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Job Openings with EQAZ

Director of Development

Office: Remote

Location: Phoenix, AZ

About the Job

Equality Arizona seeks a full-time Director of Development to lead our fundraising work.

Equality Arizona is a non-profit organization made up of a 501(c)(3), the Equality Arizona Foundation; a 501(c)(4), Equality Arizona; and the Equality Arizona Political Action Committee. We use a variety of strategies to build the political and cultural power of LGBTQ Arizona.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Director of Development will lead Equality Arizona's fundraising including the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events and campaign fundraising.  The Director works closely with The Executive Director and the Deputy Director in all development and fundraising endeavors

  • Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.

  • Grow major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.

  • Oversee grant seeking including research, relationship development, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.

  • Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies.

  • Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives for c3, c4, and PAC.

  • Direct electoral giving campaign and other major fundraising drives.

  • Develop and manage fundraising special events.

  • Oversee prospect research.

  • Work closely with Equality Arizona Executive Director and Deputy Director.

  • Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about Equality Arizona with the community.

  • Develop communications for all fundraising and special events.

  • Staff Board and Community Development Committee meetings.

  • Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.

  • Supervise and collaborate with other fundraising staff and volunteers.

  • Oversee creation of publications to support fund raising activities.

  • Maintain gift recognition programs.

  • Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.

  • Perform other related duties as requested.

  • Must embrace the mission of Equality Arizona, the Equality Arizona Foundation, and the Equality Arizona Political Action Committee.

  • Exceptional interpersonal and writing skills.

  • Have knowledge and experience in fund raising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising and fundraising for PAC’s.

  • Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers.

  • Have previous experience and network to build and steward external relationships for the organization.

  • Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.

  • Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals.

  • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.

  • 5 years minimum experience in professional fundraising.

PDF of Job Description

Salary range is $60,000 to $90,000, commensurate with experience and other qualifications. Competitive benefits package.

How to Apply

To apply and be considered your application must include all of the following:

1. Cover letter

2. Writing Sample of either a sample appeal or cultivation plan

3. Resume

to with the subject line: Development Director Application

About Equality Arizona

Equality Arizona has worked to achieve equity and inclusion for the LGBTQ community in Arizona and beyond since 1993. Through our programs and advocacy work, EQAZ has provided a source for the LGBTQ community of Arizona to amplify its voice and come together as a powerful force in the state. 

EQAZ is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. EQAZ encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law

EQAZ makes every effort to assure that its recruitment and employment provide all qualified persons, including persons with disabilities, with full opportunities for employment in all positions.

EQAZ is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please e-mail If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

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