Director of Development & Outreach

Job Type

Part Time


Details: DOE. This is a part-time position (0.5 FTE) and it is paid hourly.



Start Date



1018 E Street
San Rafael
United States


Next Generation Scholars (NGS) seeks a Director of Development & Outreach to join its staff at the office in San Rafael, CA.

Next Generation Scholars believes equal access to higher education is the key to making positive change within our community. With a mission to level the playing field by providing dedicated underserved students with all the advantages available to those of privilege, NGS combines a rigorous academic program with community building activities and wrap-around social services to ensure low income, high potential students gain access to higher education. For more information, please visit:


Reporting to the Executive Director (ED) and working closely with a Development Consultant, the Director of Development & Outreach will play a critical role in the organization’s continued growth through new individual, corporate, and foundation partners, and will lead the strengthening of existing funding streams. The Director of Development & Outreach must be able to meaningfully connect with our students, families, and external stakeholders. The Director will manage the following functions:



  • Support ED in creating, developing, and maintaining funding relationships
  • Help write and oversee the execution of all grant proposals and reports
  • Speak on behalf of the organization at events pertaining to development
  • Manage the creation and execution of all fundraisers, open houses, and events
  • Solicit event sponsorships for events
  • Lead and work directly with Board of Directors, other volunteers, and staff in creating and implementing a major gifts program
  • Oversee tracking of fundraising goals by maintaining all metrics for assessments of students and individual programs
  • Support Development Consultant to ensure new funding and maintenance of current funding partners
  • Oversee branded messaging and identity

Financial Management and Oversight

  • Manage all financial and business planning activities, including:
  • Drafting and analyzing annual development operating budget
  • Overseeing the development of monthly accounting reports
  • Assessing and determining program income guidelines
  • Ensuring relevant financial data is presented to the ED and Board of Directors
  • Work with paying clients to ensure prompt billing


  • Oversee risk management and manage legal documents
  • Manage business insurance and employer health insurance plan
  • Ensure all facilities are properly maintained


  • Create evaluation systems for all programs
  • Track student educational and social-emotional milestones for reporting purposes
  • Track data for grant applications and other development materials
  • Contribute to staff meetings and events on development matters


  • Conduct outreach to external partners such as schools and community based organizations
  • Coordinate alumni engagement events
  • Speak on behalf of the organization at meetings, conferences, and fundraising events


  • Experience raising funds on behalf of low-income, immigrant families and communities
  • A passion to work on behalf of Next Generation Scholars’ mission
  • Strong operational experience: ideally a management role in a nonprofit or school
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience using development databases
  • Experience planning and managing events
  • Knowledge of local philanthropic communities
  • Minimum of a BA, Master’s degree in a related field preferred
  • Bilingual skills in English and Spanish preferred

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish preferred but not required.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Email your resume and a thoughtful cover letter with salary requirements included as two separate PDF attachments to: Sally Matsuishi, Executive Director, at

Please include in the subject line: NGS – Director of Development & Outreach Search

(Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.)