Development Director – AIN DAH YUNG CENTER

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

“The Ain Dah Yung Center provides a healing place within the community for American Indian youth and families to thrive in safety and wholeness.”

Development Director

SALARY: DOQ Full-time exempt position with competitive salary and excellent benefits. Predominately Monday— Friday, 9 am—5 pm. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.


The Ain Dah Yung Center is expanding and looking for a top notch Development Director to oversee and grow our individual and corporate donor relations program and manage all fundraising initiatives including overseeing grant seeking, proposal writing and reporting requirements. Will be responsible for directing fundraising campaigns and events, as well as planned and annual giving campaigns. Will also manage rental assistance contracts for the permanent supportive housing program. Reports directly to the Executive Director.


BA degree in Business Administration, Non-Profit Management or related field. 5+ years of fundraising and grant development experience required (grant writer provided).


  • Must have experience working in a nonprofit setting
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the American Indian community a plus
  • Work experience within the American Indian community preferred
  • Excellent Microsoft skills and knowledge of fundraising software required
  • Must have excellent writing skills and strong presentation and communication skills
  • Have knowledge and experience in major gifts fundraising: prospect pipeline management, donor cultivation, donor stewardship and relationships with local foundation staff and network
  • Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers
  • Have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships
  • Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls
  • Excellent ability to produce quality proposals and reports
  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Have exceptional critical thinking skills and ability to exercise good judgement—solve problem quickly and effectively
  • Be cognizant and sensitive to the human service needs of agency clientele
  • Must be able to work as a team member, accept direction and carry out delegated tasks
  • Possess an excellent fundraising track record and demonstrate successful fundraising benchmarks and deliverables, increased revenue and growth in: strategic relationships, annual fund and major donor program/s
  • Must have a valid Minnesota class D driver’s license and pass a back ground check

CLOSING DATE: April 26th, 2019

If interested, please email cover letter and resumé to [email protected] or mail to Ain Dah Yung Center, 1089 Portland Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55104, or fax at (651) 224-5136. For more information about the Ain Dah Yung Center, visit us at

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