The role of a development director is to design and implement the development strategy for an organization. Development strategy or strategic planning is crucial for any type of business.
The development director, depending on the organization type, size and scope, may be in charge of creating annual development strategy, developing and implementing the public relations strategy, and in some cases, of fundraising, grant proposal writing and staff training.
Depending on each organization, a degree in a specific field and experience may be required. Any development director should be results oriented and have excellent communication, leadership and interpersonal skills.