Development Director (part-time)


In collaboration with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, the Development Director will oversee resource development and fundraising efforts for Henderson House. These efforts will provide for the short- and long-term needs of the organization, allowing Henderson House to engage the community and sustain services. The Development Director builds lasting relationships with donors and keeps them informed about how their support is making Yamhill County and beyond a better place.


Henderson House provides culturally aware outreach, education, and services for victims of domestic and sexual violence through leadership in ending oppression. Located in Yamhill County, Henderson House provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and dating violence, including crisis intervention, emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis line, safety planning and advocacy.

Location: McMinnville, OR

Exempt / Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt

Employment Type: Part-time, 20 hours per week

Salary: $30.00/ hour

Benefits: Comprehensive benefit package including 100% employer paid health insurance for employee-only coverage, 100% employer paid short term disability and life insurance, and approved professional education


Resource Development and Fundraising

  • Create and report on an annual fundraising plan, including breakdown of individual, corporate, and grant fundraising with goals, progress, and prospects.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, develop and maintain relationships with major donors through in-person meetings, phone calls, and other methods of communication.
  • Secure and manage a donor database, design it based on the unique needs of Henderson House. Populate the database with archives of donor giving records; enter new records of donor prospects; and track communication and ongoing donor stewardship.
  • Create a donor recognition plan: including donation thank-you letters, sponsor relationships and deliverables
  • Manage fundraising events in cooperation with staff and Board support.
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising.
  • Provide occasional reports to the Executive Director and Board of Directors as requested.

Marketing and Communications

  • Create and execute a communication plan for agency supporters, including quarterly updates, fundraising campaigns.
  • Design the publication of new literature (rack cards etc.) as needed.
  • Oversee the ongoing evolution of the Henderson House brand including (but not limited to) the website and development materials
  • Regularly monitor the agency website to ensure it is up to date and engaging to diverse audiences.
  • Facilitate social media content that provides an accurate reflection of the agency’s services, events, and volunteer opportunities.
  • Coordinate and maintain lines of communication with community partners in cooperation with Executive Director.
  • Provide agency support through presentations to potential funding groups and businesses and representation at meetings like McMinnville Chamber of Commerce “Greeters” (as an example).


  • A minimum of three years’ experience with nonprofit resource development and fundraising, and an overall understanding of fundraising best practices.
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills.
  • Ability to research, develop, and implement short and long-range plans to meet organizational objectives.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with Henderson House staff, volunteers, donors, colleagues in the profession, vendors, community partners, the board of directors and the public.
  • High proficiency and knowledge in MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and preferably in Access databases.
  • Demonstrated experience with CRM system(s), including the ability to assess the organization’s needs in tracking supporter information.
  • Proficient with social media platforms.
  • Excellent customer service and group presentation and public speaking experience.
  • Commitment to professional development training as appropriate within organization needs and budget.
  • Collaborative nature with a high capacity for working effectively in a team setting, as well as the ability to self-motivate and self-direct.
  • Strong project management skills and commitment to follow through. Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously and effectively prioritize tasks.

Work Setting:

The issue of domestic and sexual violence, human trafficking, and the work at Henderson House is often emotionally challenging. You will hear stories related to abuse and trauma and be exposed to cultural and social-economic diversity and disparities on a regular basis. You will also be exposed to the resilience and positive outcomes that occur when working with children, families, and professionals in a supportive, trauma informed environment.

Physical Requirements: 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.

Work is conducted in an office environment with some travel by air and automobile required. Position requires constant seeing, walking, standing, bending, hearing, climbing stairs and talking. Repetitive movement of arms, wrists, hands and fingers from frequent use of a computer and viewing a computer monitor. Occasionally lift and push up to 50 pounds floor to waist and/or lifting and carrying 15 pounds from shoulder height to overhead. Requires ability to move a negligible amount frequently and ability to constantly lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Position requires evening and week-end

Get Help

24-hour Crisis Line

Office Phone
(503) 472-0244

Advocacy Center Location
610 SE First St
McMinnville OR 97128

Hours of Operation
day – Friday, 9am-5pm 

Service Area
Yamhill County, Oregon

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