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Development Director, Annual Giving

Company: Serving Seniors
Date Posted: October 25, 2017

Job Title: Development Director, Annual Giving

Job Description

The Development Director, Annual Giving is an excellent opportunity for a well-rounded development professional to join a strong development team and hold a senior staff position.  The Development Director will lead the building and management of the annual giving program with a focus on retention and advancement of current donors.  The Director will identify prospects for major giving and will develop and steward a mid-tier range of donors and manage giving circles.  In addition, the Development Director, working with the Communications & Events Manager, will be the lead staff in supervising and directing the annual gala and individual donor events.  Key responsibilities include:  Leading mid-tier Individual Giving – 50%, Annual Giving Program Strategy and Execution – 25%, Event Management – 15%, Prospect Research – 10%.  The position reports to the Chief Development & External Affairs Officer. 


Required Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of five to seven years fundraising experience including experience with direct mail, personal solicitation, and events management * Demonstrated ability to be entrepreneurial in handling multiple tasks and projects and meeting established goals within specific time frames * Comfort with face-face fundraising required * Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well independently and as part of a team * Excellent oral and written communication skills * Strong computer and research skills * Innovative in developing new annual giving strategies. 

Additional Information

Serving Seniors is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in San Diego. Our mission is to help seniors in poverty live healthy and fulfilling lives. Founded in 1970, Serving Seniors has been the leading provider of services to low-income seniors in San Diego County for the last three decades.  Serving Seniors serves more than 4,500 unduplicated seniors each year through meals, housing assistance, health services and life-long learning opportunities.  This is an exciting time to join the organization as Serving Seniors is in the midst of a growth initiative.  To apply, submit a letter of interest and a resume.  For more information, see .

Qualified applicants must email their cover letter and resume to with "Development Director, Annual Giving" in the subject line.