The Delores Project provides safe, comfortable shelter and personalized services for unaccompanied women and transgender individuals experiencing homelessness. We also work to end homelessness by advocating for housing solutions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement an innovative and growth-oriented fundraising and communications plan to meet organizational budget and increase revenue
  • Communicate fundraising goals throughout the organization and equip staff members and board with tools to help reach them
  • Develop strategies for philanthropic fundraising program including donor cultivation activities for individual, corporate, faith, and foundation revenue streams
  • Manage a portfolio of major donors and prospects
  • Administer signature fundraising and donor stewardship events in partnership with the Community Engagement Department and Outreach and Events Committee
  • Manage branding, messaging, external communications, and public relations tools (website, e-communications, print materials, reports)
  • Represent The Delores Project at public speaking engagements and external events
  • Supervise Development staff and contractor(s)
  • Maintain donor database, including reports, gift process, donor history, etc.
  • Report on fundraising progress and accomplishments to Board of Directors and Leadership Team
  • Design and produce Annual Report for stakeholders
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the CEO




  • A willingness to engage in continuous learning about anti-oppression and social justice issues
  • Work or lived experience with communities of color, indigenous peoples, LGBTQ and people experiencing homelessness is particularly valued
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, Business Administration, or other related field, or other equivalent experience, is preferred
  • Proven track record of cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual major donors
  • A proven strategic thinker with experience in creating and monitoring fundraising plans and the tactics to support the strategy
  • Skilled at crafting powerful messages via impeccable written or spoken communications
  • Prior experience with a board of directors, advisory board, or development committee in reaching fundraising goals and objectives
  • High-level organizational skills with ability to meet timelines
  • Experience with capital campaigns a plus
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends
  • Demonstrated strong staff management and volunteer relations skills
  • Ability to work professionally and respectfully with people from diverse backgrounds and skills in a team environment
  • Enjoys working in a lively, hands-on environment

The Delores Project is an equal opportunity employer and dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants. People with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latino, indigenous people, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Email your resume and a cover letter in MS Word or PDF format to Diana Adams, Business & Finance Director at Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.


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