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Director of Development

Company: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme
Date Posted: August 7, 2017


Reporting to the CEO/President will plan, build and execute the resource development strategies and monitor progress against goals.   Will be responsible for the research, identification, cultivation,  solicitation and stewardship of major donors.   Supports the CEO in positioning the Board to identify, solicit and cultivate Planned and Major Gifts for individuals, corporations and foundations..

The candidate will apply seasoned skills to cultivate and engage new and current donors with a focus on increasing the organization’s overall annual contributions.   Candidate must be professional, personable, team oriented and organized with strong attention to detail.  Position requires the ability to work independently while also taking direction well. Candidate must possess a passion for being a part of an organization focused on improving the lives of youth and society. This position works collaboratively across organizational functions and provides guidance, assistance and support to management and supervisors.


•           Assist the CEO in planning the annual budget and resource development plan and strategies to meet and exceed budget goals as approved.

•           Provide consistent reporting and communication of activities and performance to goals.

•           Ensures accurate accounting of all income and their sources and interfaces with key departments to fulfill statistics and information requests and maintain reporting accuracy.

•           Works collaboratively with key management and volunteer staff to cultivate and solicit donors.

•           Develop and manage guidelines for Planned and Major Gift campaigns and portfolio and participates in all aspects of the gift cycle including contact, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.  Maintain a high level of contact with donors with an emphasis on soliciting, upgrading and renewing gifts through diverse forms of stewardship.

•           Responsible for the management of the donor base including the effective usage of the donor management program and software.

•           Increase sponsorship patronage and visibility of development activities and maintain good relations with all business partners, donors, public and private entities, agencies, volunteers and the community.

•           Plan and implement all annual plan solicitations to meet budgeted annual giving projections.

•           Develop strategic partnerships and collaborations with local corporations and businesses.

•           Provide leadership and direction to the Board of Directors Resource Development committee and works with the committee to develop strategies to initiate and meet resource development goals.

•           Develop and implement public relations and marketing campaigns including appeal and thank you letters.

•           Manage grant proposals including writing, compiling and submitting grant proposals to funding agencies or foundations for consideration and meet with funding representatives as needed.

•           Create and execute tailored proposals, gift requests and presentations for current and prospective donors.

•           Design and implement a comprehensive cultivation calendar for donors and prospects.

•           Contribute to annual and long-term objectives, strategies and action plans to support the organizations vision, mission and strategic plan.



•           Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or similar field of study or CFRE Certification or the equivalent in education and professional work experience .

•           A minimum of 7 years’ direct work experience in major or planned gift fundraising, sales and or marketing.

•           Experience in developing and sustaining meaningful relationships with major donors, Board members, volunteers, community and business leaders and other stakeholders.

•           Demonstrated experience stewarding, prospecting and soliciting donors giving $10,000 or more annually.

•           Demonstrated experience in planning and managing a comprehensive campaign.

•           Demonstrated organizational and leadership skills and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas.

•           Excellent communication skills both oral and written, horizontal and vertical and problem solving skills.

•           Computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (i.e., Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint).

•           Knowledge of accounting principles as they relate to resource development

•           Proficient use of social media tools and strong database experience.

•           Must be self-motivated, creative, attentive to details and able to perform well in a fast-paced, multi-site workplace.


Please Submit all applications and questions to CEO, Erin Antrim: