Development Director

Development Director (Part-Time)

Kirkland Parks & Community Foundation ignites the power of philanthropy by connecting people, ideas and resources to cultivate a healthy, vibrant, inclusive and sustainable community.

Position overview:

KPCF’s first Development Director has a rare opportunity to use the springboard of an existing financial base to help take an organization with nine years of impactful work to the next level. This professional must have an established background in creating and implementing nonprofit donation strategies. Reporting to the Board through KPCF’s Executive Committee, the Development Director will focus on fundraising, donor stewardship and community engagement. The position is part-time (20 hours per week) with a salary range of $3,500 - $5,000/month. You'll be working in our office in downtown Kirkland, with some flexibility to work remote.


  • Working with the Board of Directors to create and implement a fundraising plan.
  • Build and maintain relationships across a wide range of community stakeholders.
  • Generate support materials such as grant applications, marketing collateral, and website content.
  • Build effective systems to drive development that can scale as the organization grows.
  • Communicate regularly with stakeholders via email, social media, and in-person.
  • Work effectively and professionally with colleagues.
  • Understand and fully utilize the ERP system used by the Foundation.
  • Play important role in budgeting process and budget management.


  • Proven work experience in non-profit fundraising, development, or a similar role
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills to connect effectively with donors and other
    stakeholders across and outside the organization.
  • Ability to work with CRM software to track and report relationship progress.
  • Excellent organizational skills enabling focus on priorities and achievement of goals.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus two years of relevant experience (preferred) or an
    A.A./High School Diploma with four years of relevant experience
  • Strong ties to Kirkland; a strong connection to the city will be critical to your success. Prefer
    current Kirkland residents.
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors and/or in nonprofit leadership.
  • Strong fundraising, marketing, and public relations experience with the ability to engage a wide
    range of stakeholders and cultures.
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to planning
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Comfortable with public speaking.
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed

How to apply:

To apply, please email your letter of application and resume. Your letter of application
must include both of the following:

  1. A letter describing how your education and experience meet the qualifications for the position.
  2. Your resume

We will not acknowledge all applications. Those chosen to move forward in consideration will receive information on the next steps. This position is subject to reference checks, the completion of a background check and education verification. KPCF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. KPCF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, sex, religion, age, gender identity or expression, medical condition, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws. We encourage qualified applicants of all backgrounds and identities to apply.

603 4th Ave, Suite 500
Kirkland WA 98033

(425) 505-3348

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Thank you for your interest in serving on the board of directors of KPCF.

We are seeking passionate and dedicated individuals who share a strong commitment to the Kirkland community to join our board of directors. Board members play a vital role in shaping the organization's direction and ensuring its long-term success. Please complete the following form to express your interest in serving on our board. We are dedicated to the commitment that our board should reflect the diversity of our community.

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