Development Director, Berkeley CIL

Open Until Filled
Posting Date: June 1, 2009
Position:  Development Director
Hours:  Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)
Location:  Berkeley Office
Supervisor: Executive Director
Salary: Competitive – Depends on Experience

The Center for Independent Living (CIL) is in an exciting time!  As we enter our 37th year, we have a new planned giving program, and we will be relocating our Berkeley office to the Ed Roberts Campus – a universally-designed building under construction at the Ashby BART station – in 2010. As a key member of the Management Team, the Development Director coordinates all fundraising efforts including private foundation and public grants and related public relations and outreach efforts on behalf of CIL, to and including media.

1.Work in collaboration with the Board of Directors’ Development Committee, the Friends of CIL and the Management Team to develop and oversee a comprehensive and well-balanced fundraising plan.
2.Write foundation and corporate grants and reports, as well as some public grants and reports.
3.Write and organize annual donor appeals, planned giving materials and reports, and public relations materials.
4.Organize special events, in-kind acquisitions, and a major donor campaigns. 
5.Maintain ongoing contact with, upgrade and cultivate individual and corporate donors.
6.Maintain donor files and database, and coordinate donor recognition mechanisms.
7.Assure prompt contribution and in-kind gift processing and gift acknowledgment.
8.Serve as staff to the Friends if CIL, the volunteer fundraising board of CIL.
9.Serve as staff to the Board Development Committee.
10.In collaboration with the Finance Director, develop and monitor the Development Office budget.
11.Maintain calendar/tickler system for grants, annual appeals, events, and public relations materials.
12.Coordinate with Resource Development Administrative Assistant on thank you letters and monthly reports to Executive Director.
13.Develop and oversee plan for public relations, including print and e-media
14.Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

1.At least 5 years of experience in Development, including grants management and some knowledge of Planned Giving Campaigns.
2.Superior verbal and written communication skills.
3.Strong word-processing and computer skills.
4.Strong organizational skills; detail oriented.
5.Ability to stay within budget.
6.Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
7.Ability to work independently and as a team member.
1.Personal experience with a disability preferred.
2.Experience with community-based non-profits preferred.

Physical Demands:
Sitting for long periods of time
Sorting, collating and filing extensive amounts of paperwork
Extensive telephone work
Sitting in front of a computer for extended periods of time

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Application Procedures: Announcement may close at any time. Reply as soon as possible. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! Send resume/cover letter/ *Employment Application/EEOC survey (*located at to: E-mail,; Fax, (510) 841-6168; Mail, CIL, 2539 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704. Persons with disabilities, veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.