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January 18, 2023

The Columbus Bar Foundation is a 501(c)3 dedicated to promoting an understanding of the law, the role of the legal profession, and access to justice for all. The Foundation is currently seeking a Development Director to direct its fundraising efforts. 

Contact: Jill Snitcher (

Job Roles:

  • Working in close collaboration with the Executive Director and Board of Trustees, the Development Director is responsible for fundraising and development efforts

Qualitities and Attributes:

  • Commitment to the Columbus Bar Foundation's mission and fundraising growth
  • A bachelor's degree, 3-5 years of relevant development and campaign experience or equivalent combination of same
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to build strong donor relationships
  • Business skills, budgeting, and financial acumen
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows 10 (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Google Docs
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, sensitvity to gift histories and proprietary information of both the Columbus Bar Foundation and Association 
  • Ability to remain flexible and prioritize changing demands


  • Expand the number of donors and funds raised to benefit the Columbus Bar Foundation
  • Create overall strategy, execution, and evalutaion of fundraising campaigns, events and programs that generate revenue
  • Develop and manage a budget to achieve maximum efficiency in reaching cost/revenue goals
  • Research, identify, cultivate, and obtain gifts from individuals and law firms. Engage and facilitate cultivation and solicitation by trustees and campaign leaders
  • Nurture relationships with key donors and create strategies for effective solicitation 
  • Ensure the timely acknowledgement of donations and accuracy of donor data and reports
  • Oversee donor recognition, marketing, and website development
  • Regularly evaluate progress and refine goals, strategy or tactics as needed


  • Support Foundation events and fundraising outcomes
  • Other duties as assigned

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Jill Snitcher at (

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230 West Street, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43215

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