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Development Director

Job Description:

The Development Director reports to the CEO and oversees the organization’s strategic fundraising efforts. The Development Director is responsible for executing our strategy to identify and secure Foundation, Individual, Corporate, and Government funding opportunities towards an annual fundraising target of $15M+. 

The Development Director will sustain and elevate the philanthropic support of current donors and develop a network of new prospects who share the organization’s commitment to end mass incarceration. You think about fundraising as a system and hold our team accountable to this system. 

Reasons why you should not apply:


To end the era of mass incarceration and generational poverty by:

What you’ll do:

Development Planning

Fundraising and Stewardship

Organizational Development and Administration

What you’ll have:

Where you’ll work

FreeWorld is a 100% US-based remote company. You may work anywhere in the U.S. that offers a great internet connection that is quiet and free from distractions! 

Board of Directors

Hiring Process

  1. Read our FreeWorld Culture FAQ and our FreeWorld Company Values and if you still think you are a fit… 

  2. Submit an application and cover letter. Please be specific in your cover letter. Include details such as how much you have raised in your career, the most you have raised annually, and how you raised that capital. If your qualifications are a match…  

  3. We have a 15-minute introductory call. If we love each other, then…

  4. You complete a brief task related to the role (such as submitting a work sample).  

  5. You meet 1:1 with a member of management for one hour to discuss your previous experiences and career goals

  6. You meet with a few additional team members for a 30-45 min (each) focused interview.  

  7. Last but not least, we talk to a few of the folks that you worked with, and if all goes well, we agree on terms. 

Compensation and Benefits

The compensation for this position is based on experience, but we are targeting $90k - 130k.

FreeWorld believes if we take care of our team, our team can better care for our program participants. For an up-to-date list of employee benefits, view our 2023 FreeWorld Benefits. A few key benefits are listed below:

IMPORTANT: Please be specific in your Cover Letter and include the funding you have secured throughout your career, the most you have raised in one year, and how you raised that capital. Applications that do not clearly describe your qualifications will not be selected to move forward.

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