Director of Development

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Generator Makerspace is a vibrant community workspace and innovation hub located in Burlington, Vermont. Our mission is to empower individuals to explore, create, and collaborate through access to tools, technology, and education. We provide a supportive environment for makers, artists, entrepreneurs, and innovators to turn their ideas into reality.



Generator is seeking a dynamic and experienced Director of Development to join our team and support our mission. The Director of Development will have a leadership role in overseeing high-level giving and fundraising efforts. This position is responsible for steering strategic development initiatives and is involved in all phases of the fundraising process from cultivating prospect lists and developing donor outreach campaigns to executing solicitations all the way through to the stewardship arrangements.



  • Support donors to fulfill their philanthropic ambitions in partnership with Generator.
  • Provide excellent, donor-centered customer service. Represent Generator and its mission in a professional and positive manner.
  • Oversee, plan and execute on annual fundraising initiatives that engage our local and statewide community, support and grow our programs, and achieve contributed revenue goals.
  • Set and execute on long-term development strategies to identify prospective donors, provide year-round engagement activities that cultivate & steward donors.
  • Develop and maintain a portfolio of 25-75 major donors and prospects with specific cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for each assigned prospect.
  • Establish and maintain a moves management process utilizing database and project management tools.
  • Schedule major donor visits with all parties involved– keeping the momentum for engagement moving forward.
    Make direct, face-to-face solicitations, and assist the board and other staff with their solicitations.
  • Acknowledge major donors through public and private recognition and ensure all donors receive gift acknowledgements in a timely manner.
  • Capture relevant information in internal tracking systems; track donations; run queries for reporting, planning; and invitations.
  • Provide regular and accurate reporting to the executive team and Board of Directors.
  • Partner with the Senior Director of Programs & Partnerships to engage corporations in educational opportunities and to identify grant opportunities that support programs.
  • Build a robust corporate sponsorship portfolio and gain foundational support.
  • Research and submit grant applications in collaboration with staff.
  • Develop fundraising collateral in partnership with graphic designers and communications staff.
  • Plan and attend fundraising events and activities.


Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance
401K, Paid Time Off, and Generator Membership

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*Interested applicants are invited to send a resume, cover letter, and (3) three references to [email protected]. Please send pdf files using the following format: LastName.Resume.pdf.

Generator is committed to building a work community that is inclusive and represents a vibrant diversity of background, experience, perspective and thought. Candidates across all markers of identity (age, race, gender, ability, communication styles, etc.) are highly encouraged to apply.

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