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Birch Community Services

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Development and Communications Manager

Birch Community Services, Inc.




Employment type      Full-Time Salaried, Exempt

Job type                     Nonprofit - Social Services

Education                  4 year bachelor’s degree

Experience                At least 3 years fund development experience

Relocation                 Not preferable

Required travel         Frequent local driving (Portland Metro Area)

Reports to                  Executive Director

Salary                         $50,000 to $60,000 (Depending on experience)




The focus of this position will be cultivating and growing Birch Community Services’ donor base. The Development and Communications Manager will:

  • Serve as a contributing member of the BCS Executive Management Team.
  • Serve as point person and overseer of all development activities
  • Develop and execute BCS’s annual fundraising plan
  • Manage individual, major, and corporate donor relationships
  • Manage the implementation of SalesForce fundraising software and oversee data entry and gift processing by support staff
  • Work closely with Executive Director and Board in donor acquisition and cultivation
  • Secure financial support from individuals, major donors, foundations and corporations
  • Secure in-kind product donations from corporations
  • Oversee development calendar including tracking funding, managing deadlines, and facilitating communication with donors
  • Act as the staff point person on all development and PR events, including annual fundraising breakfast, and smaller events
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Work with grant writing consultant to complete various aspects of grants: research, applications, submittals, and reports
  • Coordinate development strategies with leadership team to grow fundraising
  • Oversee and implement web and social media communication for BCS
  • Provide basic graphic design tasks associated with web, email and print collateral
  • Other duties as assigned




  • Minimum of 3 years demonstrated fund development experience in a nonprofit
  • Experience and comfort with graphic design of simple promotional materials and presentations
  • Passionate about fulfilling Birch Community Service’s mission
  • Experience with social media and other forms of digital communication as development tools
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities and projects, often with tight deadlines, while addressing daily needs
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Comfort and experience with public speaking and donor relations
  • Experience with donor management databases and other computer software (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Valid Oregon or Washington driver’s license
  • 4 Year bachelor’s degree required


  • Familiarity with Portland Metro Area donor community
  • Experience with SalesForce desirable
  • Experience developing strategic plans
  • Experience with Photoshop, Publisher, etc. is a plus

Please send a cover letter and resume to info@birchcommunityservices.org

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Birch Community Services

We are people who are addressing the roots of hunger and poverty in our community. The BCS theory of change is based on accountability and the power of human dignity. We believe everyone has something to give. At its core, our model assumes that personal responsibility empowers people to develop their own capacity to be self-sufficient and that the best context for this transformation is within a community in which participants work together to attain their goals. We believe this kind of community can stabilize families and More...