The Commonwealth Club is the largest and oldest public forum in the United States. Founded in 1903, the Club is a membership organization that hosts daily lectures and panel discussions on issues of public concern. The Club publishes a magazine, hosts a weekly national radio broadcast, produces podcasts and online videos, and is the leader in its field nationally and internationally. The Club is a fast-paced, lively and stimulating environment with nearly 500 programs a year ranging from literature to the economy.

Position Overview
The Commonwealth Club seeks a highly skilled and polished development professional with a track-record of fundraising success and team management experience for a short-term Interim Director of Development position. Reporting to the president & CEO, the Interim Director of Development will help to keep key fundraising activities and initiatives on-track while the Vice President of Development is on maternity leave. 

Reports to: President & CEO
Time period: September 2019–February 2020 (exact dates TBD) 
Job type: Temporary (to cover the incumbent’s leave)  

Essential Job Functions
• Serve as a direct contributor to the team by stepping in where necessary to move key strategic projects forward (soliciting, facilitating fundraising asks, preparing agreements, etc.) 
•  Work directly with the president and CEO on key strategic fundraising initiatives, including a capital/endowment campaign and new education initiative
• Oversee and collaborate with a team of five experienced development professionals to meet quarterly fundraising benchmarks related to:
 - Board Giving
 - Corporate and foundation partnership portfolio     
 - Gala and Special Events
 - Individual Giving 
 - Capital/Endowment Campaign 
• Fill in staffing gaps when necessary (e.g. when development staff is out of office on approved vacation or serving as a travel host on Club trips)
• Prepare appropriate development reports for Executive and Finance committee meetings and Board of Governors meetings 
• Work with development and accounting departments to ensure accurate gift entry for major gifts and regularly monitor development income/expenses
• Collaborate and coordinate inter-departmentally with peers 

Education and Experience Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred 
• A minimum of five years fundraising experience in diverse capacities (major gifts, special events, corporate sponsorships, etc.) 
• Experience managing a team, working with high-level volunteer committees, and C-Suite leaders 
• Energy, integrity, and confidence to pick up projects midway and/or to dive into new projects

Desirable Qualifications
• Knowledge of Bay Area philanthropic landscape
• Proficiency with donor database software such as Raiser’s Edge is preferred
• Ability to quickly pick up new software and supportive technologies (Trello, Airtable, BBNC, Slack)

San Francisco Waterfront 

The Commonwealth Club of California is a nonprofit organization; salary is competitive and based on experience.     

To Apply
Please submit your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to with “Interim Director of Development” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.