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Advancing Community wellness in the Coachella Valley

Employment Opportunities

Senior Development Officer


The Senior Development Officer is responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive donor development strategy.  Working collaboratively with a diverse and wide array of internal and external stakeholders, this position manages a robust fund development portfolio of current and potential donors, grants, and other resources, in support of the District’s mission.


FLSA Status

This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.


Reporting Relationship

Reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).



·        Ability to clearly and compellingly articulate the mission and importance of the Desert Healthcare District & Foundation’s goals.  Ability to speak to the District and Foundation’s program priorities with clarity and confidence.

·        Create, plan, implement and staff events and/or special projects in support of fundraising priorities and leadership engagement; adapts engagement plans as needed.

·        Keep accurate records of calls, relationship information, development strategies and goals.

·        Work in partnership with colleagues to build and maintain current donor profiles.

·        Establish and maintain strong professional relationships through cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; works with executive leadership to identify, solicit, and secure donors and prospects.

·        Solicit gifts directly, and develop other senior colleagues to support solicitation efforts.

·        funding opportunities and grants.

·        Partner in the organization’s strategic planning and programmatic evaluation processes.


Other duties may be assigned.  The duties listed here are typical examples of the work performed; not all duties assigned are included, nor is it expected that all similar positions will be assigned every duty.


Supervisory Responsibilities




To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, or the equivalent; a degree in Business Administration or a similar area of study is preferred.


Professional Experience


Language Skills


Mathematical Skills


Reasoning Ability


Computer Skills

Solid experience with computer skills in email and calendaring applications, and in using word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, and database software.


Other Skills & Qualifications


Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations



Travel Requirements

This position requires travel locally, regionally, and statewide up to 50% of the time.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The employee will sit, talk, hear, and use hands up to 2/3 of the time.  The employee will stand and walk up to 1/3 of the time.  The employee is routinely required to carry and/or lift up to 25 pounds.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


This position requires the flexibility to work weekends and evenings as needed.



 Pay range is $70,000 to $100,000 per year.



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