Director of Development

Director of Development

August 20, 2021

Rose Villa Foundation is seeking a Director of Development to join our team!

The primary purpose of the Foundation is to support Rose Villa residents who have outlived their own financial resources through no fault of their own. This position is part of the Rose Villa Inc. senior management team and is the key team member to lead all efforts to support the goals, principles and vision of the Foundation. If you’re asking yourself “what exactly is this job?” here’s a quick look:
• Plans and executes all fundraising efforts
• Builds networks, enhances the Rose Villa Foundation reputation, and accomplishes community goals through coherent strategic and pragmatic plans
• Builds relationships of trust with all members of the Rose Villa community, including residents, the senior management team, Boards, and partners
• Designs and organizes activities and events for support, fund raising and community voice in a manner that supports the community and Rose Villa Foundation Board.
• Acts as a public relations representative in all networking and communications
• Creates effective Board team-building activities in order to use the best contributions of members in pursuit of Board objectives
• Designs effective methods for agendas, meetings, retreats, and communications supporting the Foundation Board

Who we need: Someone who will connect to Rose Villa residents and the community, achieving fundraising goals to assure the long term sustainability of the Rose Villa Foundation. Someone who is comfortable and adept at building rapport with residents in both donor and volunteer capacities AND who thrives while running their own (one-person) show.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and attributes:
• Warm, empathetic, trust-filled, and effective engagement in all communications and relationships
• Strong economic and analytic skills in needs assessment, problem solving, and decision making while targeting and reaching goals and objectives
• Understanding of government and community relationships, nonprofit funding partners and policies affecting community-based living
• Command of data and information collection, analysis, and utility

• Bachelor’s degree (graduate degree preferred)
• At least five years of prior experience in areas of community development and nonprofit environments
• At least three years of prior experience in project management and fundraising (five years preferred)
• At least three years of prior experience developing and maintaining working relationships with board members, donors and staff (five years preferred)
• At least two years of prior experience managing a donor database
• At least two years of prior experience in writing grants is preferred
• Prior experience working with Greater Giving software is preferred
• Must have a valid driver’s license and clean, insurable driving record
• Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check

Who we are: Not your typical retirement community! We are a nonprofit Life Plan community in SE Portland. As an organization, Rose Villa is full of ideas, very collaborative, and recognizes that everyone—including residents, families, and employees—is a contributor.

Our mission is supporting older adults to live the life of their choosing and our core values are:
• Start with yes- all ideas are valid and will be explored
• Curiosity is critical- ask questions first, always
• Assume positive intent- think the best of the other person and they will do the same for you
• Embrace quirky- we are not a cookie cutter community and neither are our residents and staff

We work hard to make sure Rose Villa is a place where people want to work. We have been named by Oregon Business Journal as one of the 100 best Non-profits to work for in Oregon three years in a row!

Wage and benefits:
• This is salaried position – and we are flexible about how full time it is! Starting full-time salary (equivalent to a 40-hour work week) is $70,000-$75,000 per year, depending on experience
• Choice of medical plans with few out of pocket costs
• Dental, vision, and life insurance available
• 15 Days Paid Time Off in your first year PLUS 7 paid holidays
• Significant 403b match
• Discount at the on-site restaurant
• Access to the on-site saline pool and fitness facilities

Learn more about what it’s like to work at Rose Villa here:

Let’s talk COVID-19 for a minute: Rose Villa has not had any spread of COVID-19 on campus. We are committed to providing a safe and supportive workplace and communicating transparently with staff. Though COVID-19 is still impacting our lives, Rose Villa remains an active and vibrant community!

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to

Company Info

Company Name
Rose Villa

Company URL

Contact Name
Sydney Whitaker


(919) 604-1137


13505 SE River Road