Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware

Job Description

Position: Development Director

Hours: Part time position, 25 hours per week, competitive salary

Reporting: The Development Director reports to and works in partnership with the Executive Director and communicates closely with the Board of Directors.

Summary: Develop and execute fundraising and donor cultivation strategies to carry out the organization’s mission. 

Organizational Development

  1. Ensure adequate financial resources to support the strategic direction of the organization through effective fund development activities, including individual giving, grant writing, and special events.
  2. Develop the database program and process to maintain accurate and complete statistical records for all programs, services and fundraising.
  3. Work closely with the board to implement activities to garner funds for the organization.
  4. Work closely with the Executive Director to create the organizational budget each year.
  5. Monitor trends in Delaware and the epilepsy community and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary.

Community Relationships

  1. Maintain memberships to local fundraising and membership organizations to foster community relationships and create networking opportunities for the organization.
  2. Create and build relationships with corporate and pharmaceutical groups to create awareness and to promote the organization.
  3. Work closely with the Executive Director to enrich relationships with medical professionals.
  4. Enhance public relationships through the use of social media. 

Agency Management and Organizational Support

  1. Coordinate fundraising and special events in conjunction with the board and the Executive Director.
  2. Create and implement a comprehensive development plan in conjunction with the board. 
  3. Work with the Executive Director to stay abreast of programs and communicate program successes to the community.
  4. Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that fundraising goals are being achieved.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least three years of relevant experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and with social media required.
  • Proven skills with fundraising and grant writing.
  • Compassionate leader with a deep empathy for epilepsy patients, their families, and their multiple needs. Association with epilepsy is beneficial but not required. 
  • Knowledge of epilepsy preferred; willingness to learn required.
  • Must be familiar with the state of Delaware and surrounding areas.
  • Experience in non-profit development.
  • Experience in identifying and developing new markets, new donors and opportunities for prospects with financial capacity.
  • Strong budgeting, strategic planning and marketing skills.
Interested individuals should send their resume and cover letter to Val Budischak, LCSW, Executive Director at vbudischak@efde.org