Director of Business Development

Posted March 15, 2024

The Winkler Group, a fast-growing and well-respected national fundraising consulting firm headquartered in Charleston, SC, is looking for a director of business development.

We are not looking for a typical salesperson. We want someone with a heart for service and an eagerness to connect as many nonprofits as possible to our transformative fundraising counsel.

The ideal candidate will serve as the firm’s primary sales figure. They will bring a consultative sales process and use their nonprofit experience to build relationships with potential clients based on trust and thought leadership. They will have the persuasive ability to move potential clients from lead to close quickly 

Candidate Must Align with Winkler Group’s Core Values:


  • Do the right things the right way
  • Roll up our sleeves
  • Work as a team
  • Know our craft and continuously grow
  • Own it




  • Self-motivated with tenacity to create and pursue leads
  • Ownership of sales pipeline and sales forecasting
  • Ability to meet sales quotas
  • Willingness to take direction
  • Attention to detail
  • Persuasiveness to close deals
  • Familiarity with nonprofits and/or academic institutions
  • Ability to recognize and reconcile needs of both firm and client
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to the Winkler approach and services
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Articulate and polished to represent Winkler Group in front of potential clients
  • Willingness to travel to client meetings and represent the Winkler Group at conferences, workshops, and events
  • B.A. degree or higher


From the Winkler Group, the Candidate Will Experience:


  •  Strong support
  • Ample marketing leads
  • A team that loves what they do and who they do it with
  • Competitive compensation
  • Satisfaction of serving organizations that serve others


Compensation and Benefits

The Winkler Group offers a starting salary of $60
,000 with expectations to earn an additional $30,000–$60,000 in commission. A generous benefits package includes medical, vision, and dental insurance, 401(k), paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
. Candidate must reside in the Charleston area and work in a hybrid remote office. Familiarity with HubSpot CRM or other CRM software is preferred. At least ten years of experience working in related positions.


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