Position Title: Development Director

FLSA Status: Exempt; Full-time

Location: Hybrid: Remote/Office

Reports to: Executive Director

Salary Range: $75,000 – $95,000

Position Summary: Development Director is responsible for increasing unrestricted funds and promoting the work, events, and non-partisan campaigns of Dolores Huerta and the Dolores Huerta Foundation on a national scale.


  • Planning, managing, and evaluating fundraising events, campaigns, and activities that align with DHF’s organizational mission and goals.
  • Develop and oversee a bequest program.
  • Managing the organization’s budget and fundraising income programs.
  • Identifying and stewarding socially responsible prospective donors using prospect research tools and DHF’s supporter and donor database to build relationships.
  • Oversee a major donor program to support the programmatic work of DHF.
  • Oversee small donor cultivation and fundraising.
  • Training and coaching of the fundraising team, staff, board, and volunteers to enhance their roles in fundraising
  • Staying on top of fundraising trends in the nonprofit community.
  • Develop donor, supporter and staff messaging and communications in publications, correspondence, telephone, and social media promotions.

Knowledgable Skills Abilities:

  • Must have at least 3-5 years of fundraising experience for non-profits including special events and grant writing.
  • Supervisorial and coaching experience.
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, and project-planning skills. Must be able to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • The ultimate level of professionalism, discretion, maturity, integrity, and confidentiality.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite applications, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), and project management software (Monday.com, Slack)
  • Ability to function at a high level in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Experience managing a calendar, email, and other correspondence.
  • Superb written and verbal skills. Experience with persuasive, emotionally appealing human stories is a plus.
  • Ability to apply initiative, creativity, enthusiasm, and resourcefulness to carry projects to conclusion.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact effectively and professionally with a diverse staff, community leaders, board members, prospects, donors, and volunteers.

Education & Experience:

  • Graduate from an accredited college
  • Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate
  • 2+ Years’ experience in a community outreach role preferred
  • Social justice advocacy experience preferred
  • Experience and passion for community organizing

Alignment with DHF values: Understanding and appreciation of Dolores Huerta’s legacy and the farmworker’s movement is foundational to the staff’s commitment to working with our BIPOC children, families and communities. Demonstrates respect for and appreciation of social justice history and community organizing culture, understanding its implication in one’s work, fostering meaningful relationships, and embracing the community served.

Group Benefits:

Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance

75% of Medical premiums paid by DHF

Paid Life Insurance

401(k), Retirement Plan with Employer Match

Additional Benefits

Up to 2 weeks paid vacation during the first year of employment

Internal learning and development programs

To Apply

Send resume, cover letter and 3 references to humanresources@doloreshuerta.org Type “Development Director” in the subject line

The Dolores Huerta Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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