Job Title: Development Director
Location: Portland, OR
Reports To: Executive Director
FLSA Status: Full Time, Exempt
Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. GOTR is a physical activity-based positive youth development program that is designed to enhance girls’ social, psychological and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences.
Girls on the Run believes that all girls and communities should have access to our programs. We warmly welcome the participation of any child who identifies as “girl”, non-binary, or gender expansive in our programs. We strive to eliminate barriers to participation, to create programming that engages all communities, to be intentional about staff and volunteer diversity and to promote a culture of inclusion across the organization.
Meeting twice a week in small teams, we teach life skills through interactive lessons and running games. The curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run volunteer coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing healthy relationships and teamwork, and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large. We use movement to inspire and motivate, encourage holistic health, and build confidence through accomplishment. The season concludes with a celebratory 5K event. Completing a 5K imparts a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.
Having merged the Girls on the Run of Portland Metro, Willamette Valley and Central Oregon councils in January 2022, Girls on the Run of Greater Oregon will engage more than 400 volunteers and serve more than 1,200 girls in 3rd through 8th grade this coming school year in the Portland area, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis and Bend. We are embarking on a strategic path to grow our impact each year while maintaining our commitment to program quality, accessibility, and inclusion. This position plays a key role in supporting this expansion.
The Development Director will report directly to the Executive Director and collaborate across a seven-person staff. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for and commitment to supporting the social, emotional and physical health of youth. The Development Director will create and implement an annual development plan for GOTRGO to support its short and long-term philanthropic objectives.
This position is an integral member of our growing organization and is best suited for candidates who are strong at developing personal relationships, highly organized and motivated. Interested candidates should familiarize themselves with our mission, core values and programs, as described on our website www.gotroregon.org.
The primary responsibility of the Development Director will be to lead the organization’s individual giving strategy. This will include:
The Development Director will also be responsible for the organization’s sponsorship program. This will include:
Qualities and Qualifications
Compensation and Benefits:
This is an exempt, full time position offering a compensation range of $68,000 - $73,000 annually depending on experience. Girls on the Run Greater Oregon offers a generous PTO plan, a benefits package including company subsidized medical and dental, vision coverage, life insurance and paid medical leave as well as a 401k plan with employer match.
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