Join the EndCAN Team

National Development Director

The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (EndCAN) is seeking a National Development Director with at least 5 years of major gift experience to help us reach our aggressive annual fundraising goals.

EndCAN’s goal is to end child abuse and neglect in our lifetime. Child abuse and neglect has been seen as a social and legal issue, dealt with after the occurrence and often in a reactive way. We aim to change the perception of child abuse to one of a health, mental health and public health problem that can be treated. EndCAN funds research, education and training, prevention and advocacy programs across the country. To do so we will need a thriving development team to help coordinate corporate sponsorship, grassroots fundraising and philanthropic grants.

As our National Development Director, you will lead the effort in building these relationships to help us reach our multi-million dollar fundraising goals. You will work with key staff members to develop a fundraising plan. To start, you’ll execute and eventually, you’ll lead a team.

This position may be located anywhere in the continental US, and will report to our executive team in Denver, CO. Should this position be outside of Colorado, periodic travel to Denver for meetings will be necessary.

Job responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, direct and implement all development efforts

    • Manage lead and relationship portfolio of at least 40 donors willing and able to make significant contributions of at least $25k

    • Build and maintain authentic, genuine relationships with individuals and organizations within and outside the field of child abuse and neglect

    • Solicit contributions on a quarterly basis

    • Coordinate introductions and meetings with EndCAN executive staff

    • Thoroughly document prospecting, interactions, and correspondence with donors

  • Create and execute modern development plans to support the continued growth of our foundation

    • Design and oversee philanthropic giving, corporate sponsorship, grassroots funding programs

    • Continuously research and facilitate new fundraising opportunities

    • Write proposals, grants, funding agreements and letters

  • Ultimately, build out, run, and direct a development team

  • Consistently and regularly communicate with the Board Chair + Executive Director, work with volunteers and other entities to execute fundraising programs

Our ideal candidate:

  • Has 12 years of fundraising experience, and specifically at least 5 years of experience in major gift work.

  • Experience in crafting philanthropic narratives which will inspire large gift conversations

  • Has worked in the health and/or academic fields

  • Maintains an understanding of billion dollar, national foundations

  • Possesses experience in national fundraising

  • Has proven understanding of contemporary fundraising tactics: corporate sponsorships, grassroots funding, philanthropic giving

  • Can work independently and collaboratively to meet foundation metrics

  • Exercises exceptional verbal and written communication to strengthen interpersonal relationships

  • Maintains professionalism and discretion in handling sensitive information

  • Can organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and pivot with shifting priorities


  • $120-150,000 annual base salary

  • 3 weeks of PTO per year

  • Opportunity to design and bring to life a creative and captivating development plan

  • Experience of working alongside a passionate, driven and exceptionally accomplished team to bring attention to a previously overlooked field

This job advertisement is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities, qualifications or expectations. EndCAN is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Please email your application, including a cover letter, resume and at least three professional references, to Only applications that include these three components will be accepted.