Current Job Openings:


The Sunshine Division seeks a dynamic, experienced development professional to fill the newly created position of Senior Development Officer. This new member of the development team will have a passion for helping low-income families meet their emergency food and clothing needs and will be skilled at sharing that passion with potential major and planned gift donors. Working as part of a small, committed team, the Senior Development Officer will hold a portfolio of major and planned giving prospects and will help coordinate the activities of staff, volunteers and board members in reaching those donors.


Working as part of a small collaborative team, the successful candidate serves as the Sunshine Division’s primary fundraiser for soliciting and stewarding gifts of $2,500 or more from individuals. Gift conversations may include annual, endowed, capital, current restricted and planned gift components.


Builds a pipeline and appropriate strategies for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of 75-100 prospective major gift donors with a focus on gifts of $2,500 and above.

The Senior Development Officer will work closely with the executive director and the director of development and communications to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors with the potential to make major gifts and planned gifts to support the mission of the Sunshine Division. The SDO will also help assure major and planned giving strategies are aligned and coordinated with all development activities.

The Senior Development officer will identify prospective new donors, educate them about the Sunshine Division’s impact, engage them in the Sunshine Division’s mission and community, cultivate them for eventual solicitation, assure that solicitation is done respectfully at the right time and for the right purposes; and steward donors and their gifts to the Sunshine Division.

The officer will independently visit with potential donors, as well as coordinate visits by board members and volunteers as appropriate. The Senior Development Officer will draft proposals, solicit individuals, as well as plan and oversee small cultivation gatherings. The candidate’s performance will be measured on the number of substantive visits made and ultimately gifts raised.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: Workplace Giving Campaign Management, perform other related duties as assigned.


REPORTS TO: Director of Development and Communications

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree preferred. A minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of experience with a proven local record of success in the solicitation of major gifts from individuals, corporations, and or foundations, and experience working with volunteer boards.


Demonstrated ability to develop effective cultivation and solicitation strategies.

Demonstrated ability to effectively share the mission of the Sunshine Division with current and potential donors in a way that leads to their further investment.

Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities with minimal supervision.

Ability to quickly build personal rapport and trust with current and potential donors.

Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive material.

Ability to work a flexible work – some evening and weekend work required.

Excellent organizational skills.

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Basic knowledge of planned giving vehicles.

Capable of working both independently and collaboratively in a small non-profit environment.

If your skills and experience make you a great addition to the Sunshine Division team, please email your cover letter, resume’, and three professional references to our search consultant at: support@crookerconsulting.com