Development Director



Development Director

Employment Type:

Full time


Seattle, WA


55-70 DOE

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APPLICATION PROCESS: Send resume and cover letter, preferably as one document in Word or as PDF to
DEADLINE:  Applications will be reviewed and candidates interviewed on rolling basis until position is filled.
LOCATION:  Seattle, WA
POSITION SUMMARY:  The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship is looking for a dedicated Development Director who is eager to work in an innovative faith-based nonprofit that develops leaders through volunteerism, equipping young adults to transform their service experiences into lives of service leadership.
The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship is a Christian ecumenical organization that serves young adults in their 20’s who have chosen to do a year or more of local or global service.  As a leadership development and peer mentoring community, rather than a volunteer placement agency, our focus is the spiritual and leadership formation of young adults before, during and for several years after their initial service term. Through our colleague community, mentoring, intercultural and adaptive leadership training, transition and debriefing services, young adults unpack and leverage service experiences into a lifelong ethic of service, civic engagement, and global understanding. Our Service Journey framework helps them master a set of service best practices that result in more effective, ethical service in the short run—and a 21st century global citizen skillset that equips them for long-term impact in the workplace, community, and world.
Over the last several years our signature Krista Colleague Cohort program has become a benchmark for developing leaders through volunteerism. We’ve had the privilege of partnering with over a dozen volunteer placement organizations and service immersion programs (nonprofits, seminary and university) within the region and across the country.  We’ve provided consulting and training for dedicated staff teams and their young adult volunteers including: volunteer orientation and debriefing, service ethics, intercultural capacity building, racial equity and organizational development. The bottom line is that we are committed to equipping many more young leaders who are resilient, interculturally competent, and savvy about bridging differences in a world divided by race, gender, religion, economics, and politics.  As these partnerships expand our impact, they also challenge us to build our organizational capacity.  The Development Director will play a key role in meeting this challenge.
The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship is at an exciting growth juncture and is looking for its first full-time Development Director to build a solid financial base for our multi-year mission expansion plan. As a 501C3 Educational nonprofit we receive over 90% of our income from individuals, grants, and partner revenue with a current budget of approximately $500K. 
The Development Director will play an integral role in the success of KFGC mission, working collaboratively with a small office staff team, board, and larger volunteer and program participant base to move forward the programs of a dynamic and relationally focused organization. As part of our team, the Development Director will drive the collaborative process of designing and implementing a comprehensive and strategic community and fund development program including generating, stewarding, and engaging a diverse donor and partner base; nurturing major and planned gift donors; spearheading grant support; and expanding external communications and public awareness campaigns, special events management and corporate giving.

In addition to proactively expanding upon our current campaign efforts, this professional will increase connection points between the Foundation’s mission and public presence as we expand our role as thought leader and partner in equipping the next generation of leaders through volunteerism.  
Major responsibilities include:
Fundraising (50%)
  • In collaboration with Executive Director and leadership team, drive the process of designing and implementing a diversified community and fund development strategy, budget, and complementing communications, frundraising activities, grants, appeals, events, and public awareness campaigns 
  • Manage the development team (board, staff and volunteers) to plan and coordinate these activities
  • Identify and build relationships with prospective donors including individuals, corporations and foundations, and develop avenues for donor engagement and ownership
  • Develop and maintain, with Executive Director, prospect and donor portfolios and produce reports and campaign updates
  • Equip development team with tools and structure to support public awareness, donor cultivation, and fundraising efforts
  • Oversee grant research and support contract grantwriter and grant application process, once secured, track grant requirements and ensure compliance.
Communications and Public Awareness (40%)
  • Assist in developing and implementing overall strategy for the Foundation’s public awareness and marketing platform, especially within the donor prospect and volunteer service community.
  • Develop content and leverage multiple communication mediums to complement relationship and development efforts
  • Work closely with contract writer, grant writer, event coordinator, and communication team to produce compelling and effective communication campaigns and donor-centric collateral
Administration and Donor Gift Management (10%)
  • Work with Communication & System Administrator and finance personnel to ensure highest integrity and care for donor database and provide timely gift acknowledgments
  • Steward and collect outstanding pledges, recurring, and matching gifts
  • Ideal candidate has a minimum three-five years experience in nonprofit fundraising and/or associated public awareness and communications
  • Clear track record of success in cultivating, soliciting, and securing donor support such as annual fund, major donor, planned giving, events, and grants
  • Proven background in project management and experience planning, managing and executing integrated communication and development campaigns
  • Demonstrated skill in relationship building, volunteer mobilization, and network expansion
  • Excellent communicator -- solid writer and able to share organization vision effectively
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, data analysis and experience with donor database software (Salesforce preferred)
Ideal Qualities
  • Passionate about the transformative possibilities of service experiences and savvy about generating and stewarding a diverse donor and partner base
  • Value for and experience working and communicating within diverse Christian faith-based contexts.
  • Aware of your own culture(s) and able to work and communicate effectively amid a variety of ideological, theological, and cultural perspectives.
  • Able to work some evenings and weekends
  • Demonstrated interest in twenty-something young adults, former service volunteer and/or driven by an interest in the Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship’s mission personally and/or professionally.
  • Highly professional demeanor; able to represent the Krista Foundation effectively in all communication and handle confidential donor and partner information
  • A positive can-do spirit that is adaptable and responsive to creatively supporting a growth and change process for a relationally rooted organization
  • A sense of humor and fun, vital
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree
What we can offer:
  • Full-time exempt position, 55-70K annually DOE plus benefits and 3% employer matching.
  • Flexible schedule, two weeks paid vacation (3 weeks beginning year 3) plus 11.5 paid holidays.
  • An organization that understands relationship and fund development is a team effort. 
  • an Executive Director willing to do direct asks and donor cultivation and looking for a partner to expand network connections, build community, and drive the development program. 
We are a small and dynamic organization whose staff, board, and program participants are deeply committed to creating and embodying a diverse and inclusive organization. Together we bring the strengths of our differences to adapt structures and systems to maximize the flourishing of individuals and communities near and far.  You will be challenged and affirmed, stretched and appreciated by our team and the young leaders we work with. From our office in Green Lake we engage the world through our principled and adventuresome young adults, who live, work and serve in the Northwest and around the globe.
A 501C3 Educational nonprofit, the Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship is an ecumenical Christian organization intentionally bridging ideological divides. We were founded in memory of Krista Hunt Ausland who died in 1998 while doing long-term volunteer work in Bolivia. The organization fosters and celebrates her spirit of active love and faith in a new generation of leaders.
The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship
6827 Oswego Pl NE, Ste A
Seattle, WA, United States
Phone: 2063493582

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