Development Director

The Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR) is seeking a motivated, trustworthy individual to serve
in the role of Development Director.  The position is a paid, full-time position requiring 40 hours per week.

The Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR) is an Islamic center serving as a mosque, school, and a
gathering place for the Muslim community in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina.
The IAR is the largest mosque in the Carolinas and among the oldest in the area, hosting over
three thousand congregants every Friday.

Overall Objectives

The Development Director is responsible for developing the Islamic Association of Raleigh's
fundraising campaigns, communicating with current and prospective donors, and building a
stronger development team for our organization. This position involves managing individual
and corporate gifts as well as planned and annual giving campaigns. The Development
Director will focus on increasing and streamlining fundraising efforts, including but not
limited to- building donor contacts, maximizing current revenue streams, and meet or exceed
the IAR Strategic plan financial initiatives.

Job Tasks

  • Develop and oversee IAR's annual fundraising program, including setting goals, tracking progress, and providing periodic reports
  • Create and execute a strategy for a large, sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Identify prospective individual, foundation, and corporate donors
  • Develop strategies to cultivate those donor relationships and secure financial support
  • Maintain ongoing relationships with major private and corporate donors
  • Oversee the management and planning of fundraising events and donor receptions
  • Manage the implementation of a fundraising and relationship management solution, e.g., Salesforce, and oversee data entry and gift processing
  • Ensure timely and accurate report deliveries to funders
  • Supervise contract grant writers in development, drafting, and submission of grant proposals, reports, and budgets.
  • Support the Treasurer/Finance Committee to prepare a realistic, consistent, and measurable annual budget by providing detailed information about how much money must be raised to meet budget demands
  • Responsible for leading individual, corporate and grant fundraising efforts
  • Responsible for managing and building a strong donor base
  • Comply with requests from funders and donors for status reports
  • Maintain communication with funders via mail, email or telephone as appropriate
  • Prepare monthly reports for CEO/Shura
  • Maintain a schedule/time sheet of proposal-related tasks
  • Attend occasional events or receptions held by funders
  • Maintain an annual fundraising calendar
  • Maintain records of all development activity
  • Oversee management of donor database and list development
  • Prepare and present direct mail appeal reports and make recommendations based on results
  • Oversee donor recognition and donor stewardship
  • Suggest and institute methods and campaigns to attract new donors
  • Identify new and existing donors as possible sources of major gifts
  • Provide Fundraising information for production, creation, and distribution of newsletters, annual report marketing piece, brochure and other promotional materials as needed for fundraising
  • Initiate and manage online communication for online fundraising initiatives
  • Manage production of all materials to support fundraising efforts
  • Attend any meetings related to funding whenever possible.  Grants, fundraising, budget, finance, etc.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Fundraising Committee Chairman/CEO

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of fundraising strategies and principles.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of tax planning principles and techniques that favor charitable giving.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
  • Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, Accounting, Business Administration or similar field required.
  • 3 years of experience in fundraising for a nonprofit organization is highly preferred.

Compensation & Benefits:

Compensation is commensurate with experience.  The employee will be an exempt salaried employee. IAR Personnel policy governs work conditions and benefits. All staff members are on probation for the first 90 days and are reviewed annually.

To apply, send a resume, a cover letter, and 3 references by email to: with the job code of IAR-Development in the email subject line.