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Director of Resource Development

San Francisco, CA, USA | Leading Non-Profit / Social Enterprise Company

  • Industry:
    Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Business Development
    General Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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The Director of Resource Development provides leadership, strategic direction, oversight, coordination, and priority setting for the Resource Development team to develop and increase support from individual contributions, major gifts, foundations and corporations, planned gifts, and special events to meet fundraising objectives. The Director of Resource Development is also responsible for marketing efforts and communication strategies to expand reach, relevance, and impact on increasing donor opportunities and expanding donor engagement. Responsibilities include working in close partnership with the Executive Director and Board of Directors in planning and implementing strategies to provide for the financial and other resource needs of Chinatown Community Development Center.


The position requires a creative and motivated individual with excellent interpersonal skills, training and team building skills, and analytical capabilities. The successful candidate must have the desire, aptitude, and experience to cultivate relationships with prospective donors in the San Francisco Bay Area. 


General Job Responsibilities: 


Provide leadership in developing short and long-term fundraising strategies to achieve a mix of individual, foundation, government, and corporate support  

Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors and cultivating and securing planned gifts, such as wills, trusts, and annuities to fund the mission of Chinatown CDC  

Plan, develop, and organize multi-faceted strategies to solicit funds from individual and corporate donors; strategies may include a variety of "ask" mechanisms, including but not limited to: direct mail, fundraising events, personal presentations/asks and property donation programs  

Develop and provide oversight on the implementation of donor/fundraising annual events  

Oversees management of gift processing and donor acknowledgement, donor databases, and associated reporting  

Develop and manage organization’s marketing and public relations strategy including the publication of the agency’s newsletter and other written communication to the general public  

Oversee the coordination of website development and social media to enhance communication with supporters 



Senior Management Oversight: 


Participate as a member of Management Team, which includes attending weekly Management Team meetings  

Serve as staff liaison to Board Committees and respond to their requests 



Financial Planning and Budgeting:


Participate in the development of Chinatown CDC’s annual budgets  

Work with Executive Director and Management Team in short-range and long-range financial planning



 Administration and Management: 


Oversee operations of the Resource Development department  

Supervise, train, and oversee the work of Resource Development department staff and functions  

Develop, monitor, and maintain the Resource Development budget  

Write and conduct performance reviews for staff supervised



Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:


Demonstrable track record of personally identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and closing major gifts from individual donors, corporations and foundations, and planned giving  

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and quickly gain the respect and support of various constituencies including board and staff members, donors, foundation, and civic leaders  

Proven ability to help the Board become more engaged and effective in fund development  

A solid understanding of basic principles and best practices for non-profit fund development and fiscal management  

A track record as an effective communicator with highly developed skills in writing and speaking  

Organized, detail orientated, and proven ability to multi-task

Minimum Qualifications: 


Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business Management, Public Relations, or equivalent experience  

Five (5) years demonstrated experience in fundraising, individual donor development, grant writing, event planning, direct mail, and planned giving  

Three (3) years of staff management and supervision  

Knowledge of legal confidentiality requirements  

Experience using social media platforms to increase organizational branding such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Glassdoor, etc.  

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, donor/volunteer databases, website development and maintenance, Adobe Create Suite, etc.  



Preferred Qualifications: 


Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management, Fundraising Management, Marketing, etc.  

Knowledge of Bay Area philanthropic community and charitable organizations  

Experience working in non-profit development or philanthropy 


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