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Cook Silverman Search, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
Richmond, CA, United States
11 days ago
Cook Silverman Search, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
Richmond, California, United States
11 days ago



The Director of Strategic Advancement (DSA) is responsible for designing, implementing, and meeting annual strategic fundraising goals, leading strategic communications in Development, supporting priority partnerships, and overseeing the Office of Development. As part of these responsibilities the DSA will support the Board Development Committee and with the ED, ensure ongoing planning and evaluation practices are in place to create a culture of philanthropy that prioritizes fund development throughout the organization and Board


The DSA reports to and works with the Executive Director as a thought partner. The DSA is a part of the senior management team and supervises an office of four full-time staff and development contractors. The DSA works closely with the Board and staffs the Board development committee.



  • Bachelor's degree, advanced training or certification (CFRE, CAP, etc.) Master’s degree a plus
  • Seven (7) years of progressive fundraising experience in the nonprofit sector
  • Demonstrated experience raising major gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other revenue sources
  • Ability to write and support creation of successful, high-quality grants, reports, and fundraising collateral
  • Ability to demonstrate success and evidence of ability to plan and execute fundraising strategies with multiple priorities
  • Event planning experience
  • Strong intrapersonal skills, aptitude for building relationships
  • Ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively about to varied audiences
  • Ability in and dedication to fostering an organizational culture that values high-performance, high-quality services, successful and measurable outcomes, and rigorous evaluation
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Must have leadership skills, collaborative approach to work, and commitment to ethical fundraising practices rooted in generosity, community, and respect
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment
  • Ability to hold sensitive information confidentially
  • Comfortable working in an anti-racist organization with a diverse group of external visitors and internal staff at all levels, committed to Center’s vision of Justice, Equity and Belonging.
  • Passion for and dedication to the mission of the Center
  • Passion for advancing East Bay Center’s commitment to racial equity and cultural pluralism, building awareness of these important issues in the youth development field

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59213543
  • Location:
    Richmond, California, United States
  • Position Title: Director of Strategic Advancement
  • Company Name: Cook Silverman Search, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
  • Job Category: Fundraising/Grantwriting
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 7-10 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $115,000.00 - $130,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
Human Resources/Staffing
Greenbrae , CA , US

Cook Silverman is a retained search firm focused on senior management positions for nonprofit organizations including development, marketing/communications, and executive directors, predominantly in Northern California. Cook Silverman is the result of an alliance between Pamela Cook and Victoria Silverman. Our client base represents a broad span of organizations, including independent schools, universities, and faith-based organizations, as well as those serving conservation, health care, social service, museums, science, an...

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