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Associate Director of Development

Jan 27, 2020
2018 Cocoon House
Cocoon House
Join our team! You could play an important role at Cocoon House. 

We empower young people, families, and communities to break the cycle of homelessness through outreach, housing and prevention. Through our programs, we serve hundreds of youth, families, and young adults throughout Snohomish County. To learn more, please visit our website at
We’re looking for an Associate Director of Development: 
Job purpose:  The Associate Director of Development is expected to enhance and support strong fundraising plans for special events, third party events, sponsorship and grants with a special focus on major gifts, planned giving and corporate engagement. The Associate Director of Development will support the overall fundraising team alongside with Director of Development and Operations, build long-term sustainable relationships with donors in the community, and outline and execute long-term strategy to support the future sustainable growth. 

Hours: Full-time  
Pay: $27.00 to $32.00/hour, DOE  
Reports to: Director of Development and Community Relations (DCR) 
Benefits: Eligible for benefits after 60 days 

Duties and responsibilities: 
• Support DCR team on day to day operations.
• Support deposits get entered into donor management database, are reconciled with finance, and donors are thanked in a timely manner.
• Support fundraising efforts through social media, community engagement, speaking engagements, and more.
• Build and implement a comprehensive fundraising program, including planned giving.
• Lead Flutter Tours on a reoccurring basis. 
• Regularly present to community groups and supporters about Cocoon House and how to get involved 
• Develop and manage a portfolio of relationships: 
identifying and cultivating prospects, soliciting gifts, and stewarding these relationships on behalf of the Agency.
• Support fundraising efforts through social media, community engagement, speaking engagements, and more.
• Schedule meetings with donors and prospective donors with CEO and other team members, directly soliciting gifts to support the Agency.
• Provide ongoing database updates to assure that the information on current and prospective major donors are accurate and complete allowing for full understanding of portfolio contacts.  
• Strategically participate on behalf of Cocoon House in community events and external organizations to develop new relationships for the Agency.
• Stay up-to-date on best practices in fund development and major gifts and bring knowledge to Cocoon House to best support fund development strategy for Agency.
• Support fellow DCR team members and provide other duties as assigned. 
• Five to ten years successful experience in major and/or planned giving, preference for experience in fund development in Snohomish County.
• Must be committed to the mission of Cocoon House:  empowering young people, families and the community to break the cycle of homelessness through outreach, housing and prevention.
• The ideal candidate possesses integrity, is friendly and professional, organized, hard-working, donor centric, highly motivated, and has a passion for fund development.
• Ability to understand the needs and interests of high impact donors and community supporters 
• Demonstrated success with overseeing fundraising events and auctions 
• Strong interpersonal skills and exceptional at working with diverse groups of people.
• Excellent public speaking, and written and oral communication.
• Experience in development and administration of budgets and work plans.
• Availability to work varied hours, including nights and weekends as necessary.
• Skilled in Outlook, Word, Excel and Access. Donor management database, Constant Contact and Greater Giving experience highly preferred. 
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize deadlines, work independently, take initiative and maintain confidentiality.
• Valid Washington State driver's license, vehicle in working condition, proof of insurance, or the ability to fulfill timely and extensive travel requirements across widespread regional geography. 
• Ability to pass a DSHS Criminal Background check 
Working conditions: 
• Mobility: ability to sit for long periods, move about an office, stand occasionally, reach above and below desk level
• Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes • Lifting: occasional lifting of papers, files, equipment and material weighing up to 25 pounds
• Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently
• Hearing/Talking: ability to hear typical speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person
• Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate; frequent contact with others including some public contact; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments 
Physical requirements: 
• Must have the ability to run up and down indoor and outdoor stairwells in case of youth emergency.
• Communicate effectively with youth, staff, other programs, vendors and the public, both orally and in writing.
• Hear voice conversations and alarms.
• Possess close vision, far vision, side vision, depth perception, visual ability to read a variety of materials.
• Dexterity of hands and fingers to reach, handle and operate telephone, computer keyboard, record information in appropriate youth files and logs. 
Cocoon House will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified persons with disabilities if requested. 

Cocoon House is strongly committed to removing barriers and supporting inclusion and diversity in all its forms. We strive to create a safe and open atmosphere for young people, families, staff, board members, community partners and funders. We learn from the diverse individuals we work with and embrace their unique attributes to ensure we fulfill our agency mission and core values.  

Cocoon House is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek to provide equal opportunity for all persons without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected under the law. People of color and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply. 

We are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic workforce, committed to working in a multicultural environment and we strongly encourage applications from veterans, and marginalized populations; including people of color, women and those in the LGBTQ community. We encourage those with personal experience with homelessness to apply. 

How to apply: If you are interested in this position, please email a resume and cover letter, in Word or PDF format, along with your personal email address, to Please note that no phone calls will be accepted, and only those candidates who are being considered will be contacted. 

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