Chief Development Officer (Full Time) - We offer competitive pay, great benefits, and a chance to make a difference.

The Company: FareStart is a James Beard Award-winning nonprofit organization that empowers adults and young people experiencing poverty and homelessness through job training and employment in the foodservice industry. FareStart's restaurants, cafes, catering and contract meals businesses provide opportunities for students, apprentices and employees to work side-by-side creating great food and better lives.

The Job: FareStart is recruiting a Chief Development Officer (CDO) to its Senior Leadership Team. The CDO will be responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining a comprehensive private fundraising program on behalf of the FareStart, while enhancing the mission and vision established by the Board of Directors. This critical role will also oversee FareStart's marketing and communication and 3,500+ volunteer program.

The CDO will set the stage for high performance, encourage personal initiative, accountability, and responsibility at all levels across the Development team. The CDO will ensure that FareStart is serving our mission, building long-term / donor-centered philanthropic partnerships while contributing to the financial health of the organization through development, marketing and community engagement activities.

FareStart's CDO will be driven by enthusiasm and passion for FareStart's mission and excited by the opportunity to further the organization though innovative fundraising strategies and successful relationship management. This role requires an authentic leader with strong interpersonal skills who can deploy fresh, supportive energy where needed. Strong emotional and cultural intelligence is crucial to communicate effectively and respectfully with staff, key stakeholders, board of directors, and the population FareStart serves - all of whom bring diverse racial, educational, and socio-economic backgrounds to the organization. The role requires a deep understanding of how the varied needs of these groups differ and intersect to foster an inclusive culture that prioritizes the needs of each audience without bias.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* Work with the CEO, staff, and Board of Directors to facilitate short and long-term fundraising and marketing/communications strategic plans.

* Identify and address development issues that affect the well-being and efficacy of the organization.

* Foster a culture of philanthropy and ensure that fund development is executed in keeping with the organization's values, vision, and mission.

* Participate with the CEO to plan the organization's fund development course and programs.

* Ensure department operations function efficiently and oversee development activities in coordination with staff.

* Establish a balanced mix of donor sources and fundraising programs to attract and retain donors.

* Manage a portfolio of corporate, foundation and individual high capacity donors.

* Establish performance measures, monitor results, and evaluate the efficacy of the fund development, marketing / communications and volunteer programs.

* Maintain accountability and ensure compliance with all regulations and laws, as well as the code of ethics for fundraising professionals.

* Help to recruit, train, and motivate fundraising volunteers, including Board of Directors.

* Keep abreast of developments in philanthropy, fund development and incorporate innovative strategies.

* Prepare, submit, and manage budget effectively; provide budget forecasts throughout budget year.

* Coach and develop of staff


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


* Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in fundraising leadership with proven track record of success.

* Minimum of 5 years' experience managing marketing/communications programs.

* 5+ years managing and developing teams.

* Strong interpersonal, decision-making, and leadership skills.

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

* Analytical thinking and ability to analyze data.

* The ability to attract, retain and grow key talent.

* Strong ability to lead through periods of ambiguity.

* Exceptional business acumen.

* A record of successfully creating large scale partnerships and significant revenue generation.

* A passion for FareStart's mission.

* Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

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 these essential job functions.

* The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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 accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

* The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

* Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop; kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The Benefits:

* Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications

* Paid time-off (3 weeks first year of employment) and paid holidays

* 401(k) savings plan

* Health, disability, and life insurance

* Free ORCA pass

* Free Lunch

The Location: FareStart's administrative office, 700 Virginia St, Seattle.

Why Should You Apply?

* Great team

* Great benefits

* Great organization

* Rewarding work

FareStart is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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