Presbyterian Ear Institute (PEI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to help deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals hear and speak and integrate into mainstream society through the use of the advanced technology of hearing aids and cochlear implants. While it shares the name, PEI is not affiliated with Presbyterian Healthcare Services. PEI offers a variety of services to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community including early intervention, speech therapy, hearing evaluations, cochlear implant evaluations and educational services for children from birth to kindergarten.

Position Summary

The Director of Development is responsible for the planning, coordinating and implementation of all fundraising activities for Presbyterian Ear Institute, including major giving, annual giving, planned giving, grants, direct mail, special events and special projects. The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Board of Directors and other volunteers.

Position Responsibilities

  • Plans, implements and evaluates a comprehensive giving program to generate support from individuals, corporations and private foundations.
  • Conducts prospect research, oversees the development of fundraising materials and implements communications strategies.
  • Submits funding requests through grant writing.
  • Plans and executes events by providing direction and support to volunteers.
  • Develops strategies for and participates in gift solicitations.
  • Works with Board of Directors to plan and implement appropriate cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities.
  • Strengthens and promotes the public image of Presbyterian Ear Institute.
  • Creates and oversees the production of donor letters, annual report, brochures, publications, news releases, media pieces and other fundraising materials.
  • Manages and maintains donor database.


  • Strong communication, organizational, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve and exceed fundraising goals
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Familiarity with fundraising/donor database software programs
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Team-player, enthusiastic, energetic and has a sense of humor


  • A Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Five years of progressively responsible fundraising in all facets of resource development: direct mail; grant writing; special events and major gifts.
  • Ability to understand a financial statement.
  • Proven track record of fundraising success, including personal solicitation of major gifts.

To apply, email resume and cover letter to slagree@peiabq.org. Please include references and salary requirements.