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Director of Development

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Bend, OR

Dream big, fund bigger! Join us as the Director of Development and turn compassion into impact. Lead an innovative team and enjoy the beauty of Central Oregon while elevating our mission to support people and strengthen communities. Where your leadership fosters growth, your strategies elevate causes, and your passion makes a difference every day. Step forward, shape lives, and create a legacy of hope with us.


NeighborImpact Overview

NeighborImpact is a beacon of hope and support for local communities. Established in 1985, our organization serves and uplifts the economically disadvantaged residents of Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson counties, as well as the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. With our mission to support individuals and strengthen communities, NeighborImpact has been instrumental in preparing children for kindergarten, keeping homes’ heat and lights on, distributing over 6 million pounds of food, assisting community members in purchasing their first homes, and an array of other programs and services. Our services touch the lives of more than 55,000 households annually, offering not just basic human needs like food and shelter, but also enriching lives through education, skills development, and fostering hope for the future. NeighborImpact stands as a testament to the power of compassion and community, working tirelessly to ensure that residents, regardless of their income status, have access to resources that support them through times of need. NeighborImpact is steadfast in its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that a diverse workforce is fundamental to fostering innovative ideas and perspectives.


NeighborImpact Development Overview

Our development program is on the fast track, and we need someone who can keep up with the momentum and drive us forward. The program has seen rapid and remarkable growth, embracing progressive technology and the latest trends to stay ahead in a competitive landscape. We value and support professional development, ensuring that the team remains skilled and well-equipped to lean into innovation and embrace the future of fundraising. Set against the stunning backdrop of Central Oregon, known for its vibrant lifestyle and scenic beauty, NeighborImpact’s Development program not only offers personal fulfillment but also boasts significant fundraising potential, tapping into the region's wealth of opportunities.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

The Director of Development plays a pivotal role in the financial health and sustainability of the organization. Their primary responsibility is to develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy, which includes securing major gifts, annual campaign and grassroots fundraising, digital and online fundraising, foundation grants, corporate gifts and sponsorship, some government grants, events and planned giving. This position identifies and cultivates relationships with major gift prospects and donors, aligning fundraising goals with the organization's mission and values. Additionally, the Director of Development manages and leads a team of fundraising professionals, providing them with guidance, training, and support to ensure that fundraising targets are met or exceeded. Collaboration with the communications team is also crucial for the Development Director, as they work together to create effective donor communications and marketing materials. Moreover, they play a significant role in working closely with the Board of Directors and the Executive Director to strategize and achieve fundraising objectives.

  • Bachelor’s degree required; masters preferred. 
  • Educational background in fundraising or other evidence of on-going continuing education in the field, preferred
  • 3 years of fundraising experience, including successful management and major gift work.
  • Successful record of accomplishment in annual campaign, donor relations, donor acquisition and upgrade programs and demonstrated history of successful applications to foundations, required Experience in corporate fundraising and events management. Experience in applying for federal grants preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to raise at least $2.5 million annually from all sources after one year of employment. 
  • Prior to date of hire and throughout employment:
  1. Valid driver’s license
  2. Proof of current auto insurance
  3. Access to reliable transportation required
  4. Satisfactory criminal background check required
  5. Ability to work and travel, including nights and weekends, in adverse weather conditions and by ground and air.

Location: Bend

Compensation: $60.10/hour (Plus $0.50/hour for Spanish/English bilingual ability)

Hours: Regular full-time, Exempt (40 hours/week)

Benefits: 100% premium paid Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, Agency paid Retirement plan (up to 6%), almost 2 weeks of vacation time accrued in your first year, plus 14 paid Holidays annually, and a separate sick leave accrual

Deadline: April 23rd, 2024. All candidates will be notified of application status after this date.

How to Apply: 

To apply: Please visit and go to "Work for Us" to apply for this position.

Organization Info


Redmond, OR
201-500 employees
About Us
Areas of Focus: 

Support people and strengthen communities.


Food Bank

Head Start/Early Head Start

Child Care Resources

Housing Stabilization

Unhoused Services

Energy Assistance


Loan Program


Representative Payee

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Apr 3 2024
Active Until: 
May 3 2024
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