Career Opportunities at Healthcare Districts


Senior Development Officer
Desert Healthcare District & Foundation

The Senior Development Officer will report to the Chief Executive Officer and work collaboratively with DHCD&F program leads to secure funding and resources on an ambitious scale to advance a Collective Impact approach and help achieve landmark system change.  In this full-time position, the successful individual will play a key role in our foundation, government, and corporate fundraising, balancing an ability to take initiative and work independently with a capacity for effective collaboration. The ideal candidate will be able to manage a fund development portfolio with ease, know how and where to prospect for grants and other resources, and excels at keeping communication with funders. He/she will be an excellent grant writer.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supports and coordinates with the CEO and program staff to, apply for, land, and report on large foundation grants;
  • Writes and submits concept papers, proposals, and grant applications to funders in a timely manner;
  • Works with our CEO and Senior Program Officer to pitch funders on the importance of Collective Impact to advance a Vibrant Coachella Valley;
  • Prospects small and family foundations, as well as major donors;
  • Identifies and successfully applies for government funding sources;
  • Coordinates and assists with strategic planning, monitoring and evaluating programmatic activities;
  • Works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to writes grant applications to support collective work in Coachella Valley.

Additional Requirements:

  • Proficiency skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must have knowledge of the principles, tools and strategies used in stakeholder engagement, assessment, planning and evaluation.

Reporting Relationship

Reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Minimum of five (5) years of fundraising experience.
  • Ability to passionately and effectively communicate with funders and the public about our work and issues.
  • Demonstrated results in securing funding from Federal, State, individuals, corporations and/or foundations.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, foster and sustain relationships with institutional program officers and with individual donors.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong detail orientation and very organized.
  • Commitment to the District/Foundation’s vision, mission and values.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a small staff team.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and people.
  • Ability to produce quality work in a flexible and fast-paced environment.
  • Availability for travel.


Salary range: $70,000 - $100,000

Exempt position commensurate with experience.

The District/Foundation offers a competitive benefits package and is an equal employment opportunity employer.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to Chris Christensen ( Download a PDF version of the job portfolio here.


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