Director of Development

The Director of Development position is a vital position at New Beginnings Counseling Center requiring an individual who has the ability to coordinate and execute a mid-sized non-profit’s development and fundraising activities, public relations, and community engagement projects. It is a great position for someone to step into who has worked in advancement and would like more responsibility and a greater profile. The position is a full-time exempt position. Salary is $65,000 annually 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.

Development, PR and Community Engagement Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinates the agency’s overall development efforts;
  • 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;
  • Strategizes and orchestrates methods of approach to cultivate institutional and private donors;
  • Researches private grant sources (individuals and corporations) to identify sources of restricted and unrestricted funding;
  • 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;
  • Develops and grows major gift 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;
  • Implements Planned Giving Program – Tracks progress of pending Legacy and Bequest gifts;
  • Database and Records Management – Maintains Donor Perfect and paper records of contributors.


Reporting Responsibilities include:

  • Provide analysis, post award reporting, and oversight to ensure compliance with foundation grant specific requirements;
  • Serve as a resource for staff of grant funded programs for reporting compliance matters;
  • Maintain an annual foundation reporting schedule;
  • Prepare grant documentation and reports as required for foundation grants;
  • Prepare information and reports for internal and external stakeholders;
  • Develop reporting systems in accordance with organizational needs and objectives;
  • Establish and maintain electronic files for each foundation grant-funded project to be used for tracking and reporting purposes;
  • Compile a variety of statistics and data on multiple platforms; and
  • Gather, organize and summarize a variety of data and information.


The ideal candidate must be able to:

  • Prepare clean, concise and accurate correspondence, records and reports;
  • Analyze, interpret and apply policies, rules and regulations;
  • Gather, organize, analyze and present a variety of data and information in a variety of formats;
  • Interpret, explain and apply a variety of funding policies, rules and regulations;
  • Work with considerable initiative and independence;
  • Use a personal computer and appropriate software for administrative functions; and
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.


Education/Training, Experience and General Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Applicable experience in nonprofit development, fundraising, and community relations;
  • Research, data management, and statistical analysis skills;
  • Detail-oriented with excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills; and
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications/Excel and Word, Adobe Creative Suite Design Standard, MailChimp, and Donor Perfect or similar database.


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.. The successful applicant will be self-motivated, work well under deadline 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.