Director of Advancement

Company: Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Job Function: Fundraising


The Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD)’s mission is “to work collectively to build strong stable communities by leveraging resources for the development of people and places.”  MCCD is a 35-member consortium of non-profit affordable housing and economic development organizations, and a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), working in BIPOC and low-wealth communities. We focus our efforts in 3 core areas:

  • Small Business Development/Lending: Provide technical assistance along a business continuum, including Shared Ownership models and access to affordable capital for marginalized communities.
  • Advocacy and Field Building: Pursue resources that support community wealth building and elevating issues relating to racial and economic disparities.
  • Leadership Development: Equip early and mid-career professionals with knowledge and relationships to ensure individual and sector growth.


The Director of Advancement leads an integrated strategic vision for MCCD that expands awareness of MCCD’s impact and priorities across a broad community of stakeholders, develops audiences who are effectively welcomed into and engaged with our offerings, and maximizes philanthropic revenues.

This position is responsible for 1) Planning, developing, and implementing comprehensive strategies to increase meaningful individual, corporate, and institutional investments in MCCD; 2) Providing leadership for marketing and communications to ensure that MCCD puts forth a cohesive message, brand, and narrative while clearly articulating our mission, vision, programs, and impact; and 3) Facilitating and building strategic relationships that strengthen MCCD’s visibility and impact locally, statewide, and nationally; and 4) Manages the Communication Manager.


Strategy, Planning, and Evaluation

  • Develop and oversee implementation of a short- and long-term Development plan and Communications plan, in collaboration with leadership and the Communications Manager, that is asset-based and equity-centered.
  • Set and achieve annual and long-range communications and fundraising goals, establishing clear benchmarks to measure progress throughout the year and ensure success.
  • Develop, monitor, and provide oversight of annual development budget.
  • Participate in organization-wide evaluation

Development and Fundraising

  • Lead, in close partnership with the CEO, an organizational giving program that consistently generates $1M+ in annual revenue.
  • Manage funder relationships and, where appropriate, supports colleagues in their funder relationship management work.
  • Lead the writing and submission of organization-wide grants and grant reports, collaborating with the Operations and Program Associate, and Program Directors.
  • Identify and engage new foundation

Individual Giving

  • Develop a strategy for individual giving strategies and campaigns.
  • Develop and manage a portfolio of prospective major donors by leading in cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; support the CEO and other organizational leaders in stewarding critical relationships.
  • Support the integration of donor cultivation and stewardship opportunities into organization-wide programming and events; participate in and support MCCD’s annual calendar of public-facing events, including helping to spearhead the organization’s annual meeting celebration.

Strategic Communications, and Media

  • With the support of the Communications Manager, engage in the creation and oversight of strategic impact materials, including print and electronic appeals, stewardship communication, impact reports, slide decks, and meeting packets.
  • Build and strengthen relationships with external stakeholders; facilitate tours and external presentations to stakeholders and the public that clearly communicate impact and make the case for

Board, Staff, and Team Engagement

  • Participate in MCCD’s Leadership Team to provide development insight and support for short- and long-term organizational strategy.
  • Work with the CFO on financial projections, budgeting, and reporting, and ensuring grant applications align with overall MCCD budgets.
  • Prepare regular development reports to the Board of Directors and participate in the Board
  • Engage with outside consultants in areas related to public relations, community-centric fundraising, values-based major giving, and others.


Assets of most interests include the following:

  • Existing relationships with local and national philanthropy.
  • Experience with developing donor cultivation strategies.
  • Deadline-driven.
  • Self-starter; takes initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to excel in a team-based environment.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Comfort multitasking and handling multiple requests from different individuals and areas of the Organization.
  • Excellent coordination and time management skills.
  • Excellent follow up and follow through skills.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and presentation skills.
  • Works ethically and with integrity; upholds Organizational values; accepts responsibilities for own actions.

Compensation and Benefits

SALARY RANGE: $85,000 – $100,000


  • Hybrid work schedule
  • Dog friendly office environment
  • Medical & Dental Insurance – 100% of the premium paid by MCCD for the employee and the employee’s partner and/or family. Eligibility starts at date of hire.
  • 403(b) Plan – Eligibility starts at date of hire, MCCD will match contributions up to 5%. Employees are 100% vested at date of hire.
  • Life Insurance – MCCD provides and pays for a benefit level up to $50,000.
  • Long-Term Disability & Accidental Death and Dismemberment – MCCD provides this at no cost to the employee.
  • Holidays – MCCD has 9 designated paid holidays all of which are chosen by the employee.
  • Paid Time Off – For the first two years of service, employees accrue 18.5 days (148 hours) annually.
  • Parental Leave – Eight weeks of paid parental leave for employees who have given birth, adopted or is fostering a child. (Employee may be a spouse or committed partner who has given birth to a child)
  • End of Year Respite – MCCD closes its office for the week that falls between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
  • Professional Development – Annual allowance for the employee’s professional development activities.
  • Wellness – MCCD provides its staff with quarterly wellness activities.

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter in one PDF to In your cover letter, please explain what motivates you to work with MCCD, and how your experience, skills and commitment will advance our work to help Minnesotans achieve housing stability and create a more equitable economy. Position open until filled.

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