Vice President of Development

Scion Executive Search ( has been retained to conduct the search for a Vice President of Development for our client, a nonprofit organization on the Peninsula, south of San Francisco, CA.

This key role is a part of the executive team, and will foster strategic relationships and partnerships to align this nonprofit with potential growth opportunities in alliances, corporate partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, and with key community influencers. We are seeking strategic influencers and thinkers with a hybrid background of corporate and nonprofit development experience who can bring a rich network of community alliances. This position will oversee both the development and marketing teams to meet strategic goals and will be responsible for increasing engagement with existing donors/contributors and building additional networks of support.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ten years of experience in key management/leadership roles with a track record of success
  • Masters level education preferred, BA/BS required
  • Excellent Management skills with experience in corporate partnerships and nonprofit development
  • Hands-on experience building and managing marketing or fund raising programs like direct mail, email, and social medianot just management experience
  • Superior speaking and writing skills
  • Strategic planning experience
  • Excellent manager able to mentor and empower team members, both direct-reports and others
  • Demonstrated and documented success
  • Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds including staff, consultants, board members, foundation staff, donors, business leaders, etc.


This position offers a wonderful working environment and a competitive starting base salary of up to $150k, (depending on experience,) plus a very competitive benefits package.


How to apply

For immediate consideration please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Scion Executive Search via email to


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