Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Human Services
4 Year Degree
Operating under the mission of serving God by serving those in need through programs that foster hope, dignity and independence, ECS inspires children, empowers adults and transforms communities by providing vital, high-quality social services. ECS provides more than $25 million in health and human services in the areas of homelessness, mental health, poverty, addiction and early childhood education. Celebrating our 90th year serving San Diego, ECS is searching for a Director of Development who will embrace our core values of excellence, compassion and service.
The Development Director is a full-time exempt position reporting to the CEO with responsibility for (1) the leadership and overall planning and execution of a comprehensive fundraising strategy for the agency, (2) community engagement and volunteer involvement activities, and (3) external communications, marketing and public relations.
Planning and executing a comprehensive fundraising strategy that encompasses the annual campaign, major gifts, planned giving, volunteers, community engagement, events, grants, donor relations, research, communications and marketing;
Meeting with current and potential donors to build and strengthen relationships;
Management of a department with three direct reports (1. Communications and Grants Manager, 2. Development Associate, 3. Community Engagement Coordinator);
Working with CEO to advance the annual Development Plan and create a strategy for long-term philanthropic support of ECS;
Serving as staff liaison to the board’s Resource Development Committee;
Serving as a member of the senior leadership team;
Interacting closely with the Board of Directors, community leaders, donors, volunteers, the CEO, finance department and programs.
Promoting ECS’ visibility in the community.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree required, Masters preferred, with emphasis in non-profit administration, social work, marketing, communications or business.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible fundraising and staff management experience with demonstrated track record in fund-development.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills and experience in creating and delivering successful and compelling cases to donors.
Experience with fundraising software and proficiency with prospect research tools.
Well organized,” self-starter” with a collaborative teamwork approach and skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships.
Personable, articulate, diplomatic and skilled in asking for donations.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends. Minimal travel required outside San Diego County.
Episcopal Community Services was founded in 1927. Since then our mission of serving God by serving those in need has been grounded in our commitment to affirm human dignity and promote social justice.
Episcopal Community Services (ECS) was founded by All Saints’ Episcopal Church to provide chaplaincy to those confined to hospitals and public institutions. The agency was funded by th...e proceeds of a local thrift shop and the contributions of 117 paying members. In 1939, a Board of Directors was formed to help set policy. The board expanded the scope of the agency in 1954 to provide programs that would address the welfare as well as the spiritual needs of the San Diego area. ECS was incorporated in 1955 and obtained its first government contract from the County of San Diego to provide chaplaincy services to inmates of honor camps. Today, ECS is responsible for the provision of over $25M of health and human services in San Diego.
Operating under its mission of serving God by serving those in need through programs that foster hope, dignity and independence , ECS empowers vulnerable and struggling individuals and families by providing vital, high-quality social services that encourage healthy interdependence. Thousands of children and adults are served every day by our programs which focus on early childhood education and development, homelessness, mental illness, and substance abuse education. ECS ensures each client is served without regard for ethnic background, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation or religious creed.
Episcopal Community Services...
Inspiring children. Empowering adults. Transforming communities.
At Episcopal Community Services, we hold an ongoing commitment to our core values of:
Excellence: What we do is done well to achieve the highest quality.
Compassion: We treat others the way we want to be treated.
Service: We manage and sustain our resources and talents wisely to better serve others.