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Development Director

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1000 Friends of Oregon
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Portland, OR
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Published 6 days ago

Status: Permanent, Exempt, 1.0 FTE, 37.5 hours per week

Hours: Primarily weekdays, some evenings, weekends, and holidays required 

Compensation: Salary = $75,000-$85,000. Medical plan. Dental plan. Vision plan. Retirement plan. Paid holidays. Generous paid vacation & sabbatical plan.

Reports to: Executive Director 

Location: Portland, Oregon


Help shape Oregon’s future!

At 1000 Friends, we love Oregon and work to enhance it every day. We do this through our state’s land use planning program, ensuring it effectively works for all Oregonians. Since 1975, 1000 Friends of Oregon has defended thriving working landscapes and the families they support, promoted the qualities that make our communities great, and built coalitions with diverse interests to ensure that Oregon is livable and lovable for everyone.

This means that Oregon will always be able to produce the food people need; create opportunities for housing for every type of family; connect people with transportation options no matter their abilities or where they are; and ensure that our air is breathable and water drinkable. 

Founded in 1975 by Governor Tom McCall, 1000 Friends was created as a watchdog organization to protect Oregon’s nascent land use system. Now, over 40 years later, we are using that system to thoughtfully guide the state towards an equitable, stable, and accessible future for every Oregonian. 

 

Our Mission

Working with Oregonians to enhance our quality of life by building livable urban and rural communities, protecting family farms and forests, and conserving natural areas.

Our Vision

The ultimate outcome sought by 1000 Friends is an Oregon in which all people share in the economic and ecological benefits of great communities and healthy working landscapes.

Our Values

We believe in the uniqueness of Oregon and a livable state for all Oregonians.

A state that sustains with fruitful working lands and breathtaking iconic places.

A state that thrives because of great communities that welcome all.

A state we call home.


Equity Statement

We know that land ownership, as well as land use policies and processes, have not always been equitable. Land ownership has been racially restricted, land use entitlements have favored those with access to decision-makers, and public engagement in land use planning has not reached communities of color and communities with low incomes. Our work at 1000 Friends carries a special responsibility to address equity, diversity, and inclusion because we deal with land and the land use planning system. We think 1000 Friends must consider equity in the land use system while simultaneously working to accomplish our mission. We will work to achieve equity in the decisions that govern 1000 Friends and in the policies for which we advocate and use equity as one of our core metrics for evaluating the effectiveness of our work.



Position Description

The Development Director oversees 1000 Friends’ fundraising programs and philanthropic relations with a statewide donor and member base comprised of individuals, foundations, and businesses.  You and your team will handle all aspects of organizational fundraising, including acquisition, cultivation, solicitation, gift processing, stewardship, retention, and general member communications. You will work directly with the Executive Director to plan and implement strategies to fulfill our $1.75M annual fund, grow our endowment and Land Use Legal Defense Fund, and plan our 50th Anniversary celebrations.  You will serve as an advocate and ambassador for our mission and programs, seeking new growth opportunities for the organization while maintaining active engagement from our core constituencies.


Essential Functions

  • Work closely with the Executive Director, Chief Philanthropy Officer, Fundraising Committee, and others as needed to meet $1.75M annual fund
  • Lead the design and implementation of multi-year growth strategies for general membership, foundation support, McCall Society, Legacy Club, business membership, Land Use Legal Defense Fund, and our core endowment
  • Plan and execute all annual fundraising campaigns (appeals, renewals, LYBNT, etc.) as well as a year-round calendar of cultivation and stewardship for members, including events
  • Work with Director of Operations to build and implement annual grants calendar
  • Work with Director of Communications to manage communications across all channels with a fundraising lens; collaborate in production of monthly enews and annual report; ensure that our outputs advance our mission and serve our membership needs
  • Work with Database and Information Manager to manage Salesforce donor database and all donor/gift files, and related reporting
  • Serve as the primary contact for general membership; manage all 3rd-party fundraising relationships
  • Maintain highest possible level of recognition across all major charity review websites
  • Take a leadership role in organizing the 50th anniversary celebrations
  • Serve as staff liaison to the board’s Fundraising Committee; guide their activity to help meet or exceed current strategic plan and revenue budget; serve as primary committee liaison
  • Work with Director of Operations to ensure compatibility between development activities and organizational finance, including audit support
  • Directly supervise Chief Philanthropy Officer and additional development staff
  • Maintain current best practices across development activities, and bring new opportunities to the table 
  • Lead the building and maintaining of an organizational culture of philanthropy


Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in nonprofit development/fundraising
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience managing direct reports
  • Proficiency with Salesforce or comparable CRM
  • Proficiency with professional print, email, web, and social media communications
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and G Suite tools
  • Excellent independent task and project management skills, with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including content writing and editing
  • Flexible, collaborative, creative, resourceful, can-do attitude

 

Our Investments in Our Team

1000 Friends of Oregon offers competitive compensation, 100% employer-paid health care, 403(b) and SEP IRA retirement options for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible/family-friendly work schedules, generous paid vacation and sabbatical plan, and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires achievement and personal development.


Status: Permanent, Exempt, 1.0 FTE, 37.5 hours per week

Hours: Primarily weekdays, some evenings, weekends, and holidays required 

Compensation: Salary = $75,000-$85,000. Medical plan. Dental plan. Vision plan. Retirement plan. Paid holidays. Generous…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

$75,000 - $85,000

Benefits

1000 Friends of Oregon offers competitive compensation, 100% employer-paid health care, 403(b) and SEP IRA retirement options for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible/family-friendly work schedules, generous paid vacation and sabbatical plan, and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires achievement and personal development.

1000 Friends of Oregon offers competitive compensation, 100% employer-paid health care, 403(b) and SEP IRA retirement options for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Portland, OR
Associated Location
133 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204, USA

How to Apply

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. In your cover letter, tell us how your professional experience has prepared you for this role and what the mission of 1000 Friends of Oregon means for you. Provide these materials as a single PDF document and email them to jobs@friends.org with “Development Director” in the subject line. This position is open until filled.


1000 Friends is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

 The successful applicant must meet the requirements of 1000 Friends background screening process.


How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. In your cover letter, tell us how your professional experience has prepared you for this role…

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