We’re Hiring | Development Director



Facing Homelessness invites all of us to come closer, and to contribute our unique passions and skills toward the effort of ending homelessness. All of our campaigns and programs are entry points for community to get involved, experience empathy and relationship, and be a part of a loving movement.


The Development Director leads fundraising strategy and operations for Facing Homelessness. This new role will create, implement, and manage strategies for sustainable growth in all contributed income sources They will mobilize the Executive Director, Board members, program staff, and volunteers for effective development and communications efforts. We envision the Development Director as the designer of our community-facing efforts, further integrating messaging, engagement, outreach and calls to action into a cohesive strategy to help us capitalize on the good will our work has created in the community. The right candidate will join Facing Homelessness in a time of exciting growth, expansion, and possibility. We are seeking an energetic, creative, and strategic fundraising professional who thrives in a startup environment and is motivated by growth, impact, and compelling problems. 


Management and Leadership

  • Actively engage with board members, donors, funders, peer organizations, and other stakeholders and partners

  • Create, execute and evaluate a comprehensive development plan for all areas of fundraising, including defining and tracking key metrics for success beyond revenue

  • Monitor fundraising progress and evaluate results on a regular basis 

  • Contribute to financial management, including annual organization budgeting and goal-setting, development budget monitoring, and participation in or presentation to meetings of the Board of Directors, including various committees

  • Collaborate effectively with program staff and the board to develop relevant, mission-centric opportunities for donor cultivation and stewardship

  • Collaborate with finance staff and the Executive Director to ensure effective processes, accountability and controls for financial elements of fundraising

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director to engage the Board of Directors in their roles in fundraising, with a particular focus on meeting each board member where they are and helping them find unique and effective contributions to donor development activities that are within their comfort zone

Major Gifts

  • Partner with the Executive Director build a moves management-oriented, portfolio-based major gift effort that leverages key staff and board relationships with donors

  • Cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of 15-25 donors 

  • Support the Executive Director and Creative Director in managing their major donor portfolios and cultivation plans; proactively strategize to make the best use of their positioning in the community

  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, craft proposals and documents that create the case for giving, both as general assets in fundraising and calibrated to specific donors

  • Craft, implement and systematize major donor cultivation activities, such as tours of BLOCK Project homes in partnership with program staff

  • Partner with other staff to identify volunteers who could be prospects for giving

Donor Development & Audience Engagement

  • Plan, execute, and evaluate all activities in our Community Engagement Plan, including communications, cultivation and stewardship, in collaboration with staff and board

  • Conceive and collaborate to drive the strategy, vision and implementation of donor events, including one evening cocktail fundraising event, small cultivation events, and stewardship event

  • Plan, manage, execute, write collateral, and evaluate multi-channel giving campaigns and digital fundraising campaigns, including monthly recurring giving campaigns, GiveBIG and an end-of-year campaign

  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, support Facing Homelessness community members in executing self-driven online peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns for BLOCK Project homes 

  • Attend and leverage program-driven community engagement events 

Development Operations

  • Use and manage the Little Green Light donor and constituent database, including gift and constituent entry, contact reports, queries, reports, and customization to emerging needs

  • Enter gifts in LGL and process and send out all gift acknowledgments in a timely fashion

  • Continue to refine the organization’s use of electronic infrastructure for fundraising and communications; create smooth systems for linking different tools for different purposes

  • Support LGL use by other members of the staff and board as needed

  • Collaborate with other staff as needed on administrative elements of development work

Institutional Relations & Grant Writing

  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, create, develop and manage relationships with private and corporate foundations, including managing the timelines for grant and report submissions 

  • Support the Executive Director in her efforts to write and submit grants and reports;

  • Occasionally write and submit grants and reports to funders

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and accounting staff to develop the project budgets and other financial elements of grant proposals

  • In collaboration with the CEO and Board of Directors, craft and refine a corporate partnership program to develop, maintain and grow financially and programmatically-beneficial corporate relationships 

  • Oversee development staff execution of corporate partnership implementation 

Communications, Marketing and Influence Building

  • Oversee the growth of Facing Homelessness’ communications from a sole focus on social media to an intentional, multi-channel communications effort, with a particular focus on growing the organization’s strategic use of its email channel

  • Partner with the Executive, Creative and Community Directors to develop key messages and ensure that all organizational communications are aligned and consistent

  • Partner with the Executive, Creative and Community Directors to produce specific elements of the overall communications strategy, such as email newsletters, donor stewardship communications, annual reports, and more

  • Proactively collaborate with other staff to gather stories of program impact that can be shared with donors and audiences across all Facing Homelessness platforms 


  • A true passion for Facing Homelessness’s mission, vision and commitment to social justice 

  • Background as a fundraising generalist, with proven success raising funds in individual giving and institutional giving

  • 4-6 years of progressively responsible experience in fundraising and development

  • Excellent oral, written and public speaking communication skills, including the ability to communicate the vision, goals and impact of FH to a broad array of audiences

  • Ability to maintain professionalism and confidentiality in sensitive, complex and/or controversial situations

  • Collaborative, creative and innovative; able to partner to develop and drive ideas from conception to reality 

  • Familiarity with Little Green Light or similar donor database systems, and with online fundraising tools and platforms

  • Strong ability to build/maintain relationships and work in teams

  • Flexible, open to change, resilient

  • High energy and enthusiastic

  • High integrity; consistently meets commitments in a timely and professional manner

  • Accessible and responsive to face to face, phone, and email communication

  • Proactive; can anticipate needs and be self-directed 

  • Results driven, action oriented, decisive, and able to multi-task

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Passion for learning and teaching

  • Seeks, readily accepts, and acts on feedback

  • Flexible with schedule to work nontraditional hours when needed

  • Bachelor’s degree encouraged but not required


The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $62,000 annually, depending on experience and qualifications. In addition to a competitive salary, this role receives health benefits, retirement match, and paid time off.


Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@facinghomelessness.org. The position will be open until filled, and priority will be given to applications submitted by August 12 Please list the job title in the subject of your email.

Facing Homelessness is on a journey to deepen its understanding of race and equity within our work. We have hired a consultant to facilitate this process, and we are seeking a candidate who is excited about doing this work with us. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, and we encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply.