Vice President of Development

Rainbows is empowering children and families and we’re seeking passionate and energetic candidates to consider for The Vice President of Development. As a leading not-for-profit organization providing vital services to children with special needs and their families we are driven by strong guiding principles and supported by a highly talented and committed work force.




The Vice President of Development is responsible for all aspects of fundraising and development activities for Rainbows United. This individual displays a passion for Rainbows and our mission, forging strong relationships to build the Agency’s visibility, impact, and financial resources.



  • Plans, develops, implements, and oversees all fundraising and development activities for Rainbows United, Inc. and Rainbows United Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • Provides vision, direction, and oversight to donor cultivation, solicitation, recognition, events, annual fund, special projects, endowment/planned giving, and capital campaigns.
  • Fosters donor relationships and solicits major gifts for the Agency.
  • Oversees Rainbow’s annual $1 million signature event, Fashion Passion.
  • Oversees an annual fundraising budget of over $1 million dollars.
  • Promotes the Agency within the community to ensure a broad base of funding resources.
  • Serves as a public representative of the Agency, articulating the Agency’s mission and needs.
  • Demonstrates the ability to serve as a successful team member on the Executive Leadership Team and to interact effectively with the Agency and Foundation Boards of Directors.
  • Provides leadership to the Development Department staff, volunteers, and outside consultants.
  • Assists Board Development Chair and Agency President with Board development activities.
  • Serves as Agency Representative to Rainbows United Charitable Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors.
  • Cultivates, develops and oversees private charitable foundation grant submissions and awards as a leader on the Grants Team.
  • Administers and monitors fundraising and development revenues and expenses in relation to annual budget.
  • Facilitates membership and activities of Agency auxiliary group, Friends of the Heart.
  • The above job functions are representative and not meant to be all inclusive.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Nonprofit Leadership, or related field required.
  • Minimum of 5 years proven experience in Development position, sales, or related field required.
  • Membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) upon employment.



  • Extensive knowledge of fundraising processes and adherence to professional codes of ethics.
  • Strong relationship skills, with ability to work with a wide variety of individuals of all socio-economic statuses.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills to include a working knowledge of industry related software, Microsoft Office programs and graphics software.
  • Must be a self-starter, able to work both independently and as a team member, and have excellent organizational skills. Skilled at group and volunteer facilitation.






WORK PACE: Self-paced, requiring the ability to think and act quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced, demanding work environment.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: This position operates in a professional office environment, utilizing standard office equipment.

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Rainbows United, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Rainbows United, Inc., from recruitment through employment and promotion, training and work assignments, to provide equal opportunity at all times without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other basis protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws.


Rainbows United, Inc. participates in E-Verify. We will provide the federal government with each new employee’s Form I-9 information to confirm work authorization.