Development Director

Proud Ground | Portland, OR

Posted Date 5/04/2021

Position: Development Director

Reports to: Executive Director

Supervises: 1 direct

Status: Full-time/Flex. Nonexempt

Salary: $68,000-$72,000 plus full benefits

About Proud Ground: Proud Ground is on a mission to create permanently affordable homeownership opportunities for working families. Homeownership represents the American Dream, but generations of families with low-incomes and a disproportionate number of Households of Color have been locked out of homeownership. Proud Ground is working to change that, unlocking home ownership for all who believed this dream was out of reach. From program policies to organizational leadership, Proud Ground is committed to leading with social and racial justice.

Utilizing the Community Land Trust model of permanent affordability, we expand homeownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income families so that they can live or remain in the community of their choice. We serve as a leading strategic partner to improve affordability region-wide, with a focus on areas affected by displacement.

About this position: The Development Director works in direct partnership with the Executive Director. Their partnership supports the Board of Directors and staff in achieving financial and strategic goals that sustain the organization into the future. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the financial and community needs of the organization and be able to participate in acquiring resources, communicating with the public and strategizing on next steps. The candidate will be able to lead both external development and internal management to develop capacity for Proud Ground as it expands. A successful Development Director will have the ability to work both independently, juggle multiple projects, and support a collaborative staff culture with a focus on DEI strategies.

Specific responsibilities and duties include:

Fund Development

  • Manage a fund development plan that defines strategies to achieve fundraising goals.
  • Works in collaboration with the ED to conduct major donor cultivation through campaigns and ongoing stewardship.
  • Oversees grant manager providing guidance on strategy, performance metrics, evaluation and reporting.
  • Provide support to the ED in staffing the Board of Directors to ensure performance, recruitment, and stewardship of members.
  • Lead the Development Committee and Board of Advisors.
  • Produce annual appeals, donor communications, and other fundraising campaigns.
  • Maintain accurate donor information in the database and report on donor trends.
  • Produce an annual fundraising event, with smaller fundraising events, as needed.
  • Support program fundraising, budgeting, and forecasting to meet program needs.
  • Operational Engagement

  • Facilitate internal processes for staff that build skills and commitment to organization.
  • Support organization strategic equity, diversity and inclusion process.
  • Support organizational data review of program reporting and evaluations.
  • Contribute to the development of strategies, budgets, and other operational components.
  • Assist senior staff in planning and decision making, including supervision.
  • Ensuring programmatic results are in alignment with grant requirements.
  • Leadership role in implementation of strategic plan.
  • Communications

  • Develop and supervise the implementation of an organizational wide communications plan that is culturally responsive.
  • Author organizational publications, including advocacy letters, presentations, and reports.
  • Oversee design and contract management of print and digital materials, including but not limited to an Annual Report, Program Brochures, Impact Report, and Newsletters.
  • Manage all on-line communications including website, social media, peer-to-peer, etc.
  • Coordinate with partners and press to further Proud Ground’s external features.
  • Represent and advocate for the organization in external stakeholder meetings.

  • Five+ years fundraising, communication and strategy work in a nonprofit.
  • Understanding of and commitment to community land trusts.
  • Team player able to contribute creative ideas and practical knowledge to planning processes.
  • Ability to strategically match organizational needs with appropriate philanthropic, and/or earned revenue opportunities.
  • Outstanding writer with the ability to translate complex ideas and programs into clear and compelling narratives.
  • Demonstrable success in communicating with donors, community members, government officials and prospective homeowners.
  • Experience in logistics of events, annual fund drives and database management.
  • Detail oriented and deadline driven.
  • Able to multi-task with efficiency.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Proud Ground.

    NPN is happy to continue our work with Proud Ground and support the search for this key position. Application materials will be accepted through May 26, 2021. All applications will be reviewed and considered.

    Proud Ground is committed to avoiding discrimination in all its employment and service delivery practices including recruitment, hiring, compensation, fringe benefits, staff development and training, promotion, termination, outreach and referral. We will not discriminate against persons because of sex, gender identification, race, color, religion, class, national origin, age, political or union affiliation, physical disability, marital status, sexual orientation, whistle-blower status, genetic information or other protected status, and will not allow such protected status to hinder access to either employment or services delivered by Proud Ground.

    Listing Type
    Fundraising/Development | Management | Nonprofit

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