The mission of Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) is “to harness the power of technology
to change the way we age.” As a nationally recognized award-winning nonprofit OATS provides
innovative age-positive solutions to organizations that are seeking to more fully engage senior
citizens in the adoption and use of digital technologies in order to produce beneficial outcomes
for the client organization and its older adult customers or constituents. Outcomes include
improvements in social engagement, health, economic security, civic participation, creativity,
OATS provides institutional clients and partners with consulting and capacity-building services
including strategic planning, program design, staff training, and licensing of OATS’s intellectual
property, which includes curricular materials, online content, and program evaluation tools. Through such partners as well through flagship “Exploration Centers” and online properties
directly managed by OATS, the organization serves older adults by offering free membership in
“Senior Planet,” a branded experience that includes technology access and outcomes-focused
training programs and inclusion in a growing national network of active seniors who are
learning how to use technology to improve their lives and create change in the world around
To learn more about OATS and its transformational Senior Planet program, please visit oats.org
The Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all of the organization’s individual, foundation and corporate fundraising including: major gifts programs, individual cultivation, special events and fundraising campaigns. The Director of Development works closely with organization leadership in all development and fundraising endeavors including:
Development Strategy and Execution:
In collaboration with organization leadership, develop and implement an annual fundraising plan including the setting of strategy and priorities for grants, events and individual giving which support the organization’s strategic direction and annual revenue projections;
Manage fundraising systems including donor communications calendar, gift recognition databases and budget;
Collaborate with Communications staff in the design and development of collateral for current and prospective donors including annual reports, appeal letters, member success stories, etc.;
Make presentations to potential donors, service organizations, corporations, and stakeholders to promote the organization and increase visibility;
Determine feasibility of fundraising events and if appropriate assist in the development and execution of event plans;
In coordination with organization leadership, initiate, cultivate, and maintain relationships with individual donors:
Create and supervise regular donor updates and fundraising appeals;
Develop and manage a Major Gifts Program, including research, identification of potential donors and developing and maintaining relationships. Work with the organization leadership to secure major gifts;
Manage foundation and corporate grant portfolio, maintaining a calendar of grant applications and reports; prepare and submit grant applications; perform prospect research to evaluate potential for corporate and foundation grants;
Work with all programs to gather relevant information on program deliverables in order to prepare accurate grant reports;
Bachelor's degree required; Master's preferred
5-10 years of professional fund development experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources)
Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated corporate partnerships and donor relationships over time
Excellent database and computer skills and experience using technology to streamline processes
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to build and maintain positive relationships and foster networks;
Outstanding oral and written communications skills
This is a full-time position, with a salary of $75,000 - $85,000/year. Part-time employment, at least 3 days a week will also be considered. OATS offers full-time employees a generous package of leave time (three weeks vacation and ten sick/personal days), health insurance and ancillary benefits, professional development and growth opportunities, and an exciting, collegial work environment.
Please send a resume, cover letter 3 professional references and to email@example.com. Put “Director of Development” in the subject.
Additional Salary Information: part-time employment of at least 3 days per week; will also be considered
About Older Adults Technology Services, Inc.
The OATS approach begins with people—thousands of hours working face-to-face with a vast diversity of older adults in community settings. We have taught seniors the basics of email, helped geriatric patients manage medical information, and empowered activists to build community networks for social change. Our leadership brings decades of experience in direct training, coaching, community organizing, and communications, along with a broad knowledge base of applied research and academic study.
OATS is a social impact organization that builds sustainable new systems to change the way we age. We are design thinkers, constantly testing new ideas and looking for leverage points where our work can help seniors use technology to improve their health, finances, social engagement, learning and creative expression. We partner with government agencies, community-based organizations, national advocacy groups, and major corporations to engineer solutions that put technology in the hands of older adults to achieve meaningful outcomes.