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Development Director


Job Title: Development Director FLSA Status: Exempt
Department: Senior Management Team Reports to: CEO
Workdays: M-F Work Hours: 40 Hours / Salaried
Pay Rate: $80,000-120,000k PTO: Paid time off; Participation in SIMPLE IRA Plan



The Development Director (DD) is responsible for taking the lead in nonprofit fundraising, donor management, communications, and marketing. The DD will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in securing needed funding that supports the organization’s current mission and our annual budget of $3M. The DD, along with the development team, will be key in advancing our budgetary needs to meet our future organizational goals. 


  • Provides leadership and operational methods for advancing fundraising strategies. 
  • Fundraising events, capital campaigns and other major fundraising initiatives  
  • Develops the necessary committees for fundraising campaigns. 
  • Supervise direct reports associated to the “Development Team” 

 Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Creates a 1-3 year fundraising strategy that aims to double our current budget that includes: Grants, donor base, church partnerships and calendarized events. 
  • Develops long-term strategy for raising the needed budget to advance the organization’s Big Holy Audacious Goal, (BHAG), for expanding our ministry throughout North America, resulting in life transformation in Jesus Christ. 
  • Builds a core development team to carry out the below objectives. 
  • Researches and identifies potential donor streams and grant opportunities available through private, local, state, and federal programs. 
  • Oversee grant seeking, including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements. 
  • Maintain grant the management system to include but not limited to: Narratives; History; Program Description; Statistical and Demographic reports, Organization Documents; Financial budgets; Grant Tracker of past, current, and future grants- and their status. 
  • Initiates needed communication with other departments and ensures the follow-through for advancing fundraising goals. 
  • Works closely with Programs, Operations and Finance on grant compliancy. 


  • Control narratives and content related to FreedomWorks. 
  • Mailings, publications, videos, marketing materials, social media sites 

 Donor Management 

  • Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems. Creates reports post-event to analyze data and determine the marketing effectiveness for the fundraising program 
  • Works with CEO to build a comprehensive schedule for personalized follow-up w/ current & future donor’s sources. 


  • Has placed their faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Believes that individuals can be reconciled and restored to God, their families and their communities without prejudice. 
  • Minimum 5+ yr. proven track record in non-profit financial development. 
  • Expertise in communications, donor management, and non-profit grant writing. 
  • Innovative: able to look outside the box for fundraising strategies, resources and in building sustainable income streams 
  • Organizational, time-management and problem-solving skills needed 
  • Must pass DHS Background check  
Finance Director


Job Title: Finance Director FLSA Status: Exempt
Department: Finance Reports To: CEO
Workdays: M-F Work Hours: Full Time
Pay Rate: $65,000-82,000 depending upon experience 



Paid time off; Participation in SIMPLE IRA Plan


Organization: FreedomWorks is a Christian non-profit 501c-3 organization that provides programming and a pathway to meaningful employment.  We trust God to transform the lives of formerly imprisoned / those in recovery through Bible study, personal accountability, service, and fellowship.  FreedomWorks mission is to: 

  • To reduce the rate of recidivism in Minnesota by providing practical support: (housing, employment, individual and family counseling, spiritual and vocational guidance, job coaching, food, clothing and transportation), to former offenders released from prison or rehab treatment programs. 
  • To provide former offenders with quality training and resources that educate, equip and offer access to adult support from the community at large.  
  • To provide former offenders with service opportunities. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Financial Management – Leading and directing all accounting, auditing, budgeting, banking, financial policies and
  • Business Management – Overseeing campus leases, purchasing, policies, procedures, and financial reporting operations. 
  • Contribution Management-Oversee use of contributions and grants, and related recording and reporting. 
  • Compliance Reporting-Oversees data gathering, and reporting related to grants, contributions and program requirements.  
  • Supervisory Responsibility- A growing staff involved in accounting, payroll processing, contribution management, and program compliance reporting. 


  • Has placed one’s faith in Jesus and accepted Christ as one’s personal Savior. Believes that individuals can be reconciled and restored to God, their families and their communities without prejudice. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting.   
  • At least eight years of increasing responsibility in a financial related field.   
  • Knowledge and experience in preparing financial statements according to generally accepted accounting principles  
  • Human Resources experience a plus. 
  • Experience in the non-profit sector.  
  • Strong aptitude to learn new software quickly. 
  • Must complete DHS (Department of Human Services) orientation training once provided. 
  • Must pass DHS Background check  
Communications & Marketing Coordinator


Job Title: Communications & Marketing Coordinator FLSA Status: Exempt
Department: Development Reports To: Development Director
Workdays: Base: M-F Work Hours: 40 Hrs/ Salaried
Pay Rate: $ 20- $22 per hour PTO: Paid time off; Participation in SIMPLE IRA Plan


The Marketing Coordinator ensures FreedomWorks’ mission and vision is clearly communicated. This person controls FreedomWorks narratives within and outside of our organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet with Development Director for direction on current campaigns, needs, etc to focus marketing on.
  • Raw data collection
    • Interviews- video records participants
    • Designs Graphics
    • Takes pictures at all major events
    • Keeps an ear out for possible stories on campus- regularly checks with coordinators to see who they would suggest.
    • Ensures that Releases are received from any volunteer or resident in videos, pictures, stories
  • ·Creation and design of physical and electronic forms of communications
    • Monthly newsletters
    • Ensure printing and mailing of communication.
    • Cards – Design, print, ensure signed, mail.
  • Create strategy on what content goes on website, videos, social media, email, etc. to increase viewer base and interconnect to each other.


  • Strong interpersonal skills: able to work with all types of people in a professional manner and able to remain calm in crisis situations.
  • Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications including advanced skills in using Social Media platforms, Power Point, Excel, Office 365, and Word; and basic skills or knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and Filmora.
  • Ability to problem-solve job-related issues.
  • Superior creative and technical writing skills.
  • Keen eye for detail and ability to produce high quality content.
  • Organizational and time management skills. Complete work within established time frames.
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
  • Must complete VA (Vulnerable Adult) mandated reporter training in orientation.
  • Must complete DHS (Department of Human Services) orientation training once provided.
  • Must pass DHS Background check.
  • One year’s experience working with the target population or experience as a certified peer specialist (must have certificate and proof of ongoing training).
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