Development Director

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Community Cycling Center
position summary:

About the Community Cycling Center

The Community Cycling Center, founded in 1994 is a 501(c) 3 that broadens access to bicycling and its benefits through our hands-on programs, volunteer projects, and neighborhood bicycle shop. We believe that the bicycle is a tool for empowerment and a vehicle for change.

The Community Cycling Center is an energetic workplace with a collaborative style. The Community Cycling Center is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. Visit for more information about us.

General Position Summary

The Development Director holds a key role in the organization and will be responsible for developing the unrestricted contributions program. Working within the Community & Programs team, the Development Director will improve and increase the individual and grants programs, including major gifts, grant writing and foundation relationships, annual fund development, special events, planned giving, and other activities as required to ensure support for the Community Cycling Center’s programs.

We are looking for someone who has a firm understanding of fundraising principles and practices, a good sense of Oregon’s philanthropy community, and fresh, innovative ideas. This position is supported by a 0.5 FTE Development Specialist.

The Community Cycling Center is a healthy organization with a diversified funding stream. 71% of organizational revenue is earned income (bike shop and program fees) and 27% is raised from individuals, businesses, grants, and contracts.

Successful candidates will have a passion for and belief in the transformative power of the bicycles, be goal-oriented, creative, and collaborative.


The Development Director is responsible for increasing annual unrestricted fundraising and maintaining the fundraising program with integrity and creativity.

• Strategize, manage, and grow the individual donor and grant programs, including appeals and publications, major donor solicitation, grant writing and management, and fundraising events, involving appropriate staff and board as necessary;

• Develop policies and procedures to track, reconcile, and report on donations to ensure best practices and ability to plan effectively;

• Plan and oversee fundraising events;

• Other duties as needed.

Salary / Pay Rate:This is a full-time permanent position with an annual salary between $42,000 - $48,000 depending on experience; new and used bicycle purchasing perks, generous PTO, and full health benefits after 30 days
Required Skills and Abilities:• Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years experience in a leadership role in nonprofit development; • Experience with developing and implementing fundraising plans utilizing traditional and creative fundraising strategies; • Experience in local grant and donor relations; • Proven track record of setting and achieving annual revenue targets, including securing major donor gifts and obtaining foundation grants; • Demonstrated ability to articulate the mission and make persuasive and compelling presentations to all levels of prospective donors and diverse members of the community in order to advance the organization’s profile in the community and maximize resource development; • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Intercultural communication skills preferred; • Demonstrated effective use of communications and marketing strategies to support fundraising efforts; • Proven ability to solve problems, work in a team environment, and meet deadlines; • Self-starter, motivated and able to take initiative in all situations. Ability to influence and motivate; • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and donor databases; • Ability to lift 25 pounds and work a flexible schedule, including occasional weeknights and weekends; • Ability to ride a bicycle a plus.
Qualifications:How To Apply: Send your resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (donor letter and grant proposal) to [email protected]. No phone calls, please. Open Until Filled.
Education Required:College degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer