Director of Development

South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Full Time
New Directions for People with Disabilities, Inc.

New Directions for People with Disabilities, Inc. (NEW DIRECTIONS TRAVEL) is a not-for-profit organization based in Santa Barbara, CA. It provides local, national and international educational and leisure travel programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since 1985 we have taken over 25,000 travelers on life changing tours all over the world.

Our exciting travel programs provide optimal hands-on learning opportunities, enhance self-esteem, improve socialization and expand the appreciation and acceptance of people with disabilities as important members of our world.

Responsibilities of Director of Development
– Design and implement our major gifts’ program, direct mail appeals, holiday campaigns, planned giving
– Expand our endowment, and current fundraising activities
– Manage and cultivate relationships with existing major gift donors and identify new donors
– Clearly communicate our organization’s mission
– Assist the board and other staff with their solicitations (provide portfolio development support, strategic counsel and help with donor communications)
– Secure major gifts at $5,000 minimum level with the goal of raising $100,000+ in new gifts annually
– Focus approximately eighty percent of your time on fundraising activities for major gifts
– Manage systems and software to track and cultivate donors and prospects using Salesforce donor database and wealth screening tools
– Manage existing portfolio 1500 donors and prospects
– Help donors accomplish their philanthropic goals by maintaining a strong relationship with the organization
– Work with the organization to set goals and align fund raising efforts
– Fully acknowledge donors both individually and publicly
– Establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies

Job requirements
– Excellent writing and speaking skills
– Ability to energize a team, persuade prospects and persevere to the end
– At least 6 years of not-for-profit fundraising experience with a proven ability to secure individual and major gifts and meet objectives
– An understanding of the special needs community and an ability to empathize with family members, care givers
– Track record of successful face-to-face major gift solicitations
– Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies

– Travel if desired
– Excellent benefits
– Generous paid time off
– Great work environment

Annual Salary: Starting at $100,000


Please send application to: before May 1, 2024

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