Director of Resource Development (217 views)

San Francisco, CA
May 29, 2019 2019-07-28
Job Description

Job Summary: The Director of Resource Development provides leadership, strategic direction, oversight, coordination, and priority setting for the Resource Development team to develop and increase support from individual contributions, major gifts, foundations and corporations, planned gifts, and special events to meet fundraising objectives. The Director of Resource Development is also responsible for marketing efforts and communication strategies to expand reach, relevance, and impact on increasing donor opportunities and expanding donor engagement. Responsibilities include working in close partnership with the Executive Director and Board of Directors in planning and implementing strategies to provide for the financial and other resource needs of Chinatown Community Development Center.  

The position requires a creative and motivated individual with excellent interpersonal skills, training and team building skills, and analytical capabilities. The successful candidate must have the desire, aptitude, and experience to cultivate relationships with prospective donors in the San Francisco Bay Area.  

Status: Full-time, Exempt  

Location: Chinatown neighborhood, San Francisco  

Hours: Monday through Friday general business hours  

Salary: DOE; Comprehensive benefits  

The Organization: A private non-profit founded in 1977, Chinatown Community Development Center believes in a comprehensive vision of community. We own and/or manage approximately 30 affordable housing buildings serving over 3,800 low-income seniors, single adults, formerly homeless adults, and families of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds in San Francisco’s Chinatown, Tenderloin, Western Addition, and Polk Gulch neighborhoods. We also build housing, develop grassroots leadership, and engage low-income residents and youth. Our employees are passionate about the mission; thrive in a family organizational culture; and embody values of empowerment, teamwork, and compassion. Chinatown CDC serves a diverse population and is committed to hiring practices that provide culturally competent services. We encourage people of color to apply.  

General Job Responsibilities:   

  • Provide leadership in developing short and long-term fundraising strategies to achieve a mix of individual, foundation, government, and corporate support  
  • Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors and cultivating and securing planned gifts, such as wills, trusts, and annuities to fund the mission of Chinatown CDC  
  • Plan, develop, and organize multi-faceted strategies to solicit funds from individual and corporate donors; strategies may include a variety of “ask” mechanisms, including but not limited to: direct mail, fundraising events, personal presentations/asks and property donation programs  
  • Develop and provide oversight on the implementation of donor/fundraising annual events  
  • Oversees management of gift processing and donor acknowledgement, donor databases, and associated reporting  
  • Develop and manage organization’s marketing and public relations strategy including the publication of the agency’s newsletter and other written communication to the general public  
  • Oversee the coordination of website development and social media to enhance communication with supporters   

Senior Management Oversight:   

  • Participate as a member of Management Team, which includes attending weekly Management Team meetings  
  • Serve as staff liaison to Board Committees and respond to their requests   

Financial Planning and Budgeting:   

  • Participate in the development of Chinatown CDC’s annual budgets  
  • Work with Executive Director and Management Team in short-range and long-range financial planning   

 Administration and Management:   

  • Oversee operations of the Resource Development department  
  • Supervise, train, and oversee the work of Resource Development department staff and functions  
  • Develop, monitor, and maintain the Resource Development budget  
  • Write and conduct performance reviews for staff supervised   

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:   

  • Demonstrable track record of personally identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and closing major gifts from individual donors, corporations and foundations, and planned giving  
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and quickly gain the respect and support of various constituencies including board and staff members, donors, foundation, and civic leaders  
  • Proven ability to help the Board become more engaged and effective in fund development  
  • A solid understanding of basic principles and best practices for non-profit fund development and fiscal management  
  • A track record as an effective communicator with highly developed skills in writing and speaking  
  • Organized, detail orientated, and proven ability to multi-task   

Minimum Qualifications:   

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business Management, Public Relations, or equivalent experience  
  • Five (5) years demonstrated experience in fundraising, individual donor development, grant writing, event planning, direct mail, and planned giving  
  • Three (3) years of staff management and supervision  
  • Knowledge of legal confidentiality requirements  
  • Experience using social media platforms to increase organizational branding such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Glassdoor, etc.  
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, donor/volunteer databases, website development and maintenance, Adobe Create Suite, etc.   

Preferred Qualifications:   

  • Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management, Fundraising Management, Marketing, etc.  
  • Knowledge of Bay Area philanthropic community and charitable organizations  
  • Experience working in non-profit development or philanthropy   

*Please include a cover letter along with your resume to be considered for this position.