Director of Development

Job Type

Part Time


Details: Salary depends on experience



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States


Director of Development

Classification: Part-time

Reports to: Executive Director

Hours: 20-25 hours/week

Status: Exempt


BORP was founded in 1976 and is the leader in the field of adaptive sports and recreation in Northern California with a stellar reputation for providing game-changing opportunities for children, youth and adults with physical disabilities. BORP is looking for a highly motivated person to translate BORP’s success story into increased fund raising results. With a current operating budget of approximately a $1,000,000 we are seeking to increase our development revenues (currently $600,000), from private philanthropy sources over the next several years. In addition, later this year BORP will launch the silent phase of a capital campaign to develop an adaptive sports and recreation center.

Position Summary

The overall goal of this position is to expand BORP’s fund raising program at all levels, creating, implementing and managing successful strategies to attract, renew and upgrade individual, corporate and foundation donors. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Expand the annual giving program (including major gifts).
  • Prepare BORP for its first capital campaign.
  • Work with the Executive Director to identify and successfully solicit corporate and foundation donors; researching appropriate grant opportunities, preparing letters of inquiry and grant proposals and other funding requests.
  • Provide overall direction for BORP events, and manage the Development & Communications Associate.
  • Staff the Development Committee and lead stewardship efforts, engaging the board and executive director in this work.
  • Evaluate and, if necessary, develop more effective reporting and acknowledgement systems to measure progress towards fundraising goals and to ensure timely and accurate stewardship and tracking of gifts.
  • Market planned giving/bequest opportunities.
  • Work with the Development & Communications Associate to:
  • maintain updated information on BORP’s web page, in social media, and through other outlets.
  • develop appropriate communication vehicles, including engaging the media outlets.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated success in a senior level fundraising position.
  • Experience with major gifts and capital campaigns.
  • Strong, demonstrated skills in verbal & written communications, and relationship building.
  • Experience leading and engaging a volunteer board to achieve fund raising results.
  • Hands-on experience with fundraising database systems.
  • Strong command of Microsoft Office computer software programs.
  • Passion for BORP’s mission.
  • High energy and enthusiasm.
  • A half-time position is a good fit.

Helpful Qualifications

  • Current CFRE or ACFRE certification.
  • Experience with government funding.
  • Experience working in the disability field.
  • Undergraduate college degree.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter and resume to Rick Smith, Executive Director at In the cover letter (1 – 2 pages) make a strong case for your qualifications and experience as they pertain to this job description.