Hello beautiful humans! I’m thrilled to share that my friends at Project New Village in Southeastern San Diego are expanding their team! Please see the full position description below and feel free to contact me directly for the inside scoop! This is an incredible opportunity to lead a rapidly expanding fundraising operation and work with an awesome team of mission-driven visionaries.
This provides an opportunity for an outgoing, enthusiastic individual with great people skills, good networking experience with funding organizations and a demonstrated track-record of highly successful non-profit fund- raising to help make Project New Village (PNV) a sustainable organization. The ideal candidate will be a compelling public speaker and an excellent writer who can make exciting, convincing arguments for your causes briefly and succinctly. Candidates must demonstrate that you can achieve create strategic fundraising plans and execute to goal with a sense of urgency. We are looking for the Development Director to produce results quickly. Your resume and references must verify that you can do all of the things that a Development Director does. Including, but not limited to:
● Develop long range fundraising strategies
● Generate new revenue through regularly scheduled donor campaigns and stewardship plans
● Support the Managing Director and Board members in finding and cultivating major donors
● Develop corporate sponsorship programs
● Manage the donor database and monthly reporting (Salesforce)
● Write grant proposals,
● Develop and manage budgets
● Develop and maintain positive, joyful relationships with customers, foundations and grant
organizations and assist with public relations.
Bottom line: The Director of Development will be responsible for securing funding from a variety of sources to ensure the financial viability of this vibrant, non-profit organization. This is an excellent opportunity for a leader looking to make an impact in San Diego with a rapidly growing,
community-based organization. The position reports to the Managing Director and will work closely with PNV staff, contractors and Board members to achieve fundraising goals.
● Bachelor’s degree required. Relevant advanced degree (MBA, MPA, business, finance,
accounting or management preferred)
● At least five years of development/fundraising experience with a proven track record of
increasing donor bases in a non-profit organization
● Certification Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential is a plus, but not a requirement
● Enthusiastic leader capable of working well with diverse clients and convincing them to support the PNV mission
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
● Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit who can craft creative solutions and open doors to
new donor relationships
● Excellent listener who can also compel audiences through writing and speaking
Project New Village – Director of Development
● Well-developed database, spreadsheet and word processing computer skills (experience with
Salesforce is a plus)
● Proven marketing and public/media relations abilities
● Organizational ability and attention to detail and accuracy
● Proven leadership skills
● Interest in and passion for food justice
● Ability to work with minimal supervision from home, commute to donor meetings and the
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● An existing network in San Diego and a willingness to leverage those relationships
● Demonstrated track record of success in fundraising, sales, marketing and communications
● Excellent personal values alignment with the Project New Village mission and vision for the
Hours of work will generally be during regular business hours and average 40 hours a week. There will be variations in work hours due to special projects, deadlines, and other concerns. This position requires travel within San Diego County, and may require additional domestic travel.
This is a contract position for the first year of employment. Salary is commensurate with experience and other qualifications. Performance evaluations will be conducted at 90 days, 6 months, and annually and will inform the creation of a full-time salaried position.
Salary range: $75,000-$90,000
Submit a cover letter and resume. The cover letter should not exceed one page and should attempt to convince PNV why you should be hired. The letter will be considered as an example of your persuasive writing skills and will be considered a part of your job application. If the letter does not follow these instructions, PNV reserves the right to reject your application.
We also require three professional references (with contact information) who can speak to your abilities. The letter and resume should be sent to: N. Dian Moss, Managing Director of Project New Village. Deadline: July 15, 2021.
Project New Village (PNV) was established nearly 30 years ago in Southeastern San Diego as a
community hub for collaborative efforts to increase social wellness. In 2008, PNV began its journey to explore and develop strategies to address inequities in the local food system and became a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization in 2010. The mission of PNV is to serve as a catalyst for resident-led, community-rooted experiences that build stronger neighborhoods; improve the neighborhood food supply chain; stimulate collective investment in better health; and maximize the impact of investment to address social inequities.
The organization’s current operating budget is approximately $1M, with plans for exponential growth.