Episcopal Communities & Services (ECS)


Sophie Miller Foundation

Position Title:

Director of Development

Reports To:

Chief Executive Office


On behalf of Episcopal Communities & Services (ECS) and all related entities, the Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all aspects of fund activity, incorporating an array of gift strategies to support the mission of ECS.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Collaborate with the Sophie Miller Foundation Board of Trustees, CEO, COO and Executive Directors to evaluate past philanthropy efforts and current capacity in order to build an integrated strategy and budget that will achieve targeted results over a 1, 3 and 5-year span.
  • Create a master calendar of programming and outreach that includes annual giving, major giving and planned gift development, along with targeted grant submittals, consistent with the overall gift strategy.
  • Define donor market segments and establish specific activities to engage and nurture gifts.
  • Continue and expand relationships with historic donors.
  • Cultivate new relationships by working closely with Marketing Staff, Activity Directors and EDs to identify potential donors.
  • Review quality of database, update as necessary and supervise ongoing operation and outputs.
  • Develop appropriate budgets to meet objectives and monitor progress.
  • Volunteer recognition and collaboration (employees and residents).
  • Coordinate fund raising special events as necessary.
  • Coordinate operations of the Department, oversee all marketing /communication materials and recognition programs, ensuring effective results.
  • Supervise the work of the Development Coordinator.
  • Participate in Leading Age California and its Philanthropy Peer Group as appropriate.

Other duties, expected of all ECS employees include:

  • Embrace the mission and core values of the organization and fosters a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization.
  • Exhibit a fundamental interest in and concern for older adults from all walks of life.
  • Attend all mandatory meetings and in-services.
  • Exhibit clean and professional appearance and follows dress code standards.
  • Continually seek better ways for delivering services and communicating with prospects and residents.
  • Consistently meet or exceed the corporate goals for customer service and resident relations.
  • Comply with all safety policies and procedures, identifying and immediately reporting any potential or actual unsafe acts or conditions to Human Resources or Risk Management. Follow all safety precautions, including use of necessary devices or equipment, to ensure a safe work environment.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures. Responsible for knowledge and enforcement of policies within the Employee Handbook.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in humanities, nonprofit management or similar field with 5+ years of experience in fundraising or a combination of education and experience.
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation helpful but not required.
  • Must be computer literate with ability to use Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience using a fundraising database such as Raiser’s Edge is desired.

Posted: 11-10-2017