Position Description: Hidden Villa seeks a highly-organized, collaborative, and talented individual to develop and execute the organization’s annual fundraising strategy.
The Development Manager is directly responsible for identifying and attracting various funding sources including Foundation and Corporate Partnerships as well as individual donors. The Development Manager will plan, coordinate, and implement annual fund development plans in order to meet fund development and budgetary goals. This role encourages an individual to take initiative and be creative while developing processes and systems that support long term relationships. This is a fast paced office.
Responsibilities (included but not limited to)
Influence and implement annual development activities which include foundation relationships, corporate sponsorships, and individual donors
Serve as the primary author for grant proposals, LOIs, reports, and formal written communication with local donors
Maintain relationship information curating an accurate database of records
Coordinate in-house mailings; track mailing list and campaign criteria
Provide campaign analytics/progress and generate reports
External Relations and Board Management
Prepare and submit foundation grants and corporate requests
Cultivate relationships with foundation staff, corporate representatives, and individuals
Create presentations and reports for board, committees, and funders
Collaborate on new ideas for events, outreach, and communication
Coordinate individual donor solicitations, major donor campaigns and other events
Assist in organizing, planning, and facilitating fundraising and community events
Ensure follow up tasks are executed including cultivation of participants through salesforce entries, emailing, calling, developing photo albums, and one on one meetings
Supervise hourly gift processing and intern support
Reports to: Director of Development
Working Hours: The Development Manager is exempt and requires 40 hours per week of work and is required to attend Board and committee meetings and other events which fall outside normal working hours as needed.
3-5 years of development experience preferred
Strong knowledge of effective fundraising strategies including grant seeking, individual donor cultivation, corporate employee volunteers programs, and event production
Bachelor’s degree required; preferably in Public Relations, Business, Non-Profit Management, Marketing or related field
Possess excellent organizational and analytical skills and the ability to multi-task and meet aggressive deadlines
Outstanding written and verbal skills for effective communication and the ability to facilitate small and large group presentations
Ability to work in and across several communication platforms and internal systems: experience with Salesforce, Foundation Directory Online, and Donor Search preferred
A strong commitment to Hidden Villa’s mission to inspire a just and sustainable future and the values of exploration, learning, community, access, and stewardship
Ability to thrive in a fast paced entrepreneurial environment; comfortable with ambiguity and shifts in scope of duties
Collaborative team player with a “can do” attitude; willing to roll up sleeves and do whatever it takes to support team priorities
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and positive attitude even during high pressure periods
Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; interest in developing working relationships with diverse stakeholders
Independent, self starter who takes the initiative to identify and assist in resolving problems both within and beyond areas of direct responsibility
Strong computer skills and the ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results
Documentation establishing your right to work in the United States is required along with submission of fingerprints and the subsequent successful background check and response. Hidden Villa is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in our workplace and our programs. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected category. Hidden Villa is a non-smoking environment.
About Hidden Villa
Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farm, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. Hidden Villa stretches over 1600 acres of open space in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, about 40 miles south of San Francisco. Our mission is to inspire a just and sustainable future through our programs, land and legacy.Hidden Villa was founded by Frank and Josephine Duveneck, who purchased the land in 1924 and offered it as a gathering place for discussion, reflection, and incubation of social reform. Over the following decades, the Duvenecks established the first Hostel on the Pacific Coast (1937), the first multiracial summer camp (1945), and Hidden Villa’s Environmental Education Program (1970). The Trust for Hidden Villa was established as a nonprofit in 1960.Every year 30,000 people participate in one of our formal programs. An additional 20,000 visitors come to our preserve annually to explore our farm and gardens or to hike on our eight miles of trails. Our constituents cover a wide spectrum of age, physical ability, geography, ethnicity, cultural and socio-economic bac...kgrounds and our organic farm, rustic barns, newer sustainable structures and pristine riparian, woodland and chaparral wilderness provide opportunities to experience the beauty of our environment on a first hand basis.