Development Director

  • Nonprofit Full Time
  • California
  • City: San Francisco

Website Environmental Traveling Companion s

ETC makes the joy and challenge of outdoor adventures accessible


Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC) is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization that has been creating and sharing outdoor adventures and environmental education programs for people with disabilities and youth from under-resourced backgrounds for close to five decades. ETC’s Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Cross-country Skiing and Youth LEAD programs annually enable over 3,000 people to enjoy accessible, educational, and transformational outdoor adventures.

Position Summary:

The Development Director will secure philanthropic resources to fuel ETC’s mission, program growth, and impact. They will have at least 3-5 years of successful nonprofit fundraising experience including: foundation and government grant writing, donor development, and writing for website and social media . The Development Director reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Board of Directors to build donor relationships and inspire a network of supporters to invest in ETC. They will have following key competencies, skills, and mindsets:


  • You are inspired by ETC’s mission and community of participants, volunteers and donors and motivated to clearly articulate the impact of our programs to potential funders.
  • You see the “ask as natural, exciting and a key part of the process.
  • You are a strategic thinker and keep the big picture in mind along with attention to details and the process.
  • You are a team player and your colleagues trust you and enjoy collaborating with you to grow ETC’s programs and our funding base.
  • You enjoy being part of an enthusiastic, diverse and skilled community dedicated to providing inclusive and educational outdoor adventures for underserved communities.
  • You believe in the power of environmental education programs to create a stronger stewardship ethic and impact the protection of our earth and natural resources.

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Researching and writing foundation grant proposals and reports.
  • Managing and expanding ETC’s individual donor base through annual appeals, cultivation events and acknowledgement.
  • Providing leadership for identifying new funding sources
  • Developing and managing ETC’s Fundraising Committee
  • Work with Executive Director to produce donor appeals (letters and social media)
  • Manage ETC’s Donor Database
  • Strategic thinking and long-term planning
  • Hire and Manage New Development Associate/Event Planner

Professional Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A proven track record in grant research, writing and procurement
  • Individual donor development
  • Experience with database management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Salesforce
  • Must be highly organized, self-motivated, flexible and possess a high level of personal integrity
  • Knowledge of SF Bay Area philanthropic community a plus
  • Enthusiasm for outdoor adventures, and environmental education Knowledge of special populations and a desire to forward ETC’s mission

Salary Range:

Full-time with robust benefits package including health, dental, a generous retirement plan, and the opportunity to join ETC adventures to experience our mission in action

To Apply:

Email resume with cover letter detailing your fundraising background, references, and two writing samples (grants and solicitation letter preferred) to:
Subject: Development Director Search + your name

ETC is an equal opportunity employer We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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