Development Officer Position Details
We’re looking for an energetic, self-motivated people person who feels connected to disability advocacy and who thrives in an autonomous work environment where no two days of the week are the same. The Development Officer will work closely with the Executive Director to ensure that as our organization grows, we maintain excellent relationships with all of our existing donors and cultivate meaningful relationships with our new donors. This position will have a strong focus on networking and relationship building, with additional duties including improving and maintaining our donor database in Salesforce and assisting with internal and external events.
This is a part-time, 30 hour per week position with potential to become full time. Pay rate is $23-28/hr. This position requires the ability to work approximately 15 hours per month on evenings and weekends, with the rest of your schedule being flexible on weekdays in the 7am-6pm window.
$25/month cell phone reimbursement plus expenses and gas mileage reimbursement
Paid sick days and paid bereavement leave
Paid holidays based on regularly scheduled work hours
One additional day of PTO each year
Relationship Management (70%)
Assist Executive Director in maintaining strong relationships with current donors
Think creatively about how to cultivate new donors, including reaching out to families of current clients and getting existing community partners more engaged
Be an active listener, tailor your pitch to the person you’re speaking to, be adaptable and able to think on your feet, and have genuine curiosity about the person who you’re getting to know
Always have the end goal in mind, thinking about what immediate and long-term success looks like after each donor meeting
Approximately 15 hours per month will be used for evening or weekend events. These events are almost always scheduled with ample notice. If a crucial, last-minute meeting does come up, please be willing to adjust your personal schedule to the best of your ability.
Assist as needed with internal events, from our annual client picnic, to bi-monthly board meetings, to our staff retreat and holiday party. This will include working with the development team to plan, organize, set up and break down.
From January through April, the development team largely shifts our focus to our annual gala. With guidance from the Development Manager, The Development Officer will assist with planning and implementing the event, with special attention given to donor attendance and thinking through the donor experience.
Participate in our Event Steering Committee, which assists in planning our annual gala, and build relationships with committee members
Administrative Tasks (10%)
Maintain accurate, detailed records of donor meetings and outcomes in Salesforce
Run donor reports and analyze data to find trends and ways to improve
Be proactive in communicating and managing your schedule: track touchpoints with each donor, set calendar reminders, schedule networking events and meetings, and send follow-up notes
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE IS
Able to work well on a team
Is physically fit and able to exercise and keep up with an individual who is on the go
Mission-aligned: promotes diversity and is excited to work alongside people with disabilities
Adaptable: thrives in a fast-paced work environment, flexible in work schedule and assignments
Responsive: a proactive communicator who answers calls and emails in a timely manner
Accountable: takes responsibility for their actions and is open to constructive feedback
Self-managed: stays on top of assignments, appointments and calendar
Compassionate: approaches all situations with openness, positivity and curiosity
Must be a positive, motivating role model for all ICS clients
Always take a person-centered approach, allowing those we serve to shape how they receive support
Possess good judgment, common sense and ability to problem solve
Must possess excellent verbal and written skills, be resourceful, adaptable and able to work within deadlines
Willingness to be flexible in work schedule assignments
Past training in behavioral methods preferred
Valid California Driver's license with proof of insurance required. Background check will be conducted.
Basic computer literacy required, including email and Microsoft Office programs
After you apply, we will schedule a phone screening if we feel you’re a strong candidate for the position. Next, we’ll conduct an in-person interview with relevant staff/supervisors. Finally, we will provide a few activities that simulate situations that will arise on the job. Regardless of our decision, we will be in touch with you promptly.