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Director of Development and Marketing

Lincoln, NE, USA

Why Join Us?

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Development and Marketing is responsible for all marketing content and provides overall oversight and coordination for all development activities of the Boys and Girls Club of Lincoln/Lancaster County (BGCL). This individual will create marketing and fundraising materials that bring ideas, voices, and stories to life through online platforms, email marketing, major events, and more. In addition, the Director of Development and Marketing will manage major projects designed to accomplish BGCL’s marketing and fundraising goals, including engagement, stewardship, and retention of current and prospective supporters.

What You'll Do!

Development and Marketing Leadership

  • Plan, develop, and implement all marketing, communications, fundraising, and public relations materials to increase fundraising revenue and the visibility of the Club programs, services, and activities.

  • Create messaging and write direct mail, e-campaigns, newsletters, and stewardship materials.

  • Create and lead the overall development strategy for major events, individuals, grants, corporations, and foundations.

  • Develop and implement social media, internet, and marketing/public relations strategies designed to build appreciation, understanding, and financial support of Club programs, services, and activities, and to increase participation by the community with the Club.

  • In conjunction with the Executive Director and the Resource Development Committee Chair, engage leadership in fundraising and fostering a Culture of Philanthropy to grow private revenue. Serve as a trusted fundraising professional, educating donors about giving opportunities that would enable them to achieve their desired impact on the mission and beyond.

  • Seek and develop innovative funding partnerships with businesses and organizations that further the philanthropic goals and initiatives of BGCL.

  • Identify new major gift prospects to increase the number and size of funds and diversify revenue and donor base.

  • Demonstrated experience in exceptional donor relations; thanking and communicating with donors’ positive outcomes achieved due to their support.

  • Grant management and administration oversight; research grant opportunities, prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals, outcomes, and deliverables to funders. Work with the Director of Programming and Club Operations on grant reporting.

Organizational Management

  • Serve on the Leadership Team and participate in organizational planning, annual operating budget and development, and assessment activities.

  • Set the standard for effective leadership by maintaining a high level of accountability, ethics, excellence, integrity, prudence, productivity, professionalism and respect.

  • Strong organizational, writing, and public speaking skills.

  • Communicate a positive image of BGCL that builds credibility, confidence, and trust with internal and external stakeholders.

What We Offer!

  • Benefits! (Employee Only, Covered 100% Medical, Dental, Vision, Long-Term and Short-Term Disability)

  • Cell phone reimbursement

  • Paid time off including 11 federal holidays

  • Employee Assistance Program – A free benefit that promotes employee health and well-being. (Counseling and problem-solving, resources to assist with life’s daily challenges, consultation and referral services).

What You'll Have!

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required from an accredited college or university. Master’s degree preferred.

  • A team-oriented attitude and skilled communicator with a minimum of three to five years of experience in communications, fundraising, marketing, sales, or related fields.

  • An understanding and knowledge of the mission and objectives of Boys & Girls Clubs. Understanding of principles and practices of non-profit organizations preferred.

  • Proven track record of working to build, foster, and sustain creative and mutually beneficial relationships with businesses, individuals, families, corporations, foundations, and government entities.

  • Affinity for cultivating longstanding donor relationships.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in soliciting support via annual giving and marketing campaigns as well as experience in managing grant application processes.

  • Remarkable collaboration skills with a proven ability to establish and maintain effective collaborative working relationships (internally and externally) with Club leadership and staff, operations, board members, donors, volunteers, community groups/leaders, and other related agencies.

  • Demonstrated ability to organize, coordinate, execute, and monitor all fundraising operations including but not limited to managing a donor database, gift acknowledgment/donor recognition and stewardship programs, building and overseeing the Resource Development budget, and meeting agreed-upon annual fundraising goals.

  • Successful completion of a background investigation is required.

Who We Are!

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Lincoln/Lancaster County (BGC) is to empower all youth to reach their full potential. We advocate for them to have equitable opportunities to participate and succeed in all organizations and workplaces—especially our own.

Together, we strive to ensure Great Futures for all youth in our community.

Come Work With Us!

We’re so excited about your interest in the Boys & Girls Club Movement! Apply today and submit your resume and cover letter on our site at or send via email to Visit our website at

Boys & Girls Clubs of America is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The organization will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to, veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or any other protected group status as defined by law. Boys & Girls Clubs of America will also not discriminate against employees or applicants based on sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

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