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Director of Development

Bay Area Community Health
San Jose, CA
  • Expired: December 28, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
Overall Summary
The Program Development and Fundraising Director (PDFD) drives the positioning of Bay Area Community Health (BACH) for strategic growth, program enhancement and effective
fundraising. As a senior manager, the PDFD works in close concert with the leadership team and Development Committee of the Board of Directors, to maintain and expand the wide range of resources that support BACH's mission. The PDFD understands community need, proactively identifies opportunities for program development, and secures the necessary resources. Reporting to the Chief of Strategic Development, the PDFD leads the organization's fundraising effort including grants management, donor engagement and public relations activities.

This position reports directly to the CSD (Chief of Strategic Development), with dotted line to CEO, CFO and Board (Development Committee Chair).

Essential Responsibilities

Planning and Communications
  • Develop working knowledge of community resources and changing healthcare needs of our community.
  • Identify access barriers faced by the special populations we aim to serve. Support program development activities that target groups experiencing suboptimal health outcomes.
  • Establish and support annual commitment to fund development and grant revenue goals. Monitor program/services progress as it relates to stakeholder expectations.
  • Ensure internal/external publications are accurate and timely.
  • Establish key messaging and execute effective integrated communications strategies.
  • Manage BACH's brand.

Fund Development

  • In coordination with the leadership team and Development Committee, build and sustain relationships with current, new and potential individual donors. Collaborate with Board and staff to host compelling donor events.
  • Manage an effective donor engagement program that includes strategies to identify, prioritize, cultivate, solicit, recognize and steward donors and prospects.
  • Oversee grants management including prospecting, proposal writing, impact measurement and reporting
  • Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives.
  • Oversee and expand corporate volunteer activities to bring additional volunteers to BACH, with recognition that volunteers lead to additional resources, including potential corporate partnerships, board members, etc.
  • Support and participate in direct fundraising "asks" with CEO and/or Board members and direct one on one "asks".
  • Serve as a contact for local funders while building and maintaining lasting community relationships through prospect research in addition to hosting program visits and seeking new relationships in the philanthropic community.
  • Establish grow, and steward relationships with funders and partners. Increase organizational visibility among key stakeholders and convert new supporters.

Fund Development

  • Serve as the BACH media liaison
  • Effectively represent BACH with local community leaders, community organizations, and the general public.
  • Enhance the public image and visibility of BACH in the local community. Develop and deploy multimedia tools and collateral for community visibility such as the BACH website, social media, annual report, newsletter, speeches, brochures, etc.
  • Prepare and support the Board of Directors, BACH executives and staff at large to act as effective ambassadors for BACH. Coordinate opportunities for Board and staff involvement in community outreach, fundraising and engagement events.

Strategic Planning
  • Partner with CSD and leadership team to design a comprehensive multi-year development strategy that will meet the organization's revenue targets and plans for growth.
  • Lead and manage the organization's overall development efforts to increase revenue and investors to meet the budget and support of strategic priorities for growth and sustainability.
  • Leverage corporate philanthropy funding streams and identify emerging opportunities with private foundations, government/district funding, individual donors, and events.
  • Research, evaluate, and prioritize funding sources and partnership opportunities.

Secondary Responsibilities
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Assume general administration duties including fax, filing, copying, etc.
  • Attend webinars, workshops, training and/or meetings as requested by the Chief of Strategic Development.
  • Perform special project research and data collection activities as requested by Chief of Strategic Development; analyze and interpret data, and prepare reports.
  • Coordinate special staff events and prepares and distributes promotional flyers for such events.


Required education, experience, training, certifications
  • Master's Degree in Business, Public Health or related. Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Experience working in the healthcare and/or social services field.
  • Experience leading all aspects of a development function, including federal grants, private foundation management, individual donor development, special events, corporate giving and major gifts.
  • Proven and extensive experience motivating and leading development campaigns, volunteers, committees, and development staff to reach fundraising goals. Record of securing and retaining significant funds from individuals, foundations, and corporations.
  • Knowledge and experience with planning, writing and financial management of complex grants including federal, state, county and private grants.
  • At least five years directing and supervising a similarly sized Development Department.

Preferred education, experience, training, certifications
  • Experience working in FQHC
  • Experience with planned giving and capital campaigns.

Work Conditions:

Travel locally to visit other sites, may require a day or overnight trip to attend events; workload may be demanding at times; require professionalism and confidentiality.

Physical Demands:

This position requires:
  • Sitting, walking, and standing associated with a normal medical/clinical office environment.
  • Regular bending and stretching; and lifting.
  • Manual dexterity used to include, but not limited to, standard office equipment, and computer keyboard.
  • Traveling to work sites including some exposure to outside elements.
  • Presenting information in front of a group.
  • Reading and writing in order to review records for accuracy.



Bay Area Community Health


San Jose, CA
95127 USA


Non Profit

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