • You possess excellent communication skills, including verbal, written, and public speaking.
  • Proficient in Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, and Raiser’s Edge and Raiser’s Edge NXT.
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Work Environment

Thrive in an intense, do-it-yourself, start-up environment. Ability to work well remotely, within a cross-functional team environment and with diverse communities.


  • The starting salary will be commensurate with candidate experience. The salary range is $60K-$80K.
  • Health, dental, vision, long-term disability, short-term disability, and life insurance
  • Vacation, PTO, and holidays
  • Matching 403(b)

How to Apply

Equality NC is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive work environment and to building a team that reflects the rich diversity of our community. BIPOC LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions, and identities are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter to hr@equalitync.org. Your cover letter should express your specific interest in and qualifications for this role.

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