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Director of Development & Communications


This role is an opportunity for an experienced nonprofit fund development professional to take your skills to the next level while supporting a dynamic community institution entering our 14th year of growth. The 18 Reasons Director of Development and Communications is a hands-on and solution-oriented person who manages all aspects of our fund development and our communications. You are passionate about food, learning, community, and equity, and you love creating systems and growing teams. You are a visionary leader who inspires stakeholders to invest in 18 Reasons’ mission and programs. We take special care to create a working team of positive, flexible, and driven people who are committed to caring for the community. A career at 18 Reasons is an opportunity to learn new skills and play a valuable role in serving the community.

The Director of Development and Communications is the staff member chiefly responsible for contributed revenue (which makes up about 80% of our annual income), including funds raised via donations from individuals, fundraising events, foundation grants, and government grants. Combined, revenue from these sources adds up to about $1.2M per year.

The Director of Development and Communications is a valued member of 18 Reasons’ Leadership Team, which includes all department heads and our Executive Director. As a member of the Leadership Team, the person in this role is responsible for setting and achieving short-term and long-term organizational goals; spearheading strategic communications and fundraising to support the growth of 18 Reasons’ programs; cultivating an organization-wide culture of philanthropy; championing our core values of Food, Heart, Learning, Liberation, and Moxie; and leading the Development Department, which includes a Development and Communications Assistant, a Fundraising Event Coordinator, and the Executive Director (who supports donor cultivation work, grant writing, and Board engagement).


18 Reasons
Sarah Nelson