Director of Development



Director of Development

Employment Type:

Full time


Seattle, WA


$60-80,000 Annually

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About New Horizons Ministries
New Horizons Ministries partners with youth experiencing homelessness in Seattle on their journey toward sustainability. We offer programs to facilitate youth’s transition off the streets. From a hot meal and shower to case management and job training, we meet youth where they are to reconnect them to the resources they need to pursue their goals. Because youth may arrive distraught, disconnected, or disillusioned, we seek to be a safe place where they will be accepted for who they are. We offer our services and love to any and everyone who comes to us in need of assistance, because each person deserves to be loved, seen, known, and respected.
Since 1978, New Horizons’ presence has grown from street outreach and drop-in to shelter, employment and housing assistance. Knowing that finding relationship and stability is the first step, New Horizons is committed to providing ongoing support to youth experiencing homelessness and to assist them secure stable employment and housing. We now serve over 900 youth and young adults annually and utilize a trauma-informed care and positive youth development models to provide culturally responsive services.
About the Position
We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated professional to lead our Development team as we take our donor engagement to the next level. This position will be ideal for someone who is interested in expanding the donor relations, legacy planning, and organization and church engagement of a growing organization. Applicants should be as enthusiastic about donor engagement and storytelling as they are about the systems that support the logistics of development work.
Qualified applicants from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Design and execute New Horizons’ development strategy in partnership with Executive Director, outlining income, sources, goals, and strategy for fundraising needs
  • Supervise development staff
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with current and potential major donors
  • Research and secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations
  • Church Relations:
  • Manage relationships with churches, informing congregations of current needs and
    • opportunities to serve
  • Work with others to establish new church partnerships around the region
  • Oversee grant management
  • Develop and oversee event strategy
  • In partnership with the Executive Director and Finance Manager, create annual budget proposal and funding plan
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Proven experience directing non-profit development operations
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to connect with individual donors and organizations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication as well as customer service skills
  • High level of organization and attention to detail
  • Well-developed personnel management skills
  • Ability to respond well to guidance and work well independently
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and donor database programs
  • An ability to think creatively and handle multiple tasks at once
  • Must be highly collegial and team-oriented
  • At least 3 years of non-profit development experience preferred
Essential Job Functions:
  • Frequent computer usage
  • Frequent, continual, intermittent flexing or rotation of the wrist(s) and spine
  • Constant receiving detailed information through oral communication.
  • Constant talking, expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word
New Horizons Ministries
2709 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA, United States
Phone: 2063740866

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