Director of Philanthropy and Development
Ability Central seeks a full-time Director of Philanthropy and Development to head our ongoing fundraising and grantmaking operational needs. Reporting to the CEO, this professional must have an established background in coordinating nonprofit donation strategies and staff leadership.
This role involves organizing large-scale fundraising initiatives, working with board members, managing our annual fund and building relationships with donors, staff and volunteers. The Director of Philanthropy and Development will also have direct responsibility for management of Ability Central’s grantmaking activities.
The Organization: Founded in 2003, CCAF serves the residents of California who are Deaf and Disabled. Its mission is to serve as an educator, convener, and resource working collaboratively to ensure communications access for people with disabilities in California. With employees around the State, CCAF manages the Deaf & Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP) for the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), as well as the California Relay Service (CRS) and other related programs and services. CCAF established Ability Central (formerly “Disability Communications Fund”) as a philanthropic arm to collaborate with California community-based nonprofit or educational organizations. Ability Central awards grants to community-based nonprofit or educational organizations in California which establish projects and programs designed to benefit the communication needs of Californians with disabilities of all ages.