Vice President of Development

California, United States
$130,000.00 - $142,000.00
Closing date
Jun 16, 2023

If you are an exceptional fundraiser who cares deeply about helping older adults flourish in our community and who thrives in an entrepreneurial and collaborative environment this may be the role for you! The Vice President of Development is a key member of the senior leadership team reporting to the President and CEO. The VP will work closely with the CEO, Board of Directors, and colleagues to develop and implement fundraising strategies that increase financial support for Avenidas’ operations, its long-term plans for strategic growth, and its fundraising priorities. The VP will manage and support the Board of Directors and other volunteers in planning and delivering a diverse program of fundraising activities and initiatives.

At Avenidas, we seek to create a community that supports and celebrates older adults. We provide a wide range of programs, information, and services in the heart of downtown Palo Alto and two satellite facilities serving the mid-Peninsula that enable people to stay active, maintain their independence, help their aging parents, or care for a spouse. Our innovative programs and compassionate staff have enriched the lives of more than 7,500 mature adults and their families each year! See our website at

The ideal candidate will possess a combination of education and experience equivalent to:

  • Five plus years of position-specific experience
  • CFRE Certification is desirable but not required
  • Membership in professional fundraising associations is desirable but not required
  • Deep knowledge and experience in fundraising strategic planning and implementation of annual and multi-year fundraising plans
  • Proven ability to serve in the role of resource/coach/mentor to board members and colleagues; and, in close partnership with the CEO, to build the board’s capabilities in fundraising, consultation, and advocacy
  • Experience mentoring and overseeing staff including a Development Associate and volunteer roles using an open, supportive, and encouraging leadership style with a proven ability to create and maintain a collegial, positive, and productive work environment
  • Strong experience in cultivation and stewardship of individual giving, and major gifts
  • Experience with planned giving would be helpful
  • Institutional fundraising experience collaborating with grants specialists, community/family foundations and corporations
  • Experience in managing annual campaigns and direct mail and online solicitation activities
  • Experience in collaborating with Marketing & Communications on development communications and constituent outreach activities involving website management, e-mail communications and campaigns, social media, print collateral, and donation appeals
  • Event planning and oversight including management of Avenidas’ signature event, Lifetimes of Achievement
  • Strong administrative skills including proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, management of the development budget, database management (current program is Raiser’s Edge) and use of analytics, data, and metrics to track progress and success of fundraising strategies and tactics

Please email your resume and cover letter telling us why you are a great match for this role to

$130,000-$142,000 depending upon level of skills and experience, plus excellent benefits. This position will be hybrid working remotely and in our beautiful office in Palo Alto.

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