Thursday, December 20, 2012

Director of Development

UCP Wheels for Humanity


  • Develops and executes UCP WFH annual fundraising plan in conjunction with goals outlined in the strategic plan
  • Designs, implements and manages all fundraising activities including: annual campaign, special events, endowment and grant management
  • Manages staff responsible for the development and tracking of proposals for all foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Manages staff responsible for special events coordination and implementation
  • Secures financial support from individuals, foundations, corporations and various funding partners while cultivating relationships
  • Designs and oversees production of all major publications, including Social Media, newsletter (pint and electronic), website, press releases, brochures and marketing materials for solicitations and events
  • Researches prospects and supports the development of large (>$1,000,000) government and foundation proposals
  • Manages the implementation of Raiser's Edge and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing
  • Develops and executes a well-designed stewardship plan for various donor levels
  • Develops fundraising training for board members and other leadership volunteers
  • Assumes responsibility for all Development reports to the Board and other agencies, and attends all Board meetings
  • Assists the Board with recommending and researching potential new members
  • Creates and oversees office systems to support all Development projects and operations
  • Works closely with the Executive Director, Program Specialist and UCP of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) to develop public relations plan and an advertising plan
  • Develops and implements strategies to promote UCP WFH’s mission


  • A minimum of 5 years professional fundraising and marketing experience
  • Proven experience in designing and managing development and marketing programs
  • Advanced knowledge in the development of government and large grant proposals
  • Experience with developing and maintaining productive working relationships with board members, donors, and foundations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as a leader and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Raiser's Edge (a plus)
  • Experience in development for international organizations
  • Strong skills working with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must be proactive and have the ability to be a self-starter
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (a plus)
  • BA (required), MA (a plus)

About UCP Wheels for Humanity (UCP WFH)

Since 1996, UCP WFH has helped nearly 60,000 people with disabilities in more than 68 developing nations gain increased mobility and opportunity. We will continue to do so with the help of our many generous supporters. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in North Hollywood, California with the mission is to provide mobility, self-sufficiency and education to people with disabilities throughout the world.

In order to best support our beneficiaries UCP WFH takes into account the complex support system required to responsibly and sustainably provide mobility devices to those in need. UCP WFH works directly with partners within each country to build their capacity to meet the mobility needs of their community in a responsible and sustainable manner. UCP WFH is proud of our work to bring the freedom of mobility to thousands across the globe.


Full-time exempt position

Salary commensurate with experience

Medical benefits

Please send resume and cover letter to:

  • Managing Partners

    William Davidson Institute
  • Sponsoring Partner

    Citi Foundation
  • Content Partners


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