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At The Arc of Oklahoma, we are driven by the mission of a more inclusive state for everyone. Fulfilling this vision requires passion and a diversity of skills and background. Think you have what it takes? Help us make a difference and join us in the fight for inclusion!


JOB TITLE: Director of Development

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer

COMMITMENT: Full-Time, Exempt

REVISION DATE: July 6, 2022


A leader in disability rights since 1952, The Arc of Oklahoma is the state chapter of The Arc of the United States, the largest national community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and serving them and their families. The Arc supports people with IDD of all ages and varying support needs, including individuals with autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, Intellectual Disability, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and various other developmental disabilities.

We work tirelessly to uphold our vision that every individual and family living with IDD in Oklahoma has access to the information, advocacy, and skills they need to support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

At The Arc, we are driven by the mission of a more inclusive world for everyone. Fulfilling this vision requires passion and a diversity of skills and background. Think you have what it takes? Help us make a difference and join us in the fight for inclusion!


The Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all of the fundraising for the organization including grants, major gifts, annual gifts, special events, planning giving and membership recruitment and engagement.


  1. Review and discuss agency’s development vision and expectations with CEO.
  2. Develop, review and execute annual Development/Fundraising plan including goals and action steps. Review progress monthly with CEO.
  3. Proactively identify, solicit and cultivate relationships with prospective and current donors from private foundations, corporations, major donors and annual donors in order to develop, secure and maintain ongoing and new income sources.
  4. Plan and executive fundraising special events and campaigns.
  5. Collaborate with Communications staff to ensure that all donor communications, event collateral and public relations functions necessary to promote and conduct fundraising programs.
  6. Research new funding sources including grant funding from local, private, state and federal sources to ensure adequate growth to support organization’s current and future programming.
  7. Serve as primary staff member for Development Committee, all fundraising committees and other committees as necessary.
  8. Responsible for accurate and timely reporting of all fundraising receipts in donor database.  Timely processing and mailing of grant agreements, donor thank you letters and receipts.
  9. Coordinate with accounting department to reconcile donor records and accounting system monthly.
  10. Budget development and management for all fundraising/development related activities.

These job duties and other information of this job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position.  The incumbent may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Marketing or a related field with specialized training in Fund Raising Management highly desirable.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in fundraising or development


Knowledge of the principles and practices of development including but not limited to:

  • Individual Gifts & Donor Relations
  • Corporate Gifts & Sponsorships
  • Research to identify potential individual, corporate, governmental and foundation sources of support
  • Writing foundation proposals for grants to support programs and projects
  • Annual Giving Campaigns
  • Planned Giving
  • Donor Management Systems
  • Direct Mail Appeals
  • Annual Development Goal setting and planning

Personal skills in:

  • The principles and practices of effective communications, public relations, and advertising.
  • Soliciting and successfully closing gift agreements in compliance with The Arc’s policies as well as local, state, and federal legislation.
  • Maintaining effective relationships with a diverse group of people and while remaining sensitive to their concerns.
  • Ability to maintain the security, accountability, and confidentiality of donated funds and/or assets.
  • Public speaking
  • Working effectively and efficiently with a range of people including management, staff, donors, boards


  • Must be a licensed driver and have available transportation.
  • Must be committed to a philosophy of community integration for individuals with disabilities.
  • Must be able to work independently with little supervision.
  • Evening and weekend work is required.


Send cover letter describing your interest in the position and complete resume outlining relevant experience/qualifications with salary history to The Arc of Oklahoma, 2516 E. 71st Street, Tulsa, OK 74136 or email to  EOE