Development Director


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Development Director will oversee all AMCS’s fundraising efforts and is responsible for increasing overall major and corporate gifts to the organization.  The Development Director will work closely with the CEO to develop and implement a philanthropy strategy for AMCS which includes cultivating current and new donors.  This position is responsible for achieving the organization’s fundraising goals and engaging the community in ongoing philanthropic activities.


Event Management

  • Creates and implements strategies and timelines for AMCS signature events and any special initiatives.

  • Responsible for working with the CEO to solicit and secure all sponsors, attendees, and silent and live auction items.

  • Manages and oversees accurate recording of event information in DonorPerfect and/or excel, file system, and/or records. Creates, updates and revises as needed.

  • Manages and tracks sponsors, attendees, ticket sales, table sales, other revenue and measure of progress.

  • Coordinates all printed materials.

  • Coordinates and manages all event aspects on the event day.

Major Gifts & Corporate Fundraising

  • Create and implement an annual fundraising plan for a successful corporate and individual fundraising program, including goals, strategy and timeline of efforts.

  • Works with Chief Executive Officer and relevant committees to develop and monitor individual and corporate sponsors including research, solicitation, cultivation and record keeping.

  • Develops and cultivates relationships with current and prospective major donors and prospective planned giving donors.

  • Develops and cultivates contacts with community organizations, attends meetings, delivers presentations, and promotes AMCS’s fundraising programs.

  • Steward donors through personal visits, email/text communication and telephone calls.

  • Develops a timeline for grant proposals and assist with all proposals and progress reports.

  • Manage and update AMCS website content and constant contact communications.

  • Write, produce and track all AMCS acknowledgements.

  • Perform all other responsibilities and projects as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.


  • 5-7 years results-oriented fundraising and direct development experience including management of staff and volunteers.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and database management preferred.

  • Knowledge of relevant fundraising principles and best practices

  • Knowledge of donor databases sufficient to manage donor records and solicitation status (including generating status and other relevant reports).

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully close major gift requests.

  • Superior leadership, organizational and planning skills.

  • Ability to develop and prepare presentations, reports, and business correspondence.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to develop and maintain relationships.

  • Must be pro-active with an attention to detail.

  • Ability to drive and travel throughout Southern California occasionally.

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Airport Marina Counseling Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees, applicants and program beneficiaries.  Airport Marina Counseling Service does not discriminate against any person because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, political affiliation or citizenship. All qualified applicants, including minorities and women, are encouraged to apply.

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