Development Director



Development Director

Employment Type:

Full time


Port Hadlock, WA



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Job Description:

Bayside Housing & Services
Development Director
Job Status:                                     Full Time Exempt
Starting Salary Range:                $45,000 - $50,000
Mission:  To strengthen our community through housing, advocacy, and human services supporting social and economic independence.           
POSITION SUMMARY:  This newly created position of Development Director builds community involvement and philanthropic support for Bayside Housing & Services by promoting authentic relationships and meaningful opportunities for connection with donors in the community.  This position will design and lead a comprehensive fundraising program to grow revenue streams, including fundraising events, business partnerships, mail appeals, e-campaigns, giving circles, and donor recognition activities. The Development Director will oversee the effective use of our database to record new donations, manage relationships, and produce statistical reporting and analysis, mailing lists, and donor/prospect research reports.
Annual Giving
  • Implement on-going appeal calendar of direct mail, e-mail and social media to meet revenue goals
  • Analyze and expand current database and prospect lists to define audiences for appeals
  • Work with annual donors of all levels
  • Complete solicitations on donor prospects to meet annual goals
  • Develop and implement plans and strategies to cultivate and expand business partnerships and achieve annual sponsorship revenue goals
  • Assist in communications and outreach activities including the development of fundraising materials and community events
Event Manager
  • Create and manage annual fundraising events. Responsible for event conception, planning and logistics, materials, volunteer and vendor coordination, staff engagement, budget management and outcome reporting
  • Plan and implement donor receptions, property tours, and other donor engagement activities
  • Strong ability to competently speak to groups
Database Management and Reporting
  • Serve as administrator of database, maintaining its integrity with timely audits to assure data quality.  Provide training to other internal users
  • Complete gift entry, gift reporting and reconciliation with finance department and other members of the development department
  • Compile reports as needed for staff and Board of Directors
  • Create custom reports and revenue analysis. Develop and manage tools for benchmarking progress in alignment with annual goals
Donor Acknowledgement, Stewardship and Recognition
  • Follow timely process for mailing donor acknowledgements and update donor correspondence
  • Provide timely pledge reminders and end of year tax statements to donors
  • Implement donor stewardship plan and coordinate staff and volunteers assignments
Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Required Education & Experience
Associates or Bachelor's Degree from accredited institution and two years of experience in fields of fundraising, marketing, or similar related experience.
Desired Qualifications
Leadership and project management
  • Demonstrated ability to be creative, proactive, strategic and collaborative
  • Experience planning and prioritizing workload to meet tight deadlines while juggling priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an outgoing and friendly demeanor
  • Ability to effectively engage and involve volunteers and committees to achieve goals
  • Proven ability to organize many moving parts
  • Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and listening
  • Event planning experience
  • Familiarity with business sponsorships and individual donor cultivation
  • Project management experience in a team-based environment
Advanced computer skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use new technology
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite and adept at using various applications including spreadsheets, graphics, databases, and social media
  • Familiar with donor management software (Little Green Light currently in use).
To apply:  Please submit a letter of interest, resume and two writing samples by email to
Position located in Port Hadlock, Washington. For more information about Bayside Housing & Services please visit our website at
Bayside Housing and Services
310 Hadlock Bay Rd
Port Hadlock, WA, United States
Phone: 360-390-4017

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