Bancroft NeuroHealth

  • Chief Development Officer

    Job Locations US-NJ-Cherry Hill
    Requisition ID
    Corporate and Support Services
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Bancroft is currently seeking a dynamic Chief Development Officer to lead the fundraising strategy for one of the largest nonprofit organizations in South Jersey.  This position will be based in Cherry Hill, NJ.


    Bancroft is a leading service-provider for children and adults with autism, other intellectual or developmental disabilities, and those in need of neurological rehabilitation.  We provide a full continuum of highly effective services, including special education schools, vocational training, day and residential programs, both on-campus and in the community, and in-home and outpatient rehabilitation services.  We provide services in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

    As a nonprofit organization, we are solely committed to supporting people with special needs and their families, to help make it One World. For Everyone.


    Reporting to the President, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for all aspects of organizational development, including fundraising and family relations.  Provides strategic vision and managerial leadership direction in designing, articulating and implementing a comprehensive development program for the organization, working closely with the Board of Trustees and other volunteer and staff leadership.  Responsbilities include:

    • Working closely with President/Chief Executive Officer of Bancroft, Board(s) Officers, Trustees, the Executive Management Team and senior staff, families and other key audiences for the purpose of obtaining charitable gifts/financial support for Bancroft’s operating needs and its endowment.
    • Fostering an atmosphere of personal integrity and team-oriented goal achievement by working with the Senior Director and Director(s), in the development and management of strategic and tactical work plans in these areas. Manages goal setting with development staff and through regular check in’s and coaching, helps them to achieve departmental goals and grow the efforts of the development team. Reports the progress and details of all work plans and outcomes accurately and timely for review.
    • Developing and maintaining effective and positive working relationships with key audiences including Trustees, administrative staff, parents and families, corporate sponsors, alumni, volunteers, and ‘friends’ of Bancroft.
    • In conjunction with the President/Chief Executive Officer, Board Chair and other designated representatives, identifies and develops a portfolio of major gift prospects and personally manages specific donors within that portfolio. Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward present/potential donors capable of donating at least $10,000 to Bancroft. 


    Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree preferred.  At least five to seven years’ experience in fundraising and staff management within a large, diversified organization, ideally at least 3 years’ in a senior leadership capacity.


    Must possess an executive presence and strong leadership skills.  Demonstrated success in strategy building for donors. Excellent verbal/written communication and presentation skills and the ability to successfully interact with a variety of internal and external constituencies to develop and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships. Highly developed public and interpersonal speaking skills, including the capacity to inspire and motivate staff, donors, prospects, board members and volunteers.

    EEO Statement

    Bancroft is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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