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Boys Hope Girls Hope of Cincinnati selects academically qualified young people in need who possess grit, determination and motivation.  We work with them from their critical adolescent years all the way through college and into the launch of their careers.  We help surround them with a nurturing, high-expectations environment where they receive the resources, skills and encouragement to achieve their goals and dreams.

About Us

Boys Hope Girls Hope is the catalyst that helps young people achieve their full potential. We are connecting with youth when they are 10-13 years old, who are bright, motivated, and inspired to help their families break the cycle of poverty and create a new beginning. In partnership with their families and guardians, our job is to guide and nurture them on the way there. We help them find their purpose and passion by exposing them to life, educational, and professional opportunities they might not otherwise be able to access.  


We make a long-term commitment to our young people from middle school, through high school, college, and into their early careers. There is one program with two unique but complementary pathways to meet young people’s needs. Our Academy provides year-round, out-of-school time programming. Our Residential pathway serves as the primary home for scholars who receive round-the-clock care in a structured and loving environment. We provide scholarships, wrap-around support and connections to internships and jobs for post-secondary/collegian students.   


The Boys Hope Girls Hope Network includes more than 250 team members and 300 volunteers, who work together to serve more than 1,200 young people in cities across the United States, Guatemala and Mexico. Scholars come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and we encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.


To nurture and guide motivated young people in need
to become well-educated, career-ready men and women for others.



Deadline: Open until filled
Status: Full-Time Exempt
Type: Non Supervisory Level/Professional
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Travel: Approximately 15%

Position Description

The Development Director, under the supervision of the Executive Director, is responsible for planning and implementing a diversified and innovative fund development program. The Development Director is a mission-driven individual who is an important member of the organization’s senior leadership team. The Development Director is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with a wide variety of constituents including board members, volunteers, foundations, corporations, individual donors, and the general public and, with the help of the Executive Director, ensuring the organization maintains long-term and short-term financial stability.

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Key Responsibilities

Donor Solicitation: 

  • Prepare and participate in solicitation of current donors; Identify and cultivate future donors.

  • Prepare board members and other volunteers to solicit gifts from identified sources as required and participate, when appropriate. Oversee the functions of all committees related to fundraising.

  • Plan and arrange for appropriate recognition of donors and other significant contributions.

  • Responsible for major gift solicitation efforts.

Development Plan: 

  • With Executive Director, responsible for drafting annual fundraising and balanced income plan to meet Board-established budgetary goals.

  • Develop, organize, and execute fundraising activities with the assistance and support of the Development Committee. Fundraising activities include but are not limited to special event management, direct mail appeals, gift solicitations, board giving, and gifts in kind solicitations.

  • Research, prepare, and submit corporate and foundation grant proposals.

  • Monitors fundraising and strategic plan, and regularly reports to Executive Director and Board.

Special Events: 

  • Coordinate special events.

  • Direct volunteer leadership to ensure the success of events.

Record Keeping: 

  • Ensures all gifts are properly recorded and acknowledged.

  • Tracks and ensures all required reporting for contributions is done following donor requirements.


  • Work with the Executive Director and Executive Board to create and implement a marketing plan designed to support the programming and fundraising goals of Boys Hope Girls Hope.

  • Conceive and develop pamphlets, brochures, presentations, and other printed materials required for general or specific fundraising programs and suggest short-range and long-range public relations and publicity efforts.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years or more of fundraising experience or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge of local charitable community
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Experience working with nonprofit management and/or working with governing boards
  • Experience working with fundraising and/or relationship management software and applications
  • Ability to work flexible hours when required, occasionally including weekends and evenings
  • Must be able to produce quality, error-free work and take initiative to complete projects as needed or assigned
  • Ability to learn and utilize Windows-based computers and a variety of other devices.
  • Ability to learn and utilize various software programs or applications.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to pass background checks in compliance with state licensing requirements
  • Driver’s license with current insurance
  • Minimum age of 21

Work Environment

This is a professional position that requires some travel within the area. Occasional travel within the US may also be required to attend meetings and training. Some evening and weekend hours are required.

Benefits & Applying

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Boys Hope Girls Hope is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for any position applied for without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, age, disability, military service, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Federal, state, or local law.  Learn more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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The Boys Hope Girls Hope Network is constantly growing with team members, including paid employees and long-term volunteers, working together to serve an ever-increasing population of young people across the United States, Guatemala, and Mexico. With your enthusiasm to join us, our potential for an even wider reach is limited to nothing!