Director of Philanthropy
Full-Time Exempt, Benefit Eligible


WEAVE’s mission is to promote safe and healthy relationships and support survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and sex trafficking. WEAVE’s vision is a community free of violence and abuse.



The Director of Philanthropy will oversee a philanthropic fundraising program that has grown significantly over the past 5 years with an emphasis on continuing to grow and strengthen our individual giving and stewardship operations. The ideal candidate will be skilled at donor relations, department leadership, and enjoy all aspects of a data-driven program including ensuring data integrity, producing reports for mailing requests, ongoing analysis, etc. The Director should have top notch writing skills that can be adapted to the task and audience at hand including drafting content for donor appeals, stewardship reports, email updates, and thank you letters. We are looking for a candidate comfortable working directly with board members to accomplish agency goals and who can be entrusted with the care of relationships. The Director of Philanthropy will benefit from working within a supportive environment with an engaged board, strong brand recognition, and solid reputation. 


Responsibilities & Duties:

Department Operations

·Responsible for supervising department staff to develop and execute annual philanthropy plan to meet financial goals.

·Responsible for regular assessment of department goals, procedures, and operations and implementing adjustments to improve performance and ensuring all procedures are documented.

·Manage annual Development Plan and budget and adjust as need to achieve goals.

·Work with Finance department to reconcile philanthropic income through ACH transactions by providing correct coding, identifying restricted gifts, providing back up appropriate documentation, and information as needed.


Individual Donor Program – 50% of time

·Implement comprehensive individual donor program including direct marketing, major donor solicitation, planned giving program, and exemplary donor stewardship.

·Work with direct marketing consultant to develop and edit content, manage mailing schedule, and vendor payments.

·Ensure individual donor income is properly recorded in agency’s donor management database and evaluate on a regular basis for integrity of information.

·Responsible for preparing monthly reports for direct marketing performance for income evaluation and tracking.

·Serves as agency point of contact for United Way and Our Promise workplace giving campaign requests.

·Work with board of directors and leadership staff to engage donors in long term commitment to WEAVE’s mission through personal giving and commitment to special campaigns to improve WEAVE facilities, expand operations, and build the agency’s endowment.


Marketing & Communications

·Ensures fundraising communications align with agency messaging and branding.

·Member of agency communications team and contributes to content development and promotion of agency messaging to supporters.

·Responsible for monthly email for supporters that highlights program success stories, opportunities to donate, and current needs.

·Serves as an administrator on all agency social media accounts. Serves as point of contact for agency social media accounts on a rotation with other members of the communications team..


Board Relations

·Provide exceptional support to board members and their role as ambassadors for WEAVE including following up on referrals of potential donors and supporters, coordinating opportunities for board members to engage friends and colleagues in supporting WEAVE, etc.

·Serve as staff support for Fund Development Committee and engage the committee with enthusiasm and willingness to embrace their bold ideas.

·Provide regular updates to board members regarding activities of interest to keep them informed between meetings.



·Responsible for managing agency special events including committee recruitment and support, budgeting, sponsorship development and implementation, event planning, volunteer recruitment and training, invoicing sponsors, delivery of sponsorship benefits, and post event follow up.

·Responsible for oversight of staff, contractors and vendors to ensure event logistics and details are planned for and executed.

·Leverage special events as an opportunity to exceed sponsor and participant expectations and to provide additional engagement opportunities.

·Manage relationship with community partners who hold Community Partner Events and provide appropriate support based on scale events and needs of donors.

·Represent agency through presentations and trainings to community partners, workplace giving campaigns, and other gatherings WEAVE is requested to attend.



·Attend bimonthly volunteer orientations and share opportunities for volunteers to support fundraising activities.

·Oversee management of department volunteers.

·Ensure all volunteer activities are documented appropriately and tracked in agency database.  



Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required in Communications, Business, Human Services or related field and five years’ experience in fundraising.

At least two years’ experience managing a philanthropic fundraising program and supervising employees

Exceptional oral and written communication skills with strong attention to detail and ability to adapt communications to different audiences

Excellent organization and time management skills.

High ethics, initiative, and creativity.

Effective presentation and public speaking skills.

Ability to work well under pressure while modeling professionalism to staff and volunteers.

Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with the community and others, including a culturally diverse general public, regulatory agencies, special interest groups, internal and external customers, and volunteers.

Ability to lift supplies up to 25 lbs up to waist height.

Possess a valid California Driver’s License, reliable transportation, and proof of current auto insurance.

Be willing to complete WEAVE’s Peer Counseling Certification Training Course within six months of hire.

Ability to work occasional nights and weekends.


ADA Job Characteristics:

Work environment is primarily in an office setting. Local travel (driving) may be required to attend off­site meetings or manage court filings. Must be able to lift and carry 25 lbs., extend both arms above the head and/or reach below the waist, stoop, squat, crawl, bend the back to open lower­level filing drawers, or to retrieve items, climb stairs, or use an elevator. Must be able to sit frequently and/or stand when filing, using copier, etc., and use fine manipulation (hands and wrist) to operate a keyboard, take notes, utilize desk calculator, file and copy documents. Need corrected vision to normal range frequently for reading computer monitor and hard copy documents. Speak in normal vocal tone and range, and communicate clearly and concisely to others. Apply above average reasoning and detail as required in the accomplishment of job duties.

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