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Director of Development


Legal Aid seeks a full-time Director of Development to spearhead the organization's fundraising efforts and activities.

The Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of Legal Aid’s fundraising including grants, the major gifts program, community support, special events, and capital campaigns.  This person supervises a staff of grant and marketing specialists. The Director will also oversee the grant requirements of receiving funding from Legal Services Corporation, an independent nonprofit established by Congress to provide financial support for civil legal aid to low-income Americans. The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director and also works closely with the Legal Aid Board of Trustees in all development and fundraising endeavors.  This is a full-time position housed in our Central Office in Kansas City, Missouri.

Legal Aid of Western Missouri offers a professional and friendly work environment with integrity and excellence as our guiding principles. We are an equal opportunity employer with recruitment efforts focused on ensuring a diverse workforce. 

Salary:  Depending on experience.

Benefits:  Medical & dental, life, vision, long & short-term disability insurances; 401K/match and retirement plans; paid vacation, sick & holidays; flexible spending account, parking and travel reimbursement; paid professional development; qualifying employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness; and eligible to apply for loan repayment assistance through Legal Services Corporation’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program.



The qualified candidate must have the following:

  • A bachelors or masters degree.
  • Previous supervisory and fundraising experience.
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • A good sense of humor and a passion to help vulnerable communities.



To Apply: 

Please visit to submit your application, resume, and cover letter.  

LAWMO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Those applicants requiring accommodation to the interview/application process should contact the Human Resources Department at 816-446-1998.



Submission Deadline: 
June 25, 2021
Organization Information: 
Legal Aid of Western Missouri
4001 Blue Parkway, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64130
United States
Phone: 816-474-6750