Development Officer

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $63,000
Maximum: $70,000



Start Date



United States


Founded in 1980 by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. MADD has helped to save more than 350,000 lives, reduce drunk driving deaths by 53 percent and educate parents and teens on making safe choices. MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® calls for law enforcement support, ignition interlocks for all offenders, advanced vehicle technology and designating a non-drinking driver. MADD has provided supportive services to nearly one million drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge through local victim advocates and the 24-Hour Victim Help Line 1-877-MADD-HELP. Visit or call 1-877-ASK-MADD.

Seeking an experienced fundraiser and relationship expert with a background in Special Event Management.

The MADD CA State office is currently seeking candidates for the full time position of Development Officer 082-18


Responsible, at the local level, for the development, oversight, execution and monitoring of a diversified comprehensive fund development and public awareness plan, aligned with MADD’s strategic plan. Ensures effective and aggressive growth in fund development through core strategies which are committed to fulfilling MADD’s mission, including but not limited to: corporate, foundation and major gifts solicitation, individual giving, 3rd party events, honor/memorial giving and fund raising programs.

Foster a culture of philanthropy within MADD. Be a leader for other staff and volunteers to institutionalize philanthropy within the organization.


1. Plan and produce core fundraisers aligned with MADD’s strategic plan, including marketing, managing and executing logistics for all fundraising activities.

2. Research, develop and cultivate a dynamic prospect list including revenue projections and secured sponsorships.

3. Proactively and consistently communicate to the National Office on the progress of core fundraisers.

4. Develop, implement and manage fundraising strategies according to the annual development plan and strategy budgets, goals and objectives.

5. Implement activities to integrate MADD programs/services with participants of MADD’s core fundraisers.

6. Actively network through community organizations as appropriate to support fund development.

7. Manage contract and agreement procedures to ensure successful fundraising implementation.

8. Responsible for fulfillment of all local and national sponsorship benefits, according to the sponsorship agreement.

9. Develop and implement a fundraising volunteer recruitment plan to assure adequate volunteer resources for all fundraising activities.

10. Research public and private foundations to identify unrestricted sources of revenue.

11. Other duties as required.


1. College degree required or seven years relevant experience

2. 5-7 years of successful marketing, fundraising or sales experience preferably in a nonprofit organization.

3. Ability to demonstrate a successful fundraising or sales track record.

4. Strong organizational skills, be detail oriented with the ability to prioritize, manage multiple projects and execute in a high-volume environment.

5. Excellent communication skills with the ability to develop and convey thoughts clearly, logically and concisely both orally and in writing, using appropriate grammar and command of the English language.

6. Ability to work both independently and with others to resolve issues and maintain composure and professionalism in an environment of changing and/or multiple priorities.

7. Must be able to work on a time table, meet deadlines, follow instructions and accept direction on given assignments.

8. Strong work ethic with the ability to maintain a high activity level.

9. Ability to tolerate stressful situations and maintain a professional demeanor during times of stress.

10. Must have exceptional internal and external customer service orientation.

11. Must have demonstrated computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook and be familiar with entering data into on-line systems. Should also have basic record keeping and math skills.

12. Must have working knowledge of company policies and procedures.

13. Ability to maintain social, ethical and organizational standards in job related activities, at work and in the community.

14. Ability to maintain workplace confidentiality and take ownership/accountability for own actions and aspects of the job.

15. Demonstrated commitment, passion and compassion for the mission of MADD.

Typical Physical and Mental Demands -

This position requires working in an office setting and is generally considered sedentary, although this position may require long hours, handling conflicts and making decisions under pressure. This position may require sitting, standing, lifting (maximum 25 pounds) for at least 8 hours and a normal range of hearing and vision. The noise level is from quiet to moderate. This position requires the ability to operate a computer and other office machines such as fax, calculator and

telephone. This position must be able to maintain confidentiality. This position may require a valid State Drivers License and proof of insurance because the individual may be required to drive to alternate locations away from the office. Critical thinking, active learning, listening, writing, speaking, negotiating, persuasion, judgment and the ability to work under pressure may be mandatory for this position.

Must be flexible and willing to do consistent local travel within the Bay Area, Fresno and Sacramento area, have at least 5 years of experience with cultivating corporate sponsorship, individual contributions and basic understanding of major gifts programs. We also looking for our ideal candidate to have experience in event planning, networking and relationship building. Position requires major multi-tasking, so we are looking for a self-starter, fast learner, detailed oriented, efficiency and a team player.

MADD offers a competitive salary and exceptional benefits + business casual environment.

“An Interested Party will be considered an applicant only after the individual has complied with the application process and has indicated the specific position for which they are applying.”

MADD is an equal opportunity employer.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree