Friday, December 21, 2012

Vice President, Development


The Company:
Samasource is an award-winning social enterprise with a huge vision - to connect the one billion people living in poverty around the world to work using technology. Samasource combines the fast-paced, results-driven culture of a tech start-up with the passion for alleviating global poverty of a non-profit. We like to move quickly and get things done - if you join us, you will be part of a dynamic team that is passionate about making an impact.

Samasource was founded in 2008 and is supported by major corporate and philanthropic funders including MasterCard, Google, eBay, Cisco, Rockefeller, Ford and the State Department. Headquartered in San Francisco’s Mission District, Samasource has 30+ employees and gives work to thousands of people worldwide.

The Position:
We are looking for a Vice President of Development who will identify, develop and manage Samasource’s relationships with potential and current major donors throughout the United States.

Ideal candidates will have extensive experience in donor cultivation and be comfortable and adept at building long-term relationships. Working from our San Francisco office and reporting to senior management, you will be an integral part of our development team, responsible for growing and maintaining our relationships with individual donors and corporate partners.


  • Manage a production team to run our fifth-annual Give Work Gala
  • Manage a portfolio of 100+ individual donors and corporate partners capable of making gifts at the $50,000 to $100,000+ level
  • Build long-term relationships with major donors; leveraging existing network of donors and technology leads
  • Collaborate with management team and board members to identify new philanthropists and major donors
  • Provide background information and identify methods of engagement for individual and corporate donor prospects
  • Maintain accurate donor contact records in our CRM


  • BA/BS
  • 7+ years raising money for early stage non-profits, causes, or political campaigns; minimum 3 years running a development team
  • Demonstrated track record of identifying prospective donors and developing long-term relationships
  • Proven ability to solicit and close gifts of $50,000 and above
  • Superlative interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • At home in a fast-paced environment with a high level of ambiguity
  • Tech-savvy and an avid user of social media
  • Experience using Salesforce or other donor CRM tools
  • A desire to change the world
  • Outgoing personality and great sense of humor
  • Eligibility to work in the U.S

Please apply through our website

  • Managing Partners

    William Davidson Institute
  • Sponsoring Partner

    Citi Foundation
  • Content Partners


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