Development & Communications Director
Greater Gig Harbor Foundation (Full-time)
About the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation:
The Greater Gig Harbor Foundation (GGHF) a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, Section 509 (a)(2) public charity, is the only community foundation specifically working to meet the diverse needs of our greater Gig Harbor and Key peninsula communities. The nonprofit organization has invested more than $4.6 million in grants, scholarships, land, equipment and volunteer service over its 10-year history. At its core, the Foundation is an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. For donors, the Foundation serves as a philanthropic advisor. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grant maker and a civic leader. Through the support of its donors, volunteers and fundholders, the Foundation works to address pressing community needs.
The Foundation’s Mission:
GGHF works collaboratively to build, bridge and enrich our greater Gig Harbor and Key peninsula region by raising funding, advocating for and providing support to help meet diverse community needs in five core areas – arts & culture, education, parks & environment, recreation and social capital – which are all essential to sustaining vibrant healthy communities across our peninsulas.
The Development & Communications Development Director (DCD) is a full-time contract position with the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation. The position works in collaboration with the CEO and the board of directors. On-going educational and professional development opportunities will be provided. This position is responsible for fund development, marketing, outreach, and communications. The DCD will work to ensure that the Foundation’s core and administrative functions are operational and fully funded. Tremendous growth potential exists for the right candidate.
The ideal candidate has a background in communications, fund development and relationship building, and a willingness to collaborate with a variety community businesses, organizations and agencies. The individual must be skilled in organization, possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, and have the ability to interact professionally with donors, sponsors, businesses and community members.
Key requirements of the position include working to build significant community and financial support for GGHF’s community funds and programs and establishing, advancing and stewarding relationships. The DCD helps the Foundation’s team, inclusive of Board and other staff members, to leverage new opportunities, cultivate critical relationships, and maintain high standards of excellence in all external communications and relationships. This position reports to and works closely with the CEO and will provide administrative and data support for Board and Foundation related events, understand and respond effectively to the needs of GGHF donors, and serve as an important liaison with the community.
Major activities will include working with GGHF’s Development Associate to develop and implement a comprehensive fund-raising plan to identify new and creative funding opportunities, preparing grant and fund-raising proposals and solicitations, and conducting donor research to identify new potential funding sources. By achieving fund development goals, the DCD will play a critical role in supporting the Foundation in its mission to serve the greater Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula community.
Development – shape, manage and drive the implementation of a successful strategies to support organizational and project development needs, including:
Communications - shape, manage and drive the implementation of an effective outreach and communication campaign to educate and cultivate community support, including:
To Apply: Send your resume and letter of interest to:
Greater Gig Harbor Foundation c/o Executive Committee
7191 Wagner Way, Suite 102
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Or by email to: Julie Ann Gustanski, firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions? Please call 253.514.6338, Ext. 3
Applications will be reviewed as received. Candidates selected for interview will be requested to provide references. Position open until filled. The Greater Gig Harbor Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.
Thanks for your interest in volunteering with the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation. Volunteers are the heart and soul of our community – and our community’s foundation!
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Your responses to these questions will help us match the Foundation’s needs to your background, skills and interests. If we are not the right fit for your volunteer interests, we will try to direct you to other area resources.
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