Development Director

Medford, Oregon
$50,000 - $70,000 salaried/year
Mar 08, 2019
Apr 07, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
High School
Experience Level

Position:                              Development Director

Status:                                 Salaried, Exempt

Salary Range:                    $50,000 - $70,000 DOE & Level of Expertise

Benefits:                             Generous Paid Time Off; Excellent Medical, Dental, & Vision; IRA match; Short & Long -Term Disability; Life Insurance; Employee Assistance Program; Wellness Program; Paid sabbatical after 6 continuous years; Up to $5,000 reimbursement for relocation costs. **Please inquire for details if relocating from out of the area

Start Date:                           June 1, 2019

Maslow Project is looking for a passionate, purpose-filled, and driven Development Director to join our team. We are looking for individuals with proven success as a grant writer and an advanced understanding of nonprofit fund development and management. In this role, the Development Director will have an opportunity to see firsthand the direct impact of their work on the young lives we serve and to our community. Applicants with no prior nonprofit development experience will not be considered. We may consider hiring an individual with less experience but all the required attributes who is eager to develop those into expertise as a Development Manager, with opportunity for career growth. The ideal candidate is committed to the field - eager to grow and learn with us, and looking for a long-term position in a thriving and growing organization. 

Mission & Position:

Our mission is to offer every homeless child and youth the probability of success and the opportunity for a better life. We do this by providing resources for basic needs, removing barriers to education and employment, and fostering self-sufficiency in a collaborative and empowering environment.

Maslow Project is focused on the individualized needs of homeless youth:

1.    We serve youth from age 0 to 21, as well as their families; and clients turning 22 thru 24 (transition-aged youth) who wish to remain in case management.

2.    We deliver services that are person-centered; always low-barrier, non-judgmental, and to the highest standards of care.

3.    We are fiercely independent, unwavering advocates, yet authentically collaborative.

Agency Values:

1.    Compassion

We commit to treating every child with dignity and respect.

2.    Equity

We meet kids “where they are” and strive for equitable opportunities.

3.    Focus

Our youth are at the center of our decisions and actions.

4.    Connection

The strength of the relationships we forge builds stronger communities.

5.    Integrity

We are true to our ideals.


The Development Director will be a results-oriented self-starter with a motivating development style, have strong relationship-building and interpersonal skills, and exceptional communication skills. This position also requires a creative vision and an entrepreneurial spirit. Must have excellent writing skills (including editing and storytelling). Strong organization skills; keen sense of detail; and knowledge of fund development strategies, tools, functions and requirements. Ability to take initiative, self-manage time and activities, and provide accountability for such. Must be comfortable and accomplished working with community members, funders and donors/partners (speaking engagements, networking, etc.). Strong ability to work collaboratively and effectively with Executive Director, Board of Directors, staff and volunteers, and colleagues. Willing and able to work the hours and schedule as needed to achieve goals. Must demonstrate good judgment, ethical behavior, and cultural awareness of diverse populations. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe PDF editing, database competence, social media, essential budgeting skills, strategic visioning & planning. Proven advanced grant writing skills and project management experience required. Must pass criminal background check, drug screen, and have a valid driver’s license.

Position Summary:

In coordination with the Executive Director and Board of Directors: Develop, implement, and report on the agency’s key projects, activities, and events as related to the development of organizational funds, resources, donors, and stakeholders that support the agency’s mission and core programs.

Key Duties: (in coordination with Executive Director, Board of Directors & Stakeholders as relevant)

  • Work with ED to set annual fund development goals & strategies
  • Develop and implement annual fund development plan to support the strategic plan and agencies vision, mission, and programs
  • Secure financial support and in-kind donations from individuals, foundations, corporations and community partners:
  • Research and identify new grant funding opportunities
  • Create and maintain annual timeline of grant application requirements
  • Responsible for writing all major grant applications and required elements
  • Develop business and corporate sponsorship proposals
  • Develop and implement strategy for individual donor recruitment, retention, giving, and recognition
  • Collect data and complete all required grant/funding reports
  • Coordinate with Management to ensure completion of funded projects
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with donors/partners (includes acknowledgement, cultivation, retention)
  • Maintain donor database - DonorSnap
  • Produce reports/dashboard to ED and/or BoD as requested on development activities/goals
  • Oversee special events (both fundraising and community awareness)
  • Provide support to the ED and BoD as needed on development related activities
  • Oversee social media/website/agency literature/marketing materials for community awareness/promotion

Supervision Duties:

The Development Director supervises and works collaboratively with the Community Engagement Coordinator.

  • Community Engagement Coordinator key duties:
  • Secure donations for events/special projects
  • Develop business sponsorships/minor grant applications
  • Develop community partnerships (local churches, civic groups, etc.)
  • Secure and manage in-kind donations (basic needs, food, etc.)
  • Community education/awareness events (tabling, presentations, etc.)
  • Social media, newsletters, minor campaigns, etc.

You Can Expect: 

  • A collaborative team environment while allowing for autonomy
  • Working for an agency with an excellent community reputation and very successful 10-year history
  • Making a positive impact on young lives and our community
  • A professional environment with high standards for integrity, ethics, accountability and outcomes
  • Opportunity for professional growth and development
  • A high functioning Board of Directors
  • A strong community base of donors, volunteers, and supporters- many with 10+ years of engagement
  • A healthy operating reserves account and developed giving opportunities
  • Successful grant procurement history with local, State & Federal funders
  • A visionary & adaptive Executive Director - that is also a successful business manager - who will support your leadership contributions in a collaborative spirit (no Founder’s syndrome here!)

General Expectations:

  • Promote the mission, vision and values of the organization
  • Provide motivational leadership within the agency and community
  • Uphold and model high level of professional standards, integrity, and ethics
  • Abide by strict confidentiality policies and laws
  • Respect diversity of others
  • Uphold and model effective and positive and effective communication
  • Represent the agency in a positive and professional manner
  • Uphold & abide by all laws, policies, and procedures
  • Participate in relevant training, professional development, meetings, and networking

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To apply:

Send a resume, professional writing sample, professional recommendations, and a cover letter explaining your specific interest and unique qualifications for the position and your fit with Maslow Project. Explain why you are the right person for this job and what sets you apart from other candidates. Position open until filled. Email transmission or deliver to Maslow Project, c/o Executive Director 500 Monroe St. Medford, OR 97501.

Maslow Project is an equal opportunity employer.