We are currently in search of a Director of Development for an Educational Equity Nonprofit Organization. The position is based in Oakland, CA.


ORGANIZATION TYPE: Educational Equity Nonprofit Organization


POSITION TITLE: Director of Development

SALARY: $115-140K


Is This Your Dream Job? Reporting to the Executive Director, you will serve as the organization’s Director of Development, bringing in substantial fundraising experience and the ability to build a strategic fundraising plan, with a focus on diversifying the funding base. You will be a story teller and a key thought partner to the Executive Director, with a passion and commitment to serving and impacting the lives of local youth.


Our Ideal Candidate:

  • 5-7+ years of fundraising/development experience
  • Demonstrated success and strategy in cultivating new donors, as well as stewardship and significantly increasing donor gift levels
  • Experience in building and implementing fundraising strategies
  • Experience in fiscal sponsorship a plus
  • Knowledge and ability to create work plans for development team as well as manage and mentor staff
  • Results-oriented and creative, solution-focused with an ability to meet fundraising goals
  • Metrics-driven, flexible and open to trying various strategies, using data to inform strategic direction and decision making
  • Able to see the big picture and plan long-term, but also tactical, resilient and with a positive mindset
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, collaborative in working cross-functionally and with a board of directors to accomplish tasks and initiatives
  • Tech-savvy and competent in using a fundraising database, communications applications and related tools (Salesforce, a plus)
  • Commitment to organization’s mission and value, with an understanding of diverse populations


How You Will Spend Your Day:

  • Create and lead team in executing a multi-year fundraising strategy
  • Develop strategies to prospect, cultivate, solicit, and steward existing and potential donors through personal touches and visits, appeals and campaigns, and special events as required
  • Manage development team of 3-4 professionals, establishing work plans, goals, and offering mentoring
  • Build relationships with individuals, foundations, small businesses, and corporations to develop funding prospects, focusing on donor pipeline and system to achieve and grow fundraising goals
  • Fundraising for Education Fund, work on Fiscal Sponsored projects (not fundraising with the schools)
  • Serve as thought partner to Executive Director, offering expertise on fundraising strategy and best practices
  • Serve as a liaison to the Board of Directors to present organizational updates and leverage and engage board members in fundraising
  • Drive external communications work, including creation of themes and content, ensuring consistent messaging across the organization
  • Alongside Executive Director, serve as the “face” of the organization and as a direct line of communication for all donors; educate community members on the organization’s current and future programs/ services


We’d love to hear from you.

 If this sounds like the job for you, we would love to help make that happen. Please submit a resume to lmcintire@cnpstaffing.com with “Director of Development” in the subject line.

 Know a friend who would be a great fit? Feel free to send us their resume as well.

Is this position not a great fit?

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