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Director of Development

San Francisco, CA, USA

Job Type

Full Time Exempt

About the Role

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  • Bachelor‘s Degree in Public Relations, Business Management, Marketing, Social Services, or other related field; or AS in a related field with at least 3 years of Project/Program Development, Fund Development; or 6 years of experience in senior mass communications fields (corporate, nonprofit, and/or foundation) including public relations, volunteer management, project management, community organizing or other related areas, with demonstrated stability and sustained commitment in previous position(s).

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in capital campaigns, fund development, fundraising, public relations, organizational development, grant writing, advertising, public speaking, budget development in the nonprofit sector.

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, characterized by the ability to listen, to speak, and to write well, with a strong commitment to customer service and the ability to inspire and engage.

  • Must be detail-oriented, highly organized and demonstrate proficiency in creating thoughtful donor correspondence, conducting research and managing database requirements.

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel Spreadsheets and Outlook Calendar.

  • Strong background in working with boards, volunteers and donors.

  • Experience soliciting and closing five- and six-figure major gifts.

  • Planned giving experience preferred.

  • Capital and/or endowment campaign experience preferred

  • Experience developing and monitoring budgets preferred

  • A desire to discover and understand all facets of the organization, its programming and its role in the San Francisco community

  • Experience managing interdepartmental, multi-faceted projects required.

  • A self-directed, entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Team player able to work collaboratively with development colleagues as well as interface effectively with other departments.

  • Experience using CRM database highly desired.

  • Available to occasionally work weekends and evenings, as needed.

  • Certificate in Fundraising and/or advanced degree preferred

  • Knowledge of the San Francisco philanthropic community preferred.


  • Fingerprinting Clearance (DOJ/FBI) and Clearance Child Abuse Index.

  • Current CA Driver License; current auto insurance and a clean driving record.

  • Covid-19 Vaccine Record, Influenza

  • English, Spanish fluency, preferred.

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