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Development Director

Sonoma, CA, United States

Posted on
May 29, 2023

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Development Director

Job #2510089910
We are seeking an experienced fundraising professional to lead Development for a well-known and growing nonprofit in Sonoma. As Development Director, you will lead major gifts, events, and annual giving to advance our mission of serving the region’s 55 community. If you want to be part of an enthusiastic and positive team environment, come join us! This is a full-time, on-site (non-remote) position with great benefits and a salary of $85,000 - $105,000, depending on experience.
We are Vintage House:
 the central hub for the 55 community in greater Sonoma. We are not
a residential facility. We provide a wide range of programs to foster connection and enhance the quality of life for seniors living in and around Sonoma. Vintage House has a base of 1,400 members/participants and is well-known in the area. Benefits include:
Generous vacation and holiday pay
Health insurance
Retirement plan
Bonus opportunity
Work-life balance
An in-person workplace, with a strong sense of team and community
Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the Executive Director, this position will develop and implement the strategy to grow our current $300,000/year fundraising efforts via major gifts, events, grants, and annual giving. This position works out of the Vintage House offices, one-block off the square in Sonoma.
Identify and nurture relationships with major gift donors, including individuals, businesses, and charitable foundations.
Plan and coordinate implementation and assist with marketing of fundraising events, including upcoming 40
Identify and apply for grant opportunities. Lead the grant application process and ensure effective reporting/administration.
Lead and grow the annual giving campaign.
Create communications that will build awareness, foster engagement, and inspire giving across a wide range of audiences.
Ensure accuracy and implement best practices for record keeping, reporting, and administration.
Ideal Qualifications:
3 years fundraising experience, including:
Experience identifying and cultivating major gift donors
Event planning experience
Grant writing, and identification of grant opportunities.
Experience leading and strengthening annual giving campaigns
Excellent writing skills to craft effective messaging for different audiences and purposes
Commitment to Vintage House’s mission. Knowledge of the Sonoma region and culture is a plus.
Strong interpersonal skills to initiate and foster relationships, build trust, and make successful requests for support.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with staff and volunteers.
Strong organization and follow through. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
Experience with donor databases (we currently use Little Green Light) and MS Office.
Bachelor’s degree preferred. CFRE certification is a plus.
Vintage House is an equal opportunity employer.
To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter.
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