Director of Development

Community Catalyst
Mission Statement: 

With a mission of organizing and sustaining a powerful consumer voice to ensure that all individuals and communities can influence the local, state and national decisions that affect their health, Community Catalyst has been transforming the health care landscape for more than two decades. Based in Boston with offices in Washington DC, New York City, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Lansing, MI, and Atlanta, Community Catalyst organized and currently supports a growing network of healthcare advocates in more than 40 states who are on the front lines advancing a pro-consumer health policy agenda in their states and communities.

Position Description: 

The Director of Development is responsible for leading and expanding development programs that represents roughly $20 million in private fundraising dollars annually. The vast majority of Community Catalyst’s revenue comes from private foundations, representing some of the largest and most well-known funders in the country. In addition to the institutional funding portfolio, the organization has a small but important individual donor group with significant potential for expansion, as well as a successful consulting arm through the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation. The Director of Development will be responsible for developing – in collaboration with the E.D., Chief Operating Officer, and Program Leadership – an overall development strategy for Community Catalyst that leverages existing relationships and identifies opportunities for growth across all revenue categories.  A primary accountability for the Director of Development will be to steward existing relationships and develop new relationships with foundations and institutions that are not currently funding Community Catalyst’s work. The ideal candidate will have had significant, direct experience securing philanthropic support from state and national foundations and forming relationships with program officers and/or executive level foundation staff.

  • Minimum of +/- 10 years of work experience, including some experience as manager/supervisor; 
  • High level of content expertise in health policy and advocacy, ideally in one or more of Community Catalyst’s areas of focus. Alternatively, a high level of content expertise in other social justice movements with an emphasis on policy and advocacy;
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills;
  • Strong project management skills able to administer multiple projects, plan ahead and anticipate competing deadlines, and meet all deadlines.
Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 8, 2019
Application Instructions: 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a complete resume and cover letter describing you interest in and why you believe you are a fit for this position to: search [at] 

Position Level: 
Catie DiFelice
Country/US Territory: 
United States