Chief Development Officer
San Francisco, CA
Salary Range: $190,000 – $200,000
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We are excited to announce that our client, HomeRise in San Francisco, is seeking a Chief Development Officer!


At HomeRise, we believe in the transformative power of home. We offer stability, support, and the opportunity for individuals experiencing homelessness to rise and rebuild their lives with essential support services such as mental health assistance and job training, empowering our residents to embark on a journey of self-transformation.

As a pioneer provider of Permanent Supportive Housing for those experiencing homelessness, HomeRise manages the largest portfolio of residential properties dedicated to that need in San Francisco. Formed in 1990 as Community Housing Partnership, HomeRise stands out among its peers in thought leadership and service provision, continuing a strong legacy of advocating for those who find themselves living on the streets.

This is an exciting time to join the HomeRise team. Our new CEO Janéa Jackson is building a dynamic new team and, in partnership with the Board, developing a new strategic plan and vision for HomeRise’s future.

We are proud recipients of the 2023 ULI Americas Award for Excellence, a testament to our commitment to innovation and impact in the field of supportive housing. If you’re passionate about creating positive change and building a brighter future for all, we invite you to be part of our journey.



HomeRise provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including: 100% employer paid employee healthcare options (Kaiser or Sutter), dental, vision, life & disability insurance; FSA for childcare, medical and commuter expenses; a 403(b) retirement investment plan with employer match; Employee Assistance Program; paid on-the-job training, career advancement within a growing organization and professional development opportunities with an annual Education Benefit that includes paid time off. We also include PTO (2 weeks accrued for first 12 months and 3 weeks accrual from 13-36 months of continuous service); 14 paid holidays with one floating day for your birthday and of course sick time accrual. Other advantages working for us are Employee Referral Program, our HERO Award recognizing outstanding performance in the line of duty, sabbatical leave after 5 years of service.



HomeRise is in search of an innovative, entrepreneurial, and creative thinker to join the senior team as Chief Development Officer (CDO). The new CDO will partner with executive and board leadership and contract support to grow private fundraising during an exciting period of change management and transition, and will actively participate in strategic planning. This role is responsible for leading a small team to raise $2 – $3M annually from a diverse range of funding sources. This individual will have a proven track record as a development leader, passion for our mission, and the ability to build and sustain relationships on behalf of the organization. This is your opportunity to build your ideal development team.

Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a key member of the senior leadership team and thought partner for the CEO, leading the planning and implementation of HomeRise’s overall development strategy and program and fostering cross-department collaboration.
  • Ensure that annual and long-range fundraising strategies align with organizational values and objectives and support growth and sustainability across all funding areas.
  • Collaborate with the CEO and Development Committee of the Board to develop annual contributed income goals and a comprehensive development plan with strategies to ensure their achievement.
  • Execute and manage to the Plan, guiding the participation of both Board and staff leadership and fostering a culture of philanthropy across the organization.
  • Build, lead, motivate, and mentor a small team of development professionals.
  • Partner with the Board’s Development Committee Chair to energize and inspire board members in building a culture of philanthropy, and support and encourage board members in their individual fundraising efforts.
  • Partner with the Governance Committee to help identify and recruit Board members who will add diversity and support resource development.
  • Partner with the CEO and other members of the senior team to ensure consistent messaging across the organization.


Management/Operational Responsibilities:

  • Supervise management of donor databases, ensuring efficient tracking of donor information, reports, and timely acknowledgement of gifts.
  • Create, implement, and analyze donor surveys and evaluation systems.
  • Partner with the finance department to reconcile income and expenses, manage the development department’s budget, and conduct financial analyses, as needed.
  • Partner with the director of human resources to meet departmental staffing needs, conduct onboarding and training, and engage in ongoing employee relations.
  • Manage relationships with vendors and consultants, including project management and contracting. 
  • Manage donor engagement strategies through special events and other stewardship activities to deepen donor connections with the organization.
  • Supervise a comprehensive grant program, including researching foundations and corporate prospects; cultivating funder relations; editing proposals; and working with program staff to meet proposal and reporting deadlines.
  • Collaborate with team members across the organization to create content and messaging for the website, newsletters, invitations, social media, and other publications that amplify fundraising. Work cross-functionally to develop compelling stories and content.


Fundraising Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the CEO to develop and implement an annual fundraising plan that meets or exceeds budget goals, and track progress through department and board reports.
  • Create and manage an active portfolio of 100+ leadership donors and prospects, creating and implementing personalized cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans for each donor.
  • Support the CEO and Board members in the development and management of their own donor portfolios.
  • Grow philanthropic revenue by using wealth screening and other prospect research, as well as data driven analytics to identify potential new donors, expand HomeRise’s major gifts portfolio, and implement new fundraising initiatives and strategies overall.
  • Serve as one of the primary gift officers for planned gifts, major individual gifts, corporate partnerships, foundation grants, fundraising events, and government grants.
  • Encourage a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization, and partner with the CEO and program staff to increase visibility and awareness of HomeRise’s impact and success stories within the Bay Area philanthropic community.
  • Represent HomeRise with external constituency groups such as funders, program partners, elected officials, and community members, as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned.



  • A minimum of five years of fundraising experience with a demonstrated record of increasing responsibility and accomplishment in cultivating new donor relationships. 
  • Proven success in securing major gifts; grant writing experience a plus.
  • A minimum of three years team management experience.
  • Exceptional relationship builder and connector.
  • Outstanding communication skills, with a high degree of emotional intelligence and cultural competency.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Effective in a  deadline-driven, detail-oriented, fast paced environment.
  • Strong analytical abilities.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organization.
  • Demonstrated ability and success collaborating with internal and external teams.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and the ability to handle confidential information with sensitivity.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with fundraising software or comparable customer relationship management database required.
  • Prospect research experience and familiarity with wealth screening software preferred.



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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit at their desk for an extended period, use hands to finger for computer keyboard input, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk up and down stairs, climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to ten pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Mobility to use standard office equipment, including computer vision to read printed materials, and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. There are no unusual environmental conditions. Typically, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderately noisy. 



Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. HomeRise is an Equal Opportunity Employer without regard to people formerly experiencing homelessness, race, color, creed, gender, gender expression, gender identity, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, age, veteran status, national origin or ancestry, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. HomeRise hiring policies require a background check for all applicants working directly with at-risk populations.



Please send your resume and cover letter to Stacy Nelson & Associates-Leadership Search Partners via email at [email protected]. We appreciate your interest in this opportunity and look forward to reviewing your application.

HomeRise (formerly Community Housing Partnership)

San Francisco, CA

Chief Development Officer

Reports to: CEO

Position Type: Full-time, In-Office Monday – Friday

Salary Range: $190,000 – $200,000.