Director of Development & Marketing, William Temple House

Portland, OR

Department: Development & Marketing

Reports to: Executive Director

Position Status: 1.0 FTE, Exempt

Salary: $75,000 - $80,000 based on experience

Supervises: Communications & Grants Manager



General Summary:

This position provides leadership and management of all activities related to the analysis, planning, execution, control, and evaluation of fund development. This role also has the leadership role in marketing all organizational programs and services to increase community awareness, build engagement, and attract and secure financial support. This position reports to the Executive Director, is a member of the organization’s leadership team, and works closely with the Board of Directors. 


Responsibilities Include:

Fundraising (70%):

  • In consultation with the Executive Director and the development committee of the Board of Directors, develops a multi-year resource development and marketing plan for the organization including goals, tactics, and budgets
  • Achieves goals by implementing appropriate strategies and tactics within approved budget parameters and annual development plan
  • Develops, implements and/or oversees fund development initiatives and strategies including, but not limited to, grant-writing, major gifts, planned giving, direct mail, annual giving, sponsorships, corporate solicitations, capital campaigns, endowment building, fundraising events (eg. Fall Gala and Spring Luncheon) and programs
  • With the Board, the Executive Director, and leadership team, identifies and pursues key funding prospects, collaborations, and opportunities.
  • In partnership with the Communications & Grants Manager, creates an annual grants calendar/plan, coordinates with and supports program directors in developing and completing grant applications and supports/advises program leadership to enhance linkage of programs to funding
  • Work with program staff to assure the methods, collection, and reporting of program outcomes and incorporate into development proposals, grants, and annual report
  • Researches, analyzes, recommends, and develops new fund development opportunities and strategies.  Prepares and executes tactical approaches to specific funders based upon analysis of research
  • Oversees the Office Manager’s donation processing, reporting and CRM management to ensure these functions are timely and accurate.  
  • Prepares periodic analyses and reports on the fund development function
  • Coordinates with Finance Director to compare and reconcile if necessary, Donation totals with QuickBooks totals on a monthly basis. 


Marketing (20%):

  • Oversees the creation of all marketing and communications materials including print and social media that supports fund development activities and promotes the visibility and impact of the organization’s programs and products. Projects include: 
  • Develop and maintain annual communications calendar, including appeals schedule, emails, videos, social media, etc.
  • Year-end giving campaign with a direct mail appeal, social media, and other strategies
  • Content development and publication of a regular electronic newsletter and other informational publications
  • Production of an annual report
  • Production of collateral for organization and individual programs
  • Working with program staff to identify needs 
  • Collaborate with Leadership Team members to promote program visibility and access 
  • Administrative/General (10%)
  • In coordination with the Director of Finance, create, manage, and administer the annual development budget
  • Supervise and conduct regular performance reviews of development department staff 
  • Oversee and participate in strategies to retain staff and volunteers and engage them in supporting and serving as ambassadors for the program after they leave
  • In collaboration with the Leadership Team, help lead diversity, equity, and inclusion planning and implementation
  • Coordinates and administers Development related committees
  • Assure progress on Strategic Planning goals, serve on Strategic Planning Committee
  • Represent the program and organization in the community, ensuring effective partnerships and referral relationships
  • Maintain a positive attitude toward and effectively collaborate with the full WTH team
  • Contributes towards a collaborative organizational atmosphere
  • Attend board meetings/report to board as requested
  • Other duties as required


Required Skills & Experience: (Equivalencies may be considered.)

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (advanced degree, CFRE preferred)
  • 5+ years of fund development experience in the nonprofit or corporate sector; experience and strong working relationships with metro Portland, Oregon funders preferred
  • Demonstrated track record of fund development leadership including successfully securing major gifts and engaging major donors and foundations in the mission of the organization
  • Proven understanding of community programs and services providing essential needs
  • Track-record of effectively cultivating and maintaining strong and profitable relationships through a community centered fundraising approach
  • Excellent written and verbal communication competencies including sales/ marketing presentations, grant writing and fund development for social justice, social services and/or mental health related programs
  • Excellent organizational and management skills; ability to develop and sustain a team-oriented, results-driven strategy
  • Proven emotional intelligence and commitment to DEI initiatives and organizational learning
  • Ability to work independently and possess strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize, work on multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of key contacts and stakeholders
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, nonprofit CRM and donation processing software, and design/publishing software


Work Environment

Position works occasionally in noisy and busy environments. This position works directly with volunteers, employees, contractors, donors, vendors, and other stakeholders. At times, this position may work in an historic building and may experience fluctuations in hot and cold, dust, and other irritants.

William Temple House is a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization where all employees, volunteers, and clients, whatever their gender identity, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, disability, or socioeconomic status, are valued and respected.


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time and work in front of a computer monitor. Involves reaching with hands and arms, talking, and hearing.  Must be able to lift and/or carry up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. 

This job position works out of historic building without an elevator and must be able to navigate stairs.


Applications will be accepted through January 14th, 2022

In your cover letter, please answer these questions, supplying a one-paragraph answer to each:

  • What are your best qualities as a supervisor, and how do you know?
  • What have you done in your professional and/or personal life to promote equity and justice?

All inquiries will be handled confidentially. The position will remain open until filled.