Community Gatepath
  • Resource Development & Marketing
  • Redwood City, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Yes, full eligibility

Do you want to make a difference in your life? Are you looking for a job where you can make a difference in people's lives? Do you want to feel a meaningful connection with your work and co-workers? Community Gatepath can offer you these opportunities and more!

Community Gatepath is a team of dedicated professionals and staff who share a commitment and connection to a meaningful mission – to enable children and adults with disabilities to achieve their full potential in health, work, school, home, and to live as fully integrated members of their community. The administrative team plays an important role within our organization and has a chance to engage with our mission and the people we serve. We are growing and expanding our services and actively recruiting individuals to join our team who believe in the abilities of people with disabilities, demonstrate a positive "can do" attitude, and are engaged and innovative contributors. Come join our team and be a part of "Turning Disabilities Into Possibilities!"

Community Gatepath offers a diverse and rewarding working environment, comprehensive benefits for eligible positions, and professional development training and support for all staff. Open positions and detailed information about the services provided by Community Gatepath can be found at

We are currently looking for leadership talent to join the Marketing and Development team. The Director of Annual Fund and Donor Engagement provides comprehensive oversight for building Community Gatepath's annual fund program, growing the donor pipeline and has the additional responsibilities of managing staff and strategies involving prospect research, direct mail, grants, online and e-philanthropy giving and Auxiliary relations.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Overseeing strategy for and implementation of Gatepath's annual fund giving program, which includes direct mail efforts, tribute campaigns, vehicle donations, special events giving, and online donations
• Supervising annual giving, database, grants and respective support staff
• Developing and administering the annual fund giving plan and budget (e.g., overseeing the annual giving calendar, tracking individual and annual giving goals, etc.)
• Collaborating with Sr. Major Gifts Manager and events team to move donors toward higher levels of giving
• Identify segmentation strategies that will achieve annual fund growth and increases donor pipeline.
• Designing effective donor recognition and stewardship programs
• Serving as primary relationship manager for the Hillsborough Auxiliary to Community Gatepath
• Overseeing grants pipeline and grant writing contractors to achieve budget goals
• Developing incentive strategies for moving donors from one level to another,
• Developing and maintaining a thorough understanding of Gatepath's fundraising priorities and its mission
• Communicating and strengthening an inspired case of support for Gatepath; with a keen understanding of how to connect the case with philanthropic needs of donors and to various demographics
• Initiating a strategic process for cultivating and stewarding event attendees for conversion to annual donors and conducting prospect research to drive new donor prospects
• Develop strong working relationships with program staff to understand and articulate program needs in appeals and case statements.
• Working collaboratively with Sr. Major Gifts Manager and in support of volunteers, staff, and other Gatepath representatives to cultivate and steward donors
• Maintaining stewardship contacts with donors, adhering to the highest ethical standards, demonstrating empathetic disposition, and perseverance, reflecting an optimistic and positive attitude, and conveying sensitivity to needs of the donors
• Ensuring actions with donors are recorded in the database

Qualifications for Position:
• Ability to manage, direct and evaluate the work of assigned personnel
• Commitment to the mission of Gatepath and the ability to articulate it
• Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas
• Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments
• Ability to design, implement and execute an annual giving plan, including individualized cultivation, solicitation and recognition strategies
• Conversational knowledge of all giving methods including stock, planned and deferred gifts
• Experience working with active, involved volunteer leadership
• Willing to travel throughout Silicon Valley
• Demonstrate a passion for the mission, by believing in the abilities of people with disabilities
• Demonstrate a positive outlook as express enthusiasm
• Demonstrate willingness and ability to adapt to change
• Possess specialized skills and abilities that contribute to superior performance and delivery of results
• Take initiative to impart specialized knowledge and skills to colleagues
• Work effectively on teams, including virtually and cross-departmentally
• Embrace the use of multiple applications to best serve clients, the organization and yourself
• Show innovation by initiating ideas, processes, programs and solutions for improvement and growth
• Advocate and develop awareness of the organization to the community and the marketplace
• Demonstrate professional growth by taking the initiative to manage your own career development
• Demonstrate leadership by sharing the vision, enlisting the support of other and leading by example within one's own area of influence
• Have excellent communication skills and initiate and contribute to helpful transfer of information across all levels of the organization
• Show maturity by demonstrating respect for disagreement, diffusing conflict, and healthfully managing work under pressure, maintaining client and organization confidences
• Demonstrate mentorship by serving both formally and informally to help develop colleagues
• Demonstrated awareness of, sensitivity to and competence in dealing with adults and children with developmental disabilities.

Education and Work Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and ability is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to qualify is:
• Bachelor's Degree required, Master's preferred - in related field
• 7-10 years of successful fundraising experience

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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