The Development Officer is an experienced fundraiser responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate and foundation donors. Reporting to the Reach Out and Read Northwest Development Director and working closely with colleagues in the Region and National Center, the Development Officer plays an essential fundraising role.
As an ideal candidate for this role, you are a compelling storyteller and effective champion for the causes you represent. You can identify and take opportunities, grow relationships, and develop impactful partnerships. You are a self-starter, organized, efficient, and kind, with close attention to deadlines and details. Your prior experience working with corporate and foundation funders and managing the grant life cycle and reporting will serve you well in this role. As a Development Officer, you will need to apply creative solutions, adapt to an evolving and growing organization, and work as a collaborative and productive team member with remote colleagues in a virtual working environment.
The Development Officer works from a home-based office and may reside in any location within the states of Washington or Oregon
Timing of the Interview Process
We will begin reviewing applications on November 30, 2022, and we will review applications received after that date on a rolling basis
Corporate & Foundation Giving (80%)
Development Operations (20%)
Qualifications and Experience
There are innumerable ways to learn, grow, and excel professionally. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. We are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below:
Compensation and Benefits
Salary will be competitive with similar roles at non-profit organizations of a comparable size, and you will receive a robust benefits package. The target salary for this position is $65,000-70,000. We offer medical and dental insurance, 401(k) retirement plan with match, paid vacation, and more.
About Reach Out and Read
Founded in 1989, Reach Out and Read gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. Reach Out and Read-trained medical providers use books as a diagnostic tool during regular check-ups and teach parents how to engage their child with a book to promote positive parent-child interactions during the rapid brain growth between birth and age five, particularly in economically disadvantaged families who are at risk for adverse outcomes. The daily practice of reading aloud with a parent supports children’s literacy and math skill development, their social-emotional development, and prepares them for future success in school. Through its national network of providers in more than 6,100 hospitals and health centers in all 50 states, Washington, D. C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands Reach Out and Read is helping to set 4.2 million children a year on a path to a bright future.
Reach Out and Read is the only national early literacy intervention delivered through pediatric care providers. The program has been the subject of over 20 independent studies, the largest body of scientific research for any psychosocial intervention in pediatrics. Research shows that children served by Reach Out and Read are read to more often, enjoy sharing books more, and have better expressive and receptive language skills.
Reach Out and Read Northwest
To learn more about Reach Out and Read, visit www.reachoutandread.org.
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Reach Out and Read is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status. Reach out and Read is compliant with the American with Disabilities Act and we are committed to making special accommodations for your interview or work as a member of our team. If specific accommodations are needed, please notify us and our HR team will work to accommodate your needs.