Part-Time Director of Development

Part-Time Director of Development at Village Enterprise, San Carlos, CA

Employer:              Village Enterprise

Industry:                  Nonprofit/International Development/Social Entrepreneurship

Duration:          Minimum two-year commitment with opportunity to extend

Job Location:    San Carlos, CA – part-time

Job Title:          Director of Development

Start Date:            Immediate

Travel:             This role will include travel in the US and occasionally to East Africa.


About the Job:

Village Enterprise’s mission is to end extreme poverty through innovation and entrepreneurship.  By the end of 2019, Village Enterprise will have impacted the lives of one million people living in extreme poverty in East Africa. Village Enterprise’s new strategy focuses on ‘scale and impact’, and the organization has ambitious goals in both areas. Village Enterprise intends to impact the lives of 20 million people living in extreme poverty by 2030. To support this growth, we plan to significantly increase our major gift fundraising efforts as a means of achieving our ambitious revenue goals.

 Village Enterprise’s Director of Development will join a passionate and dedicated team.  As a member of our Development Team you will manage the creation and implementation of Village Enterprise’s major gifts fundraising strategy focused on individual giving.


Job Description:

  • Work with the Chief Development Officer and Board Development Committee to design and execute fundraising initiatives targeting major gifts from individuals, including multi-year campaigns and annual giving

  • Manage a portfolio of high-potential medium, major, and leadership donors and prospects with a focus on securing gifts and pledges of $5,000 or more, while also leading fundraising campaigns to generate smaller individual gifts. Experience with is a Salesforce a plus.

  • Develop annual and long-term growth plans for individual donation revenue consistent with Village Enterprise’s strategic plan. Assess the success of fundraising strategies and provide clear, concise reports on results against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Develop and implement stewardship activities aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors

  • Lead in the planning and execution of donor-focused events including our annual Donor Appreciation event and donor activities planned around visiting field staff

  • In collaboration with the Board Development Committee, strategically engage board members, and other VE advocates in prospect identification, cultivation and solicitation

  • Oversee and grow our planned giving program

  • Represent our organization at high-potential networking opportunities to meet prospects and promote Village Enterprise

  • Develop new strategies to identify and cultivate relationships with philanthropy advisors (DAFs), mega-charities and “below the radar” family foundations


  • 5+ years of experience in non-profit fundraising, specifically major gift fundraising

  • 2+ years of management level experience

  • Excellent interpersonal and writing skills

  • Be a “self-starter” and with goal driven focus

  • Superior organizational skills and “follow through” on designated tasks

  • Desire, drive and ability to be an ambassador for the mission and work of Village Enterprise

  • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and a good listening ability

  • Act as a collaborative team player at all times

  • Demonstrate a passion for innovative approaches to poverty reduction around the world, including but not limited to social entrepreneurship and business development in Africa

 To Apply

Please apply through our application portal at this link: Your cover letter should explain why your experience and background make you the ideal candidate for this position, and should be no more than one page.

Note: Please do not contact Village Enterprise to enquire as to the status of your application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.