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Seeking Development & Communications Director

Thank you for considering working for Quest Center for Integrative Health!

Please provide a writing sample of a grant proposal that you have submitted, as well as a statement for the reason why you would want to work at Quest Center.

For more information on Quest Center, please see our website www.quest-center.org

To Apply: Send Emails with resume and cover letter to:  [email protected] 



Title:                                    Development  & Communications Director

Reports to:                          Executive Director

Salary:                                  DOE

Hours:                                  1.0 FTE including some evenings and weekends.


Plans, directs, and coordinates all QC Development & Communications activities, major fundraising activities and special projects. The Development & Communications Director will be responsible for developing and implementing the development strategy and will be responsible for achieving QC’s fundraising goals. This includes leveraging key relationships and contacts within and outside of the organization.


1.          Strategize, manage, and grow all aspects of QC’s donor program including direct mail appeals and publications, major donor solicitations, grant writing and management, and fundraising events; involving appropriate staff and board as necessary

2.         Write all grant proposals in collaboration with Quest Center program managers

3.         Track, reconcile, and report on individual donations and grants

4.         Manage all aspects of GiftWorks database; validity of data, overall structure and functionality, reports, queries, constituent management, etc.

5.         Provide direction, strategic insight and project management for all aspects of QC’s communication material development including website, monthly e-newsletters, fall appeal and annual report

6.         Manage all aspects of QC’s annual WonderQuest event including sponsorships and committees

7.         Train and lead other staff to support fundraising and communications efforts

8.         Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate & foundation sponsors,

and individual donors

9.         Develop and manage Board fundraising capacity 


1.       Excellent written communication, research, and organizational skills.

2.       Ability to develop and manage budgets and prepare financial reports.

3.       Demonstrated ability in grant proposal writing

4.       Computer literacy, with experience with fundraising databases preferred.

5.       Interest, enthusiasm, and affinity for fundraising and working with people.

6.       Ability to maintain accurate records and necessary paperwork.

7.       Ability to work as a team member as well as independently.

8.       Ability to manage time and meet deadlines.

9.       Proven management and leadership capabilities

10.   Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage prospective donors


1.       At least 5 years of nonprofit fund development experience; emphasis on grants a plus

2.       Strong annual report, newsletter and grant writing skills.

3.       High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative.

4.       Strong verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively

5.       Strong partnership-building and event planning skills

6.       Thorough understanding of all components of a diversified funding base

7.    Good computer skills and knowledge of data base programs

Gretchen Bradley

Human Resources & Volunteer Services

Quest Center for Integrative Health

2901 E. Burnside

Portland, OR 97214

503-238-5203 x 120 tel / 503-238-5202 fax


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