Current Position Openings

Director of Fund Development

Title: Director of Fund Development

Job Type: Full-time

Reports to: President & CEO

Location: Kansas City Urban Core


This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job. It is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

Role Summary

The Director of Fund Development develops and implements an annual fundraising program as part of the organization’s overall strategic plan, including specific goals for major gifts, annual support, and grants to meet organizational fundraising goals. The Director of Fund Development in coordination with the President & CEO, will manage all aspects of UNI’s development program, including:

Major Gifts

Create and execute strategies to increase unrestricted income, particularly through individual gifts. Secure meetings with major gift donors and prospects and engage them in face-to-face solicitations. Prepare and guide the President/CEO and Board members to build donor relationships. Engagement with donor base local and national. UNI has a $2.2 million annual operating budget, $750K of which is unrestricted.

Annual Giving Program

Work with staff to strengthen and expand fundraising activities that cultivate regular giving, print newsletters, e-newsletters, online giving, holiday appeal, and annual reports.  


Cultivate relationships with foundations and work with program staff to develop grant applications.  Research, write and cultivate grant applications.  Prepare and submit grant reports. Research, write and apply for grants on the local, state, federal, foundation and corporate level.

Fundraising Events

Advise on the implementation of fundraising events, annual gala event, and smaller events. Provide coordination of events undertaken.


Ensure timely gift recording and donor acknowledgment in the donor database, including individual giving histories, profiles, interactions, etc. Keep the CEO informed of trends and key donor information. Report to the Board of Directors on development efforts. Serve as liaison with the Resource Development Committee of the Board of Directors

Educational Requirements & Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in nonprofit management, business, communications, public relations, or related fields. Advanced degree preferred.


Minimum five years of experience in fund development.  Minimum of three years of proven experience in a senior development position, preferably in a non-profit setting. Experience successfully writing foundation, local, and federal grants.

  • Knowledge of the Kansas City metropolitan philanthropic and business community
  • Outstanding ability to build relationships with a diverse group of people and successfully meet personally with donors and prospective donors.
  • Have our own book of business.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong grant writing skills
  • Experience with donor management software
  • Good planning, organizing, execution, evaluation, and follow up skills.
  • Experience planning successful donor campaigns and events.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google G Suite
Must successfully pass criminal and reference background check.

Annual Salary: $75,000 to $90,000

Fringe Benefits

100% employer paid Medical Insurance (Vision, Dental, Health), Short & Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance AD&D, and Accident Insurance.

How To Apply

Email a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Please make the subject line: UNI Fund Development Director

UNI Controller

Title: Controller

Job Type: Full-time

Reports to: President & CEO

Location: Kansas City Urban Core


This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job. It is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

Role Summary

Controller will play a critical role in the financial management of UNI. This position is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of financial data, compliance with relevant regulations, and supporting UNI’s mission by maintaining its financial stability. The controller’s primary responsibilities include financial record-keeping, reporting, grant management, tax compliance, and internal control implementation. This role is pivotal in facilitating UNI’s financial transparency, accountability, and successful achievement of its goals.

Educational Requirements & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required and advanced degree preferred in accounting, finance, or a related field. CPA or similar certification preferred.
  • Previous experience working with non-profit organizations is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in accounting software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Excellent attention to detail and analytical skills.
  • Strong organizational and time-management abilities.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Knowledge of relevant local, state, and federal financial regulations for non-profits.
  • Financial Management: Maintain accurate financial records, including accounts payable and receivable, ensuring the organization’s financial transactions are properly recorded and documented.
  • Financial Reporting: Prepare regular financial statements, reports, and analysis for internal and external stakeholders. Ensure transparency and accountability in financial reporting.
  • Grants and Funding: Assist in grant proposal budget preparation, track grant funds, and ensure compliance with grant requirements and reporting.
  • Tax Compliance: Prepare and file annual tax returns and stay current with tax laws and regulations specific to non-profit organizations.
  • Audit Preparation: Coordinate and prepare materials for annual financial audits, working closely with external auditors to ensure compliance with audit requirements.
  • Internal Controls: Develop and maintain effective internal controls and best practices to safeguard the organization’s financial assets and ensure accuracy.
  • Donor Contributions: Record and acknowledge contributions from donors and maintain accurate donor records for transparency and stewardship.
  • Payroll and Benefits: Administer payroll and benefits, ensuring compliance with financial regulations related to employee compensation.
  • Financial Planning: Provide financial analysis and support for strategic planning and decision-making, helping the organization achieve its mission effectively.

Annual Salary: $65,000 to $90,000

Employee Benefits
  • Comprehensive Medical Insurance (Health, Vision, Dental) with 100% employer coverage.
  • Short & Long-Term Disability coverage.
  • Life Insurance with Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage.
  • Accident Insurance for unexpected events.
  • 401K retirement plan with employer matching.

Candidates are required to satisfactorily clear criminal and reference background checks.

How To Apply
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resume and cover letter to Please include “UNI Controller Application” in the subject line. In your cover letter, explain your passion for the UNI’s mission and your relevant experience. Urban Neighborhood Initiative is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Urban Neighborhood Initiative is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. The Urban Neighborhood Initiative does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.