Director of Development job vacancy in Police Activities League of SW Washington (Vancouver, WA 98661)

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Company name : Police Activities League of SW Washington
Location : Vancouver, WA 98661
Position : Director of Development

Description :
POSITION: Director of Development
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time, exempt
HOURS: Salaried position, some weekend & evening work as needed
COMPENSATION: Annual Salary of $60,000-$70,000 plus benefits and PTO

The Police Activities League of SW Washington (PAL of SWWA) is a nonprofit organization that builds positive relationships between law enforcement and youth. We do this through community-based educational and recreational programs. Ultimately, we hope to empower young people to make life enriching choices and decrease local juvenile crime rates.

PAL of SWWA commits to pursue our mission through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We condemn discrimination in any form. Our families come from diverse backgrounds, and as we seek to serve them, we do so with a growth mindset. We do not have all the answers, but we promise to learn and grow with our community. Additionally, we believe that having a diverse board and staff, reflective of the demographics of the students we serve, provides significant value to our programs and participants.

The Director of Development will work closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to create a sustainable revenue model to support the works of PAL of SWWA. They are responsible for broadening, deepening, and strengthening PAL of SWWA’s base of support to maximize the organization’s service to the community. This includes securing approximately $500,000 in annual contributed revenue from individual, corporate, foundation and government sources. Among other duties, the Director of Development will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major donors and business sponsors; manage fundraising events; conduct annual giving campaign(s); and support the organization’s equity policy as they seek out funding opportunities.

The Director of Development will report directly to the Executive Director.


Develop and execute PAL of SWWA’s annual fundraising plan
Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government sources
Input data and manage Keela, our donor database
Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
Engage, support, and coordinate with Board of Directors on development efforts
Create and execute a strategy for a large, sustained base of annual individual donors
Produce fundraising events with support of the PAL of SWWA team and Events Committee
Represent PAL of SWWA in the community
Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
Support grant writing
Work with Executive Director on newsletter communications
Act as Executive Director back-up on designated administrative functions, including staff supervision
Perform related duties as assigned


A four-year degree is required OR in place of a degree, 5+ years of relevant experience
Minimum 2 years’ experience in nonprofit development with proven track record of consistently reaching fundraising goals through a variety of channels
Confidence in soliciting gifts, making appeals, and asking for help
High professional and ethical standards
Outstanding communication skills, especially written
Ability to work on your own
Strong organizational skills
Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion within professional practices
Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows based computer applications
Ability to manage multiple projects
Comfortable interacting with a variety of populations
Ability to pass an in depth, police background check conducted by the Vancouver Police Department


Three weeks PTO accrued annually
11 paid holidays
Schedule Flexibility
Tuition Reimbursement
up to a 3% employer match simple plan IRA
Health insurance reimbursement plan

The Police Activities League of SW Washington is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

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