Current Job Openings:

Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Giving

The Sunshine Division has a long history of success, growing exponentially in recent years; quadrupling annual revenue in the past decade.  The previous year has seen not only record fundraising in every event, but also the opening of the first additional facility in our 95-year history.

We are looking for a leader in fundraising who can embrace this long-cherished Portland tradition, engage meaningfully in our culture of service, and facilitate our continued growth for the future.  The Sunshine Division seeks a trailblazer who can build on our success and move us to the next level, so we can expand the programs we offer to our community.  In Addition, we are in the exploratory phases of a capital campaign and require a Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Giving to help helm these efforts.


The Sunshine Division, a 95-year-old organization with the mission of helping families and individuals in need in the Portland area, seeks a Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Giving to join its engaged team of staff, board, members and donors. The Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Giving will oversee the strategic planning and implementation of the fundraising strategy for the entire year. Working with the organization’s Executive Director and professional staff, the Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Giving will ensure that all fundraising efforts are consistent and focused, deploying the appropriate people to assure that the organization’s various programs are effectively funded.

The ideal candidate will be a talented fundraising professional, with a solid track record of building deep donor relationships, using a hands-on approach to cultivate and steward donors so they are inspired to give generously and consistently.  The candidate must be able to carry a portfolio of donors of their own and facilitate corporate relationships.  This crucial work is necessary to move The Sunshine Division forward to a sustainable future.

The ideal candidate will be a strong, collaborative leader, skilled at motivating the board to engage their own portfolios of donors most effectively.

The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker, able to see the big picture, while simultaneously assuring operational effectiveness to create success.


Fundraising Goals and Strategy- Provide leadership to the board and staff to ensure that annual fundraising goals are achieved.

The successful candidate will:

  • Develop fundraising plan and strategy for the entire year, assure the plan is adjusted as needed to assure The Sunshine Division successfully fulfills its mission.  This includes strategies for general appeals, events, major gifts, and planned giving.
  • Oversee implementation of The Sunshine Division’s fundraising programs to carry out the organization’s mission.  Working with the Director of Events, Marketing and Communications, oversee the development of annual appeals, support successful events by meeting sponsorship and fundraising goals.
  • Enhance the Sunshine Division’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
  • Contribute to the planning stages and implementation of potential future capital campaign.

Direct Fundraising- The Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Giving will work closely with other members of the professional fundraising team of the Sunshine Division to build a donor pipeline and identify appropriate strategies to cultivate, solicit and steward donors with the potential to make meaningful gifts.  The Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Giving will be directly responsible for 60-80 prospective donors, with a focus on gifts of $10,000 to $100,000, and will help assure gift strategies are aligned and coordinated with events and general organization activities.

The successful candidate will:

  • Work with the Executive Director, Major Gifts Officer and others to assure a pipeline of major gifts prospects is identified, updated as needed, and that appropriate cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies are implemented.
  • Educate donors about the Sunshine Division and its mission.
  • Engage donors in the mission and vision for the Sunshine Division and cultivate them for eventual solicitation.
  • Assure that solicitation of donors is done respectfully at the right time and for the right purposes.
  • Steward donors and their gifts to the Sunshine Division as appropriate and in accordance with the fundraising strategy.

The Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Giving will independently visit with potential donors, as well as coordinate visits by board members and volunteers as appropriate.

The Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Giving will draft proposals, solicit individuals, and, working with staff, will assist with the planning and execution of small cultivation gatherings.

The successful candidate’s performance will be measured by the number of substantive visits made and gifts raised.

Corporate Relationships and Donations – Cultivate strong community corporate relationships.

  • Assure the Sunshine Division maintains current corporate partnerships and relationships as a crucial part of the services provided to the community.
  • Engage and steward current corporate partners to give more generously.
  • Foster new, beneficial relationships within the corporate community to ensure continued growth of the organization.

From time to time the Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Giving may take on other duties as defined by the board of directors or Executive Director.

Oversee Major gifts officer as well as guide other members of the fundraising team.


Executive Director of the Sunshine Division


  • A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent
  • Five or more years successful senior nonprofit experience, including direct supervision of fundraising staff, or its equivalent.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, oversee and successfully implement comprehensive fundraising strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and manage complex budgets, including budget analysis, and ability to report financial findings to a board.
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Demonstrated ability to convey a vision of The Sunshine Division’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and negotiate complex contracts, leases and partnerships.


  • Ability to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interface with and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups
  •       Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
  • Strong public speaking ability
  • Ability to work a highly flexible schedule with frequent evening and weekend work.

Salary commensurate with experience and other qualifications.  Please indicate required salary in your cover letter.

Outstanding benefits package including:  100% employer covered health and dental insurance, employer contribution to 401K, employer covered life insurance, and generous paid time off.

To Apply:

The search for this position is being conducted by our Campaign Consultants.  To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: support@crookerconsulting.com

For questions, please contact rachel@crookerconsulting.com

Review of applications will begin October 19th. Position will remain open until filled.


Job Title: Development Coordinator
Reports to: Executive Director and Director Marketing, Communications, & Events
FLSA Status: Hourly: Non-Exempt;  $14.70-$16.70/hr                                                                              Schedule: 40 hours/Week: varied schedule to meet demands of the position; nights and weekends expected as needed

The Sunshine Division is a local non profit organization that has been providing no-cost emergency food and clothing to local families in crisis for over 95 years.  We are hiring a  Development Coordinator is responsible for planning and executing logistics for all Sunshine Division operated fundraising events, social media support, and development & fundraising duties such as working with third party fundraisers and employee giving campaigns.  This staff member will also provide administrative support to development team assisting with invoicing, reconciliation, and donor database input and management.  The position will report directly to the Executive Director and the Director Marketing, Communications, & Events.  This is a full-time position that averages 40 hours per week with a Monday through Friday schedule with occasional night or weekend events.  Benefits offered by the Sunshine Division include fully funded employer health and dental Insurance, PTO, retirement match, and life life insurance.


  •        Solicit and cultivate fundraising opportunities at outreach events and corporate and workplace giving tabling events
  •        Create awareness and build client base at community tabling and outreach events such as school nights, festivals, etc.
  •        Manage Greater Giving input and payment processes for Sunshine Division fundraising events
  •        Work with Volunteer Coordinator to coordinate Sunshine fundraising event volunteer needs
  •        Provide on-site set up and orientation for all events including Sunshine Division signature fundraising events, 3rd party events and outreach events.
  •        Provide high-level logistics management and administrative support for signature events such as: SHINE!, Sunshine Golf Tournament, and Merry & Bright
  •        Support development team and outside consultants with Winter Wonderland special night logistics, as needed
  •        Solicit event sponsorships, manage sponsor benefits and relationships as applicable
  •        Work with corporate supporters on public food-raising and register fundraising initiatives
  •        Provide event and fundraising opportunity updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  •        Manage application process and campaign logistics for several workplace giving campaigns
  •        Create and administer public presentations for potential donors (corporate and/or individual) regarding Sunshine Division programs and vehicles to support the organization
  •        Other fundraising support and duties as assigned




Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Excellent administrative skills

Requires flexible schedule: nights and weekends are required as needed and increased seasonally in November and December (No vacation time or time off will be approved in December)

 A minimum of 1-2 years’ work experience in special events, and/or fundraising

Self-motivated, results-oriented, creative, and organized

Experience in anticipating needs and problems, then developing creative solutions

Ability to speak to small public groups regarding the organization’s history, services, and current needs

Productive personal time management and ability to prioritize projects

Proven ability to manage several projects simultaneously with attention to detail

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, preference to those with experience with Greater Giving and/or Donor Perfect experience.

Mission-oriented and committed to program’s goals

Excellent interpersonal skills, including a sense of humor and ability to work under pressure

Bachelor’s degree required, with a stable work history Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record

Ability to carry up to 40 pounds and regularly climb stairs

Must pass criminal background check and drug test

Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record

Must pass criminal background check and drug test

Email your resume and a cover letter with salary requirements that touches on the following three areas to kyle@sunshinedivision.org:
1. What your experience in managing events and/or logistics entails
2. What experience you have in providing administrative support
3. Your personal experience(s) and/or a success as it relates to fundraising


Job Title:  Warehouse Assistant/Driver

Position:  Part – time

Reports To:  Operations Supervisor

FLSA Status:  Nonexempt

Hours:  Approximately 20 to 25 hours per week through October.  35 – 40 through November, December and part of January—(extended time off in November & December is not permitted)

Schedule:  TBD, Mon.—Fri. 7:30am to 4:00pm;

Compensation: $12.50 to $13.00/hour


Responsibilities include the regular delivery, distribution, pick-up, loading/unloading, and storage of donated groceries from vendor contributors, donations from other charitable organizations, donations of clothing/household items from individuals and delivery/pickup of Sunshine Division food collection barrels. Assists in the maintenance, organization and upkeep of the agency.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned by management staff.

  • Drive 24’ truck, box truck and van throughout the metropolitan area for various pick-ups and deliveries
  • Operate warehouse equipment including; forklift, pallet jack, hand truck, bailer, box stapler
  • Maintain proper food supplies for Client Services use
  • Conduct routine maintenance throughout the buildings and parking lots
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Provide office assistance as needed

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES — This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must pass a criminal background check and drug test.
  • Thorough understanding of Portland area streets.
  • Sensitivity and ability to relate to people from diverse lifestyles and cultures.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE – Previous experience driving large trucks up to 24’.


Current and valid driver’s license with clean driving record.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; frequently climb stairs, sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee will move up to 50 pounds several time each day and occasionally maneuver/or move up to 200 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

Please contact robb@sunshinedivision.org with resume’.