Position Description

This is the chief development officer of a non-profit organization with an annual budget of $2 million and a dedicated professional staff of 24. The Development Director is a member of the Executive Team, reports to the CEO and is responsible for fund development and communications.

Primary areas of responsibility include: working with the Board of Directors, CEO and Community Partners to develop and implement a comprehensive, multi-year fund development plan for sustained income; coordinating and leading an annual campaign; identifying, cultivating, soliciting and recognizing donors; overseeing the grant writer in the development of corporate and foundation grant proposals; and special development events.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic and experienced professional who can lead our development efforts to the next level of success. He or she must have a proven history of goal setting and attainment and an appreciation and personal commitment to OC Human Relations’ mission.

Qualifications and Traits

  1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  2. Well organized leader able to coordinate the activities of a team.
  3. At least five years of documented, successful experience in fundraising and “friendraising” including familiarity with sources, grant/proposal writing, cultivation, solicitation and recognition of donors.
  4. BA/BS or certificate of professional training in the area of fund development or equivalent experience.
  5. Ability to work with diverse members of the Board of Directors, Community Partners, volunteers and staff and engage executive-level and other volunteers in direct fundraising asks.
  6. Computer literacy including donor tracking, databases, relationship management software, and social media platforms.
  7. Sensitivity and support for the mission of OC Human Relations.
  8. Ability to travel around the county in a timely, safe and insured manner


Annual base salary range is from $70,000 to $100,000 with a full benefit package including full health, dental, vision, and life insurance. Included are 11 paid holidays, 2 weeks paid vacation, 9 days paid sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan, mileage reimbursement.

To Apply (DEADLINE: Sept 14, 2017)

Please send a one page letter of interest and resume (no more than 4 pages, no attachments) including relevant professional experience including dates of employment as well as full time/part time, via e-mail to: [email protected]
Thank You! Rusty Kennedy, CEO, OC Human Relations