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Job Posting: Director of Development


Job Posting: Director of Development

New Beginnings Counseling Center is currently looking to hire a full-time Director of Development.  Please follow the link after the position description below if you have an interest in applying for this opportunity. Please feel free to forward this email on to friends and colleagues you feel may be interested in applying. Please do not reply with resumes to this email. Send resume, cover letter and a list of three professional references to Thank you for your interest.


Director of Development

The Director of Development position is a vital position at New Beginnings Counseling Center requiring an individual who has experience in development and now has the ability to coordinate a mid-sized non-profit’s fundraising activities and community engagement projects. It is a great position for someone to step into who would like more responsibility. The position is a full-time position. Salary is $45,760 and includes benefits and generous paid time off. Some evening and weekend hours necessary to attend, oversee and/or present at events. Position begins asap.


Responsibilities include:

Fund Raising – In conjunction with Executive Director and Board of Directors Development Committee, co-creates and implements annual development plan and strategy; helps to establish short- and long-range goals for securing unrestricted funding sources; and strategizes and orchestrates methods of approach to cultivate institutional and private donors.

Coordinates the agency’s overall development efforts. Researches private grant sources (individuals and corporations) to identify sources of restricted and unrestricted funding. Works with program staff to develop program-related fundraising projects. Organizes and implements individual donor campaigns. Organizes solicitation drives for pledges of ongoing support from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Produces general content for website and quarterly newsletter. Helps to plan events, e.g., Annual Gala – must have the ability to juggle multiple tasks at one time and take leadership in overseeing the production of events.

Major Gift/Donor Support – Develops and grows individual donor base; manages annual and holiday giving campaigns; cultivates major gifts. Produces major donor, board and special category solicitations/support materials with the intent to retain or upgrade gifts when possible. Cultivates donors by producing specialized correspondences, preparing letters of acknowledgment, scheduling and attending in-person visits. Planned Giving Program – Tracks progress of pending Legacy and Bequest gifts.

Database and Records Management – Maintains Donor Perfect and paper records of contributors. Maintains confidentiality, security and quality controls. Generates queries, reports, exports and any other collection data as needed. Manages any related vendors.

The ideal applicant will have the following qualifications: At least two years of nonprofit fundraising/development experience, preferably within the mental health, education, human service or social service fields. High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative. Strong verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively. Demonstrated ability to think strategically. Demonstrated ability to maintain professional relationships. Strong partnership-building and event planning skills. General understanding of all components of a diversified funding base. Good computer skills and knowledge of Donor Perfect, Adobe Creative Suite Design Standard, MailChimp a plus. The successful applicant will be self-motivated, work well under pressure and be able to handle several projects at one time. S/he will have good judgment, solid boundaries, a strong work ethic, and, ideally, a sense of humor. We would like a commitment of at least one year in the position.

Send resume, three relevant writing samples (e.g., appeal letters, donor reports, grant proposals), and a list of three professional references to If we feel you are a good match for the position, you will be contacted to schedule an interview.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, political affiliation or beliefs, sex, age, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status or pregnancy (as those terms are defined by the California Fair Employment and Housing Act — Government Code Section 12900-12996), except where such discrimination is based on a bona fide occupational qualification.


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