Development Director

Palo Alto, California, United States · Development


Environmental Volunteers (EV) seeks a Development Director who will manage all aspects of the development office: annual fund, major gifts, special events, grants, direct mail, and online giving. The Development Director reports to and works closely with the Executive Director to create and implement development strategies and practices that will help EV sustain and grow its operations and fulfill its mission.


The Development Director provides both the overall leadership and the hands-on implementation of EV’s comprehensive development program. The Development Director is accountable for the strategy, implementation and results for all of EV’s contributed income programs including: the annual fund; major gifts program; grant writing; corporate sponsorships; direct mail; legacy giving; donor database management; fundraising events; board giving; and online giving. The Development Director also provides support to the EV’s board development and special events committees as well as assists in recruiting, motivating and training of Board solicitors. The Development Director is a member of the senior leadership team and will likely be able to hire a Development Associate in spring/summer 2018.

About Environmental Volunteers

Environmental Volunteers share the wonders of natural science with children in Santa Clara & San Mateo counties, nurturing their love of nature and environmental stewardship. Our mission is to promote understanding of, and responsibility for, the environment through hands-on science education. We fulfill our mission in three primary ways: a school-based program that reaches over 10,000 students annually; a nature center in the Palo Alto Baylands; and community outreach programs. EV is a volunteer-based organization. Our 125+ volunteers conduct almost all of our programming. We seek a Development Director who will be part of the management team that supports and nurtures our exciting organizational growth.

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Salary range starting at $110K. Excellent benefits package including health, dental, 401K match, and life insurance.

Equal Opportunity EmployerEV provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. EV complies with all applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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