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Date posted: May 14
Organization: Mazamas - Portland, Oregon

Founded in 1894 on the summit of Mt. Hood, the Mazamas is a nonprofit mountaineering education organization located in Portland, Oregon that promotes climbing, responsible recreation, and conservation values through outdoor education, advocacy, and outreach. Over the years, the Mazamas has evolved from the industrialist roots of its founders morphing into more of a climbing club in the 1950s, then becoming a modern-day nonprofit organization that serves thousands of individuals and over 3,700 members.

Characterized by a culture of dedication and volunteerism, this is an exciting point in time at Mazamas as the organization celebrates 125 years of success and influence. Currently, the Mazamas offer over 700 hikes and 350 climbs annually. A variety of classes and activities are offered for every skill and fitness level and are open to both members and nonmembers. The Mazamas is governed by a nine-member Executive Council (i.e., Board of Directors), has an operating budget for the current fiscal year of approximately $1.3M and there are ten (10) staff positions budgeted.

The greater Portland, OR area is one of the most desirable and appealing places in the country in which to live, work and play. The state of Oregon is renowned for its natural beauty, unparalleled outdoor recreation opportunities, topography that ranges from Pacific Ocean beaches to majestic mountain ranges, and temperate climate. For more than a century, the Mazamas have played a key leadership role in promoting and protecting this amazing landscape and the future holds untold opportunities to continue and expand this work for the organization.

Led by the new Executive Director, the Mazamas organization is uniquely poised to aim even higher, strive for broader impact, and make a lasting difference for the community. Reporting to and working under the general guidance of the Executive Council, the Executive Director acts as the Chief Executive Officer of the Mazamas and is responsible for the overall management of the Mazamas in accordance with its mission, vision and Strategic Plan. This includes playing a leadership role in developing a long-term vision for the organization, continual strategic planning efforts, operational planning, and driving the organization toward results.

The Executive Director will be passionate about the outdoors and be committed to the Mazamas’ mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching and relationship management experience ideally with experience reporting to or working closely with a volunteer Board of Directors.

Preferred concrete, demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with at least 5 years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading a performance and outcomes based organization and staff.
  • Ability to point to specific examples of having taken an organization through significant culture change and to the next stage of growth.
  • Excellence in organization development and management with the ability to develop high performance teams, coach and manage staff, set and achieve strategic objectives, develop a budget, and effectively manage organization finances.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Experience with fundraising and the ability to engage, steward and cultivate donors.
  • Past success in governance and working with Boards of nonprofit organizations.
  • Marketing, public relations, and/or communications, experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
  • Experience working with government agencies and in partnership with like-minded organizations on advocacy, and diversity, equity and inclusion outreach efforts.
  • Ability to craft, hold and communicate a vision.
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills.
  • Experience in program development and implementation, identifying new opportunities to generate revenue, and facilities management.

The Mazamas is a progressive employer and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all. Mazamas and The Valtas Group embrace diversity of thought and personal experience, and encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.

For immediate consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter of no more than two pages here. Questions can be directed to Mr. Ed Rogan, Senior Consultant, The Valtas Group at or by calling 206.697.8428. The position is open until filled. Candidate review is on-going and begins immediately. Please respond as soon as possible.

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMent and communications 

Date posted: May 9, 2019

Organization: Willamette River Network

Status: Regular Full-time, Exempt (salaried)

Reports to: Board of Directors, with accountability to network participants and Tides Center (fiscal sponsor)


Are you interested in stewarding a lasting river health movement in the Willamette Basin? The newly-forming Willamette River Network is hiring a Director of Development and Communications to serve as half of a co-director team that will also include a Director of Network Coordination. Apply by June 3, 2019.


Guided by a board of directors and the experiences and wisdom of diverse river stakeholders, the Director of Development and Communications will pursue new resources toward the Network's mission: to catalyze, align and leverage efforts to support a healthy river system and thriving communities across the Willamette River Basin.


This is an opportunity to launch and grow a new network with an evolving community and an intention for distributed leadership and power sharing. There is some flexibility in the way the co-director roles are shaped based on the strengths of candidates. Because of the unique nature of this search—the hiring of two directors side by side—we welcome individuals or pairs to apply.


The Willamette River Network will build on the success of Meyer Memorial Trust’s Willamette River Initiative, which has focused on improving river health with sustained, collaborative investment since 2008. With the planned sunset of the Initiative approaching, many partici­pants expressed interest in creating a community-driven network to continue—and grow—the movement for river health: people and rivers thriving together.


The Co-Directors will work across the Willamette Basin. Initial office space will be located in Portland, OR. To assist with the Network’s early development, Meyer has committed a total of $1 million in operations funding over four years ($375,000 in the Network’s first year). The Tides Center will serve as fiscal sponsor.



Primary Responsibilities:

  • Pursue resource development opportunities (e.g., grant writing, in-kind resources, campaigns, individual gifts, government and corporate partnerships, etc.)
  • Lead efforts to develop strategic communications to tell the stories of the Willamette River and the network
  • Oversee the website and development of outreach and marketing communications


Shared Responsibilities (with the Director of Network Coordination):

  • Support Board and staff development
  • Co-create vision, strategy and metrics (with network participants and Board)
  • Ensure administrative compliance (with the Tides Center, fiscal sponsor) and appropriate systems and infrastructure




Required Experience and Knowledge:


  • Relationship building and systems thinking. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communi­cation skills grounded in deep listening. Ability to form and maintain relationships with current and potential partners who have a stake in building a healthy and equitable Willamette River system. Ability to see connections and communicate with ease about the relationships between ground-level work and systemic change.
  • Equity and inclusion. Cultural self-awareness and demonstrated ability to address issues of privi­lege while working across cultural differences. Experience supporting diversity, equity and inclusion within group culture, practices and policies. Life experience or work experience with communities that have lived with historical inequities or barriers to accessing a healthy river system.
  • Resource and partner development. Demonstrated success in developing resources through a com­bination of fundraising strategies, which may include foundation grants, individual giving, corporate support, and public financing. Able to foster relationships and strategic opportunities for collabora­tive projects with multiple stakeholders across different sectors.
  • Strategic communications. An appreciation for the power of narrative in movement building. Ability to frame issues and needs in compelling ways, connecting big picture visions with the on-the-ground realities and the diverse histories of river stakeholders. Experience communicating with non-dominant culture communities.


Preferred Experience and Knowledge:


  • Experience and/or familiarity with networks.
  • Experience with online collaboration tools and platforms.
  • Connection to Willamette River communities, the Pacific Northwest, or a similar ecosystem.
  • Experience working collaboratively across a regional ecosystem, fostering cross-sector, communi­ty-driven partnerships.
  • Understands the intersections and complexity of issues that affect communities and rivers.
  • Familiar with community-oriented evaluation processes; experience using qualitative and quantita­tive data to inform priorities and projects, and to tell the story / stories of impact.
  • Familiar with nonprofit financial management principles and practices.
  • Relationships with community leaders, Tribes, culturally-specific organizations, communities of color, Oregon public policy makers, and / or other influencers.



Salary range is $85,000 to $95,000 plus excellent benefits.



See the website for details. Applications are due June 3, 2019


Date posted: May 7, 2019
Organization: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

The Director of Development will help build the orchestra’s capacity for the future through the planning and implementation of all donor management and fund-raising activities, including annual fund drives, corporate sponsorships, endowment, planned giving, grant applications, and new initiatives. In this capacity, the Development Director will work closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to determine goals and budgets for fund-raising activities and to seek out additional funding opportunities. The Development Director will interact with donors, business and community leaders in cultivation of new prospects, and will work closely with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers in the execution of fund-raising initiatives. This position requires familiarity with resources and current research in fund-raising, excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills, and an ability to lead the orchestra toward budgetary goals in a team effort.


  • Steward relationships with prospective donors and current supporters to increase philanthropic support.
  • Create opportunities for stronger donor engagement with the VSO by leading and coordinating the efforts of the executive director, board, music director, musicians and others.
  • Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.
  • Manage the development department budget.
  • Conduct prospect research to identify new potential donors.
  • Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra with the community.
  • Oversee donor management/fundraising database and tracking systems.
  • Oversee creation of publications to support fund raising activities.
  • Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
  • Coordinate fund raising special events.
  • Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies.
  • Perform other related duties as requested.


  • 3 years minimum experience in professional fundraising for nonprofit organizations.
  • Must embrace the mission of The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques.
  • Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and volunteers.
  • Have the desire to build external relationships.
  • Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
  • Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals.
  • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.
  • A bachelor’s degree.



Competitive/commensurate with experience and other qualifications.



Please send cover letter, resume, names/contact info of three references and salary history to

Please indicate “Development Director” in the subject line.



Now in its 40th season, the Vancouver Symphony has been a cornerstone of Southwest Washington's arts community, providing world-class classical music and featuring internationally renowned guest artists; promoting young musicians and opening doors to classical music for young audiences through its In-School concerts, Young Artists Competition and family-oriented events and performances. The professional orchestra of 70 core members annually presents seven pairs of classical and pops subscription concerts, seven performances of Chamber Music Series, Jazz Night, Distinguished Speaker Series as well as various special events.  Internationally renowned composer and conductor, Maestro Salvador Brotons, is currently in his 28th season as VSO’s Music Director.  


Date posted: May 5, 2019

Organization: CASA of Marion County

POSITION SUMMARY: The Development Manager is an “at-will” employee. The Development Manager, plans, manages, and implements all aspects of CASA of Marion County’s fundraising strategies, campaigns, and activities, as well as all organizational communications and marketing efforts, including its social media presences, earned media (ex: newspapers), and the organizational website.  Primary activities include donor acquisition, stewardship, and retention, as well as marketing the organization to increase public awareness of our mission and volunteer recruitment.


fund development/Volunteer Recruitment

  • Plans, implements, and directs the organization’s development plan designed to meet the goals and the objectives of CASA of Marion County as approved by and in collaboration with the Executive Director
  • Strengthens fundraising systems and capacity to diversify/increase contributed income
  • Plans and oversees the annual campaign and other direct mail and solicitations
  • Manages the cultivation and stewardship of volunteers, donors, gift processing, and reporting functions, ensuring that all donors receive timely acknowledgements of their gifts
  • Assists with the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic plan
  • Evaluates and reports to the Executive Director on the effectiveness of fund development strategies and activities, including for regular Board meetings
  • Collaborates with the Executive Director to develop a grant procurement strategy, including creating a grants calendar and writing (or supervising) grants and reports
  • Manages and optimizes use of the CASA of Marion County donor database system
  • At the direction of the Executive Director, crafts new grant proposal language as CASA program is developed and refined in order to ensure likelihood of programmatic funding (ex: Peer Coordinator Model)
  • Coordinates all aspects of volunteer recruitment and community engagement activities
  • Organizes and directs special events, including the solicitation of sponsors and coordination of logistics, in cooperation with the Executive Director, event committee, and volunteers
  • Seeks out and supports participation in new fundraising opportunities, focusing on ROI

  • Works in conjunction with the Executive Director and any third party consultants to develop outreach and marketing information and materials to be used by CASA of Marion County in communicating the organization’s mission to supporters, including writing and editing content for the annual report



  • Analyzes current processes and procedures and makes recommendations to improve efficiencies and quality of services and programs.
  • Performs all other duties and completes special projects as assigned by the Executive Director.



  • The ability to work with and motivate a broad spectrum of people, including volunteers, staff, and donors.
  • A high level of self-motivation, and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills that enable the composition and delivery of written and verbal presentations to individual, corporate, and foundation donors.
  • Experience with prospect and donor development, records management, and database management.
  • A focused and disciplined work ethic, along with the ability to work on team-oriented projects.
  • Skill, ability and willingness to advocate for and maintain a workplace culture of teamwork, support, understanding, respect and inclusiveness, along with conflict resolution and accountability and be an active member of the Leadership team.



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or commensurate experience in the field of fund development
  • Knowledge of fundraising rules and regulations.
  • Experience with constituent relationship management systems.
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience in a development position.
  • The ability to work with diverse groups of clients, volunteers, supporters, and donors.
  • The selected candidate will be required to complete the pre-service CASA training program.


CASA of Marion County is an equal opportunity employer.


To apply, please send Resume, Cover Letter and 5 references (2 past employers, 2 professional and 1 personal) via e-mail to:

Teresa Green

Brennan Martin Pugh & Associates



Date posted: May 3, 2019

Organization: UO University Advancement


University Advancement is responsible for strategically positioning the UO with its various constituents and securing resources to further its aims. The division consists of approximately 200 employees primarily working out of Eugene, with offices in Portland and Bend. Departments within University Advancement include UO Alumni Association, Development, Principal and International Gifts, Advancement Operations, Federal Affairs, and State and Community Affairs.


The University of Oregon Alumni Association (UOAA) fosters lifelong relationships, deepens engagement, and advocates on behalf of the university and Duck alumni around the world. Launched in 1879 with five alumni, the UOAA is proud of its long history of keeping alumni connected to the university and offering a wide array of opportunities for service. With a membership of more than 27,000, the alumni association serves as an important connection to the university for the more than 220,000 alumni around the world. Our vision is to be among the very best alumni relations programs in the country, uniting and engaging Ducks in all stages of flight.

In order to establish and cultivate lifelong relationships among alumni, the Program Manager, Alumni Engagement will serve as a representative for the organization’s multi-faceted University Advancement (UA) mission.


Reporting to the Associate Director of Alumni Engagement (Advancement/UOAA), the Program Manager will work in consultation and collaboration with UOAA leadership to advance the engagement strategy for alumni. This strategy will be reliant upon input from and engagement with the Associate VP, Advancement/Executive Director, UOAA, in addition to collaboration with regional major gift officers assigned to various geographic territories.


This position requires access to transportation for occasional travel to meetings and events. This position must be able to work occasional nights and/or weekends to fulfill special projects and events.


Salary is commensurate with experience and starts at $40,000. The university offers an excellent package of employee benefits. For further information please see the full position announcement, including minimum and required qualifications, education requirements, and application procedure on the UO website at, #523863.


Search will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by May 13, 2019. This position is subject to the completion of a criminal background check. We are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity.


EO/AA/Veterans/Disability institution committed to cultural diversity.


Date posted: April 29, 2019  

Organization: South Lane Mental Health 

About South Lane Mental Health:

South Lane Mental Health is a non-profit organization with an operating budget of $6 million and 100 employees annually providing mental, emotional, and behavioral health services for more than 2,200 low-income individuals in the Cottage Grove, Oregon region. The mission is to restore hope and renew lives through mental health treatment, education, and advocacy. We are guided by an enduring commitment to provide individualized mental health services with compassion and respect.  Our services include: 

  • Outpatient therapy
  • Crisis response
  • Psychiatric medication prescribing and case management
  • Specialty services for adults with persistent mental illness
  • Intensive services for youth and their families
  • Substance use disorder treatment for adolescents and adults with dual diagnoses and chronic pain

About Cottage Grove:

Cottage Grove, Oregon is a charming small city about 20 miles south of the Eugene-Springfield metro area. Nestled in the southern Willamette Valley, the community is an outdoor-lover’s paradise surrounded by mountains, rivers, lakes, and farmland. Cottage Grove’s government and citizens are supportive of South Lane Mental Health’s work.

About the Position:

South Lane Mental Health is seeking a Development Manager to grow our private donor program and grant funding base.  The Development Manager, working closely with the Executive Director, the SLMH Director’s team, and the Board of Directors, would manage SLMH’s fundraising and grant application processes, as well as marketing and PR functions.  Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Manager would serve an essential role in ensuring that SLMH is able to provide support to anyone who seeks help, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.  

Position Duties:

  • In conjunction with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, develop and implement annual fundraising and grant plans, including small and major donor strategies.
  • Manage grant prospecting and application, including identifying and tracking potential grantors and sources, writing grant proposals, and ensuring appropriate reporting on awarded grants.
  • Develop individual donor campaigns, including producing regular fundraising appeals and donor communications, managing donor lists and information, and working to retain and grow SLMH’s donor base.
  • Identify and cultivate new and established funding sources, including individuals, businesses, foundations, and government agencies.
  • Assist the Executive Director and Board of Directors with the solicitation of major gifts and cultivation of major donors, including identifying potential donors, coordinating communications, and ensuring donor retention.
  • Oversee SLMH’s web and social media presence, particular as relates to online engagement of funders and donors.
  • As necessary, coordinate capital campaigns and community fundraising events.
  • Develop brochures and other marketing materials to raise the profile of SLMH’s services among both potential clients and potential funders/donors.
  • As needed, serve as SLMH’s media liaison, including drafting press releases and coordinating communications with the local media.
  • Prepares reports for the Executive Director, Director’s Team, and Board of Directors on fundraising and grant statuses. Work with the Director of Finance and Administration on ensuring appropriate financial tracking of donor and grant funds. 

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, nonprofit management, communications, public relations, philanthropic studies or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in nonprofit fundraising/development, particular surrounding grant writing, donor development and/or major gifts solicitation.


  • Knowledge of grant writing and monitoring practices.
  • Experience coordinating and implementing capital campaigns and/or fundraising events.
  • Knowledge of donor cultivation and management strategies.
  • Familiarity with the use of social media and web tools in donor solicitation and development.
  • Strong computer skills, including donor database management.
  • Extremely strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Experience working with mental health/social services agencies, or in rural communities preferred.
  • Ability to organize, monitor, and track numerous ongoing and one-time activities, events and projects.
  • Ability to see the big picture and to prioritize time, resources, and efforts.
  • Ability to balance clinical, cultural, and ethical values with financial and organizational needs.
  • Ability to interact with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds, and to work both independently and as part of a team.

Benefits of Working for South Lane Mental Health:

  • Exceptional culture where employees are supported, trusted and treated as adults.
  • 100% employer payment of health insurance for the employee.
  • Dental, vision, and prescription drug insurance
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Robust Employee Assistance Program
  • Opportunity to contribute to a 403(b) retirement account
  • Opportunities for training and reimbursement for licensure and certification costs
  • Administrative and clinical supervision, including that for licensure candidates 

To Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to

No phone calls, please. 


Date posted: April 25, 2019  

Organization: WaterWatch

Background and Scope of Responsibility  

Water is one of the major issues of our time. As WaterWatch’s Development Director, you will be a key member of the core team managing and implementing a unique mission critical to Oregon’s water future. This includes the long term health of iconic rivers, Oregon’s lakes and aquifers, iconic species like salmon and waterfowl and communities and economies that depend on healthy waters across the state. WaterWatch’s mission is to protect and restore streamflows for the native fish, wildlife and people who depend on healthy rivers in Oregon. WaterWatch also removes obsolete dams and secures the balanced water policies Oregon needs in a time of recurring drought and a changing climate. 

At WaterWatch you’ll lead the design and implementation of strategic communications and outreach efforts that engage the public and key audiences in understanding Oregon’s water challenges and supporting effective, equitable reforms and solutions that secure a water future for the state that includes healthy rivers, salmon and freshwater aquatic species and balanced policies, investments and responses to a changed climate in our state. 

The Development Director will be housed in WaterWatch’s Portland office. You will report directly to WaterWatch’s Executive Director but also work closely with the Communications Manager, board members and program staff to implement strategies to meet the organization’s annual budget and fund expansion set forth in the Strategic Plan. Ideally, you are a highly motivated and mission driven individual with prior conservation non-profit development experience – and especially, a willingness to ask for gifts to support a mission driven organization. You have a passion for conservation and Oregon’s rivers.

At WaterWatch, the Development Director is responsible (with the Executive Director) for implementing the development elements of WaterWatch’s Strategic Plan and, with the Executive Director, implementing annual development plans.  The Development Director works closely with the Executive Director, the Communications Manager, board members, and committees. The Development Director is responsible for coordinating and managing development related projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, within budget, and meet or exceed revenue goals. 

Required Skills and Qualifications 

  • A genuine interest and enthusiasm for WaterWatch’s mission.
  • A track record of securing substantial financial support for a mission driven organization.
  • A genuine willingness and enthusiasm to ask for gifts large and small to support the mission.
  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-5 years experience, with increasing responsibilities and track record of success, in event management and individual gift fundraising.
  • Outcome-oriented with track record of success.
  • Self-starter. Proven ability to establish priorities, solve problems, work in a team environment, and meet deadlines.
  • Positive, optimistic personality. Ability to be gently persistent.
  • Ability to articulate the mission and make persuasive and compelling presentations to current and potential donors.
  • Technological proficiency in development and communications related software and database program. At WaterWatch these include Salsa, Greater Giving, WordPress and Microsoft Office.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and ability to use social media to implement development strategies.
  • Some graphic design software expertise helpful.
  • Ability to think strategically and organize tasks required to meet an objective. Includes ability to delegate tasks and effectively manage volunteer help.
  • Sense of humor.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated effective use of communications and marketing strategies to support fundraising efforts.

Key Responsibilities

This position plays a vital role in sustaining and growing WaterWatch’s financial health and mission by securing increasing amounts of support to help fund WaterWatch’s annual operating budget, currently about $900,000. The three major areas of responsibility are:


  1. Membership Program
    With the Executive Director and, as necessary, the Communications Manager, direct, implement and coordinate the membership program to retain and expand WaterWatch’s regular and monthly membership. Program includes timely member renewal mailings and other communications, special appeals (including end of year and other appeals), internet based giving, and monthly donor programs. Work with the Executive Director and Board to increase membership, internet giving and monthly members on an annual basis.

Success in this area will be measured by successful and timely implementation of the membership program and meeting the budgetary and member targets of relevant plans.

  1. Events
    Oversee and carry out the annual auction and banquet and smaller events. Building on prior years’ successes, work closely with the Auction Committee, board, a strong group of volunteers and staff to plan, budget and carry out the auction successfully. Track relevant data for events including guests, volunteers, budgets, sponsors, and donations. Coordinate other events and provide support to house parties and smaller gatherings intended to introduce people to WaterWatch and/or raise funds.

Success in this area will be measured by budgetary results and the ability to produce events with increasing efficiency and return on investment. 

  1. Major Donors.
    Work with the Executive Director, board members and independently to obtain productive, in-person meetings with donors and prospects and secure their support. Develop and maintain substantive relationships with existing WaterWatch donors through face-to-face meetings, river trips/field trips, donor education, donor recognition, gift acknowledgement and attentive response to donor requests and inquiries. Create solicitations tailored to specific larger donors. Strengthen donor involvement in WaterWatch’s mission and increase donor financial commitment over time. Donor and prospect stewardship, prospect identification and cultivation are important elements of the job. Provide data and support as necessary for major donor efforts. 

Success in this area will be measured by the number of asks made and gifts secured to meet budget projections both in the annual campaign and across the year.  

Other Responsibilities

  1. Communications and Outreach.

With the Communications Manager, program staff and Executive Director, coordinate relevant communications and development related outreach with members, major donors, and prospective donors to support development efforts and strategies. Assist with development related messages and elements of newsletters and special appeals, donor recognition/appreciation and acknowledgment. The position includes coordinating elements of event communications for the annual event and other events as well as working with the Communications Manager to support development efforts through WaterWatch’s website and social media tools. 

  1. Database Management and Reporting.

Manage and analyze donor and prospect information in database form. Ensure timely entry of donations, event data and preparation of routine member and fundraising reports and other reports as needed to support fundraising efforts, reporting and planning. With the Executive Director, and sometimes Board members, acknowledge and thank donors. Assist as needed on other development data intensive efforts. Use the event database and the membership database to track donations, record and report information about past, current and prospective donors, including major donors and event attendees and develop strategies to move donors to higher levels of giving.

  1. Corporate Donors.

With the Executive Director, plan, oversee and implement elements of a corporate donor program. Part of this program currently involves auction sponsors and donors. 

  1. Planned Giving.

With the Executive Director, continue to implement WaterWatch’s Planned Giving Program. Secure gifts to WaterWatch through donor estate planning activities.

Compensation Salary is commensurate with experience. Starting $55,000-$62,000 (depending on experience).

Excellent benefits include 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) in the first year of employment in addition to regular holidays. PTO increases on a set schedule. Comp time is provided for hours in excess of 40 per week. Other benefits include medical and dental insurance and an employer contribution to a 401K retirement plan (if the employee participates in the plan). WaterWatch also has a sabbatical program. 

To Apply No calls please. The position will be open until filled. Please send a cover letter and resume via email to

About WaterWatch   

WaterWatch of Oregon was the first organization in the West to focus on the protection and restoration of streamflows.  Founded in 1985, WaterWatch is Oregon’s leading advocate for streamflows and balanced water policies. Our mission is to protect and restore streamflows for the fish, wildlife and people who depend on healthy rivers in Oregon. WaterWatch also removes obsolete dams and secures the balanced water policies Oregon needs in to adapt to recurring drought and a changing climate. WaterWatch is the key reason Oregon is well ahead of other western states in streamflow protection and restoration. WaterWatch’s focused mission remains unique among conservation organizations.

WaterWatch offers the opportunity to perform challenging, important and rewarding work on one of the major issues of our time, an opportunity to represent iconic rivers and species and a great place to work. Turnover is very low for our staff. WaterWatch currently has a staff of 8, a board of 13. 

WaterWatch is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, people with

disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates encouraged to apply.



Date posted: April 21, 2019  

At Caldera, we believe in the power of creativity. Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative, year-round art and environmental programs. Our Youth Program provides students from Portland and Central Oregon with long-term mentoring that nurtures individual creativity, beginning in sixth grade and continuing into young adulthood. Our Artists in Residence Program awards US-based and international artists the gift of time and space for their creative practice at our Arts Center near Sisters, OR.

Caldera has a $2.4 million dollar budget, a 15-member board, 13 full-time year-round employees, 3 part-time year-round employees, and a range of seasonally contracted artists and mentors (~70). Its administrative office is located in Portland, Oregon, and its Arts Center is located outside of Sisters in Central Oregon, between Suttle Lake and Blue Lake.

Supervisor: Executive Director
Full time (37.5 hrs/wk), exempt, 9:00a - 5:00p Monday - Friday
Portland office, 1227 NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209
Compensation: $70,000 to $80,000 annual. Benefits include: generous paid time off, health, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement savings matching, long-term disability, short-term disability, and life insurance.


Equity & Inclusion

We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression.

We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.


We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth. To ensure our own accountability, we will 1) seek deeper relationships with and feedback from our larger community; 2) use our Equity Plan to guide ongoing work; and 3) apply our Equity Lens to decision-making. We will also seek inspiration from artistic and cultural traditions.

Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We encourage people of color and Caldera community members to apply.


Position Description

The Development & Communications Director leads Caldera’s fundraising and communications efforts with a strategic and inclusive approach that advances racial equity and strengths-based narratives of Caldera youth. This position directs efforts to cultivate and sustain a community of donors and supporters, develop compelling organizational and programmatic communications, and advance Caldera’s mission.


This position supervises Caldera’s Development and Communications Team, comprised of a Development & Communications Associate, a Development & Events Manager, and a grant writer.


Specific Responsibilities:


  • Oversee and lead comprehensive fundraising strategy, including building and sustaining supporter relationships, and identifying, cultivating, and soliciting donors
  • Lead work to raise more than $1 million annually in individual, foundation, corporate, public, and event revenue
  • Develop and implement major gift strategy, including development, solicitation, and stewardship work with existing and new relationships
  • Oversee individual giving efforts and work collaboratively with Development and Events Manager on annual giving campaigns, pledges, solicitations, and other activities
  • Oversee grant writing and reports
  • Implement and maintain a data-driven development approach, including understanding and leveraging Raiser’s Edge database system



  • Lead and manage strategic communications work, including brand development, organizational and program message development and implementation, marketing, media relations, copywriting, copy editing, and presentations, etc.
  • Manage critical relationship with Wieden+Kennedy Studio for design services, as well as with other partners and vendors
  • Lead and manage comprehensive marketing and communications strategy, including all online and print messaging and design, website and social media, public/press relations, internal communication, and employment outreach
  • Represent Caldera in the community, effectively communicating organizational mission, policy, practices, and values to a wide range of constituencies and to the community at large
  • Other duties as assigned


Staff and Department Management

  • Develop and monitor department budget
  • Supervise and support the professional development of department staff by setting and overseeing goals and growth opportunities, gathering resources, and providing ongoing feedback and coaching



  • Serve as a collaborative member of Caldera Leadership Team and attend board meetings
  • Participate in ongoing organizational racial equity work
  • Support management of the Board Advancement Committee


Required Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of demonstrated experience with the majority of job responsibilities
  • Passion for Caldera’s mission, social and environmental change, and racial equity
  • A willingness to engage in ongoing racial equity work
  • Ability to lead a collaborative team and support professional development of staff
  • Ability to travel within the Portland Metro area weekly and to Central Oregon approximately 12 to 20 times annually
  • The ability to pass a background and driving record check


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with or in advertising, design, strategic communication, social marketing, or online communication
  • Demonstrated experience with community fundraising models


To Apply

Send a resume and cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, highlighting experience and competencies that meet the required and preferred qualifications. You are welcome to include anything else you feel it is pertinent for us to know. 

Please send materials to by May 24, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. No calls, please.