Director of Development
Founded in 1991, Hope Solutions "formerly Contra Costa Interfaith Housing" is a vibrant and socially responsive non-profit agency that provides permanent housing and vital support services to over 1,500 families and individuals in Contra Costa County who are homeless or are at-risk for homelessness. Over 40 faith-based communities support our work, although there are no religious requirements or affiliations required to receive services.
Hope Solutions just completed a bold 5-year strategic plan that calls for the agency to triple the number of people we house and serve by 2024. We are seeking a dynamic, energetic team player that can help the organization increase its impact, broaden its donor base, increase its public presence, engage residents to be agents of change, and ensure that Hope Solutions continues to achieve excellence and operate with the highest integrity.
Are you seeking a new role that fully utilizes your talents and potential—while helping to make the world a better place? If so, please read on!
What are you passionate about?
At Hope Solutions—we are focused on “ending homelessness one family at a time.” We strive to be inclusive, compassionate, and responsive to community needs. We accomplish our work with integrity, accountability, gratitude, and humor.
Hope Solution's mission is to heal the effects of poverty and homelessness by providing permanent housing and vital support services to highly vulnerable families and individuals in Contra Costa County.
We envision a world in which everyone has a place to call home and the support of a strong community so that they can live with dignity and reach their full potential.
Could our mission be your mission?
Learn more about us @ hopesolutions.org
We’re adding to our team of passionate folks—who are on a mission to help make the lives of others better—through services and support that leads to a higher quality of life for our clients.
We’d like to learn more about you—apply for the role! What’s our team like?
Here’s a snapshot of some of the folks at Hope Solutions who help to advance our vision to achieve—secure housing and the dignity of self-sufficiency for the homeless and at-risk families and individuals in Contra Costa County.
A FEW OF US...
Deanne—Executive Director—lives in Central Contra Costa County with her husband and three children. She enjoys hiking the East Bay hills, camping, reading, cooking, and cheering too loudly at her kids’ games.
Alex—Chief Operating Officer— lives in Walnut Creek with his wife, son, and dog. Alex has an MSW and is a self-described macro social worker. He is an avid reader and a huge baseball fan (Go Giants!). He loves spending time at home with his family making food, listening to jazz, and relaxing.
Sara—Director of Programs—lives in West Contra Costa County with her partner and has raised four children. She enjoys walking, knitting, dancing, writing poetry, reading, and Burning Man. Sara is an LCSW and holds a Doctorate in Education.
Bill—Director of Housing Programs—lives in Central Contra Costa County with his partner and is involved in raising his godson. Bill is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been working with under-served populations for more than 20 years. He also serves on the Contra Costa County Healthcare for the Homeless Co-Applicant Board. He enjoys reading, gardening, and meditation.
Christina—Director of Finance—lives in Pleasant Hill with her husband, three children, and their dog. In her spare time, she volunteers at her children’s schools and with Girl Scouts, is on the PTA Board and local AYSO Board. She also enjoys attending her children’s many sports activities.
Tanya—Director of Housing Navigation— lives in East Contra Costa County. She is married with one daughter and two sons. She has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and has worked with under-served populations for over 15 years. She enjoys music, comedy, movies, exercising, and watching basketball games.
Kristina—Director of Human Resources—lives in Cordelia with her modern-day blended family and is a proud Air Force Mom. She enjoys spending time with family, yoga, indoor cycling, hiking, brunch with friends and loves to laugh. She believes if you look for the good in all things, you will find it.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director serves as a key member of the leadership team and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting the organization. In partnership with the Executive Director, the Development Director will be responsible for all fundraising and development activities. S/he will be responsible for cultivating and leveraging key relationships and contacts with high net-worth individuals, foundations, and philanthropists to build a loyal donor base, ensure engaged donors, and secure major gifts. The Development Director will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to raise all private revenue annually, expanding and diversifying the organization’s donor base/pipeline, as well as working closely with other team members to secure support for new initiatives. The Development Director will oversee research on funding sources with the foresight to help position us ahead of major funding changes, opportunities, or trends. S/he will implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors. In addition, the Development Director is responsible for positioning and overall branding of the organization and develops and implements a communications strategy to support organizational goals.
A successful Development Director at Hope Solutions will be a powerful storyteller, understand the motivations for giving and volunteering, and be a skilled researcher who also knows how to identify a funders’ priorities for impact. S/he will know how to crystallize diverse and technical information into a brief distillation that captures the main points and engages people’s interests and motivations. S/he will have deep experience cultivating and securing major gifts through prospecting, research, proposal writing, relationship development, and face-to-face solicitation.
The Development Director will work closely with the Executive Director, COO, Board Fundraising Committee members, Directors, and members of other internal teams. S/he will also motivate, train, develop, lead, and mentor at least two development team members.
Supervisory Responsibility: Volunteer and Donations Coordinator, Development/Outreach Manager, and part-time Development Associate.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
Organizational Effectiveness and Leadership:
If you're a good fit, we want to meet you!
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