The Development Manager leads aspects of fundraising related to annual appeals and online giving as well as prepares the digital communications and oversight of collateral production. Hamilton Families raises more than $9,000,000 annually through grants, individual donations, events, and corporate contributions. In addition, we receive more than $500,000 each year in donated time, materials and services. Hamilton Families’ mission is to vision to end family homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is an excellent opportunity for a development professional interested in working on an important issue in our community with an engaged board of directors and an outstanding, committed staff.
This person will report directly to our Chief Development Officer and collaborate directly with both the development team and program staff to lead our annual fund and steward our donors up to $1K giving levels. They will be a critical thought partner as we prepare to expand our work. This is an excellent opportunity for a communications professional who believes that every child deserves a safe place to sleep at night and wants to use their skills to ensure that possibility within our community.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
· Work with the development team to support the implementation of the annual fundraising plan.
· Cultivate, steward and manage donor relationships at giving levels up to $1K.
· Serve as a key partner in research and stewardship of such donors.
· Oversee the production and distribution of fundraising materials such as appeal letters and brochures.
· Prepare and send correspondence including solicitations and thank you letters.
· Manage vendor relationships such as print houses and graphic designers.
· Cultivate individual from volunteer and in-kind donor base.
· Help prepare communications with donors, volunteers and staff through a regular schedule of online newsletters and correspondence regarding special events, drives, etc.
· Support and attend fundraising events.
· Attend regularly-scheduled Development Committee meetings.
· Other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and Abilities
· Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university OR four years of experience in a related position.
· Knowledge of Bay Area philanthropic landscape.
· Experience working on fundraising in the nonprofit social service sector preferred.
· A team player with integrity and follow-through.
· Strong interpersonal skills and oral presentation skills.
· Demonstrated ability to manage and/or interact with all levels of stakeholders.
· Meticulous attention to detail and an aesthetic eye in reviewing fundraising materials.
· Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, Outlook, Excel, etc.).
· Proficiency with donor database software such as Raiser’s Edge is preferred.
· Criminal background check and fingerprint imaging required post offer.
Compensation and Benefits
Hamilton Families offers a competitive wage and benefits package that includes employer-paid major medical and dental coverage, life and disability insurance, an employer-contributed retirement plan, and generous paid vacation, sick and holiday leave.
· Click the "Apply" button below to submit an application through our Career Center.
· Please attach your résumé and a brief letter of interest.
· No faxes or phone calls.
· Hamilton Families is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Founded in 1985, Hamilton Families established San Francisco’s first shelter for families experiencing homelessness. Today we are San Francisco’s leading service provider to homeless families, with an array of highly effective programs at sites in San Francisco and Oakland.
Hamilton Shelter Program in the Tenderloin provides safe shelter, three meals a day and critical social services to 50 families a night for up to six months.
Hamilton Transitional Housing houses and supports up to 25 families at high risk for chronic homelessness for 6 to 18 months. Families receive intensive social services to identify and address factors contributing to their homelessness.
Hamilton Housing Solutions prevents homelessness whenever possible and assists families who have become homeless with housing search assistance, temporary rent assistance, case management, job search and other services for up to 18 months to help them find and retain a permanent home.
Children’s Services are integrated throughout all our programs, providing therapeutic support and enrichment activities to strengthen children’s resiliency, promote academic success and enhance the parent-child bond.
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