Development Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Details: DOE




26870 Moody Road
Los Altos Hills
United States


Position Description: Hidden Villa seeks a highly-organized, collaborative, and talented individual to develop and execute the organization’s annual fundraising strategy. The Development Manager is directly responsible for identifying and attracting various funding sources including Foundation and Corporate Partnerships as well as individual donors. The Development Manager will plan, coordinate, and implement annual fund development plans in order to meet fund development and budgetary goals. This role encourages an individual to take initiative and be creative while developing processes and systems that support long term relationships. This is a fast paced office.

Responsibilities (included but not limited to)

Development Management

•  Influence and implement annual development activities which include foundation relationships, corporate sponsorships, and individual donors

•  Serve as the primary author for grant proposals, LOIs, reports, and formal written communication with local donors

•  Maintain relationship information curating an accurate database of records

•  Coordinate in-house mailings; track mailing list and campaign criteria

•  Provide campaign analytics/progress and generate reports

External Relations and Board Management

•  Prepare and submit foundation grants and corporate requests

•  Cultivate relationships with foundation staff, corporate representatives, and individuals

•  Create presentations and reports for board, committees, and funders

•  Collaborate on new ideas for events, outreach, and communication

•  Coordinate individual donor solicitations, major donor campaigns and other events


•  Assist in organizing, planning, and facilitating fundraising and community events

•  Maintain event timeline, guest lists, registration materials, waivers, releases, evaluations, and testimonials

•  Ensure follow up tasks are executed including cultivation of participants through salesforce entries, emailing, calling, developing photo albums, and one on one meetings

•  Supervise hourly gift processing and intern support

Key Qualifications

•  3-5 years of development experience preferred

•  Strong knowledge of effective fundraising strategies including grant seeking, individual donor cultivation, corporate employee volunteers programs, and event production

•  Bachelor’s degree required; preferably in Public Relations, Business, Non-Profit Management, Marketing or related field

•  Possess excellent organizational and analytical skills and the ability to multi-task and meet aggressive deadlines

•  Outstanding written and verbal skills for effective communication and the ability to facilitate small and large group presentations

•  Ability to work in and across several communication platforms and internal systems: experience with Salesforce, Foundation Directory Online, and Donor Search preferred

Personal Characteristics

•  A strong commitment to Hidden Villa’s mission to inspire a just and sustainable future and the values of exploration, learning, community, access, and stewardship

•  Ability to thrive in a fast paced entrepreneurial environment; comfortable with ambiguity and shifts in scope of duties

•  Collaborative team player with a “can do” attitude; willing to roll up sleeves and do whatever it takes to support team priorities

•  Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and positive attitude even during high pressure periods

•  Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; interest in developing working relationships with diverse stakeholders

•  Independent, self starter who takes the initiative to identify and assist in resolving problems both within and beyond areas of direct responsibility

•  Strong computer skills and the ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results

Documentation establishing your right to work in the United States is required along with submission of fingerprints and the subsequent successful background check and response. Hidden Villa is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in our workplace and our programs. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected category. Hidden Villa is a non-smoking environment.

Reports to: Director of Development

Department:  Development

Working Hours: The Development Manager is exempt and requires 40 hours per week of work and is required to attend Board and committee meetings and other events which fall outside normal working hours as needed.


Hidden Villa provides a benefit package that includes vacation and sick leave, medical, dental, acupuncture/chiropractic and retirement benefits.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree