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Development Director

Position Overview

Job Title

Development Director 


Job Overview

The Development Director will support the Foundation’s overall fundraising efforts through planning and implementation of stewardship, donor relations programs, fundraisers, and campaigns. The Development Director is responsible for reporting to donors the impact of their gifts through reports and other written donor information. The Development Director will help  increase organizational revenue by identifying potential donors, soliciting them for donations, and maintaining relationships with existing donors. 


Reports To

The Development Director will report to the Deputy Director 


Time Commitment

This role requires between 2-15 hours per MONTH


Preferred/Required Experiences 

  • Must be in high school or above

  • Must be comfortable in public speaking and presentations 

  • Previous experience through student clubs/organizations preferred 

  • Ability to communicate with members of the team and board on the financial state of the organization

  • Prior fundraising experience, including the use of payment processors (like Stripe)


Core Responsibilities and Duties

  • Works with the Executive Director to determine the mission, purpose, and priorities of the organization.

  • Be the point of contact for all donors and will assist in maintaining all donor relations 

  • Sets annual monetary goals and budgets according to short- and long-term goals.

  • Establishes fundraising objectives for the organization, setting one year, five year, and longer-term goals.

  • Maintains a list of potential financial donors including corporations, foundations, and individuals.

  • Maintains an active list of current donors and tracks engagement/communications

  • Produces relevant and informative fundraising literature for distribution to previous donors and the public.

  • Researches potential sources of, and applies for, grants and public funding.

  • Plans fundraising events that effectively communicate the purposes of the organization.

  • Work with the Finance Director to maintain and properly document all funds, donations, and grants within the organization

  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to create and implement a fundraising plan

  • Maintain relationships with existing sponsors and create new sponsorship opportunities

About Oakland Mills United

Founded in 2020, Oakland Mills United (OMU) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization on a mission to support and empower students, schools, and communities through education, enrichment, and student well-being.

The living legacy of the OMHS Class of 2020, OMU strives to create a more equitable community for all. Our initiatives of student leadership, student enrichment, college preparation, and community advocacy create opportunities to support all students in Oakland Mills and Howard County.

We are run by a volunteer staff who are current HCPSS students, alumni, and community members who strive to make an impact in our community for future generations.

Next Steps

Thank you so much for your interest in joining Oakland Mills United! To move forward in this process, please click the “APPLY NOW” button below or email Please write a basic introduction about you and why you are interested in joining our team. We will reach back out to you to schedule an information session and interview. 

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