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Director of Development in Orange County

  • Sterling Search, Inc.
  • Full time
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  • Orange County
  • 08/05/2019
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SeniorServ has hired Sterling Search, Inc. to find their Director of Development.  

SeniorServ is the largest senior nutrition and aging services provider in Orange County, SeniorServ’ provides nearly a million meals a year to more than 10,000 older adults age 60-plus, across the 20 cities of central and north Orange County through Meals on Wheels for approximately 900 homebound older adults a day and related Case Management services, and nutritious lunches and socialization for an average of 1,200 older adults each weekday at 23 senior and community services through the Senior Lunch Cafés. Additionally, the agency operates 3 adult day care centers.   

The Director of Development is a new position created to meet the organization’s strategic goals around building capacity and community support to meet the growing needs of the older adults we serve. The ideal candidate will be a high performing and motivated individual who has passion for SeniorServ’s mission.  S/he is a seasoned fundraiser (3-5 years) with a successful record of accomplishment in all stages of the development cycle including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.  S/he understands proposal development and closing gifts from individual and corporate funders.  The ideal candidate will be exceptionally skilled at building relationships with new and existing partners and representing Senior Serv to external audiences.


BA or BS degree from an accredited institution preferable. Minimum of 3-5 years fundraising experience in donor relations and special events in a non-profit agency.  Knowledge of current trends in fundraising and understanding of what motivates a donor to give and keep giving.  Excellent communication skills. Demonstrated competency in computer applications including Microsoft Office, donor database software, desktop publishing, social media and email blast platforms.  Ability to attend functions/activities outside normal business hours.  Must be able to lift 25 pounds and may be required to stand for extensive lengths of time.  Must pass physical and background check (post offer).

Essential Qualities:

  • Understanding of and passion for SeniorServ’s vision and mission
  • Exemplifies SeniorServ’s organizational values of compassion, integrity, respect, excellence, communication, and innovation
  • A self-starter who displays flexibility, responsibility, and a sense of humor
  • Enjoys working directly with donors, older adults, volunteers, community partners, etc.

Physical Job Requirements:

  • Able to lift up 50 lbs without assistance
  • Able to see close up, moderate and long distances with or without accommodation
  • The position uses most the senses, tactile, temperature sensitivity, hearing, seeing, and smelling.
  • Excellent Fine motor skill manipulation for typing
  • Sitting for an extended period of time.

A competitive compensation package will be offered to attract an outstanding candidate. The salary is commensurate with experience.   

Contact Julie Lugo at

See link below for more details and how to apply:     




Sterling Search, Inc.

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