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Senior Development Director

Who We Are: The Pasadena Senior Center (PSC) mission is to improve the lives of older adults through caring service with opportunities for social interaction, fitness programs, basis support and needs services, education, volunteerism and community activism. With 10,000 people per day becoming seniors, the Center is a leader in addressing the issues of aging in this age of the “Silver Tsunami,” and provides innovative, cutting-edge, nationally recognized programs for this population. As a donor supported nonprofit, it does so without support from local, state or federal government funding.

Position Overview: Reporting to the Executive Director, serve Pasadena Senior Center’s (“PSC”) as the philanthropic architect to identify, cultivate, and solicit charitable gifts. Work with PSC’s Board of Directors and executive management to develop and implement an overall strategy for PSC’s fundraising and development efforts, including a three-year development plan.

What You Will Do:

Build on PSC’s major donor initiative by creating a more robust, comprehensive major donor program designed to become the backbone of PSC’s philanthropic support.

Manage a personal portfolio of prospects and current donors with the capacity to contribute significant financial support to PSC.

Direct, manage, develop, and mentor PSC Development staff.

Lead and expand annual giving programs with a strong focus on increasing revenue, membership participation rates, and return on investment.

Lead and expand development of a comprehensive foundation and corporate giving program and calendar.

Oversee written grant proposals and donor impact reports.

Develop annual and multi-year strategies and plans to grow PSC’s planned giving society.

Work closely with the Executive Director and PSC staff to identify potential partners to accelerate PSC’s revenue-generating goals.

Manage the development department’s day-to-day operations and budget and income forecasts.

Collaborate with the Executive Director and PSC staff to ensure consistent messaging and branding in all in-person, telephone, print, and electronic donor communications and to create and sustain efficient, effective, and transparent financial tracking and reporting process.

Required Qualifications:

Executive knowledge of fundraising strategies and principles.

A minimum of five years of lead fundraising experience including demonstrated success in fund development (closing gifts of $5000 and over on a regular basis)

Exceptional interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

Strong understanding of and experience with donor management systems (Donor View preferred.)

Metrics-driven approach to development and the donor life cycle.

Strategic, flexible thinker with a desire to learn and grow.

Excellent management, collaborative, and supervisory skills.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree a plus.

Commitment to the professionalism of fundraising and adherence to AFP Fundraiser Code of Ethics.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience raising money for social services organizations and/or initiatives.

Existing philanthropic giving and/ or business development relationships with individuals and companies located in the San Gabriel Valley and the foothills of Los Angeles, CA.

Email resume with a cover letter to: Alan Barasorda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Visit our website at, to come more familiar with our organization. This full-time position come with competitive salary, full benefits, including medical and a 401 (k) plan.

Application Deadline: June 22, 2022 (no phone calls please).

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