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Development Director

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA

Full Time

About the Position

BARHII’s Development Manager/Director will work closely with BARHII’s Executive Director to manage our annual fundraising operations. The successful applicant will co- design our annual development plan, supervise the grants calendar, complete significant grant writing, submit proposals, and complete all contracting when grants are awarded. The successful applicant will have significant experience in grant writing and exceptional project management skills.

BARHII is a stable organization with a strategic focus on sustainability. BARHII raises approximately $2 million annually through a healthy mix of foundation grants, membership dues, and earned revenues.  We are seeking a strategist who can help us maintain our focus on diverse, multi-year funding streams—as well as support the diversification of funding.


BARHII is the coalition of the 11 public health departments in the Bay Area, founded to address the living conditions and power imbalances that have created decade-long differences in life expectancy by race, income, and neighborhood. Founded by four highly regarded social justice-minded public health directors, BARHII uses an explicit racial justice lens to advance health equity. Each year, we convene several hundred Bay Area public health staff. Through a combination of trainings and policy efforts, BARHII staff and members drive innovations in the field and secure public policies that improve the living conditions that impact health.

Support for Public Health Departments: BARHII is a leader in developing health equity resources and trainings. Over 1,000 Bay Area government staff have been trained by BARHII in the last three years. Our health equity framework, which calls for upstream interventions to reduce differences in life expectancy, has shaped the work of state and local health departments and now regularly appears in public health textbooks. Our popular publications address a wide variety of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), including development and land use, housing affordability, climate resilience, and community engagement and power building.

Policy Efforts: BARHII is dedicated to improving healthy living conditions so that people live longer, healthier lives. Our staff advance research-based policies and innovative solutions at the state and local level that can have measurable impacts on the conditions that create health. For example, we helped secure emergency eviction protections for the Bay Area’s eight million residents to provide housing stability during COVID-19.

BARHII is a high-energy, high-performing, collaborative team of diverse professionals committed to health equity. We offer competitive salaries, employer paid benefits, matched retirement program, and attention to work-life balance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Development Responsibilities

  • In partnership with Executive Director, establish 3-year fund development goals, potential donors, and fund development strategy. Customize these goals to the current economic moment.

  • Establish and manage annual fundraising and communications calendar, including deadlines for grant reporting and applications

  • Manage annual conference and annual membership dues processes

  • Conduct donor prospecting and support Executive Director in making contact with new funders aligned to our mission

  • Submit approximately two to four grant applications monthly and all program reports as required

  • Supervise and manage the contracting for all awarded grants, including timely development of deliverables and follow up with contracting entities to complete contracting in accordance with regulatory requirements and agreements

  • Support preparation of annual budget

  • Coordinate with communications and other consultants, as needed to advance development priorities

  • Ensure collegial atmosphere by answering funder inquiries, providing general support to funder and requests

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience

Director position will require at least 10 years of progressively responsible development experience, including primary responsibility for the entirety of an organization’s fund development operations.

Entry level development candidates will not be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated experience successfully raising funds from private foundations, corporations and/or government agencies. Some experience raising funds for an intermediary, rather than direct service organizations, preferred but not required

  • Demonstrated success attracting new donors that become long term organizational champions

  • Exceptional grant writing skills, including experience creating summaries of new program areas

  • Strong organizational and planning skills and ability to maintain ongoing focus on annual calendar

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Highly detail oriented, especially in managing deadlines and producing written materials

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

  • Commitment to and connection with the Bay Area communities who experience health equity challenges is highly desired. Spirit of cultural sensitivity and inclusiveness is required

Organizational Relationship

Reports directly to BARHII’s Executive Director, and works collaboratively with BARHII members and staff, vendors, and other partners to advance health equity.

Work Environment

  • The position is a full-time position that works 32 hours per week currently via telecommute

  • This position receives full benefits, a competitive salary, and generous leave policies

  • The position requires significant computer work

EEO Note:

BARHII is a project of Tides Center, is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.

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