Below you will find positions in non-profits and other resources for job openings in the non-profit sector. These listings are not screened prior to posting; please take care when inquiring.

Please contact employers before submitting application materials since the status of job openings can change rapidly.

San Francisco, CA: Major Gifts Director

Posted November 18, 2016

The Major Gifts Director at the San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS) serves as a primary external fundraising officer and is an integral team member in the Seminary’s advancement team.  The successful candidate will work with the President to advance opportunities with alumni, corporations, foundations, and other key Seminary donors and prospects to qualify, cultivate, solicit, close and steward major gifts for SFTS priorities.  This position reports to the President of the Seminary.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Advance the mission, vision, values, and strategic goals and objectives of the Seminary.
  • Work closely with the President and Advancement Team to execute advancement and campaign priorities.
  • Support the President with Board engagement in giving and prospect work.
  • Serve as a member of the Seminary advancement team and lead prospect management and prospect strategy planning and meetings.
  • Maintain a dynamic portfolio of major gift prospects with a focus on gifts of $10,000 and up.  Build the portfolio to a target of 150 prospects in all phases of the fund raising cycle.
  • Provide unusually good donor stewardship; assure donor wishes and proper gift usage; and work consistently to build trust and advance long-term relationships with donors.
  • Meet or exceed mutually agreed upon major gift program goals and metrics.  Develop and execute an annual operating plan with accountable monthly and quarterly monetary and activity goals.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of priority program planning and related cases for support, with a focus on the Seminary’s major new cutting edge initiative, The Center for Innovation in Ministry.
  • Create and execute major gift fundraising plans that coordinate with the annual fund and alumni programs, and that utilize best practices in major giving including identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major donors.
  • Grow the major gift prospect pipeline and donor base.
  • Draft high quality proposals, appeals, letters, emails, and other fundraising communications to support best practice donor engagement.
  • Recruit and staff volunteer advancement and alumni committees and events in the Seminary when requested.
  • Assist with other advancement and Seminary projects as needed and directed by the President.
  • Serve as an exemplary Seminary advocate in the community, with local and regional leaders, alumni organizations, business and corporate partners, and other leaders and key constituents.
  • Be active and involved in the advancement profession, and actively work to build skills through education and training.

>>Complete Job Description

Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed in confidence to Robert Driver at

Application Deadline: Open till filled.


Durham, NC: Development Director

Posted on November 11, 2016

Housing for New Hope, Inc. prevents and ends homelessness by providing access to housing, healthcare and integrated services in the Durham community. We currently have an opening for a Development Director.

Position Highlights
HNH’s next Development Director will be a skilled and strategic fundraising professional, team leader, and strategist who understands and implements development best practices. The job requires the ability to work collaboratively to lead, manage and mentor colleagues and volunteers who assist with fundraising. The Development Director will be experienced in the full cycle of donor engagement from identification and cultivation to gift closing and stewardship. The person in this position ensures that everyone understands their role in HNH’s fundraising and receives the information, mentoring and assistance they need to be successful.

Education and Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree required (graduate degree preferred)
• 5+ years of professional experience running a fundraising program in a nonprofit organization, with a proven record of achieving ambitious revenue targets
• Smart, assertive, and skilled in the full range of fundraising activities including major gifts ($10,000+), matching gifts, planned giving, annual gifts, sponsorship, grants, special events
• Knowledge of the greater Triangle area greatly desired
• Successful grant writer
• Proficiency using a donor database (eTapestry experience preferred)
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Flexible and adaptable work style with the ability to work some nights and weekends, manage competing demands and work independently without close oversight

How to Apply:

Submit one document that includes your cover letter (providing your salary requirements and how you learned about the position) and your resume and send via email to:

Application deadline: Open until filled