Director of Development

Join an organization at the forefront of health advocacy across the nation

Community Catalyst is a leading 501(c) 3 non-profit national health advocacy organization dedicated to building a movement for health equity and justice. We partner with local, state, and national advocates to leverage and build community power so all people can influence decisions that impact their health.

Health systems will not be accountable to people without a fully engaged and organized community voice. That’s why we work every day to ensure people’s interests are represented wherever important decisions about health and health care are made: in communities, statehouses and on Capitol Hill.


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.


The Director of Development will report to the Senior Director of Operations & Management and will be responsible for developing – in collaboration with them, and Program Leadership – an overall development strategy for Community Catalyst and the Community Catalyst Action Fund (a c4 organization committed to ensuring consumers are actively engaged in the decision-making that shapes our health and health system). The Director of Development will leverage existing relationships and identify new opportunities for growth across all revenue categories.


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. They will also have experience with building and executing collaborative and creative fundraising processes.




The Director of Development is supervised by the Sr. Director of Operations & Management.










A note on location: This position will start virtual/remote which means you can be located anywhere in the U.S. until in-person work can resume

Applicants should submit a resume as a document with a one-page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: Please put “Director of Development” in the subject line.


Community Catalyst is strongly committed to building a work environment that recognizes, respects, and encourages the unique contributions of a broad spectrum of qualified employees. We strive to make employment decisions that support inclusion to maintain a work atmosphere that is diverse, equitable and promotes family-friendly practices and work-life benefits so that people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally. 

We do not discriminate in hiring based on age, color, ethnicity, race, national origin, primary language, religion, socio-economic status, family status, mental and physical disabilities, veteran status, gender identity characteristics and/or expression, sex, medical condition, sexual orientation or any other classification that is protected by federal, state, or local law.

Through all of our programs, Community Catalyst works to build a better future for all individuals by advancing health equity, focusing on people of color, immigrants, as well as disability, gender, sexual identity and socio-economic status.   It is important for our staff to reflect the diverse communities with which we work. People of color, LGBTQ identified people, gender-nonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English are encouraged to apply.

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