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FreeState Justice is seeking a creative, detail-oriented Development Director who cares deeply about LGBTQ+ people to expand the fundraising efforts of a growing legal services and advocacy non-profit. Applicants should possess a deep passion for social justice and a commitment to bringing lived equality to Maryland’s LGBTQ community.
Position Summary: The Development Director will work under the supervision of the Executive Director to meet annual revenue budgets (between $750k and $1M). Working closely with the Board and leadership, they will support efforts to expand a sustainable funding base and build strong relationships with individuals, corporations, and foundations both in the community and nationally. The Development Director will also be responsible for maintaining effective systems for stewardship, gift acknowledgment, recognition, receipting, and reporting.
About FreeState: FreeState Justice is a 501(c)(3) social justice organization that envisions a Maryland where people across the spectrum of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer identities are free to live authentically, with safety and dignity, in all communities throughout our state. Our work brings to the forefront the experiences of those of us at greater risk for discrimination, such as youth, communities of color, individuals with low and limited incomes, and transgender and gender non-conforming people. FreeState Justice provides free legal representation and policy advocacy in areas arising from a person’s LGBTQ status, such as health care discrimination, safe and equal access to school services, family law matters, name and gender changes, and discrimination in places of public accommodation. More information about the organization can be found at www.freestate-justice.org.
Strategic and Operational Planning
Donor and Board Management
Qualifications: An ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:
Salary: FreeState Justice offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. The salary range for this position is $70,000 to $80,000 annually.
Benefits: FreeState Justice offers a competitive benefits package. Benefits include: medical, dental, and vision benefits; 403(b) retirement savings account; 11 paid holidays, 20 days of paid time off annually, and 10 days of paid sick leave.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should (1) prepare a cover letter, resume, writing sample and (2) complete an application form and upload your application materials here.
If necessary, questions may be directed via email to firstname.lastname@example.org; no calls please. More information about the organization can be found at www.freestate-justice.org.
Equal Opportunity Employer: FreeState Justice is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, HIV status, or any other status protected by applicable law. Transgender people, people of color, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.