Director of Development

Position Summary

The Director of Development is a high-level, senior management position within the Hacienda organization. They are responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing an overall fund development plan for the organization. This work includes planning, coordinating, directing, and delivering a fundraising strategy that includes cultivation and stewardship of donor relations, grant requests, as well as fundraising events. This role will design and document a program that develops individual and corporate donors, educates and engages staff in development efforts, and enhances current relationships. Other efforts include cultivating sponsorships and legacy giving.

Essential Duties:
  • Development and management of an annual individual donor campaign, including a focus on individuals with the ability to make significant contributions over time to the organization.
  • Develop and manage a robust donor database.
  • Developing, managing, and securing of corporate and other sponsorship support for the organization and program events.
  • Make direct requests, in person or by phone, to donors, corporate sponsors, and others with the ability to support the organization financially or with in-kind donations.
  • Organize and implement an annual gala event that engages individual donors, corporate sponsors, and other supporters of the organization.
  • Development and management of a grants calendar and report bi-monthly at board meetings on grant submission and status of grants. Coordinate submission of grants among all departments.
  • Oversee other general organizational or program specific fund drives, including targeting individual donors with particular interest in one or more of the organization’s program areas.
  • Coordinate with the CEO and Department Directors on short and long-term fundraising strategies.
  • Develop and implement a marketing and social media strategy for the organization, in line with the organization’s fundraising strategy.
  • Educate all Hacienda staff and board members in efforts to promote and market the organization through engaging supporters, donors, and volunteers.
  • Oversee production and design of marketing materials, including the organization’s annual report.
  • Coordinate with Chief Operating Officer on data collecting and reporting initiatives that span the entire organization.
  • Support CEO in identifying and developing fundraising relationships with both individual and corporate sponsors.
  • Use knowledge of estate planning and probate process to lead efforts in legacy giving, including major gifts and planned giving.
  • Produce quarterly newsletter, ensuring effective public relations and communication with existing sponsors and families to keep them abreast of existing and upcoming Hacienda events.
  • Serve as Compliance Officer for all funding sources; ensure invoices and reports are prepared and filed in a timely fashion. Maintain compliance calendar and communicate with appropriate staff to ensure grant and contract requirements are met.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the CEO.

Skills and Educational Requirements- minimum qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred, or a combination of education and at least 8 years of experience in Development.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a lead development role.
  • Possess exceptional interpersonal, written, and oral communications in English.
  • Understanding of Pacific NW giving community, particularly in Portland Metro.
  • Experience with donor software.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.

Additional Task, Skills & Responsibilities:

  • Strong leadership qualities and supervisory experience preferred.
  • Ability to build programs and partnerships in new, innovative ways to achieve targeted goals.
  • Previous experience in public speaking and group presentations.
  • Excellent research, evaluation, writing, and training skills.
  • Knowledge of database management, grant reporting, and grant/contract administration.
  • Strong emotional intelligence, cultural awareness, and the sensitivity to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Availability to travel locally, statewide, and nationally, including occasional overnights and weekends.
  • Demonstrate genuine interest and enthusiasm for community development, social and economic justice, and working in a team environment to fulfill Hacienda’s mission.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred, but not required.

Working Conditions:

This is a full time, exempt position.  Local travel is necessary, and access to a car is necessary.  Occasional evening and weekend hours will be required for meetings, classes, and events. Infrequent overnight travel nationally may be necessary.

Physical Demands:

Position is primarily sedentary; dexterity necessary to operate a computer with substantial repetitive motion of wrists, hands, and/or fingers; the visual acuity to read and prepare/analyze data and figures; ability to express/exchange ideas by means of the spoken word; perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction; majority of work performed indoors.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume that reflects how your previous experience qualifies you for this position. Email the documents to


Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Salary Range: $60,000.00 to $75,000.00 /year

Benefit Package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Alternative Health Care, Section 125 Flexible Spending Account, 401K option, Employee Assistance Program, Whole Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, AD&D, Vacation and Sick Leave Accrual, Paid Holidays and Personal Days.

Please Note: This job description is intended as a guideline only and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee. Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied. All positions at Hacienda CDC are at will and subject to annual performance evaluations.

Hacienda CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer!