Chief Development Officer Job Description

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) is a high-ranking corporate officer who is responsible for the recruitment, training, and retention of an organization's most talented and experienced executives.

CDOs typically serve as the liaison between a company's top executives and the board of directors, and are responsible for overseeing the recruitment, retention, and professional development of an organization's executive workforce.

The CDO is also often responsible for overseeing the company's compensation and benefits programs, as well as internal executive communications.

CDOs are usually responsible for recruiting and developing executives throughout the organization, and holding those executives accountable for their performance.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Chief Development Officer to lead our team in developing innovative solutions to complex problems. The ideal candidate will have a track record of success in developing and executing strategies that have resulted in significant growth. They will also be a strong communicator with the ability to build relationships with key stakeholders.

Chief Development Officer Duties:

  • Manage and oversee all traditional and marketing activities, including fundraising and donor relations
  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies that ensure the success of expanding operations
  • Identify and cultivate new sources of revenue
  • Work with executive management team to develop and implement strategic marketing plans and initiatives
  • Develop and manage the fundraising database and donor information
  • Track and report donations and fundraising activities, including expenses, to senior management
  • Provide guidance and feedback to junior staff regarding fundraising and donor relations

Chief Development Officer Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and manage organizational strategy, plans, and policies to meet company objectives
  • Lead a team responsible for identifying, securing, and closing new business opportunities
  • Develop and maintain relationships with business partners and investors
  • Oversee marketing activities, including brand management, advertising efforts, promotion, public relations, and customer communications
  • Manage a forecasting model to evaluate project performance
  • Conduct market research and data analysis, and build competitive intelligence
  • Identify, qualify, and close new business opportunities
  • Develop new business pipeline and position the company for future growth

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or business administration
  • 6+ years experience in financial services and/or real estate
  • Experience in fundraising and development
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong business acumen

At [Company Name], we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an organization. We are committed to building a team that is reflective of the communities we serve and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

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