Director of Development

$75,000 - $85,000 yearly
  • Girls Inc. of Alameda County
  • 510 16th Street, Oakland, CA
  • May 10, 2018
Full time

Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Development Officer, the Director of Development is responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive annual giving program with strategies for the expansion of major gifts from individuals and private foundations. The position works with senior staff, board members and volunteers in major donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. The director is also responsible for developing and managing other effective fundraising activities, including direct mail and special events.

The right candidate will be a passionate connector and storyteller who can managing a portfolio of major donors, through cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Responsibilities include expanding organization’s visibility among various donor circles through networking and marketing opportunities. Understanding of corporate giving programs, including cause-related marketing, event sponsorship, employee donations and company matching gift programs highly desirable. Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Commitment to meeting individual goals and supporting colleagues with team goals.
  • Develop and manage an active portfolio of major donors, private foundations and prospects at the $5,000 level and up
  • Develop and manage all fundraising activities set out in the annual giving program, including direct mail and acquisition campaigns, through setting strategies, monitoring goals, and analyzing results
  • Create and manage specific strategies for moving up donors, including the identification of prospects
  • Collaborate with program staff to maximize potential of all fundraising opportunities
  • Monitor team calendar of fundraising activities, events and mailings
  • Manage donor communications, including newsletters, solicitations, invitations, and thank you letters
  • Ensure donors are solicited and thanked in an accurate and timely manner
  • Plan and participate in fundraising, cultivation and stewardship events, such as the annual thank-a-thon
  • Lead team-building projects and communication strategies to support the Chief Development Officer in creating an effective work environment by cultivating good intradepartmental relationships
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A minimum of three years job experience in successful development and implementation of a comprehensive annual giving program with increasing levels of responsibility, including proven fundraising results
  • BA/BS or equivalent required.


  • Passion for the mission of Girls Inc. of Alameda County
  • Track record of successful fund development in the Bay Area preferred
  • Effective collaborator and networker
  • Resourceful problem-solver and strategic thinker
  • Experience working with board members to grow donor network
  • Demonstrated success in a fast-paced environment where multi-tasking and priority-setting abilities are critical to success
  • Self-reliant, good problem solver, results oriented

Salary and Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. Girls Inc. offers employer paid medical benefits, a 403B plan and voluntary vision, dental and life insurance. Flexible spending and pre-tax parking and transit plans are also available.

Girls Inc. of Alameda County is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. At Girls Inc., promoting, celebrating, and supporting diversity is core to our mission. Individuals are considered without regards to race, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, religion, color, veteran status, disability, marital status, or ancestry. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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Deadline to Apply

Until position is filled