Director of Development
Job Details
Full Time

POSITION TITLE:               Director of Development

DEPARTMENT:                   Agency Administration

REPORTS TO:                    Chief Strategy Officer

FLSA STATUS:                   Exempt, Non-Union Position

COMPENSATION:              $80,000.00



The Director of Development will:  lead on agency-wide resource development initiatives for La Familia and its co-branded departments; lead collaborative efforts to implement effective development-related communication strategy; and manage the agency’s volunteer program. This individual will act as a content expert in these areas for the agency. This individual will provide technical and administrative supervision to staff and will consult on agency initiatives and special projects to increase La Familia’s capacity where appropriate.


This individual will be responsible for:

    1. Resource Development
      1. Build and strengthen relationships with new and existing donors to increase their engagement with La Familia’s work, help them stay connected, and encourage continued and increased donations.
      2. Develop, coordinate, and implement resource development plan for La Familia and any co-branded departments (for example, FESCO) to include:
        1. Donor-facing Communications
        2. Fundraising Campaigns and Appeals
        3. Foundation Cultivation and Stewardship
        4. Special Events
      3. Ensure communication and support for all “Friends of” organizations associated with La Familia and co-branded departments.
      4. Oversee gift-entry and acknowledgement processes, including data-entry into donor management software (i.e. Salesforce).
    2. Communications
      1. Provide leadership and ensure project management to agency Communications Committee.
      2. Provide training and guidance to ensure program-level communications reinforce the brands of La Familia and co-branded departments.
      3. Provide support to communications projects and website management.
    3. Volunteer Program Management
      1. Develop and ensure the coordination of the volunteer and non-clinical intern system at La Familia.
      2. Maintain systems that 1.) protect quality of services delivered by La Familia via volunteers and 2.) minimize liability for the agency.
    4. Strategic Partnership Cultivation
      1.  Build, strengthen, formalize, and track relationships with individuals and organizations with shared interests in order to sustain and expand agency capacity, as assigned.
    5. Staff Supervision
      1. Provide supervision to program leads and direct-service staff and manages processes to ensure staff meet productivity expectations, providing training, resources, coaching, and progressive discipline as needed.
      2. Acts as a liaison to funded contractors.
    6. Other:
      1. Support the development and submission of grants and proposals in collaboration with the CSO and grant writing staff, including working with internal stakeholders on proposal concept, narrative writing, generating and gathering proposal attachments, proposal budget development, and proposal submission.
      2. Continuously improve the agency’s capacity by attending trainings, monitoring trade publications, and attending relevant events and sharing and using new information.  
      3. Track and regularly report on key metrics within each function area.
      4. Leads and collaborates on special projects related to agency objectives.

Other duties as assigned by the Chief Strategy Officer.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, English, Sociology, Business, or related field. (Masters Preferred)
  2. Knowledge of and 2+-years’ experience in partnership cultivation with demonstrated outcomes
  3. Knowledge of and 2+ years’ experience in Special Event fundraising
  4. Ability to clearly articulate the mission and work of a social service and mental health non-profit to engage and excite multiple audiences
  5. Ability to think systematically and manage processes with internal and external stakeholders
  6. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community members and staff of all levels of professional development
  7. Ability to work independently, demonstrating excellent critical thinking skills and professional judgement
  8. Excellent public speaking and writing abilities for multiple audiences
  9. Excellent communication skills
  10. Knowledge of use of computer systems such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  11. Valid California driver’s license and current automobile insurance


  • Ability to occasionally or frequently stand, walk, sit and reach with hands and arms above shoulders. 
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Handling and moving objects including frequent use of hands or fingers.
  • Performing general physical activities such as picking up moving, and using objects, tools or controls.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate


  • Assumes responsibility for doing assigned work and for meeting deadlines. Completes assigned work on or before deadlines in accordance with directives, policies, standards and proscribed procedures. 
  • Demonstrates an awareness of and sensitivity to clients including cultural and ethical beliefs; and implements care in a thorough, skillful, consistent and continuous manner.
  • Knowledge of community resources for client referrals.
  • Attends work regularly and adheres to policies and procedures regarding absences and tardiness.  Provides adequate notice to supervisor and management with respect to vacation time and time-off requests.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues including client confidentiality and risk management in all aspects of client care and department functioning.
  • Performs other duties as necessary.


  • Viewed by others to be an effective team member who is flexible, cooperative, and willing to assist others; and acts as a resource to team members and clients where appropriate.
  • Handles difficult or conflict situations constructively and seeks appropriate assistance.
  • Takes accountability for own actions and accepts constructive criticism.
  • Attends all mandatory meetings and staff meetings as required, and actively participates in other departmental professional development including providing training and consultation.
  • Participates in the assessment of current and future department learning needs and assist in the development of learning plans.
  • Observes and keeps self-informed of activities in the department and makes recommendations for change.
  • Develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships with fellow employees, supervisor, managers in other departments, senior management and executive staff, and community stakeholders.
  • Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions and complaints from other departments and persons in order to maintain good will within the agency. 


  • Excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision benefits, vacation, sick, and holiday leave, life insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan.
  • Work life balance
  • Great working hours
  • Supportive/Collaborative work environment
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Opportunities for Growth and Professional Development

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