Portland Gay Men’s Chorus
Title: Development Director, .5 FTE

The Development Director is a half-time position reporting to the PGMC Board of Directors through the Chair of the Fund Development Committee. The Development Director is responsible for supporting the financial growth and stability of the organization and will ensure that all donor development and fundraising activities align with the mission and strategic priorities of PGMC.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the development program to meet financial targets and enhance donor engagement. Develop and maintain fundraising calendar.
  • Identify fundraising opportunities and areas for growth
  • Present the mission of the PGMC to groups and individuals and solicit contributions
  • Ensure contributions are processed and acknowledged in a timely manner
  • Coordinate fundraising events
  • Seek out and secure corporate sponsors for PGMC activities
  • Assist with the submission of grant applications
  • Ensure accurate and timely donor and sponsor acknowledgement in PGMC materials
  • Assist in major giving prospect identification and solicitation
  • Benchmark with similar organizations to establish and develop best practices in development activities
  • Participate in Board and subcommittee meetings (as agreed necessary with Fund Development Chair) to stay abreast of key issues, opportunities and events
  • Assist with the development of the annual operating budget, provide regular development reports to the Fund Development Committee and assist with goal setting
  • Other duties as assigned

Five years progressively responsible experience in membership fundraising, including managing member databases, strategy, and data management. Two of these years must also include supervisory and project management experience. Excellent communication skills including writing, editing and public speaking; ability to lead, inspire and work constructively with colleagues in a creative, collaborative environment with diverse personalities and varying levels of knowledge/experience; experience with budget processes and oversight. College degree preferred. Knowledge of the LGBT community and related social and policy issues is critical for success.

Salary is commensurate with experience.
Working Conditions:
Most activity takes place in an office environment during regular work hours using a computer. Travel to outside meetings, the majority in the Portland area, will be required. Some work takes place on evenings and weekends and at various event venues around the region.

To Apply:
Submit a resume and letter outlining your qualifications and at least three references to: president@pdxgmc.org