KEES has been exclusively retained by
The Salvation Army Del Oro Division in its search
for a Donor Relations
Director (Major Gifts Officer) for
Alameda and Contra Costa
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans
overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range
of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency
relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering
from drug and alcohol abuse, clothing and shelter for people in
need, and camp and recreational programming for community, the
Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation
around the country. The Divisional Headquarters for the Del Oro
Division is located in Sacramento.
The DRD will join of a Development team of 12, including three
other Donor Relations Directors. Reporting to the Divisional
Director of Development, the DRD partners closely with local
Planned Giving teammates and utilizes a Territory-wide structure of
support in Major and Planned Gifts. In this role, the DRD will
identify, qualify, be assigned, cultivate, solicit and steward
major gift donors and prospects, acting as the primary contact
between The Army and the assigned caseload of approximately 150
donors, with an emphasis on securing gifts of $5,000 and higher,
increasing major gifts to The Salvation Army while retaining and
strengthening existing giving. Frequent travel throughout Almeda
and Contra Costa counties will be required. A vehicle will be
provided by the division for travel.
To learn about other development positions at The
Salvation Army Del Oro Division, including a Divisional
Director of Development opening, and a DRD role in Napa, Marin and
Sonoma Counties, please visit the KEES website at www.kees2success.com.
Some specific requirements for the DRD role
- A minimum of 3 years of experience in a non-profit fundraising
role with a proven track record of major gifts success.
- Proven expertise in developing and maintaining positive
relationships with diverse individuals, including executives,
leadership volunteers, and wealthy donors, as well as internal
stakeholders and leadership.
- Track record in financial management, stewardship, and
developing strategies to successfully increase revenue.
- Effective interpersonal, conversational, and presentation
skills, demonstrating emotional intelligence, situational
awareness, excellent writing abilities, and strong case development
and pitching skills.
- A career track record that shows stability with an organization
and capacity to develop and nurture relationships culminating in
- Willingness and ability to travel regularly. Valid Driver’s
- Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience.
- Must reside within or near Alameda or Contra Costa Counties or
be able to relocate.
To assure confidential tracking of all applicants, applications
will only be accepted via the application link on this page (in the
KEES Applicant System). This position offers strong benefits and a
vehicle provided by the Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
committed to providing a respectful environment for all applicants
and employees that is free from unlawful discrimination or
harassment based on age, race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, marital status, disability, citizenship, sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other
characteristic protected by law. Such equal opportunity for
employment will apply to recruitment and hiring, training,
promotion, salaries and other compensation, transfers and layoffs
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About the Del Oro Division
The Del Oro Division is part of the Western USA Territory (THQ),
one of the Army’s four U.S. geographic service areas. Divisional
Headquarters for the Del Oro Division is located in Sacramento and
is comprised of portions of Northern California and Northern
Nevada. The division is further divided into geographic areas where
services and ministry are provided. These locations, often called
Community Centers or Corps, are led by a local leader. Additional
programs are conducted in outlying areas (more remote areas) by
dedicated staff and volunteers. It is only through this highly
complex structure that The Salvation Army can Do the Most
Good and meet human needs in His name. Eighty-two cents of
every dollar the Army spends is used to support those services in
5,000 communities nationwide, and as a branch of the Christian
Church, the ultimate goal of all programs is the spiritual
regeneration of all people.