Director of Development

Office Coordinator

Director of Development

POSITION: Director of Development
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary: DOE
Benefits: Generous benefits package provided
Work schedule: M-F, Full time. Occasional evenings and weekends as required.

Organizational Description:
Founded in San Francisco in 1998, Openhouse works to reduce isolation and empower LGBT seniors to improve their health, well being and economic security. Over the past two decades, Openhouse has grown from a small grassroots organization run by dedicated volunteers, into a full-service, professionally staffed agency recognized as a national leader in serving and advocating for LGBT seniors. The mission of Openhouse is to enable San Francisco LGBT seniors and older adults to overcome the unique challenges they face as they age by providing housing, direct services, and community building programs.

The annual operating budget of Openhouse is $1.6M, with an additional $1.6M being raised during FY2016/17 as part of the organization’s expansion campaign. Funding for Openhouse comes from a variety of sources, including government, foundations and corporations, individuals, events, as well earned revenue from trainings and workshops. The organization’s values of equality, community, excellence, and inspiration are embedded in all interactions and programs touching OH community members, volunteers, staff and members of the Board of Directors.

Position Overview:
The Director of Development is responsible for the management and execution of Openhouse’s development program. He/she plans and directs to all aspects of the organization’s fund raising effort, including major gifts, the annual campaign, corporate support, grant management, events, as well as fund raising for Openhouse’s expansion effort. The Director of Development supervises the Development Assistant and will work with the Executive Director over the next six months to determine the staffing needs of the department and hire additional staff and consultants as needed.

Along with the Executive Director, the Director of Development serves as a key spokesperson and represents the organization at events and activities for donors and prospective supporters. He/she works to form strong collaborative relationships with members of the philanthropic community, individual and corporate donors, sponsors, board members and volunteers.

Position Scope and Responsibilities:

  • Refine and manage a multi-faceted development program that includes individual giving, corporate support, foundation grants, events, and a planned giving program.
  • In coordination with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and appropriate consultant(s), manage a capital fund raising effort to finance Openhouse’s expansion initiative.
  • Create and implement a multi-year plan to identify, cultivate and acquire new donors, including
    an ongoing program of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship that seeks to ensure the organization’s long-term financial sustainability.
  • Coordinate and manage an annual fundraising gala as well as cultivation/stewardship events to be determined.
  • Plan, coordinate and manage direct mail, as well as online and special event funding drives.
  • Write content and oversee production of OH’s newsletters and promotional materials.
  • Create development-related content for OH’s website and utilize social marketing tools to increase the organization’s visibility, improve communications with stakeholders, and support giving.
  • Provide support and direction to members of the Board of Directors in their work as advocates
    and leaders in the fund raising effort for Openhouse; provide staff support to the Development Committee.
  • Work with program staff to prepare government and foundation funding proposals and reports.
  • Provide detailed, accurate, and timely reports on development activity to the Executive Director, Development Committee, and Board of Directors, as directed.
  • Manage the development department in a fiscally sound manner by ensuring that the appropriate systems, staffing, and procedures are in place to support the fundraising goals
  • Supervise and manage the performance of the Development staff and consultants.
  • Work with the Executive Director, staff colleagues, and volunteer leadership to create an awareness and culture of philanthropy throughout the organization.

Experience and Qualifications
The Director of Development should have the following experience and qualifications:

  • A minimum of seven years progressively responsible development experience, with at least two years in a senior management role.
  • A proven track record of success in raising major gifts from individuals and institutions, including experience in the cultivation and solicitation of five and six-figure gifts.
  • Experience creating and implementing a comprehensive, broad-based development program that includes the fund raising sources outlined above.
  • Experience working with and managing capital and/or special project fund raising efforts.
  • Experience successfully planning and executing major fund raising events.
  • Knowledge of and experience with broad-based fundraising and marketing strategies, including direct mail and social media.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and gain the respect and support of staff colleagues, board members, and volunteer leaders.
  • Proven ability as a team builder, motivator, and mentor.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; ability to vary communication style to meet the need of the audience.
  • A minimum Bachelor’s degree.

Applicants should send cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to:

  • [email protected] Attention Karyn Skultety (Executive Director)
  • Please, no phone calls

Openhouse is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are strongly encouraged from people of color, immigrants, seniors, LGBTQ people, people living with HIV/AIDS, people with disabilities, and bilingual and bicultural people. OH does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability. OH is committed to a diverse work environment. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Openhouse is an equal opportunity employer. Women, older adults, people of color, transgender people and people with disabilities encouraged to apply.  Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


Office Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Operations
Salary: DOE
Benefits: Generous benefits package provided
Work schedule: M-F, Full time (32 Hours/week starting).

The Office Coordinator provides administrative and general office support while establishing systems to streamline office procedures and create a pleasant experience for guests and clients. The Office Coordinator reports to the Director of Operations.

Community Outreach/Reception

  • Engages volunteer base to ensure consistent reception desk coverage
  • Provides necessary training and support for reception desk volunteers
  • Maintains website updates and liaisons with webmaster where needed

Office Maintenance

  • Maintains office supply levels and ensures general tidiness of supply closets
  • Maintains office machines and liaisons with IT professionals where needed
  • Maintains overall filing system (digital and printed)
  • Ensures office cleanliness between weekly cleaning crew visits
  • Liaisons with appropriate departments to arrange for building maintenance


  • Processes all shipping, receiving & office mail
  • Creates and maintains office procedure manual

Staff Liaison

  • Provides staff orientation and ongoing technical assistance to facilities and office equipment
  • Processes staff accommodation requests

Other duties as assigned


  • Acute attention to detail
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience with Constant Contact preferred.
  • Bookkeeping, clerical and computer experience.
  • Excellent organizational, writing and time-management skills.
  • Ability to generate new ideas, projects, systems.
  • Ability to work effectively with volunteers.
  • Sensitivity to needs of LGBT seniors.
  • Mature understanding of social problems, ability to establish relationships quickly.

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Openhouse offers a full benefits package including health, dental & vision insurance; generous paid leave; and an enjoyable, vibrant, collaborative and supportive work environment.

E-mail cover letter and resume to [email protected] or fax to (415) 296-8008. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls please.

Openhouse is an equal opportunity employer. Women, older adults, people of color, transgender people and people with disabilities encouraged to apply.  Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.