Employment Opportunities

To apply for an available position, please send your resume and cover letter to admin@jwhouse.org.

Available Positions


Title:  Development Director

Reports to: Executive Director

Status: Full Time Exempt

Hours: Monday – Friday with occasional nights and weekends required

Committees: Development, any ad hoc event committees

Overview: A full-time position reporting to the Executive Director, The Development Director serves leads all fundraising opportunities, all external communications, and high level project management produce increasing levels of visibility and support for JW House. He/she is a part of the senior leadership team.

Individual Giving Responsibilities

  • Works with the Executive Director and Development & Marketing Manager to create and implement annual development plan, create a budget, and achieve goals set out in development plan.
  • Lead and manage all fundraising activities including, annual fund, major gifts, grants and special events.
  • Manages a portfolio of donors including donor relations, cultivation, communications and recognition.
  • Manages relationships with corporate partners/sponsors.
  • Works with Executive Director to develop a planned giving program.
  • Oversees all aspects of grant fundraising including grant research, writing/editing grant applications and proposals, tracking, and reporting.
  • Leads major donor solicitation effort working with Executive Director to solicit and maintain a portfolio of donors: foundations, corporations, and major individual donors.

Grant Seeking Responsibilities

  • Manage development, finalization and submission of proposals and letters of inquiry/intent in collaboration with our Operations team.
  • Coordinate the review, finalization and execution of grant documents.
  • Manage timely finalization and submission of grant reporting and other grants/awards requirements.
  • Oversees all aspects of grant fundraising including grant research, writing/editing grant applications and proposals, tracking, and reporting.
  • Improve and maintain internal processes and schedules related to development of funding proposals.

Corporate Relations & Fundraising Responsibilities

  • With the Executive Director, strategize the direction and growth of corporate fundraising
  • Cultivate, steward, solicit, and maintain relationships and volunteer opportunities with corporate groups
  • Design and implement an effective corporate donor stewardship program
  • Develop, in collaboration with the House Operations Manager, volunteer communication strategies and impact with affinity and corporate volunteer groups
  • Maintain relationships with group/corporate volunteers, always with the Development lens, i.e. all are prospects


  1. Attends weekly staff meeting.
  2. Attends trainings or workshops as necessary.
  3. Keeps accurate records to maintain integrity of donor database.
  4. Maintains current knowledge of fundraising trends and best practices.

Skills and Attributes

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to represent JW House and maintain good relations with donors, grantors, staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to establish relationships with foundation, corporate, and major individual donors.
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and dedication to the JW House mission.
  • Good team player able to manage a small team and establish successful relationships.
  • College degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Highly organized and able to multi-task.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
  • Database experience desirable and knowledge of Exceed! a plus.
  • Experience with volunteer management a plus.
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish also a plus.