Job Posting: DIrector of Development

Company: Self Enhancement Inc.

Date Posted: Mar 3, 2020

3920 North Kerby Avenue,
Portland, Oregon 97227-1255
(503) 249-1721   FAX – (503) 249-1955


The Development Director serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting Self Enhancement, Inc. Reporting to the President & CEO, this position collaborates with the Suitability Administrator and is responsible for fundraising and development activities. The position has supervisory responsibilities for 3 to 5 development staff to deliver donor database maintenance, grant writing and administration, events planning, and other related functions.

•Develop and implement strategies for the annual fundraising campaign, including identifying new prospects, creating a fund-raising calendar, leading direct mail appeals and overseeing grant writing, special events, community relations and marketing activities.
•Have primary responsibility for development and execution of all proposals; write and archive proposals with long-term relationship management approach.
•Research funding sources and trends with foresight to help position Self Enhancement, Inc. ahead of major funding changes or trends.
•Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to Board and senior leaders.
•Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors.
•Overseeing the agency’s public relations plan.
•Develop and administer the Development department budget.
•Identify, develop, and mentor the development team.
•Keep funders, board members and other interested parties updated on agency activities.
•Is an active member of SEI’s Executive Management Team.
•Act as staff liaison to the Board of Director’s Development Committee.
•Accept other appropriate duties as assigned.

•Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and at least seven (7) years’ experience in fundraising and marketing for non-profit organizations. CFRE certification preferred.
•Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and coordinate a highly successful, multi-faceted fund raising program.
•Experience in management and supervision of staff.
•Budget management experience.
•Demonstrated results in creating significant growth in funding base.
•Successful grant-writing experience; particularly in securing government, national foundation and private grants.
•Familiarity with donor software, ideally Raisers Edge.
•Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
•Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.

•Salary DOE
•100% paid medical/dental/vision for employee.
•4 weeks accrued vacation.
•Paid life insurance and disability insurance after waiting period.
•401(k) Retirement Plan.
125 Flexible Spending Benefit Plan.

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Contact Info:
Coya Goodman
Self Enhancement Inc.
(503) 548-1351

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