Director of Development and Communications


The Center for Women and Children in Crisis was founded in 1984.  Our mission is to provide a caring, advocating, safe, and educationally based environment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. In fulfilling this important mission, The Center for Women and Children in Crisis has two locations and administers several programs. 

The Director of Development and Communications is a new position for CWCIC.  The individual hired  will lead efforts to design and implement a comprehensive fundraising program with a focus on major gifts. The position will also work in tandem with CWCIC’s public relations firm on a rebranding effort to elevate the organization’s public profile and strengthen community relationships.

Development Responsibilities:

  1. Oversee all day-to-day operations of the Development Department
  2. Create and implement annual strategic fundraising plan that supports the vision of the organization and is responsive to various funding sources
  3. Develops annual list of prospects and generates expected revenue for annual budgeting;
  4. Provide leadership for planning, creating and executing all fundraising activities including an annual campaign; foundation grants; corporate giving; major donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; and special events
  5. Prioritizes major gifts, maintain a portfolio of major donors and prospects, lead the executive director and Board in major donor activities
  6. Provide fundraising leadership to the Board of Directors, including facilitating Board training, identifying prospective donors and managing Board giving
  7. Oversees all private grant writing and works as part of a team to ensure seamless submission and reporting is complete

Oversees all event planning

Communications Responsibilities:

  1. Represent CWCIC to the community at large through presentations, media appearances, and one on one meetings
  2. Works closely with the Executive Director and public relations firm to create and execute a comprehensive public relations and marketing plan that raises community awareness
  3. Oversees the production of all communications, including newsletters, annual reports, the website, etc.
  4. Create special campaigns Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month that meet the dual goals of raising awareness and raising funds.
  5. Ensure brand continuity throughout all agency materials


  • Must be self-motivated and detailed oriented.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
  • An experienced fundraising professional, with proven ability to successfully create, manage and lead a strategic fundraising program with annual contributed revenue in excess of $500,000
  • Demonstrated success in securing major gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations, with a proven track record in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and potential donors at all levels.
  • Ability to manage and develop budgets. 
  • Experience conceptualizing and implementing special events required.
  • Knowledge of direct mail, digital fundraising, telefunding, and grant writing required. 
  • Demonstrated project management, public speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience building partnerships with foundation representatives, business contacts, and community leaders.
  • Ability to organize time effectively, to establish priorities, and manage a large number of tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.

Employees of CWCIC must submit a  valid driver’s license and submit to a BCI (national crime background check).

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter to Amberlie Phillips at