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Development Director

Company: Holocaust Center for Humanity
Date Posted: January 1, 2017



The Holocaust Center for Humanity teaches the lessons of the Holocaust, inspiring students of all ages to confront bigotry and indifference, promote human dignity, and take action.


As a member of the Center’s leadership team, the Development Director leads the fundraising strategy and team to ensure that donor retention and funding objectives are achieved.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The Development Director will be responsible for cultivating and building a portfolio of Sustaining Partners and identifying and building a pipeline of constituents with the capacity to become Sustaining Partners, meeting annual and multi year giving goals. The Development Director must be able to effectively communicate the needs and vision of the Center, training others to solicit gifts.

●      Identify, cultivate, engage, close, and steward individual Partners (gifts of 1K-1M+)

●      Develop and implement an annual gifts plan including cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation strategies 

●      Build a culture of philanthropy across the organization. Engage the Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers in fundraising activities and capacity-building trainings

●      Working with the  Director of External Affairs, create proposals and informational materials that encourage engagement and support constituents

●      Manage a portfolio of assigned partners and prospects

●      Coordinate Planned Giving Program

●      Maintain donor database and tracking systems In partnership with Development Associate

●      Analyze trends and present reports as needed

●      Coordinate Sustaining Partner cultivation events and  museum tours

●      Other duties as needed


Education and Experience:

●      A sincere interest and belief in the transformative power of education with a commitment to the vision, mission, and values of the Holocaust Center for Humanity

●      A Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years nonprofit  development experience including identifying, cultivating, engaging, closing, and stewarding individual donors, including face-to-face stewardship and major gift solicitation

●      Track record of setting and meeting fundraising goals. Ability to clearly define goals, and organize efforts to achieve objectives

●      Excellent written and verbal communication skills

●      Thrive in a do-it-yourself, start-up environment

●      Comfort and experience with database software and MS Office

●      Maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times, have strong interpersonal skills, and a good sense of humor

Note: Under the provisions of the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, the successful candidate will be required to provide evidence of identity and eligibility for employment.


Please send resume, cover letter, compensation requirements, and relevant professional writing sample. State why you are interested in this position and what makes you qualified. Send to:


Holocaust Center for Humanity

Attn: Dee Simon

2045 Second Avenue

Seattle, WA 98109

Or email


Position will be open until filled.

The Holocaust Center for Humanity is a proud equal opportunity employer.