Easter Seals New Jersey: Director of Fundraising/Development

About Us!

Easter Seals is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has helped children and adults with disabilities and special needs, live better lives for more than half a century. Annually, over 7,000 individuals with disabilities and specific special needs in New Jersey receive services in our programs. We believe everyone has an inalienable right to realize their potential and live their life as they envision it; everyone is allowed access to opportunities that permit them to do so.


 Easterseals Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

 As one of our core values, we strive to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees without regard to their age, gender, religion, race, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability which is unrelated to the ability to perform essential job functions, unfavorable military discharge (except dishonorable), veteran status, marital status, parental status, genetic information, source of income or other legally protected category in accordance with applicable law with regard to receipt of services, appointment or election to voluntary office, or hiring for, assignment to, or promotion in staff positions.


General Information
Location  25 Kennedy Blvd
Suite 600
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
United States
Employee Type  Exempt
Job Category  Fundraising
Minimum Experience  5 Years
Travel  20%
Manage Others  Yes

Are you an experienced fundraiser and dynamic leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives?

Do you have demonstrated success in managing and forging relationships in the non-profit sector?  

Do you have proven experience with strategic oversight in  systematically and effectively strengthening an organization's overall fundraising capacity?

If this describes your background and skills, we want to hear from you!

Easterseals New Jersey, a leader in disability services, has an exciting, newly created position to build Easterseals New Jersey's visibility and financial resources.

In this role you will:

  • Lead a team that will grow a budget through solicitation of gifts from a variety of sources (individuals, corporations, foundation grants, special events) to support Easterseals programs and services.
  • Expand and diversify Eastersals donor base/pipeline, working collaboratively with internal and external team members to secure funding.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include multiple donor sources.
  • Oversee research funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position Easterseals New Jersey ahead of major funding changes or trends.


  • 5 plus years of professional  experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple      donor sources).
  • Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives
  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside Easterseals New Jersey
  • High energy and passion for Easterseals New Jersey's mission is essential
  • Ability to construct, articulate, and implement annual strategic development plan
  • Strong organizational and time  management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Customer focus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time
  • collaborate




Additional information
Service Line  Advancement/Fundraising