ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND: Corazón Healdsburg is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a compassionate and just community by empowering and dignifying individuals and families, advocating against injustices, and uniting people to celebrate diversity. We meet the needs of more than 1,120 low-income families, the majority being Latin American, from the communities of Healdsburg, Windsor, Cloverdale, and Geyserville.

Located at the Healdsburg Community Center, we operate a bilingual family resource center and offer family centered coaching, education for all ages, and services on financial stability, workforce development, emergency response and immigration. We coordinate and amplify the Latin American voice, and host community events and discussions to celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. Everything we do supports our mission of empowering individuals and families to become self-reliant, advocating against injustices and strengthening our community. 


SUMMARY OF THE POSITION: Corazón Healdsburg is hiring a full-time salaried Associate Director of Development who will support all aspects of revenue generation totaling nearly three million dollars annually. The Associate Director of Development will also be a role model for leveraging existing fundraising infrastructure we have put in place to sustain and grow our donor base. He/She/They will report to our Executive Director and be an integral member of the Corazón team.



Individual Donor Cultivation, Solicitation, and Stewardship

  • Implementing an annual mail and email appeal calendar highlighting Corazón Healdsburg’s programs and services.

  • Managing a portfolio of up to 150 individual donors with annual giving potential between $1,000 and $100,000

  • Planning and executing annual individual giving strategies and campaigns using the donor cycle - identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward. Ultimately to grow revenue, gift size, and the donor base.

  • Communicating with donors to ensure donor centric goals, engagement and increasing level of commitment to Corazón Healdsburg.

  • Recording all actions in and leveraging our database of record, Salesforce, to track all donor contact and engagement.

  • Collaborating with the Executive Director and Corazón Board Member to develop cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies to secure major gifts.

  • Creating and implementing a donor matrix that includes stewardship/recognition, acknowledgements, communications, and donor appreciation activities/events based on giving levels


Grant Writing and Foundation Relations

  • Manage a grant writing contractor to submit 30-40 grant proposals annually ranging from $10,000 to $100,000+

  • Supervision includes reviewing grant proposals and grant budgets, in partnership with Finance/Operations team, and ensuring all grant reports are provided to funders in a timely and accurate manner

  • Attending meetings with grantors as a representative of Corazón Healdsburg


Fundraising Events

  • Supporting all aspects of fundraising events throughout the year, including our annual major donor event, Event of the Heart, in partnership with our board and volunteers

  • Managing event tasks that include

    • Engaging with event-related committees

    • Coordinating personal invitations to donors and sponsors
    • Working with vendors to ensure event success

    • Supporting event day logistics

    • Acknowledgement and thank yous post events


Corporate Relations

  • Prospecting and cultivating relationships with potential corporate donors aligned with Corazón’s mission
  • Creating corporate sponsorship benefits and programs for Corazón Healdsburg events and programs
  • Ensuring the delivery of promised benefits to corporate sponsors
  • Creating proposals and agreements for corporations to engage with Corazón Healdsburg



  • Tracking and being accountable for Corazón’s annual fundraising goals in partnership with the Executive Director

  • Working closely with all members of the Corazón team

  • Attending and contributing to Board Meetings and/or Development Committee meetings



  • Strong affinity for Corazón’s mission

  • 5+ years of fundraising experience and knowledge of fundraising best practices.

  • Proven experience closing gifts from individuals, corporations, and/or foundations

  • Grant writing and reporting experience

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills. Effective oral and written communications skills. Proven ability to effectively articulate clear and compelling messages, including the use of storytelling.

  • Excellent attention to detail and commitment to accuracy.

  • Database or CRM experience mandatory; Salesforce experience a huge plus

  • Board and/or board committee exposure and experience a huge plus

  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and with people from a variety of different racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, religious, sexual, gender, and generational backgrounds.

  • Core computer skills in Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, G Suite and Outlook.

  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends.

  • Spanish language fluency a huge plus


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to sit at a desk. Must be able to do phone or computer work for blocks of time. Must be able to communicate verbally. Must be able to lift and move paperwork, files, and computer equipment up to 25 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit; use hands to handle objects/operate keyboards; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, and crouch; talk and hear. 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 accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. This position holds regular office hours remotely (during shelter in place) or in our location at the Healdsburg Community Center. Field position at off-site locations with unknown accessibility. Some weekends and evenings required. The noise level in the work environment can be loud. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The position may require light travel to various locations throughout Sonoma County.


OTHER DUTIES: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that is required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Corazón Healdsburg is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer | PO Box 1004, Healdsburg, CA 94558

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