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Development Director

Portland Tennis & Education (PT&E) strengthens youth, inspires families, and builds communities that reach their potential. Our vision is to create access to a fair learning and playing field for Portland’s underserved youth. To this end, we offer a 900+ hour, education-first program that includes our after-school program, summer program, high school academy, and Passport Oregon program. Our goal with these programs is to have all of our Scholar Athletes graduate from high school on-time and prepared to lead healthy lives. 

PT&E seeks to hire a Fund Development Director. This individual will work at St. Johns Racquet Center, in North Portland. This is a full-time, exempt 1.0 FTE position, which reports to the Executive Director.

This is a management level position. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Any satisfactory combination of experience, training and/or education which ensures the

    ability to perform the work applies towards the qualifications.

  • 2-4 years of experience in developing fundraising plans, completing individual asks, and maintaining database systems

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

  • Understanding of Donor Stewardship and innovative techniques

  • Entry-level management skills for staff and volunteers

Compensation: $45,000 annually; Kaiser Permanente health and dental insurance options available after 30 days of employment; two weeks paid vacation; opportunity to contribute to a savings plan through Oregon Saves.

Closing Date: August 31st

Position Summary: As an active member of the leadership team, the Development Director works closely with the Executive Director, Assistant Development Director, the Board Fund Development Committee, and Volunteers to develop and implement the annual fundraising plan and to expand philanthropic support for the organization. 

Primary Relationships: This position reports to the Executive Director and serves as a part of the administrative team. The position supervises the following position(s): Assistant Development Director.

Within the agency, the position has primary relationships with the financial operation, administrative staff, and core staff. Outside the agency, the position coordinates with the governing board, fundraising volunteers, donors, and funding sources.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for annual fundraising goals 

  • Experience with vendor selection for events and good negotiating skills

  • Collaborate with grant writer to identify, write, and secure foundation grants 

  • Maintain and grow individual donor base (monthly giving, major gifts, etc.) 

  • Collaborate with Executive Director to expand business and corporate donors 

  • Assist in designing, planning, and implementing donor appreciation and stewardship events 

  • Manage annual fundraising activities including direct mail, e-appeals, and online giving for donors, volunteers, and staff 

  • Create budgets for Fundraising/Development and special projects or initiatives 

  • Responsible for training, supervision, and evaluation of Development staff and volunteers 

  • Manage acknowledgement process of gifts (individual, corporate, foundation and in-kind) 

  • Assist with implementation of fundraising communications, including: invitations, solicitations, commitment forms, invoices, collateral, emails, phone calls, and hand written notes 

  • Responsible for management of donor information including data entry, gift processing, tracking and reporting 

  • Write and prepare correspondence, file documents, handle incoming and outgoing mail, and manage and prioritize flow of information/paperwork 

  • Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications:

  • Any satisfactory combination of experience, training and/or education which ensures the ability to perform the work applies towards the qualifications.

  • 2-4 years experience in developing fundraising plans, completing individual asks and maintaining database systems

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

  • Understanding of Donor Stewardship and innovative techniques

  • Entry-level management skills for staff and volunteers

Knowledge, Skills & Experience: 

  • Knowledge of and passion for technology hardware and access to technology. 

  • Demonstrated success in developing and managing fundraising programs 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective fundraising strategies, moves management and industry trends 

  • Working knowledge of how to coordinate and implement all donor relations and stewardship activities 

  • Understanding of essential confidentiality and protocols 

  • Excellent verbal, written, public speaking and interpersonal skills 

  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills 

  • Responsive with great follow-through skills and ability to build trust and maintain constructive relationships across organizational boundaries 

  • Advanced computer skills (Google Office), with strong proficiency in database management and ability to learn related software 

  • Ability to work under pressure with flexibility 

  • Ability to work in a team environment and effectively communicate with diverse populations including minority, low income and persons with disabilities 

  • Ability to vary work hours to accommodate “after hours” needs (attend meetings, make presentations, etc.) 

  • Experience and knowledge of the local philanthropic community preferred 

To apply for this position: mail, email, or deliver the following three documents:

1) A complete cover letter (attached as Word or pdf) that serves as an example of your writing and addresses how you meet all of the required qualifications specific to the position you are applying for

2) Your resume

3) A completed PT&E Employment application that can be found here

Deliver to:
Portland Tennis & Education
7519 N Burlington Ave
Portland, Oregon 97203

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Email to: jobs@ptande.org

Commitment to Equity: Portland Tennis & Education is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. At Portland Tennis & Education, our strength lies in our diversity and our inclusivity.

We believe that creating a culture of inclusivity -that celebrates our diversity and builds on its strengths- enriches our community and fosters positive transformation. When we value and leverage the unique identities of our families, staff, and community, we allow for more innovative, collective change. We strive to create a community that is safe for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, disabilities, ethnicities, races, religions, nationalities, and cultural backgrounds.

We recognize the systemic and institutional inequities that impact those we serve and actively strive to address them while strengthening youth, inspiring families, and building communities that reach their potential.