Development Director

Look Listen and Learn TV | Tukwila, WA

Posted Date 9/13/2023

LLL is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of color and those who are committed to forwarding racial justice to apply.

Project: Look Listen and Learn (LL+L) is a nonprofit media organization that creates programming that inspires and advances early learning. We feature the brilliance of Black, Indigenous children, families, and educators of color for everyone to experience. The content is anchored in research about what works best to promote school readiness, success, racial and radical joy.

Overview: Look, Listen, and Learn TV (LL+L) seeks a skilled and passionate Development Director who is enthusiastic about building fundraising programs and teams. An ideal candidate views this role from an organizational growth perspective; teaching and bringing other leaders along as a critical part of the practice. LL+L is committed to approaching fundraising from a community-centric lens and bringing racial equity into all partnerships and conversations.

This full-time Development Director will lead the growth of the fundraising efforts as LL+L seeks to scale its work and team to achieve established organizational strategic goals. The Development Director reports directly to the Executive Producer and works closely with the LL+L Founder and Board of Directors. This position is responsible for building development strategy and overall direction and management of the fundraising program, including annual fund, major and planned giving, institutional and government support, and special events. The Director of Development is supported by and provides expert advice to an internal Sponsorship Manager. In this position, you will work independently as well as collaboratively with members of the LL+L Core Team and other contract partners.

Description of Role and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement organizational development strategy.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the Founder, Operations Director and Board of Directors to empower the Board’s confidence in fundraising.
  • Build an organizational culture of philanthropy that aligns with the mission and values of LL+L TV.
  • Oversee all areas of fundraising strategy including annual fund, major and planned giving, foundation and institutional support, corporate sponsorships and grants, special events, and opportunities for government funding.
  • Track and manage development revenue and expense budgets, partnering with the finance team, Operations Director and Board of Directors to ensure that financial goals are met.
  • Continually develop and update systems and processes that enhance funding relationships and workflow.
  • Provide support and consultation to the Sponsorship Manager.
  • Work with external contractors who support the grant management and special events work respectively. Regularly evaluate the efficacy of the outsourced projects, ensuring that the structure and strategy of these philanthropic partnerships remains beneficial and productive.
  • Act as ambassador for LL+L when needed, and perform entertaining and informative presentations about LL+L to groups and individuals.
  • Perform regular evaluation of the fundraising program to accurately track growth, measure return on investment of all fundraising activities, and utilize program and giving data to inform strategy shifts and changes.

Desired Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising required.
  • Grounded and fluent in articulating the values of social justice, anti-racism, equity, inclusion, wealth disparities, and belonging to all audiences.
  • Experience with revenue forecasting and budget projections required.
  • Exceptional written, oral communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to develop work plans and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability and aptitude with Microsoft Office Suite, donor databases (Little Green Light experience a plus), video conferencing, and other technology necessary for successful day-to-day functioning in business environments.
  • Experience working with volunteer leadership, running meetings, and supporting members in reaching goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to build working relationships and encourage mainstream organizations and donors to reflect on their roles and privileges to minimize inequitable practices.

Position Information

  • Contract position: 30 hrs. /week
  • This is a flexible, remote, independent contractor position
  • Local candidates only due to light travel for meetings, applicants residing outside of King, Pierce, or Snohomish counties will not be considered 
  • Compensation: $52-60 /hour, depending on experience
  • Position begins: Immediately

Position closes: October 11, 2023, 5PM

How to apply:  Send a resume and cover letter to  with “Development Director” in the subject line. If you wish to be considered for this position, you must send both a resume and a cover letter directly via email. 

Listing Type
Position Type
Experience Level
Senior Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
$52 - $60
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