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Director of Development


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Acton Institute
Grand Rapids, Michigan


The Acton Institute an internationally recognized world class think tank, is growing and recently moved into its new home, the Acton Building located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan ( We look forward to becoming a part of a new neighborhood and establishing a presence in the community as well; we are situated at the corner of Fulton and Sheldon.


Acton is a non-profit educational organization and our mission is to promote a free society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles, learn more about us at


Currently, we are seeking a Director of Development to join our talented team and oversee fundraising efforts on behalf of the Acton Institute. This position is a wonderful opportunity for the right candidate, and reports to the Executive Director.


As Director of Development you will play a major role overseeing our development operations and ongoing advancement opportunities for the Acton Institute. The Director of Development works closely with our Executive Director to create and implement the fundraising plan for the Acton Institute.


The Director of Development is responsible for the following:


Solicit foundation & corporate grants, and contributions from individuals; Research and identify key donor prospects; Cultivate donors and maintain relationships with current donors; Oversee the planning of our annual dinner and special events; Manage our annual & major appeals and direct mail program; Oversee our database infrastructure; Planning and implementing the advancement calendar & schedule; and Manage & mentor the Development Operations Team.


The preferred candidate will possess the following:



This is a full time salaried position. Salary is commensurate with experience and we offer a competitive benefit package to full time employees.


Please Apply here


Development/Fundraising, Full-Time, Mid-Career.