Development & Communications Director

Orange County Rape Crisis Center

Our Mission:

is to stop sexual violence and its impact through support, education, and advocacy.

Our Vision:

is a world free of sexual violence and all other oppressions.

About the Center:

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency. We have served the Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, and surrounding communities since 1974. We provide 24-hour crisis intervention services to survivors of sexual violence. Our services include our 24-Hour Help Line, advocacy and accompaniment, support groups, workshops, and therapy referrals. Additionally, the Center offers educational programs for raising awareness about sexual violence and teaching prevention skills.

In 2007, the Center launched our Latino Services Program to offer bilingual services to the Spanish-speaking community. All our crisis services and education programs are offered in Spanish.

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center employs ten staff members. We are a United Way of the Greater Triangle Member Agency of Excellence.

Position Details

Development & Communications Director
The Triangle
Chapel Hill, NC

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center’s mission is to stop sexual violence and its impact through support, education, and advocacy. We envision a just and equitable world free of sexual violence and all other forms of oppression. Our values include professionalism, excellence, accessibility, social justice, community involvement, self-care, and empowerment.

The Development & Communications Director position is considered full time, exempt in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, and requires regular hours as well as frequent evenings and weekends.


1. Major Gifts (50%)

  • Develop the Major Gifts Program, including research, prospect identification, case development, and relationship building.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual donors, corporate donors, and private groups and foundations.
  • Coordinate fundraising efforts for the Center’s ongoing capital campaign.

2. Fundraising & Special Events

  • Oversee fundraising strategies, mailed and emailed solicitations, promotion of planned giving opportunities, and web-based options for giving.
  • Oversee Annual Holiday Auction and other special events, with delegation of tasks to the Development & Administrative Coordinator, Board of Directors, interns, and volunteers as appropriate.
  • Manage the donor database and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing.
  • Assist the Executive Director with grant management.
  • Engage staff, Board of Directors, and other volunteers in development efforts.
  • Serve as a staff representative on the Board of Directors’ Fundraising Committee.

3. Communications & Marketing

  • Oversee agency communication efforts.
  • Manage the agency’s website, ensuring that information is current and accessible.
  • Coordinate the creation of program and development fliers, brochures, invitations, and other projects requiring graphic design assistance.

4. Budgeting & Nonprofit Management

  • Work with staff, Finance Committee, and Fundraising Committee to develop and implement a budget for development activities.
  • Work with administrative staff to develop the agency’s annual budget.

5. Supervision

  • Serve as the direct supervisor for the Development & Administrative Coordinator.
  • Supervise development interns and volunteers.

6. General Responsibilities

  • Accomplish other projects as determined by the Executive Director.
  • Work as a team member in order to achieve the mission of the Center.
  • Maintain appropriate standards of confidentiality

Qualifications Preferred:

  1. Demonstrated effectiveness in fundraising via a capital campaign
  2. Knowledgeable about community resources
  3. Graphic design skills including familiarity with Adobe CC
  4. Experience in utilizing databases to track and/or retrieve information

In addition, an ideal candidate would want to work in an agency that values professionalism and sustainability. This person would have a high level of awareness of self and others, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to handle conflict with grace. Though experience in anti-sexual violence work is not required, this person should be open to learning about the subject and have a demonstrated commitment to growing the Center’s anti-oppression efforts.


  • Dependent upon education and experience


  • Health, life, and dental insurance; retirement investment plan; generous leave package

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