Redwood Shores, CA

Director of Development

m/Oppenheim Associates is assisting Family Connections in Redwood Shores, CA in the search for an entrepreneurial, roll-up-your-sleeves Director of Development to create the fundraising infrastructure necessary to increase contributed revenue in support of closing the achievement gap for children of low-income families. As part of the search process, we are reaching out to the community for suggestions. For more information, please review the complete Position Description.

Family Connections knows that a healthy, positive family dynamic is key to a child’s success. That is why Family Connections is a family learning community focused on discovery and growth for children and their parents/caregivers. What began in 1993 as a grassroots effort modeled on co-op preschools has evolved into a uniquely comprehensive, bi-lingual, parent-child education center in which parents and children attend programs together, learn together, and grow together – from cradle to college.  Family Connections currently operates in East Palo Alto, East Menlo Park, and Redwood City serving nearly 600 individuals per year. The organization has eight full-time and eight part-time staff with an annual operating budget of approximately $1.4M.

On the heels of a comprehensive strategic plan outlining ambitious but attainable goals, and an in-process marketing and branding revamp, Family Connections seeks a Director of Development to drive acquisition and retention of contributed revenue through both innovative and traditional methods. The Director will provide support to the ED and the Board on all matters related to fundraising, institute fundraising best practices, and ensure that Family Connections is well-positioned to compete in San Mateo and Santa Clara county philanthropic circles.

For additional information or to apply, please contact Lisa Grossman at info[at]mopenheim[dot]com.

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