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Director of Development

Company: 2-1-1 San Diego
Date Posted: June 7, 2017

The Development Director is a leader in the organization and responsible for ensuring that 2-1-1’s reputation for exceptional service, strong partnerships and “can-do” attitude are promoted widely to existing partners and new potential funders throughout the nation. This person will work in partnership with other key leaders and with all staff in the organization to achieve the following:


Lead Development and Donor Relations Initiatives:

  • ·         In conjunction with key leaders at 2-1-1, develop a fundraising plan to materially increase philanthropic support to 2-1-1 to meet agency strategic goals
  • ·         In partnership with 2-1-1 leadership build and maintain relationships with new and existing partners, donors, and sponsors
  • ·         In conjunction with 2-1-1 senior leadership maintain and develop new relationships with major donors by implementing individualized strategies to engage donors and to support fundraising goals
  • ·         Conduct prospect / donor research
  • ·         Coordinate processes for introducing the right 2-1-1 leadership to donor prospects
  • Lead and implement donor cultivation and recognition plans
  • Track development activities and donor relationships within a CRM system that enables 2-1-1 to effectively and efficiently manage donor relationships.
  • Research, recommend and manage digital engagement tools


Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree and CFRE Credential highly desirable
  • At least 10 years of fundraising experience with a strong record of accomplishments, preferably on a national or statewide level
  • Successful experience and history in all stages of the development cycle, including prospect identification, research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • Innovative self-starter
  • Results driven and accountable to meeting goals
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain positive and supportive relationships with people both internally and externally, with the confidence to work successfully with a variety of individuals and personalities
  • ·         Demonstrated ability to strategically navigate sensitive and urgent matters with professionalism, due diligence, and situational and emotional intelligence; and in the case of lack of knowledge or understanding, the accountability to ask for assistance
  • Strong work ethic; willing to do what is necessary to meet agency development goals
  • Ability to spend time in the most efficient manner while paying attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to balance and prioritize multiple task, projects and needs
  • Proven team player with ability to collaborate and engage with internal and external stakeholders

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to by no later than July 14, 2017.