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Date posted: July 11, 2019

Organization: Clark College Foundation                           

Reports to:  Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) 

Supervises:  Part-time coordinator position 

Effective Date:  June 2019 

Salary:  $60,000 minimum


General Position Summary:

Reporting directly to the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO), partnering with the other directors of advancement units (Communications and Marketing, Advancement Services, and Development), the Director of Alumni Relations develops and implements the Alumni Relations program for Clark College Foundation, supported by a group of volunteer leaders referred to as the Clark College Alumni Board. The Alumni Relations program helps support the strategic priorities of Clark College by working with its alumni to assist in advocating for the institution, recruiting and retaining students, job placement of students, career mentoring for current and former students, and fundraising. Under the direction of foundation leadership, the director works with the college President, Vice President for Student Affairs, deans, other program and academic leaders, and alumni volunteers to engage Clark College alumni. 

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities: 

  1. Work with the Chief Advancement Officer and the Clark College Alumni Board to strategically develop and manage a rigorous and ongoing Alumni Relations program, including: maintaining regular communications between the college and alumni; educating alumni about college priority programs and projects and engaging them in these priorities; connecting alumni with each other, providing lifelong college benefits, and supporting annual giving and major gift fundraising efforts.

  2. Work with advancement leaders to help create, manage and monitor annual work plans and budgets for the alumni relations program, ensuring the most efficient and effective use of foundation resources at all times.

  3. Work with foundation leaders to support individual and teamwork performance.

  4. Responsible for devising and executing strategies to help support the Office of Student Services’ efforts to recruit and retain students, provide mentoring to students and graduates, and to help as much as possible to identify quality employment opportunities for graduates through alumni contacts.

  5. Work with foundation and college leaders to support Clark College Foundation’s diversity and inclusion program, as well as Clark College’s social equity plan.

  6. Work with the foundation CEO, Chief Advancement Officer, the Alumni Board, the President of Clark College and Clark College leadership to select Clark College’s annual outstanding alumni award recipients.

  7. Create and coordinate effective online networking for alumni using various social media (i.e., LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). This includes creating and maintaining the alumni web presence on the foundation’s website under the leadership of the Executive Director of Communications and Marketing.

  8. Work with the foundation’s Executive Director of Communications and Marketing to create and distribute communications materials (Clark Partners magazine, Penguin Post) and other media devices (podcasts, videos, social media) to keep alumni informed about developments and activities at Clark.

  9. Work with advancement services team to create, distribute and collate alumni surveys to gather personal information that can assist the foundation and the college in engaging alumni on behalf of Clark College.

  10. Effectively document all contacts with alumni to report and retrieve data and to analyze the effectiveness of strategies and programs. The director and his/her team will utilize The Raiser’s Edge and designated data systems as the sole tools for planning executing, and recording all strategic alumni relations activities.

  11. Work with the Director of Special Events and Donor Relations to create and manage all alumni relations special events, including graduation, alumni awards activities, career fairs, alumni reunions and receptions etc.

  12. Work with the foundation’s CEO and the Chief Advancement Officer to recruit and manage an active board of volunteers (Alumni Board) to assist the foundation and the college in carrying out programs supporting institutional priorities.

  13. Manage a part-time Coordinator of Alumni Relations.

In addition, the Director of Alumni Relations will perform other responsibilities that impact the cultivation and stewardship of assigned major gift opportunities including: strategically creating, coordinating and attending special events; working with alumni-related programs and activities; thanking donors; entering appropriate contact information into The Raiser’s Edge to document interactions with donors and potential donors; working with Clark College administrative and academic leaders in support of advancement activities; reporting and monitoring her/his/their activities and productivity; and other related responsibilities as required. 

Note: The responsibilities listed above may not include all duties performed by this position. Clark College Foundation reserves the right to assign other appropriate work as may be required to support the needs and purposes of the organization. 

Qualifications/Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Five years of advancement experience, particularly involving higher education alumni relations work and development/fundraising.

  • Demonstrated leadership ability with strong organizational and administrative skills, including working closely with other advancement leaders, as well as supervising staff.

  • Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with a variety of constituents, including donors, alumni and key volunteer board members.

  • Excellent writing skills to prepare reports, alumni surveys, proposals, requests and correspondence.

  • Demonstrated analytical skills in strategic planning and budgeting.

  • Working knowledge of computer and applicable software programs, particularly Microsoft Office 365 and The Raiser’s Edge.

  • Demonstrated success in creating and staging small- to large-scale events including reunions, galas, panel discussions, and awards ceremonies.

  • Knowledge of and experience in working with diverse constituents, such as alumni affinity groups and members of non-dominant communities.

  • Solid knowledge of higher education institutions preferred, as well as demonstrated experience working with student services, athletics, student groups and organizations, and academic instruction.

Clark College Foundation offers a positive, team-oriented environment with competitive compensation including excellent benefits. Successful completion of reference and background checks will be required as part of the hiring process.

Application Process:

Email a cover letter, résumé, and three professional references in ONE PDF document with subject “Director of Alumni Relations” to Amanda Witt at No calls please. Finalist candidates will be asked to complete and sign a formal application form. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. 

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Clark College Foundation supports diversity and inclusion in our organization and in all of our philanthropic and alumni relations efforts. We encourage people of non-dominant communities to take a closer look at Clark College Foundation and to apply for exciting and engaging opportunities within our successful and award-winning organization.



Date posted: July 10, 2019

Organization: Whitman College

Located in beautiful Walla Walla in the midst of Washington's thriving wine country, Whitman College is recognized for providing its students with a superior liberal arts education and residential experience replete with high-impact practices. As a result, Whitman alumni and parents form a community that takes great ownership of, and is deeply committed to, the college and its future. 

As the college moves from the development of its next strategic plan to preparation for a comprehensive campaign to support that plan's initiatives, it seeks a vice president for development and alumni relations to lead its advancement program to new levels of success.

Whitman is exceptionally well positioned for its next campaign effort. The college's most recent campaign, which ended in 2015, raised $167 million against its $150 million goal and was followed immediately by a capital fundraising effort that raised over $10 million in just 18 months to build a new residence hall and dining commons. The national consulting firm Bentz Whaley Flessner has completed a feasibility study for the next effort, and electronic screening of the college's database has surfaced a significant number of potential new prospects that require engagement. Many among the staff have served long tenures and have built lasting relationships both internally and externally. Succeeding a long-serving leader, the new VP will have the opportunity to build on this record of success by bringing fresh eyes and creative ideas to the program. Perhaps most importantly, Whitman enjoys strong and stable leadership at the board and executive level as it prepares to execute an ambitious strategic plan.

The new vice president will be dedicated to Whitman's mission and values and will in particular be a champion for the liberal arts. To optimize the success of the college, the new vice president will be an experienced leader of people and programs with a track record of success at the leadership level of one or more comprehensive campaigns. Demonstrating a history of creative and successful engagement of prospects at the principal and/or major gift level, the vice president will possess exceptionally strong communication and relationship-building skills. The VP will demonstrate at least seven years of increasingly responsible managerial and leadership experience, preferably in higher education or a similarly complex organizational environment, and a deep and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. As a member of the president's cabinet, an understanding of current trends in higher education in addition to that of best practices in advancement is required. 

The Whitman College community stands poised to build upon a long and successful history of uniting in support of the college's aspirations. Its new vice president for development and alumni relations will play a central role in leading the college to a new era of attainment. 

A full leadership profile is available at Inquiries, nominations, applications and requests for the complete Leadership Profile may be directed to the Witt/Kieffer consultants supporting this search: Dennis M. Barden and Melissa Fincher via email at For fullest consideration, application materials (including a letter of application and a curriculum vitae/resume) should be received by Aug. 1, 2019. Candidate confidentiality will be respected, and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. 

Whitman College is building a diverse academic community and welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's learning environment.


director of development 

Date posted: July 8, 2019

Organization: Portland Center Stage 

Position Summary

Portland Center Stage at The Armory is seeking an innovative, seasoned development leader to join our team. 

The Director of Development serves on the PCS leadership committee, reporting directly to the Managing Director, and works closely with the Artistic Director and the Board of Trustees to create, implement, manage, and evaluate a strategic fundraising plan. The Director of Development will be a hands-on and deeply involved fundraiser who provides exceptional leadership and management for all aspects of fundraising and development related activities, while effectively managing their department and mentoring their team, and sharing a deep commitment to the mission of PCS at The Armory. Working closely with marketing, the development team helps to support a total organizational budget of approximately $10.5 million, with roughly 45% of that currently in contributed income. 

The Director of Development is charged with conceptualizing and implementing a sophisticated strategy for obtaining annual fund support from individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies; sponsorships, special events, planned giving; stewardship, cultivation, and solicitation of donors and prospects; identifying and maximizing granting opportunities; and working closely with local, regional and national foundation, corporate, government, and individual funders to identify and grow the resources to support Portland Center Stage’s artistic and community vision.

The Organization

A 30-year history with one of the most original launch stories in the American theater. A theatrical home that is a renovated, unique city landmark. A remarkable 10-year growth cycle (in audiences, budgets and programming) since moving to that home, while gaining national note for new work development, community engagement and diverse work on stage. Located in a city that consistently makes “Top 10” lists of the best places to live in the U.S., in one of the most beautiful corners of the country. A seasoned staff of artists, craftspeople and administrators, with a committed and engaged board of directors.

Portland Center Stage at The Armory (PCS) is the largest professional theater in Portland, Oregon, and among the top 20 regional theaters in the U.S., with an annual budget of over $10 million. Established in 1988 as an offshoot of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, PCS became an independent theater in 1994. Since August 2018, PCS has been under the leadership of Artistic Director Marissa Wolf, who brings an invigorating artistic vision and energy to this thriving organization. 

In August 2006, following a $38 million campaign, PCS moved to its permanent home in the green-renovated Gerding Theater at The Armory, located in Portland’s vibrant Pearl District. Housing two theater spaces — the 580-seat U.S. Bank Main Stage and the 190- seat Ellyn Bye Studio — The Armory is the first building on the National Register of Historic Places to achieve a LEED Platinum rating. The building has become much more than a theater space; it has become a gathering place for the community. PCS is today one of the major cultural organizations in Portland and clearly embraces the responsibility to be of service to the city and its surrounding communities.

Preferred Qualities

The Director of Development should be a results-oriented leader and a proven fundraiser who can create and execute a modern fundraising strategy quickly and confidently. The successful candidate needs to be someone who can work nimbly within a frequently changing creative environment to motivate a team and achieve goals. The Director of Development should be patron-focused and possess strong persuasive interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to articulate compelling messages for support that generate enthusiasm and commitment among stakeholders. They will have frequent interaction with others and must work collaboratively with all levels of staff, trustees, volunteers, donors, and prospective donors. The Director of Development will be committed to the engagement and involvement of trustee leadership, and exhibit an engaging presence, a positive attitude, diplomacy, discretion, and a deep respect and understanding of donor and trustee relations, adhering to the highest ethical standards. The Director of Development should possess a sense of immediacy in achieving fundraising goals, as well as a great appreciation of the teamwork required to succeed organizationally. They will need to be a good manager, mentor, and teacher who can motivate their staff to achieve goals.

This important member of senior leadership must have exceptional organizational and administrative skills and technical acumen, with the ability to plan, set goals and objectives, organize, and follow through. They must have a strong sense of self-management and personal accountability, with an outstanding ability to set priorities and complete multiple tasks simultaneously. 

The Director of Development should have the capacity to embrace challenges and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment where creative ideas and close collegial relationships are necessary. Strong intellectual curiosity is greatly valued – this person should be an independent thinker who is capable of developing their own ideas and exhibit innovative thinking. The ability to respond quickly to new fundraising opportunities and changing priorities with a keen sense of accuracy and urgency will also be a key trait of this position. The Director of Development must show initiative and strong problem resolution skills, and be able to participate successfully in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

Roles and Responsibilities 

The Director of Development works collaboratively within the PCS leadership committee to support the artistic vision, advance the mission, and attain the organization’s goals, while embracing its values (artistic excellence, inclusion and equity, community engagement, collaboration). The Director of Development will perform the following duties:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the principal fundraising strategist and development officer for PCS.
  • Participate as a member of the senior leadership committee to evaluate opportunities and determine organizational best practices.
  • Create and implement a near-term and long-range strategic development plan that supports the vision of the organization, and addresses the needs and concerns of each donor and prospect
  • Provide leadership for planning, creating and executing all fundraising activities, including foundation, corporate, government, and individual donor solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship for annual operations, major gifts, planned giving, sponsorships, and capacity building, as well as special events, to ensure that the organization has a vibrant, ongoing stream of contributed revenue
  • Serve as staff lead for fundraising campaigns, working closely with the Managing Director, Artistic Director, Trustees, and other volunteers, to successfully reach the contributed  revenue goals and develop new and increased sources of support for PCS
  • Undertake primary responsibility for major donor interaction, and maintain a portfolio of key donors
  • Enable the cultivation of key donors by the Managing Director and the Board, and develop cultivation efforts that strategically connect the Artistic Director and artists to a variety of stakeholders where appropriate
  • Establish development policies, systems, and procedures that maximize resources,  with a special emphasis on professionalism and ethical standards for soliciting, tracking and reporting gifts and for exceeding the expectations of donors
  • Oversee all day-to-day operations of the Development Department
  • Direct and manage the department’s staff, including interviewing, hiring, evaluating, and mentoring, ensuring maximum productivity of team members in achieving overall objectives and goals, while attending to the team members own professional aspirations and growth.
  • Partner with Marketing Department to ensure integrated marketing and development activities, respecting our patron relationships and priorities and ensuring the highest levels of customer service and care.
  • Act as a key liaison with the Board of Trustees, including facilitating Board involvement in solicitations, identifying prospective Board members, managing Board giving
  • Identify the Board’s contributed revenue and networking capabilities and help them achieve their individual development goals in tandem with the Managing Director and Board President
  • Ensure that all Development Department activities support PCS’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), including board cultivation and donor relations strategies that actively support EDI goals


  • An experienced senior level fundraising professional, with proven ability to successfully manage and lead the development team’s attainment of an annual contributed revenue goal of approximately $4.75 million. A degree or certification in nonprofit management and/or fundraising (or comparable knowledge, skills, and experience) and contributions to the field are preferred.
  • A sophisticated understanding of the tools of fundraising, as well as the ability to motivate fellow team members and volunteers to achieve organizational development goals, is necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to construct a fundraising strategic plan, and lead its implementation, monitoring, and successful execution to achieve the contributed revenue goals. Demonstrated success in securing major gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations and government sources is essential, with a proven track record in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgement, and stewardship of donors and potential donors at all levels. Good organizational skills are needed, with the ability to manage and develop budgets, conceptualize and implement special events, lead the work of others, and maintain confidentiality. Knowledge of direct mail, digital fundraising, telefunding, and grant writing.
  • Superior presentation and writing skills are required, with the ability to combine information from multiple sources into a persuasive and effective document and talking points that meet the needs of the intended audience, for both personal solicitation and direct mail appeals.
  • A solid understanding of contact management systems, databases, donor research, and other donor relations tools is needed, as are superior skills on the internet and with spreadsheets and standard word processing systems.
  • A strong interest in and passion for the arts and a deep understanding of what inspires arts philanthropy. Excitement to attend PCS performances and related events, and ability to discuss the plays with donors in an engaging and informed manner.
  • A strong interest in and understanding of issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion in nonprofit organizations, and a desire to support the PCS community in upholding its standards of racial equity, LGBTQIA+ and gender equity, and accessibility.
  • Some evening and weekend hours required.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • The work environment is in an office.
  • The work hours are daytime with occasional evenings or weekends as necessary.

Compensation & Benefits

  • $90,000 annual salary.
  • Full-time, exempt position.
  • Health, dental and vision benefits available 1st day of month following hire.
  • Generous paid time off policy.
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer match.
  • Complimentary tickets to PCS productions.

Applications and Inquiries

  • For best consideration, apply by July 15, 2019.
  • Please apply online at  Please ensure your application includes a letter and resume outlining demonstrable accomplishments and a verifiable track record of results.
  • Please reach out to Caitlin Upshaw, Director of HR, Equity & Inclusion with any questions:

Portland Center Stage at The Armory is committed to advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Portland Center Stage at The Armory does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to age, marital status, sexual orientation, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.  

Successful candidates will commit to an equitable and inclusive workplace, including but not limited to: racial equity, accessibility, use of gender inclusive language, and cultural sensitivity.

For best consideration, apply by July 15, 2019.

director of development 

Date posted: June 28, 2019

Organization: Oregon Coast Community College

Oregon Coast Community College serves Lincoln County, which boasts more than 70 miles of some of the most spectacular coastline anywhere. Miles of sandy beaches, rugged rocky headlands, and rivers and bays teeming with salmon and Dungeness crab all combine to tip the scales when we OCCC team members examine our "work/life balance."

All the natural beauty and recreation activities, though, mask stark socioeconomic challenges that can place numerous hurdles between county residents and their academic and career ambitions.

Our Director of Development serves a critical role in reducing those hurdles, thus providing the best of both worlds - terrifically rewarding work, with amazing people, in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

We are on the path to independent accreditation and we have plans for expansion to further fulfill our mission of Shaping the future through learning.

In support of our mission, all OCCC employees demonstrate commitment to:

  • Participation in cross-functional collaboration across the College.
  • Continuous improvement.
  • Understanding that student success is at the center of every staff position at the College.
  • Having an entrepreneurial mindset and propensity to see what is possible.
  • Exhibit collegiality and respect for everyone.
  • Being excited about and committed to advancing OCCCs future: independent accreditation, growth and a great place to work.

The Director of Development serves as the Colleges primary fundraiser. This position is responsible for increasing the financial public/private support for the College. The Director will develop and nurture relationships with external audiences to include, donors. Alumni, volunteers and community organizations.

In conjunction with the OCCC Foundation Board and the President, this position provides oversight to the OCCC Foundation.

This position reports to the College President with accountability to the OCCC Foundation Board.

*This position offers flexibility with percentage of appointment from 60 to 100%. Working with the successful candidate, the hours and percentage of appointment will to be determined at hire.  This is a full benefited position

Donor development and maintenance

  • Lead all donor development activities
    • Initiative strategies to cultivate new donations
    • Identify and build relationships with potential donors
    • Secure commitments of donations from individuals, corporate donors and/or foundations
    • Develop strategies to encourage increased contributions of current donors
    • Increase employee giving
  • Maintain contact with all donors, ensuring donor acknowledgement, regular communication, establishment and management of donation agreements.
  • Utilize software and systems to support donor database management


  • With the OCCC President and the OCCC Foundation Board develop:
    • long range fundraising goals
    • annual fundraising goals
    • endowment fund
  • Support Capital campaigns
  • Coordinate with appropriate college personnel on integrated marketing and community relation strategies.
  • Plan and implement fundraising events

OCCC Foundation Board

  • Develop and recommend policies, procedures and processes that support the advancement of the goals and operations of the OCCC Foundation and the College.
  • Implement and monitor compliance with policies, procedures and processes
  • Responsible for keeping foundation and associated funds in compliance with all state and federal laws
  • With the OCCC Foundation Board, develop and monitor the annual budget
  • Manage the annual external audit process
  • Work collaboratively with the Chief of Finance and Operations ensure advantageous investment plans

College's scholarship program

  • Develop, administer, and evaluate the scholarship program
  • Ensure the program furthers the mission and strategic goals of the OCCC Foundation and the College.
  • Plan and coordinate events for scholarship awards ceremony, donor appreciation and other advancement events as they develop


  • Develop and produce an annual report on College and Foundation activities
  • Manage the College website related to Foundation, Scholarships, and Advancement Events

The list of essential functions is intended to be representative of the tasks performed by this position. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a field related to advancement (for example, marketing, business, communications, etc.) Degree must be from an accredited institution.
  • Extensive relevant experience may be considered as substitute for the degree requirement.
  • Three (3) years of demonstrated professional experience in program development and management: seeking and gaining funding, organizing, planning, directing and budgeting programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in annual giving, foundation and corporate relations, personal solicitation of major gifts, capital campaign planning and implementation.
  • Experience in an educational setting.
  • Experience working in an institutional related foundation.
  • Certified Fundraising Executive Certification (CFRE).
  • Experience with development or advancement in rural community.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Qualifications:

Knowledge of fundraising: annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, personal solicitation of major gifts, capital campaign planning and implementation, volunteer training and estate planning principles and practices.

Skill in comfortably making "the ask" for donations of all types, from a varied audience.

Skill in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Skill in working with individuals with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Skill in using computer applications including spreadsheet, database and word processing software.

Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships.

Ability to handle difficult and stressful situations with professional composure.

Ability to convey information effectively in both oral and written form.

Ability to establish goals and objectives.

Ability to direct and organize program activities.

Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate programs.

Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work while meeting multiple deadlines.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is often required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or operate computers, objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Work that occurs in an office environment with potential for interruptions and background noise.

Schedule may require occasional early morning or evening work. Travel between College and other locations may be required as needed. Occasional travel and overnight stays may be required for training and other purposes

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Notice of Affirmative Action Policy- It is the policy of Oregon Coast Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or family relationship (ORS 659.340), in admission and access to, or treatment in, employment, educational programs, or activity as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, and their implementing regulations.

Please contact Human Resources (541-867-8515) if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 541-867-8515

Oregon Coast Community College is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

The application process is electronic and will include providing your CV and letter of application.

A review of all applications will be ongoing, and the position will remain open until filled.


development director

Date posted: June 26, 2019

Organization: Crater Lake Council Boy Scouts of America

The Development Director has primary responsibility for the overall fund development responsibilities of the Crater Lake Council, including annual giving, special events, donor relations and development, grants and foundations, and development growth.

Development Director performs some or all the following duties:

Plan fund development activities

  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors and Executive Director to create a fund development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization
  • Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are achieved
  • Monitor trends in the community or region and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary

Organize fund development activities

  • Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans, and critical fund-raising processes are carried out promptly
  • Develop policies and procedures for the development department which reflect ethical fundraising practices
  • Prepare and submit grant applications
  • Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events
  • Identify and develop corporate, community and individual prospects for the organization's fundraising priorities
  • Oversee the administration of a donor mailing list and database which respects the privacy and confidentiality of donor information
  • Coordinate in-kind donations and make decisions regarding the issuing of receipts

Manage fund development budget

  • Develop and gain approval for an annual income and expenditure budget for the fund development program
  • Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts and expenditure related to fundraising and the management of the fund development activities
  • Monitor expenses and analyze budget reports on fund development and recommend changes as necessary

Promote the organization

  • Foster an understanding of philanthropy within the organization
  • Develop a comprehensive communication plan to promote the organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the organization
  • Coordinate the design, printing, and distribution of marketing and communication materials and resources
  • Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization

Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary $65,000 - $75,000 a year based on experience.  Benefits include matching 401b, medical insurance, eye insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, paid vacation






  • University degree is required
  • A certificate in Fundraising Management is preferred

Professional designation

  • Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is preferred

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Knowledge of fundraising management
  • Knowledge of special events planning and management
  • Knowledge of management of volunteer resources
  • Knowledge of social media and electronic resources

Proficiency in the use of computer for:

  • Fundraising software: Blackbaud
  • Windows-based system (Excel, Word, PP, outlook, etc.)
  • Databases
  • Spreadsheets
  • E-mail
  • Internet
  • Cloud-based storage (dropbox, google docs, etc.)


  • Three years of fund-raising experience

Working Conditions

  • Development Director works in an office environment
  • Development Director travels the entire council’s service area and must live within council boundaries
  • Development Director may be required to work evenings and weekends


Company Description

The Crater Lake Council, Boy Scouts of America is a vibrant part of Southern Oregon and Northern California serving over 4500 Scouts working with over 1000 volunteers. At the heart of the Boy Scouts of America lies the power to transform—both yourself and the world around you. Working with families and community organizations, the Crater Lake Council strives to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

If interested send resume and cover letter to Scoute Executive, Jim Westfall at


director of development

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Organization: Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East  

Department:                Resource Development

Reports to:                   VP of Resource Development

Status:                         Full-time / Exempt

Compensation:             $55,000 - $70,000 starting salary range; medical, dental, vision and alternative care coverage; vacation and sick leave; holidays; flexible spending accounts, EAP, short-term disability and matching retirement plan

Every day in our City, low-income, hardworking families struggle to find affordable places to live.  Rapidly rising rents force these families to live in unsafe, unhealthy and crowded conditions.  Families often have to move once or twice a year in search of rents that stay within their reach.  For communities of color, the impacts are even more pronounced. Today in Portland, only three in 10 households of color own their own home, and the average African American, Latino and Native American household is no longer able to afford to rent or buy a home anywhere inside our city.



Habitat for Humanity partners with people in local communities, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With community support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.


Started in 1981, Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East (HFHPME) revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. HFHPME is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home building movement. HFHPME is one of the most successful affiliates in the nation and is on the leading edge of program development, innovation and fundraising.


Through our 2021 Strategic Plan, HFHPME will serve more people than ever before through decent and affordable housing. This innovative and bold plan will triple the number of families served annually, and includes a shift to a new business model that leverages private fundraising with financial and nonprofit partnerships. The Development Director position will play a critical role in leading the organizations philanthropic programs to new heights.

As the Director of Development with Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East, you will have the opportunity to build a career working alongside an inspired and focused team to address the most urgent issue facing our city, the high cost of housing.


As part of the Resource team management, the Development Director will work closely with the Director of Communications and the Director of Business and Volunteer Engagement to cultivate relationships that lead to an increase of financial resources for the organization.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Form and lead the affiliate’s 3-year fundraising plan that supports the organization’s overall 5-year strategic plan
  • Oversee budget development and management, leading the team to successfully meet a $5 million fundraising goal.
  • Manage a 30 to 50-person portfolio of principal supporters and prospects and work closely with CEO, Board of Directors and VP of Resource Development on key fundraising initiatives.
  • Structure and implement leadership giving clubs -- Home Sponsor program, Cornerstone Society, and Legacy Society.
  • Ensure the success and growth of two signature fundraising events
  • Foster a culture of gratitude that ensures supporters at the annual fund and major gift levels are cultivated, nurtured and treated in a donor-centric fashion.
  • Work in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat for Humanity of Oregon and other affiliates to develop multi-site, regional and national sponsors.



  • Supervise four direct reports: two Donor Relations Officers; one Development Manager focused on individual giving and one Development Coordinator focused on foundation grants and events.


Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in related field
  • Minimum 7 years of progressive fundraising experience with at least 3 years of proven success in major gift work
  • Experience and success in supervising and motivating a team of direct reports
  • Strategic thinking with ability to execute a plan
  • Excellent public speaking and writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with people of all socio-economic backgrounds
  • Interest in working cross-departmentally to achieve goals
  • Experience with manipulating data and an understanding of database software


Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Proficient in Raiser’s Edge software
  • Successful grant writing experience


Employment is contingent on passing a background check.




Application packets must include:

  • A complete resume, including dates of employment
  • A cover letter identifying how you heard of this opportunity and addressing how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for this position
  • Three references: at least two professional


To apply, submit the above information to with “Director of Development” in the subject line. Position is open until July 19, 2019. 


Note:  This job description is intended as a guideline only, and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee.  Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied.  All employment is terminable at will, with or without cause. 

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East hires a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all employees can thrive.

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. 

associate director of prospect research and data management

Date posted: June 24, 2019

Organization:The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF)

The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is a dynamic and growing non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and supporting those impacted by psoriatic disease.  Headquartered in Portland, OR, the Foundation is seeking a full time Associate Director of Prospect Research & Data Management.

This position will be responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction in leading and managing a comprehensive prospect management system and prospect research strategy.  These efforts will support the development of a moves management donor pipeline and to significantly increase the development of major, annual and deferred gifts to achieve the fundraising objectives of the Foundation. The Associate Director will also oversee the constituent / donor data management system involving all levels of interface including gift processing, data entry, batching operations; coding and field design / maintenance and data analysis; exporting and interacting with 3rd party software systems; and the reporting of data.

Responsibilities will include:

Prospect Management & Identification

  • Build prospect portfolios and plans
  • Conduct prospect research on individuals and foundations for wealth capacity
  • Conduct prospect searches to match potential funders to projects.
  • Establish policies and procedures to create prospect documentation and tracking
  • Strategic analysis of fundraising data
  • Organize and lead prospect management strategy sessions
  • Stay current with new resources and technologies relevant to prospect research

Database Administration

  • Serves as a primary resource at the Foundation for data reports, data extraction, and segmentation forecasting
  • Responsible for strategic analysis of fundraising data to support data informed decision making
  • Works with all NPF departments to integrate the use of the CRM database into all departments activities, programs and projects
  • Train staff on use of database and best practices for data use and collection
  • Supervise, train, and monitor the data and gift entry staff
  • Utilize external analysis tools to develop and create weekly reports
  • Assesses and analyzes new technologies related to the database information management systems, recommends updates as needed
  • Maintain data integrity and accuracy through queries, research and updates,
  • Establishes polices, procedures and standards for the CRM and insures that procedures are updated regularly
  • Maintain and protects operations by following policies / procedures and monitoring PCI-DSS compliance

Requirements Include:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in computer science
  • 5+ years database experience necessary:  Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and/or Salesforce preferred
  • Experience working as a member of a fund development team
  • Demonstrated experience with creating data analysis including updating move management pipeline reports
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • In-depth knowledge of Lexis/Nexis and Dow Jones required
  • Understanding of wealth screening tools (Wealth Engine, etc.)
  • 5+ years supervisory experience preferred
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of donor information

To apply, please submit a cover letter with salary requirement and your resume to: Human Resources, National Psoriasis Foundation, Link:,   E-mail: