Director of Philanthropy

Job Opportunity

Position Summary:

The Director of Philanthropy is a high-level, senior management position and responsible for creating, planning and implementing an overall fund development strategy for the organization. This role is perfect for the candidate who enjoys building and growing overall fundraising efforts.  Hacienda currently has an operating budget of $4M per year with ­­­46% of revenue coming from government, corporate/business and foundation grants.  Hacienda is looking for a leader to build on this base of traditional funding methods and to create and integrate new and alternative funding strategies.

Essential Duties:

  • Creation 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 the donor database.
  • Develop and secure corporate and other business sponsorship support for the organization and program events.
  • Make direct requests, in person or by phone, to donors, corporate sponsors, and others to support the organization financially or with in-kind donations.
  • Organize an annual fundraising event that engages individuals, corporate/business sponsors, and other supporters.
  • Develop and manage the grants calendar and report bi-monthly at board meetings on grant submission and status of grants. Coordinate submission of grants among all departments.
  • Coordinate with the CEO, Board and Department Directors on short and long-term fundraising strategies.
  • Develop and implement a marketing and social media strategy in line with the organization’s fundraising strategy.
  • Educate all Hacienda staff and board members in efforts to promote the organization through engaging donors and volunteers.
  • Oversee production and design of marketing materials, including the organization’s annual report.
  • Coordinate with COO 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.
  • Create estate planning and legacy gift process and market new efforts.
  • Coordinate the production of newsletter, ensuring effective public relations and communication with all donors.
  • 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 fundraising and systems creation and management.
  • 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, preferred but not required.
  • Experience with donor software (CRM).
  • 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 must have a car and a valid driver’s license.  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.

Benefit Package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Alternative Health Care, Section 125 Flexible Spending Account, 401K, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, AD&D, Vacation Accrual, Sick Leave Accrual, Holidays and Personal Days. Employees have access to electric vehicles for travel during office hours.       

Application Information:

To apply go to Nonprofit Professionals Now

*Nonprofit Professionals Now (NPN) is excited to be working with Hacienda CDC on filling this key position.

Applications must include a cover letter, resume and completion of screening questions to be considered.

Application deadline is August 5, 2019 at 5:00 pm.  


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 employment is terminable at will, with or without cause.

Hacienda CDC is an equal opportunity employer!