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DC Development Director

Company/organization: Springfield Dream Center
Contact: Jody Dow
Phone: 417-720-1065
Website: https://www.springfielddreamcenter.com/

DC Development Director

Full Time: 40+ Hours | Start Date: Immediately

Purpose Statement

The job of the DC Development Director was established for the purpose/s of helping create sustainable income and securing funds for the Dream Center. The director provides direction and support to the long-term and short-term development goals of the Dream Center. By securing new donors, creating donor systems and using a variety of fundraising methods the Development Director will help create sustainable income. The director will be responsible for mobilizing and leading a team of grant writers, fundraising teams and working alongside the DC team. The director will work directly under the DC Executive Director.

Essential Functions

  • Researching, writing and applying for grants and funding.
  • Creating systems for tracking donors, thanking donors and inviting them to appropriate giving opportunities.
  • Creating, leading and implementing fundraising events.
  • Overseeing communication strategies, social media and newsletters to create a consistent brand.
  • Track what donors/businesses are asked for what events/funding and the outcomes.
  • Tracking data needed for grants, annual reports and donor communication.
  • Attending trainings and ongoing learning experiences to expand development knowledge base.
  • Secure new donors
  • Schedule speaking opportunities for sharing the DC vision
  • Work with DC Executive Director to create a meeting tier and scheduling large donors appropriately.

Other Functions

Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.

Helping manage and direct DC team in the absence of DC director.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, knowledge and abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Books and additional training will be required monthly to increase skills and knowledge.

KNOWLEDGE is required to assess potential donor bases, determine opportunity and craft communication packages. Knowledge of poverty, non-profit management and grant writing is needed to accomplish the tasks well.

ABILITY is required to schedule meetings, collect data and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances. Problem solving is required to identify issues and come up with potential solutions. Functions of the job will include: communicating with people from diverse backgrounds, maintain confidentiality, setting priorities, working on a team, working with constant interruptions, being attentive to detail, and displaying tact and courtesy.


Responsibilities include: working on a team, providing information and/or advising others, operating within a defined budget. Maintaining schedules, funding and event will be responsibilities of the director. There is opportunity to affect the organization’s services.

Working Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 50% sitting, 25% walking and 25% standing. The job is performed in a clean environment and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.


History of grant writing, technical writing and fundraising preferred. Non-profit background and experience preferred.


BA/BS required 


Background check through FCSR and Protect My Ministry

The Springfield Dream Center reserves the right to random drug test when needed


Monday-Thursday 9am-6pm

Friday 9am-2pm

Schedule subject to change based on meetings and special events


Compensation and benefit package discussed in hiring process.



Development Director Overview 

Springfield Dream Center Development Director


Who we are: The Springfield Dream Center exists as a hub of practical help and life-giving hope to families in Springfield, Missouri. Located within Zone 1, the Dream Center gives donors and supporters the opportunity to make a direct impact by providing food resources, life skills training and kid programs where they are needed most.


Does the following describe you?

  1. Results driven personality with an unparalleled work ethic
  2. Detail and process oriented with exceptional follow through
  3. A relentless passion for client and organizational success
  4. Hungry, humble, hustle, hopeful, helpful
  5. Effective time management
  6. Excellent written and oral communication skills


What you can expect:

Exciting everchanging environment

Engaging fun interactive work environment

The joy of introducing a new donor to an opportunity directly affect their community

Being part of a team that is committed to life change, hope and providing help to others

Growing organization that can provide opportunities for upward mobility


If being part of winning team where you can directly see the impact of your talent and effort is appealing to you, we encourage you to apply.



How to Apply

Please send a copy of your resume and completed application found online to Jody Dow, Executive Director.


Application found at www.springfielddreamcenter.com/jobs

Jody Dow: jody@springfielddreamcenter.com


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