NCSY Development Officer West Coast Region


The Development Officer is a key member of NCSY and is responsible for the growth of the annual campaign in the West Coast Region.  This position will manage a portfolio of donors, with special attention given to those who $500+.  He/she will focus on securing gifts for the campaign and relationship management.

The Development Officer will report to the National Director of Development for NCSY, and have a “dotted line” reporting relationship to the West Coast Regional Director.


  • Create relationships with donors and prospects; strengthen current relationships and solicit gifts
  • Enhance programs designed to secure both short- and long-range fundraising objectives
  • Develop plans to identify donors attending events who are capable of increased gifts
  • Develop individually tailored face-to-face, one-on-one cultivation and solicitation meetings; work with appropriate lay leaders to strategize and manage their cultivation and solicitation of targeted donors when applicable
  • Maintain existing fundraising recordkeeping procedures in order to identify potential donors, track existing donors, and acknowledge, record and report all gifts
  • Track and report relationship management of donors and prospects
  • Attend meetings, events and conferences within West Coast NCSY (e.g, 2 Regional Conventions) and outside agencies/organizations deemed appropriate to the furtherance of responsibilities
  • Run four – six fundraising events (such as Breakfasts or Parlor Meetings)  per year


  • Three+ years of proven success in cultivation and solicitation in a not for profit environment, especially with the growth of individual gifts
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, oral and written
  • Willingness to roll-up sleeves to do whatever it takes to get the job done
  • A result focused individual
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, lead and collaborate effectively with fundraising team, volunteer leaders and volunteer cultivators/solicitors
  • A college degree, with a preference for master’s degree
  • Effective interactions with all levels/types of volunteers, donors and staff
  • Personable, energetic, self-starting nature
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent organizational skills