The Development Officer (DO) will be responsible for leading fundraising activities, including but not limited to soliciting, closing and stewarding major gifts (in the range of $1,000 - $100,000+), corporate support, and special event revenue generation and support. The position reports to the Chief Development Officer, and is a vital member of the development team, including two development associates and four community engagement staff. The Development Officer serves as a passionate, enthusiastic and visible spokesperson for the organization, and has a collaborative spirit. The development team raises $2,000,000 annually, contributing to the larger part of a $40,000,000 agency.
· Our CEO is a great cheerleader for our fundraisng efforts, and is an adept fundraising partner skilled and eager to help us succeed.
· Our Board of Directors and Advosory Council recognize the importance of fundraising and we have a strong Fund Development Committee with four board members.
· Our one major fundraising event occurs in the Nov/Dec time frame and we have an active volunteer event committee that plays a vital role in all aspects in the planning and execution of that event.
· We have strong data management and quality control/compliance resources in house for reports and proposal writing needs. (If you have grant writing experience, that is a plus, though it need not be a regular part of your job responsibilities.)
You, our new Development Officer, will be a superstar with strengths in donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. We will work together as a team. Among the tools at your disposal are a marketing and communications team who assist with newsletters, crafting branded messages, social media and webiste content. Along with a bevy of individuals within the agency to help tell the story and cheer you on!
We use Donor Perfect as a donor management and payment processing tool.
Education and Experience
BA/BS degree, or equivalent experience. CFRE preferred.
AFP membership (paid by HomeFirst)
Demonstrated success in raising at least $1M a year from individual (at all levels), foundations, corporations and service organizations
Knowledge of and commitment to fundraising principles, best practices, and ethics
Exemplary oral, written communication, interpersonal skills.
Experience working in/with social service nonprofit organizations
Knowledge of Santa Clara County donors and funders preferred
A positive and optimistic personality with a sense of humor.
Ability to multi-task and demonstrate flexibility with changing priorities.
Able to work both independently, as well as within a strong team.
Strong planning and implementation skills: ability to prioritize own workload, meet deadlines and plan effectively to meet realistic fundraising goals.
Able to work flexible hours as needed.
Valid CA Driver’s License
Reliable personal vehicle
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Negotiable - DOE
About HomeFirst Services
HomeFirst is a leading provider of services, shelter and housing opportunities to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in Santa Clara County. HomeFirst has several multiservice facilities that offer numerous programs and services, including year-round emergency shelters, Bridge and Interim Housing sites, a medical clinic, public benefits enrollment and advocacy, job search and retention assistance, group workshops and additional resources, information and referral to community partners, housing search and financial assistance, and free restroom, shower, and laundry facilities.
HomeFirst is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.