Development Director - The Kellin Foundation

Greensboro, NC
Full Time

Ask yourself

Are you passionate about mental and behavioral health? Do you have a heart to ensure those working in Guilford County and across the state break cycles of trauma that contribute to mental health and substance use challenges?  

Do you excel in a collaborative team that is driven by impact and supports each other like family? Are you excited about the opportunity to join a fast growing organization and put your stamp on their fundraising plan and strategy? 

Are you the next Development Director of The Kellin Foundation? 



The Kellin Foundation is one of two trauma centers in North Carolina nationally recognized by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. The Kellin Foundation collaborates with Duke University, Harvard University, UCLA, and state leaders across the country to strengthen behavioral health.  


What will you do as The Kellin Foundation’s New Development Director?

As a member of the executive leadership team, the Development Director brings a philanthropic lens to strategic organizational discussions. The Development Director plans, organizes, and executes all development efforts to meet or exceed organizational revenue needs. The Development Director oversees the Special Events Coordinator and works closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to provide input and guidance on strategy for organizational development and strategic planning.  

The Kellin Foundation will be launching a capital campaign in the late spring of 2023 and the Development Director will be a key player helping to carry out a comprehensive campaign raising funds for both the capital campaign and the annual fund. 


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the Executive Director and executive leadership team serving as the day-to-day point person on all development efforts.  
  • Serve as a member of the leadership team, helping to ensure strong staff relations and fulfilment of mission, vision, and core values. 
  • Supervise, inspire, and mentor a growing staff. 
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Development Subcommittee of the board. 
  • Develop and drive a relationship-based annual development plan in partnership with the Executive Director, board, and staff.  
  • Oversee the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donor constituent groups including board, individuals, corporations, and foundations, utilizing staff and board for execution. 
  • Manage a personal portfolio of donors resulting in direct face-to-face solicitation.  
  • Direct the annual general operating fund program, including helping to plan a strategy for targeted mailings, annual fundraising drives, help to plan and implement special events that help us to reach the annual target for the general operating fund. 
  • Create and execute a formal stewardship plan to further engage donors and volunteers in the mission and to show appreciation for their investments.  
  • Coordinate corporate and individual volunteer opportunities to cultivate donors, increase awareness and offer an effective entry point to the organization. 
  • Build external relationships to link prospective funders and donors to the organization for example: Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, Guilford Merchants Association. 
  • Share stories of impact to motivate volunteers, board members, donors, and partners in ways that inspire support. 
  • In coordination with the Director of Communications, help to facilitate and coordinate public appearances or speaking engagements to share information about The Kellin Foundation with the community. 
  • Work with the Communications team to review and contribute to press releases and communication strategies. 
  • Work with the Operations Director and Finance & Grants Manager to ensure proper database utilization and donor gift processing. 


Why Kellin Foundation?

The Kellin Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization based in Guilford County, NC, was established in 2013 by co-founders Dr. Kelly Graves and Lindy Beauregard. The Kellin Foundation’s mission is to strengthen resilience among children, families, adults, and communities through trauma-informed behavioral health services focused on prevention, treatment, and healing - Prevent. Treat. Heal. The Kellin Foundation and Mental Health Greensboro merged in March 2022 with the goal of improving access to free behavioral health services to community members. The Boards found that the organizations shared similar values, including a deep commitment to providing free services to those who need it, to using evidence-based approaches, and to reducing stigma associated with mental health and substance use challenges.  

Want to know more? Visit Kellin Foundation’s website at The Kellin Foundation


Key lived experiences, attributes, and skillsets sought in the Development Director

  • Passion for the Kellin Foundation’s mission and ability to articulate its philosophy, values, practices to internal and external stakeholders 
  • Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in social services, health, or business OR at least 5 years of proven leadership in a comprehensive resource development program with successful face to face solicitations of major gifts ($10,000+) for a nonprofit organization; social services, behavioral, mental health, or a complex mission preferred. 
  • Knowledge of and experience fundraising in the Greensboro and Guilford County philanthropic community preferred. 
  • Experience soliciting funds for a 5M+ capital campaign and annual operating budget. 
  • Success building relationships with teammates and members of the community who can personally invest, or who can influence individual, congregational, foundation or corporate giving.  
  • High energy connector whose default is to engage the community to increase awareness of the organization.  
  • Demonstrated ability to work within an interdisciplinary team and across multiple community partners. 
  • Team player with a “can do” attitude. 
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills. 
  • Organized and detailed-oriented with demonstrated ability to follow through on commitments. 
  • Able to build and lead a collaborative team with confidence and humility. 
  • Success working with a non-profit board of directors and fundraising committees. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of using data to drive fundraising efforts and CRM database experience.   


Think you are the next Kellin Foundation Development Director?

Please provide all requested information to be considered. In case of any technical problems, contact No phone calls, please, and no applications will be accepted by email or directly from third-party posting sites. 

It is the policy of the Kellin Foundation to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment or independent contracting and not to discriminate on any basis prohibited by law, including race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, or veteran status. It is our intent and desire that equal employment opportunities will be provided in employment, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. The Executive Director, the Board of Directors, and all managerial personnel of the Kellin Foundation are committed to this policy and its enforcement.  

Salary is commensurate with the requirements of the position and begins in the $80,000 range. Benefits includes a comprehensive health insurance plan and retirement package; 15 days accrued vacation and sick time and 16 paid holidays. 

Review of candidates will continue until the position is filled. 


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