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Director of Development

Company: Community Resource Center
Date Posted: February 13, 2017

The Director of Development reports to the Chief Executive Officer.  He or she oversees a departmnet of 3, including marketing and special events, volunteer coordination, and support.

Responsibilities inlcude, but not limited to:


Develop and execute successful major donor cultivation and development strategies designed to significantly increase the number of major donor gifts to CRC

Create and lead the overall resource development strategy and plan for individuals, corporations and foundations, and public sector grantors, including major prospect cultivation, planned giving and resource development events.

Oversee and manages grant research and proposal development for corporate, foundation and government entities

Develop a strategy for robust quarterly fundraising appeals, using both on-line and traditional methods, and ensures writing, production, and execution

Oversee and lead special events for fundraising and donor development

Increase revenue generated by local businesses, corporations and the local community by developing new associations and partnerships

Initiate and oversewe the development of a vibrant and robust planned giving program including the creation of remainder trusts and other planned giving vehicles

Ensure the acknowledgement and tracking of all donations, utilizing methods that contribute to repeat donations


Finanacial Management

Develop and oversee the annual development budget, including narrative, and oversees and reports on the progress of meeting budget projections

Coordinate financial matters with appropriate accounting staff

Produce reports and updates for board of directors, the Board's Resource Development Committee and the Chief Executive Officer


Sets standards for effective leadership and management by maintaining a high level of ethics, prudence, productivity and professionalism.  Manages employees in a positive manner, working on areas that need improvement through training and counseling with a goal of developing more capable staff


Required Education and Experience include:


Bachelors Degree in business administration, or fund development, non-profit management, marketing, or social services releated field with specific experience in non-profit fundraising.  Master's degree preferred


Minimum 5 years experience at the Director level, leading development efforts in a non-profit organization with a budget of $2million or more, or the equivalent

A track record of successfully increasing revenues from multiple diversified sources over time.

Required Knowledge and Skills Include:

Demonstrated experience and knowledge of all aspects of resource development strategies and practices

Strong marketing and public relations knowledge and experience

A clear and demonstrated competence in public speaking and making effective and dynamic presentations about CRC's programs and services

Must have a thorough knowledge of the ethical standards for fundraising as expoused by the AFP

Clear understanding of and a strong commitment to CRC's mission, vision, and core values

Strong organizational skills and ability to manage people and multiple tasks proficiently

Excellent communication skills with all levels of personnel and the public

Ability to receive and effectively apply feedback from supervisor, staff, donors, program participants, and Board

Please submit resumes to:

Colleen Collazo, MBA

Administration & HR Manager

Community Resource Center

650 Second St.  |  Encinitas, CA 92024

Office:  (760) 230-6306  |  Email: