Development Officer

Title Development Officer
Classification & Compensation Full -Time

$60,000 – $72,000 Generous benefit package (3 weeks paid PTO, 401K option and match, health, vision, dental insurance)

Reports to Executive Director and Board
Supervises Consultants and interns


Position Summary

Join a dynamic team building a new way of community health programming and social change to address the impact of systemic racism in people’s ability to live healthy lives.  Support the WellShare mission through completion of a full range of development management tasks in a rapidly evolving environment, working closely with many internal and external partners. Develop leadership skills for increasing organizational fundraising and strategic donor development.

The Development Officer plays a lead role in overall fundraising for the organization including donor relations, grant writing, fundraising campaigns and events, and strategy development in collaboration with WellShare Board Directors and staff.



  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum two years of related experience with proven track record in fundraising and gift solicitation
  • Knowledge of donor development trends and practices
  • Familiarity with donor data management tools such as CRM Salesforce
  • Experience with grant writing and event management
  • Excellent and effective interpersonal communication skills, written and oral, in English
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities effectively meeting goals and deadlines
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently, meeting high professional standards



  • Create annual fundraising plan in collaboration with the executive leadership
  • Collaborate with the Finance staff for annual budgeting, monthly income and expense monitoring, tracking of pledges and progress against annual fundraising goals
  • Identify potential new funding sources among high-net-worth individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies
  • Increase the number and quality of donor prospects through individual visits, research, donor database management, and networking
  • Increase funds raised securing new donors and increasing giving among existing donors
  • Plan and execute special fundraising campaigns and donor events
  • Develop grant applications and reports to local and national foundations
  • Work with communication and program staff to create presentations and customized outreach material
  • Lead coordination of annual luncheon in collaboration with Board Fundraising Subcommittee


  • Develop regular revenue and cultivation reports
  • Maintains detailed records of all donor contact, history, and activities
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of information collected
  • Manage project schedules and associated deadlines for information requests, evaluation, and prioritization of requests
  • Lead ongoing quality improvement of CRM use; informing users of policy and procedure changes
  • Partner with Board Fundraising Committee Chair in planning and executing annual workplan and regular meetings

Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Fluent in English
  • Mission driven and goal oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills to effectively develop relationships and collaborate professionally and positively, with a diverse group of individuals inside and outside of the organization
  • Effective organizational, multi-tasking, and time management skills
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented, able to work independently
  • Ability to sit at a desk for extended periods with efficient computer keyboarding skills
  • Visually review detailed reports and information; hear and speak by telephone and online meeting platforms
  • Current valid driver’s license and reliable, insured vehicle as required by State law


Please send a cover letter and resume to (no phone calls)