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🔗Director of Development

  • Full Time
  • Portland, OR
  • 72,000 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Job Summary: The Director of Development is a primarily remote position responsible for securing financial resources for Restore Oregon, and for development activities such as managing events, appeal campaigns, our grants program, and growing our donor base.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Qualifications and Qualities

    • At least three to five years of proven experience in the development field.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated experience and confidence in asking people to contribute time and money (including developing “asks” and engaging with individual donors and donor groups).
    • Must have the ability to self-direct while also acting within a team.
    • Must be goal/deadline-driven and able to multitask efficiently and accurately.
    • Demonstrate timely and friendly customer service approach in their work.
      CRM experience required – comfortable working with interactive databases, running reports, updating files, and navigating integration with other systems/software needed for the development function.
    • Has a record of results when organizing and implementing fundraising events, including corporate sponsorship revenue.
    • Strong writing skills, with previous grant writing experience highly preferred.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills –  the ability to communicate effectively with donors and colleagues.
    • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends, if/when needed, to lead events or meet grant deadlines (required).
    • Proficiency with Google Suite. SmartSheets, or other project management software preferred.
    • Prior experience managing/supervising staff and volunteers is highly preferred.
    • Physical and Other Requirements:
      • Ability to manage information in electronic formats and in a mostly sedentary remote office setting.
      • Fairly regular in-person meetings with supporters/donors, corporate sponsors, and occasional but regular staff meetings.
      • Occasional light work (exerting up to 25 pounds) is required for events.
      • Occasional travel to various meetings, venues, and locations in
      • Oregon with a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
      • A resident of the greater Portland/Metro preferred (due to job responsibilities).
      • Work required on weekends and evenings (this would be occasional, and typically with advanced notice for your planning purposes).

    Compensation and Benefits

    • Salary starts at $72,000 for a full-time (40 hrs/week) exempt position.
    • 11 paid holidays.
    • 15 days of PTO per year (with increased time given as tenure with organization increases).
    • Work is accomplished in a virtual office setting by maintaining a home office with sufficient internet access.  Organization provides support, as necessary, to provide professional working experience including:
      • $85/month technology stipend for basic internet and cell phone service.
      • Organizational laptop w/ webcam provided, if needed.
      • In person and team building time will be required (space will be provided).
      • Working with staff on their specific needs to maximize job satisfaction and productivity.
      • Health benefits include health, dental, and vision.
      • We offer Oregon Saves as a retirement savings plan for employee contributions.
  • How to Apply:

    All applications should be submitted thru the application form on our website at

    In lieu of a cover letter, please fill out the questions on the application form in detail.

  • Job benefits: Health, Retirement, PTO
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: (see Job Qualifications)
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Website Restore Oregon

Founded in 1977, Restore Oregon works on the front lines and behind the scenes to empower Oregonians to reimagine and transform their communities through the preservation and reuse of historic and cultural places. We believe in a vibrant and equitable Oregon where historic preservation and reuse are crucial to solving the problems we face locally, statewide, and globally. As a statewide, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Restore Oregon represents thousands of homeowners and renters, community activists, environmentalists, preservation-minded businesses, and supporters and users of historic places across Oregon. We advocate for effective preservation policies and incentives, deliver preservation-focused education programs, and directly intervene to save endangered places.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the organization’s fund development and revenue plans for an annual operating budget of over $500,000.
  • Identify, cultivate, and grow a base of financial supporters from individuals to corporate sponsors. Manage all current and prospective donor information in collaboration with Events & Development Coordinator.
  • Manage one part-time staff (Events & Development Coordinator) and work closely with the marketing team to achieve overall development goals.
  • Prepare regular information updates for the Board of Directors on fund development activities, and manage Board Development Committee.
  • Individual Donors, Membership and Sponsors
    • Develop and execute a major gifts program with giving strategies to maintain/deepen existing donors, research and cultivation of new relationships, work with Executive Director and Board regularly.
    • Develop, solicit, and manage all corporate sponsors, business members/partners, and manage all associated marketing benefits in collaboration/coordination with marketing.
    • Primary staff person responsible for organization’s CRM (Bloomerang) and integration with other software (currently Zapier, Tofino, Quickbooks).
    • Keep all information up-to-date and synchronize with website and finance.
    • Provide all writing and communication for donations, receipts for efficient customer service, and internal administrative processes.
    • Prepare/update quarterly mailing and renewal list for electronic and mailed communications.
    • Manage all aspects of donor/supporter communications, engagement, and experience with our online purchasing/donation system in a responsive and customer-oriented manner.
    • Develop year-end and other appeal campaigns.
    • Contribute frequent writing and creative storytelling to assist in annual development goals on all organization platforms (social, E-News and printed quarterly magazine).
    • Send out personalized communication as needed.
    • Pull fundraising reports and work with finance on monthly reconciliation of revenue.
  • Grants Management
    • Manage all grant fundraising activities, including developing grants calendar, applications, and managing all reporting and renewals.
    • Write and submit grant applications, including the development of grant budgets.
  • Event Planning
    • Primary project manager responsible for planning and successfully executing all program events, fundraisers, and appeal campaigns. (Restore Oregon typically hosts two major annual fundraising educational events, with several smaller donor/supporter events each year.)
    • Develop and manage a Sponsorship program for organization and major events.
    • Solicit and manage all in-kind donations.
    • Manage volunteers including soliciting, training, and recognition.
  • Additional Tasks
    • Perform research and out-of-the-box thinking to create revenue, and generate innovations in the field with a business/entrepreneurial approach.
    • Provide fundraising technical support for our Preservation Together/Most Endangered Places programs or other special projects related to our mission and work plans.
    • Develop work plans using project management technology platforms such as SmartSheets.
    • Work with individual members of the Board on annual involvement and support.
    • Assist with other organization activities to support our team, as needed.