Development Officer

Posted by
Careers In Nonprofits, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
Published 20 days ago

Are you a fundraising professional with a proven track record for success? Do you have strong relationship building skills? Are you interested in helping an organization get to the next level?

We are currently in search of a Development Officer for a Social Justice organization. The position is based in Bay Area, Ca. This is a permanent position.


LOCATION: San Francisco Bay Area, CA -Hybrid schedule- Remote and onsite

POSITION TITLE: Development Officer

SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday

HOURLY PAY: $ 85-95k Annual Salary + Excellent Benefits

Is This Your Dream Job? This organization is seeking a dynamic, outgoing, and innovative Development Officer for our California office who will by partner with the Executive Director to secure at least $2M in revenue from individuals, foundation, and government sources. This role requires a solution-oriented and savvy professional that is skilled at building and maintaining relationships and leveraging both internal and external resources to achieve aggressive goals in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will thrive in a high-energy, fast paced, collaborative environment and be skilled at communicating with diverse stakeholders.


Our Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will be a proven, detail-oriented, self-starter with a passion for social justice. The successful candidate will possess excellent written communications skills and be an engaging speaker that can effectively and independently communicate/network with diverse audiences

· A minimum of seven (7) years of nonprofit fundraising experience and have shown an ability to secure individual and major gifts and meet objectives.

· At least three (3) years independently managing significant events demonstrating project and/or event management experience;

·Successful track record in developing and implementing creative fundraising strategies;

·Excellent written and oral communications skills;

· Meticulous attention to detail;

·Social media savvy;

·Flexibility to manage work schedule to accommodate business needs outside of standard office hours

How You Will Spend Your Day:

As the Development Officer, you will design, develop and implement a fundraising program with a focus on building a major gifts program to include managing and cultivating relationships with existing major gift prospects, as well as identifying new prospects. You must have an ability to center clients, connect with donors and clearly communicate our organization’s mission. You will be expected to collaborate with local and national team members, persuade prospects and persevere to the end. Additionally, you will:

·Help our donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and ambitions through a relationship with our organization

·Secure 5- and 6-figure major gifts with the goal of raising $250,000 annually

·Manage systems and software to track and cultivate donors and prospects, including our donor database and wealth screening tools

·Work with the development departments across the organization to align efforts and set goals

·Make direct, face-to-face solicitations, and assist the Executive Director, local Advisory Committee and other staff with their solicitation (e.g. provide portfolio development support, strategic counsel, and help with donor communications)

·Acknowledge major donors through public and private recognition

·Conduct regular analysis and report on revenue goals versus projections in coordination with the Executive Director, Chief Development Officer, and Finance Team

·Collaborate with the team across the organization to write and submit proposals, letters of intent, case statements, and acknowledgement letters;

·Attend networking and fundraising events to support operations;

· Serve as the hands-on project manager and point person for the annual fundraising gala and growing the event by recruiting corporate sponsorships and overseeing an engaging and smoothly executed event experience


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Careers In Nonprofits is an equal opportunity employer. Empowered by the #ILoveMyJob mission, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment within the nonprofit sector.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regretfully can only respond to those candidates who best meet the requirements of a specific position or whose backgrounds are generally applicable to our client base. Please rest assured that we retain all candidate information for possible future matches, even if you do not hear from us in regard to your application in response to this ad.

Are you a fundraising professional with a proven track record for success? Do you have strong relationship building skills? Are you interested in helping an organization get to the next level?

We are currently in search of a Development…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule


Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
San Francisco, CA, USA

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