May 16, 2012
SFZC Director of Development Position Open

If you are an experienced fund raiser with major gifts expertise and strong leadership skills and an interest in working at one of the leading Buddhist practice and training centers in the West, please contact Vice President Susan O’Connell – A detailed description is available in PDF.

The Director of Development must be able to lead a comprehensive Annual Giving effort that raises approximately $600,000 a year in annual support, including individual major gifts, membership, foundation support, mail appeals, special events and planned giving. This effort will be executed by the Director of Annual Giving, with a goal to grow from $600,000 in contributions currently to $1 million by 2015, and at least $1.5 million by 2018. The Director of Development will be responsible for the major gifts and planned giving components of Annual Giving, leading board and volunteer solicitors and holding a portfolio of donors and prospects as a lead cultivator-solicitor.

The Director of Development will also direct the third and final two-year phase of a $17 million capital campaign with a $2 million goal to complete the campaign. The Director of Development must be able to effectively work with campaign leadership and fundraising counsel.