Abria Pregnancy Resources is a life-affirming organization serving women and families facing the challenges of an unexpected pregnancy. Our clients experience friendship, hope and encouragement through positive and life-affirming medical and personal support services, education, and resources.

Position Summary:  The Director of Development is responsible for the management of the Development Department including the planning, implementation, and evaluation of our fundraising and public relations endeavors.

Time Commitment: Regular, exempt, full-time position

Supervision: Executive Director

Essential Functions:

  • Plan, manage and implement a comprehensive development program focused on securing donations from private individuals, foundations and corporations, grants, capital gifts, in-kind contributions, pro-bono services and planned gifts.
  • Manage all data related to development activities including tracking of donations, completion of donor acknowledgments, writing of development progress reports and goal assessments.
  • Supervise and work collaboratively with development staff members.
  • Manage the operations budget for the development program.
  • Assist the Executive Director in the preparation of strategic plan with short- and long-range goals to meet organizational funding objectives, and enlist support from members of organization’s staff, volunteers, and the Board of Directors.
  • Develop, submit and secure grants for funds from private foundations and corporations.
  • Plan and manage fundraising, other donor cultivation and donor appreciation events, research and develop new donors, cultivate, and solicit existing donors. Identify potential contributors to special project funds and ongoing operations through examination of past records and knowledge of community.
  • Assist the Executive Director to plan and coordinate fund drives for special projects. Organize direct mail campaign to reach potential contributors. Plan and coordinate benefit events including but not limited to Abria’s Gala, our Life is Wonderful! run/walk, and the Bishop’s Breakfast.
  • Oversee the production and distribution of newsletters, brochures annual reports, news releases and other materials needed for public relations activities.
  • Collaborate with Executive Director to assign responsibilities for personal solicitation to members of staff, volunteer organizations, and the Board of Directors according to special interests or capabilities.
  • Create materials required to implement development activities and to enhance the organization’s visibility and image in the community.
  • Act as main fundraising liaison between board and staff to meet fundraising goals as developed jointly by the Development Director, the Executive Director, and the Board of Directors.
  • Inform potential contributors of organization’s special needs, and encourage individuals, corporations, and foundations to establish or contribute to special funds through endowments, trusts, donations of gifts-in-kind, or bequests, conferring with attorneys and collaborating with Abria staff to establish methods of transferring funds to benefit both donors and the organization.
  • Represent the organization in a professional manner that is consistent with our mission, values, and vision.
  • Work effectively as a team member of Abria, maintaining a respectful, helpful, working relationship with all Abria staff, volunteers, board members and the Executive Director.
  • Network with community members, business representatives, other non-profit organizations, and representatives from other key organizations.
  • Stay current in understanding laws, regulations and procedures related to fundraising, and comply with all policies and procedures of Abria and all laws, rules, regulations, standards, and best practices appropriate to the position.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:

Agreement with Abria Values and Approach:

Commitment to Abria’s organizational values. We believe in: the inherent dignity of each person, from conception to natural death; the right of our clients to receive comprehensive, truthful information in a respectful and compassionate way; and the importance of addressing the needs of the whole person – physical, emotional, spiritual and social – when providing services.

Dedication to the life-affirming belief in the dignity, sanctity and worth of every human life. We do not perform or provide referrals for abortions. We do not recommend or provide artificial contraception. We promote healthy choices regarding sexuality that both honor the dignity of the human person and completely avoid sexually transmitted infections and unexpected pregnancy.

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, and motivate others with a wide range of staffing roles.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the non-profit sector, including productive and collegial work with a volunteer board of directors and volunteer staff.
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills, both written and verbal, including public speaking.
  • Ability to be a memorable ambassador for the organization with community partners and to work effectively with strategic partners.
  • Strong business acumen, ability to influence action through plans and attention to detail.
  • Ability to recognize and respond quickly to organizational issues and risks with intuition, agility, and situational savvy.
  • Experience and excellent command of relevant software applications


  • Self-driven, creative, and results-oriented with a positive and empathetic outlook.
  • Understanding and acceptance of women, children, and families from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.
  • Ability to work as a team member and to accept responsibility. Ability to act independently and to seek consultation when needed.
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Contact Management systems, Database software, Development software, Internet software, Spreadsheet software, and Word Processing software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Current Driver’s License

Other Skills and Abilities:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and grant applications. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, donors, clients, partners, and the general public. Skill communicating to large groups of people. Strong public speaking skills.


  • Elevate Life’s 16-hour training program
  • Orientation to Abria Pregnancy Resources and on-the-job training with the Executive Director and other Abria staff


Abria St. Paul and Northside clinics and off-site meetings, appointments, and events as applicable.


  • Salaried, full-time workweek as an exempt employee
  • Paid personal time off and holidays as outlined in current Abria policies.
  • Professional development

To apply, please email completed application (below), cover letter, resume, and three references to [email protected].


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