Job Openings

Development Director 

Disability Advocates of Kent County seeks a proven leader to drive the organization’s fund development and communication efforts.  Primarily, this person will be accountable for a wide variety of development functions within Disability Advocates’ fundraising strategy.  A principal function is to develop and execute a comprehensive major giving strategy within a capital campaign with the Executive Director and key volunteers.  They will realize the goals of the annual fundraising plans and generate growing revenue for the organization.  This person will also enhance donor communications, and overall awareness for our growing programs and services, along with being a key spokesperson for organization. The ideal candidate will have 5 to 10 years of proven experience in fund development with direct major gift experience and will be ready to assume the leadership of existing development and communication efforts which are primed for growth.  It would be optimal for this person to have experience with leading a capital campaign.  They must possess excellent communication and customer service skills, outstanding computer skills, time management and organizational skills, and enjoy working with people.  Salary is negotiable based on experience, and the benefit package includes health, dental, vision, health savings account (HSA), 401(k), a generous holiday and paid time off plan and more.

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Applications will be accepted through February 4, 2020.

How to Apply:

If interested, please email your cover letter and resume to: or Disability Advocates of Kent County, Attn: Human Resources, 3600 Camelot Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI  49546. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. We advocate and facilitate action by persons with disabilities and the community to achieve equal access for all. We support equal employment opportunities at Disability Advocates for persons with disabilities through various workplace accommodations, therefore we encourage persons with disabilities and veterans to apply. EOE

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