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Senior Development Officer

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 24, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Programs, Grant Making
Community Development, Community Foundations
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description Summary



Reporting to the Senior Director, Development, the Senior Development Officer will be responsible for a portfolio of funders and will devise the strategy and collaborate with program teams to cultivate, solicit and steward corporate and foundation funders, as well as a select pool of individual funders.

The Senior Development Officer will inspire current funders to renew and upgrade giving and will attract new funders by researching foundation and corporate prospects interested in housing, racial equity and/or climate work.

This role will contribute to organization-wide and team-based KPIs by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and ongoing requests, as well as exploring opportunities to add value to our collective fundraising potential.


Job Description



  • Become immersed in Enterprise’s mission, strategic plan, market and national programs to inform our fundraising strategy.
  • Build confidence and rapport among Development & Communications colleagues, as well as across Enterprise’s three divisions to create customized fundraising strategies for new and renewable funders.
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with local, regional and national funders, primarily corporations and foundations, establish relationships with funder program staff.
  • Organize and participate in virtual and in person meetings, cultivation events, visits and tours with prospects and funders; prepare staff briefing materials, create funder collateral and conduct follow-up.
  • With the support of the Grant Writing team, write and submit new and renewal proposals, concept papers, program reports, letters of inquiry and stewardship documents in accordance with funder guidelines.
  • With design support from the Communications team, create customized funder proposals and impact reports.
  • With support from the Communications team, and in partnership with the local market team, plan and execute annual fundraising event.
  • With support from the Communications team, devise customized and unique recognition opportunities for funders.
  • With support from the local market teams, support local leadership advisory councils, including direct engagement of members for fundraising and special events.
  • Maintain up-to-date pipeline and funder records in Salesforce, including activity, meeting notes and funder contact information.


  • Knowledge of the fundraising process and prior grant writing experience with foundations and corporations; minimum 5 – 7 years of experience in a corporate and foundation fundraising position.
  • Track record in cultivating and securing 6-figure gifts.
  • Undergraduate degree required.
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills with knowledge of and proficiency in use of English grammar, punctuation and syntax.
  • Must be able to write about the big picture and clearly discuss specific programmatic activities.
  • Ability to exercise initiative gathering and organizing research materials from a variety of sources and quickly comprehend, analyze and synthesize information to accurately translate into grant proposals, reports and other donor-oriented materials.
  • A professional, proactive and resourceful style with the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative and to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to verbally communicate well and in a professional manner with a variety of audiences.
  • Creative, detail-oriented, self-motivated and have a strong work ethic.
  • Collaborative and strategic thinker.
  • Knowledge of the community development and affordable housing industry a plus.
  • Fully proficient in Microsoft Office and Salesforce.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% of the time.
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