Development Manager or Development Director (Depending on experience)

Published 14 days ago

About Us

The Organization for Prostitution Survivors (OPS) was founded by survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and allies, to end the violence of prostitution and change cultural norms. OPS provides services in three areas: (1) advocacy, harm reduction and exiting services for survivors, (2) education and training to change cultural norms of gender-based violence, and (3) community training on CSE. OPS provides services primarily to female identified adult and youth survivors of CSE.

OPS centers survivors of CSE.  This means that survivor experience is our starting point.  We understand intersectionality: at OPS, survivors are not lumped into one homogenous group and have the space to express and embody more than one identity.  We create opportunities for survivors to live into their power.  At OPS survivors participate indecision making at all levels of leadership (board, leadership team, advocates, board sub-committees, etc).  OPS is built upon a foundation of safety, trauma-informed, DEI and strengths-based policies and practices and it is on this solid ground that we uphold our values of celebrating difference, unconditional positive regard, a growth-mindset, self-care and accountability.

Role Summary

The Development Manager / Development Director is responsible for the development and successful execution of OPS’ fund development strategy to achieve the organization’s objectives and advance our mission.  The Development Manager / Development Director builds relationships with donors and grantors by matching those with the means and motivation to give, to the needs of the organization so that the important services OPS provides to survivors of CSE can continue to be offered to our community.

The Development Manager / Development Director will manage and sustain a grant portfolio of government and private funded grants of nearly $1MM.  OPS strategic objectives are to diversify funding streams to increase individual and corporate contributions (and earned income) over the course of the next three years.  The incoming Development Manager / Development Director will play a key role in the planning and successful execution of this strategy.

If hired in the more senior role of Development Director, this person will serve as a member of OPS Leadership Team with the Executive Director and Director of Survivor Services.  The Leadership Team sets and implements the organization’s strategic plan, budget, and internal organizational policies that uphold OPS mission, vision, and priorities.  The Leadership Team works together to ensure that service delivery needs and human resource requirements are matched to the organization’s fundraising strategy.


The Director of Manager / Development Director will:

  • Partner with the OPS’ Leadership Team and Board of Directors to ensure the OPS budget is raised annually.
  • Participate as an active member of the OPS’ Board Finance sub-committee.
  • Lead the development and successful execution of the organization’s annual and three-year fund development strategy with measurable outcomes. 
  • Set annual Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for your department.
  • Manage OPS’ comprehensive grant portfolio—including prospecting, applications, fostering grantor relationships and reporting.
  • Build relationships with OPS existing donors and drive engagement for new individual and corporate donors to effectively maintain and grow individual, monthly and major donations.
  • Plan and successfully execute two fundraising events annually (online or in person).
  • Organize and oversee the execution of two donor engagement campaigns (eg GiveBIG) annually (website, newsletter, social media and / or direct mail).
  • Maintain donor database and execute prompt acknowledgement and tax receipts for donations. 
  • Provide training and fund development progress reports for board members to increase the board’s capacity to be successful brand ambassadors and fundraisers.
  • Lead the implementation of donor recognition and stewardship activities.
  • Provide friendly, donor-centered customer service and represent the agency and our mission in a professional and positive manner.

Required skills and qualifications:

  • Must be committed to, driven by and motivated to advance OPS mission.
  • Must align with OPS core values: Celebrate difference, unconditional positive regard, growth-mindset, self-care and accountability.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 2 (5 years for a Development Director) years of proven experience in non-profit fund development operations
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully engage new donors and grow existing individual annual contributions
  • Demonstrated success in securing large grants ($75k+), experienced in managing a portfolio of grants from a variety of funders a plus.
  • Previous success meeting agency fundraising goals, through diverse funding streams.
  • Experience securing individual major gifts and corporate sponsorships (of at least $5,000) and donations/sponsorships for events.
  • Experience seeking out and cultivating new relationships that lead to increased agency funding.
  • Ability to organize, motivate and lead volunteers to success through ad hoc event committees. Collaborate with the agency’s Fundraising Committee to provide strategic opportunities for increased fundraising.
  • Experience with donor management systems preferred.
  • Experience in the human services field and / or socio-economic diverse populations preferred.

Other requirements:

To thrive at OPS candidates must be:

  • Self-starters, with the ability to work successfully autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Well organized, swift to prioritize, able to manage competing deadlines and persistent.
  • A strong communicator across many mediums: public speaking, customer services and in writing; in each instance communicating professionally and according to OPS’ brand.
  • Creative, a solution-oriented problem solver, and comprise a collaborative spirit.
  • Flexible, have a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and a strong desire to work in an industry that focuses on helping others.

Transportation and vocation requirements:

Applicants MUST be located within Washington state. This position will work typically in office.  Applicants must have a valid driver license and access to transportation to get to and from the Burien office and meetings with donors, grantors and corporate sponsors as the job requires.

Physical Requirements

  • Typical office environment with some travel
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs on occasion and 10 lbs frequently
  • Frequent computer usage
  • Frequent, continual, intermittent flexing or rotation of the wrist(s), spine and body
  • Regular exchange of verbal and written communication

About Us

The Organization for Prostitution Survivors (OPS) was founded by survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and allies, to end the violence of prostitution and change cultural norms. OPS provides services in three areas: (1…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 31, 2021


$55,000 - $65,000


  • $55,000-$65,000 annual salary (DOE), full time, exempt
  • OPS’ work weeks are 36 hours.
  • OPS provides generous benefits including vacation (starting at 13 days), paid holidays (11 days), and a paid winter break* the week between Christmas and New Years (4-5 days) and sick leave.
  • OPS provides excellent, full employer covered medical, dental, STD/LTD insurance and other employee benefits

*Contingent on Board vote

  • $55,000-$65,000 annual salary (DOE), full time, exempt
  • OPS’ work weeks are 36 hours.
  • OPS provides generous benefits including vacation (starting at 13 days), paid holidays (11 days), and a paid…


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Seattle, WA
Associated Location
112 Southwest 157th Street, Seattle, WA 98122, United States

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