Chief Development Officer
San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center - San Francisco, CA

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San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center is led by a passionate and incredibly capable staff, including Katie Albright, its Executive Director. We are currently in a quiet phase of a major campaign, and have begun a search for new Development and Communications Director. This campaign will transform the organization forever, so it will take a special person to fill this position. We need a leader with experience, compassion and energy. He or she will join us at a time of great change — and great opportunity and would like to be part of a smart, thriving organization with a bright future. This is a wonderful job with an organization that values people, families and the most vulnerable in our city. Find more information and how to apply here:

The Prevention Center seeks a smart, results-oriented professional fundraiser to oversee its critically important development and communications programs. The Chief Development Officer (CDO) will lead and have primary responsibility for all the Center’s fundraising and communications efforts. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the CDO will be a strategic and thought-partner to the Executive Director, serving on the senior management team. The CDO will implement a fully integrated fundraising and communications program in support of the Center’s strategic plan. The CDO will work closely with the Board of Directors, volunteers and key staff, including supervising 4-5 experienced staff, as well as external consultants, to achieve this scope of responsibility.


  • Comprehensive Fundraising Campaign: The Center is currently engaged in a $20 million comprehensive fundraising campaign towards capital and long-term programming (Campaign). The CDO will lead the Campaign, working with the Board, experienced staff overseeing operations, and other committee volunteers. As part of the Campaign, the CDO will be responsible for a portfolio of approximately 75+ major donors.
  • Annual Fund: As part of the Campaign, supervise staff in the management of a $2.5 million annual giving program by utilizing the latest direct mail and electronic solicitation strategies.
  • Special Events: As part of the Campaign, supervise staff to achieve annual special event goals and objectives of a $500,000 event program and 2-4 smaller events.
  • Corporate and Foundation Program: The CDO will oversee a strategy to meet annual and multi-year corporate and foundation fundraising goals.
  • Grant Program: Supervise private and government grant proposals, including reporting and compliance.
  • Volunteer Management: In consultation with programming departments, supervise volunteer outreach to create continuity of opportunities for volunteering and philanthropic giving.
  • Planned Giving: The CDO will integrate planned giving into all fundraising efforts, and develop a robust legacy giving program for the Center.


  • Fundraising Communications: Oversee development of communications, including all social media, newsletter, annual report, case statement, website, promotional activities, and recognition opportunities.
  • Public Relations: Develop and implement new strategies to promote the Prevention Center mission both internally and to the community at large, and represent the Prevention Center publicly to community leaders, civic organizations, current and potential funders, and local businesses.
  • Community Relations: Attend meetings of various foundations, corporations, business groups and nonprofit organizations; participate in collaborative efforts related to outreach activities.


  • Strong interest in social service and child abuse prevention issues as well as a commitment to the goals and values of Prevention Center.
  • 8-10 years of progressively successful fundraising experience. He or she should have a working knowledge of all aspects of the development function including direct mail, major gifts and endowment campaigns, grant funding, corporate giving, event planning, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in soliciting major gifts.
  • Demonstrated experience motivating and leading development campaigns, volunteers, committees, and development staff to reach fundraising goals.
  • Knowledge of current legal, tax and other standards relevant to fundraising.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop and sustain trusted relationships, maintain confidentiality, and operate with discretion.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team-oriented environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Please email cover letter and resume as a PDF (preferred) or Word document to careers AT schaffercombs DOT com. Please place your last name, followed by the position title and “SFCAPC” in the subject line.

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The mission of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center is to prevent child abuse and reduce its devastating impact. For more than...