Development Director

Organization/Company Name: 
The Lund Report & Oregon Health Forum
Position Description: 

At The Lund Report, we tell stories and lead discussions that impact Oregonians’ everyday lives — and we are looking for an energetic, gregarious and collaborative Development Director to spearhead our growth. The Lund Report operates a soon-to-be-improved website to provide important public-service journalism about pressing health care issues in Oregon and beyond. The nonprofit incorporates a sister entity, the Oregon Health Forum, devoted to educating the public and advancing health policy through discussion and debate. We have plans to grow, and hiring a full-time Development Director is a key element of our vision.

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious development professional seeking to join a mission-driven organization that’s working to improve the lives of Oregonians. You’ll work to develop and grow the resources necessary to keep this small but dynamic organization functioning. You will work alongside a small, talented team of journalists and other professionals who are passionate about their work. Launched in 2009, and funded through subscriptions, donations and classified ads, The Lund Report is a must-read for health care professionals, academics, government officials and members of the public who follow health care.

The Oregon Health Forum provides an important public venue for health care leaders, consumers, policymakers and advocates to collectively address timely health policy issues and interact with their colleagues and peers. Funding for OHF initiatives has historically been in the form of ticket sales, foundation support, and corporate sponsors.

Overall duties:

The Development Director stays up-to-date on trends in philanthropy, including for nonprofit public-service journalism organizations and health care-focused entities. They will work with executive leadership at The Lund Report and Oregon Health Forum to set and meet development goals, while cultivating major gifts and planned giving, including identification of prospects, solicitation and stewardship of donors.

In addition to refining donor outreach, cultivation and engagement, they will plan and execute fundraising events and campaigns, and lead content creation for fundraising materials including emails, impact reports, presentations, and other communications. This position will also collaborate with other members of staff to develop  the organization's marketing strategy to support its public-service mission. This is a full-time position and remote work is a possibility.

The Lund Report is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

The right candidate will have:

  • experience executing successful fundraising campaigns and events
  • experience managing a CRM system(s)
  • a history of writing winning grant proposals
  • familiarity with key foundations and grant funding opportunities in Oregon
  • experience securing major gifts and cultivating corporate sponsorships and recurring donors
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • strong technology, time management and organizational skills
  • an ability to work independently and adapt to change
  • strong people skills and a passion for collaboration
  • attention to detail
  • experience tracking and managing information using Google Drive, Sheets or Excel
  • familiarity with email platforms such as MailChimp
  • commitment to public service

Preferred skills:

  • familiarity with health care
  • basic understanding of journalism ethics
  • experience in marketing/development collaboration

Wage and benefits: Initial salary will be between $60,000 to $75,000, depending on experience and qualifications. Health insurance coverage is fully paid by the employer, and the employee will also receive a monthly stipend for dental coverage and internet, as well as three weeks of paid vacation and five paid holidays.

Schedule: The schedule is somewhat flexible but should approximate typical working hours during the day.

To apply: Send a resume and cover letter in PDF form to [email protected] no later than December 20th. Include samples of marketing or fundraising materials you’ve created, if available. Please put “Development Director” in the subject line.

Position Type: 
Full Time
Where Will Work Be Performed?: 
To Be Determined
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022