Development Manager

Clackamas Women's Services | Oregon City, OR

Posted Date 5/01/2022

Staff with bilingual competencies provide an additional and essential value to our organization and we increase our starting wage accordingly for bilingual staff.

Note to Candidates:

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications as described in a job description. Clackamas Women’s Services is committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization and we strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the qualifications as described or if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for or perform job duties.

About Clackamas Women’s Services (CWS)

Clackamas Women’s Services (CWS) was incorporated in 1985 as Clackamas County’s first shelter for survivors escaping family violence and domestic abuse. CWS’ service delivery framework is built on trauma-informed best practices that promote safety and self-determination. Our vision is to live in a society that no longer tolerates domestic and sexual violence, but rather thrives on mutual respect.

CWS offers comprehensive, responsive solutions for adults and children impacted by sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, the sex industry, and elder abuse. Through our emergency shelter, A Safe Place Family Justice Center, satellite offices and throughout the community, CWS coordinates services with other public and private agencies in order to best serve survivors seeking help. Participants in our programs receive no-cost services by highly trained staff.

CWS is committed to building an organizational culture that reflects our values. We envision a community of survivors, staff, partners, volunteers, and donors who are deeply committed to breaking the isolation of domestic and sexual violence.  We do this by creating community and partnership, honoring and celebrating survivors, and engaging in work toward equity and social change through community engagement and by investing internally in continual improvement and learning processes. We are dedicated to the ongoing work of creating and sustaining a community where everyone can thrive. 

Benefits of working at CWS: 

Clackamas Women’s Services is proud to offer competitive wages, paying above market for all positions and offering a full package of benefits including:

  • 100% employer-paid health, dental, vision, and alternative care benefits.
  • 100% employer-paid long-term disability and life insurance.
  • Generous PTO (39.5 days in first year based on accrual).
  • Paid day off for birthday.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Monthly retirement plan contribution of 4%.
  • Anniversary bonus, $25/year of service.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • CWS was voted (by our staff) as one of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon!
  • Work with a heart-centered team providing culturally responsive emergency, transitional, and long-term supports, and services. CWS helps survivors build hope and resilience so they can achieve their goals for personal safety, physical and mental wellness, financial autonomy, and family stability.

Purpose of the Position:

The Development Manager is an integral position on CWS’ Development Team, responsible for partnering in all fundraising efforts with an emphasis on donor relations and fundraising events. This position partners in the success of the major giving program by managing all major gifts under $2500, oversees all major events including annual gala and spring event, manages all corporate partnerships and gifts, and supports Government grant acquisition and management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with Director of Development & Communications to plan and implement CWS’s annual fundraising goals and campaigns.
  • Manage and build a portfolio of major donors of $2500 and less in annual giving and support overall Development efforts in major giving.
  • Cultivate relationships and communications with donors, sponsors, and other funders including acknowledgement of gifts, on-going updates and communication, and donor acquisition and retention.
  • Ensure all donor contact is accurately and promptly recorded in Salesforce.
  • Provide partnership in the acquisition of planned gifts and bequests.
  • Co-create and take leadership role in fundraising campaigns, including end of year fundraising and community donation drives.
  • Partner in the planning and lead the execution of special event fundraising, including annual gala and spring event.
  • Oversee and lead individual and corporate fundraising and in-kind procurement for events.
  • Oversee and lead all event logistics including vendor management, volunteer recruitment and coordination, and day of event logistics.
  • Assist Executive Director on Government grant funding opportunities including writing, editing, and collecting needed materials.
  • Attend community, civic, and chamber of commerce events, and local fundraisers to heighten awareness of CWS’s mission and network with community leaders and potential donors.
  • Regularly seek out speaking opportunities and presentations to cultivate possible donors for both in-kind donation drives and monetary donations.
  • Oversee the processing, coding, and data entry of all organization donations into Salesforce with precision, ensuring database integrity and accuracy.
  • Participate in trainings and workshops as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

General Responsibilities:

  • Represent the mission, value, and philosophy of CWS to program participants, employees and to the public.
  • Represent and reflect the values of the agency through direct communication and collaboration with co-workers, partners, and participants.
  • Engage in leadership and administrative leadership activities for CWS and attend Leadership meetings.
  • Model and implement values of equity and inclusion in decision making and daily work.
  • Participate in speaking engagements and educational trainings as requested.
  • Attend regular All Staff meetings, program staff meetings, program meetings, and check-in meetings.
  • Attend A Safe Place monthly meetings and regularly attend A Safe Place morning huddles.
  • Meet regularly with the Director of Development & Communications to plan and prioritize projects.
  • Submit necessary monthly timesheets and expense/mileage reimbursement forms.
  • Manage daily schedule appropriately.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of development experience, preferably in leadership position.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising activities including annual giving program, direct mail appeals, online campaigns, and special events.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and detail oriented.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Computer proficiency and CRM proficiency required, working knowledge of Salesforce preferred.
  • Able to pass a background check as a condition of employment
  • All CWS staff are required to complete a 40-hr domestic/sexual violence training provided by the agency.
  • Ability to problem-solve in a fast-paced, in-office, collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of systems of oppression, ability to work effectively and non-judgmentally with individuals from diverse backgrounds and understanding of culturally competent service delivery.
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with a wide range of public and private systems intersecting with the DVSA field (law enforcement, DHS, courts, education, etc.).
  • Reliable transportation required; position includes use of personal vehicle to complete some tasks.
  • Must be able to travel throughout Clackamas County and the Greater Portland Area.
  • The person in this position frequently: moves throughout CWS worksites and the community to meet with donors, volunteers, community members, partners, and staff. The person will also periodically move supplies and other items (up to 50 lbs.) from one place to another, participates in community and fundraising events, and may work in all types of weather.

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce that represents the communities we serve. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+, older adults, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Listing Type
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
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