Dear Applicant,

We are now accepting applications for the position of Director of Development. This is an exciting full-time professional level position requiring exceptional skills and experience in a closely related field to development and fundraising, such as grant management, public relations and marketing, or business development.

The starting salary will be dependent upon qualifications and experience. Benefits include paid time off (PTO), holidays and inclusion in the Wyoming Retirement System. You will also be eligible to participate in the organization’s health care plan and other health related benefits.

A job description is attached with this letter. We are an equal opportunity provider, and an “EOE” & “At Will” employer. Please submit an application, full resume along with a personal letter of interest and three relevant references: Carmen Rideout, Executive Director 211 Smith Street, Sheridan, WY 82801

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Hub on Smith, A Center for all Generations.

Best Wishes,

Carmen Rideout Executive Director

The Development Director will provide leadership and strategic and administrative oversight for the organization’s Development Program.

The job includes all areas of donor and funding development, donor relations, information management, budgeting, and coordinating communication about the program. The Development Director reports directly to the Executive Director and works closely with the Board of Directors, as well as staff and volunteers of the organization.

Essential Job Functions Include:

  • Works with Executive Director and Board of Directors to create goals and implement strategies that will grow the donor base and increase and secure revenue to carry out the mission for the long term.
  • Directs a development program that includes annual campaigns, planned or major gifts, endowment gifts, foundation gifts, corporate gifts, special events, and an employee and leadership giving program.
  • Oversees federal and state grant applications and management.
  • Conducts research to identify, prioritize, cultivate, seek, recognize and steward all current and prospective donors. Builds sincere and honest relationships with all individual and institutional donors.
  • Writes proposals and secures funding from foundations and business donors. * Create an annual development plan and shares monthly progress with Executive Director.
  • Oversees continual updating of the donor database.
  • Provides leadership in the marketing of the organization to ensure the website and all other publications are coordinated to include effective program and donor related messages and content.
  • Provides supervision of the organization’s thrift store manager.
  • Creates an annual budget for development activities and monitors progress.
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Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles, ethics and practices of fundraising and successful development work.
  • Able to lead simultaneous long and short-term projects, meet deadlines; must be inherently self-motivated and able to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and manage own work and that of support employees; must be able to make trustworthy decisions and solve problems effectively and creatively.
  • Must be able to work well under different levels of pressure.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and relationship-building skills to effectively work with a variety of people and personalities; ability to communicate clearly in person and in writing. Strong skills in public speaking.
  • Ability to manage and share information with staff, board and community.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with board members, colleagues, donors and volunteers. Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (cont.):
  • Must be able to present, inform, and motivate individuals and groups about the Hub’s mission and about philanthropy in general.
  • Display grace and inspiration combined with persistence and patience as it relates to contacting, follow through and completion of all activities associated with soliciting and receiving gifts from donors.
  • Be professional, organized and thorough in approach to the work.
  • Understand the confidential nature of development work, protect donor information, and maintain all confidence with colleagues, constituents, donors, and the larger community. Physical Demands:
  • Occasionally transfers, lifts and positions objects
  • Frequently communicates and exchanges information with others
  • May be required to sit at a computer station for extended periods of time in order to complete essential job functions Educational and Technical Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or at least 5 years of direct experience in the development field.
  • Membership of or designation by Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is beneficial.
  • Experience in development or closely related field of work, such as program development and management, public relations and marketing, or business development.
  • Specific experience with development management, grant writing, sponsorship relations, and special events planning is preferred.
  • Knowledge of and experience in Endowment and planned giving
  • Proven ability to work as both a leading and supporting member of a team. Must be able to develop sincere and constructive working relationships with peers, donors, and volunteers.
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills.
  • Computer and technology skills required. Experience with donor management and tracking systems or working with larger relational databases is advantageous. Must be adept at working with word processing and spreadsheets; working knowledge of page layout and design programs is helpful.
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Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $60,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
The Hub on Smith follows CDC guidelines and communicates and receives guidance from local health officials about how to keep staff and patrons safe.

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

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