April 1st, 2014

*PLEASE NOTE NEW SEARCH STATUS* SEARCH WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE IS SELECTED: Community Foundation seeks qualified applicants for position of Chief Development Officer

Position Title: Chief Development Officer

Immediate Supervisor: Chief Executive Officer

Status & Hours: Full time, exempt with some off-site work with attendance at occasional evening and weekend activities


Primary Role: To provide the highest quality and most effective asset growth plan and practices that facilitate increased charitable assets and expanded recognition of the Community Foundation’s role in local philanthropy. To serve as the primary staff person for the Foundation’s development activities including but not limited to annual gifts, major gifts, corporate underwriting, and planned gifts and to play a role in soliciting gifts in each of these areas. To identify and to manage a portfolio of the top donors and prospects.


*PLEASE NOTE NEW DEADLINE* Please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample, salary requirements and contact information for 3 professional references no later than 12 noon on Monday, April 21, 2014 to


Essential Duties:

The Community Foundation seeks an ambitious seasoned professional who can meaningfully contribute to its aggressive growth goals to diversify programmatic revenue, to increase funds for discretionary grant making and to grow current and new donor advised and field of interest fund assets.

This position has primary responsibility to increase the Community Foundation’s charitable and operational resources. This position has responsibility to draft, modify and evaluate the Community Foundation’s first ever strategic fund development plan including setting goals.  This position is responsible for asset development for operations as well as growth in donations to all types of funds: donor advised funds, field of interest funds and designated. This position has substantial solicitation responsibilities. 

The CDO will work with the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors to establish dollar and donor goals within an annual plan coordinated with the strategic development plan. The CDO’s annual plan will include portfolio management for major gifts and planned gifts. The CDO provides primary staffing to the Development and Community Relations Committee specifically and with all members of the board of directors in general to effectively support them in their development responsibilities.

Chief Development Officer Job Description


Community Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions



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