Director of Development

Development Director/Officer

Start Date: December/January
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Hours per week: Full-time
Compensation: DOE


We need a hands-on and seasoned fundraiser to jump in and be a dynamic part of the NAPF team. Ideally you come with demonstrated expertise in development and write compelling case statements in your sleep.


  • A self-starter with a fully equipped toolbox.
  • A conceptual, strategic, responsible, organized and resourceful multi-tasker who always meets deadlines and exceeds goals.
  • A wordsmith who writes like the wind.
  • A quick study. You ask the right questions. You’re eager to pitch in.
  • A skilled diplomat. People like talking with you. You’re persuasive and a great listener.
  • A problem-solver who thrives on challenges.
  • A person who rolls with the punches.
  • A team player who looks after your colleagues and they do the same for you.
  • Kind, respectful, patient and fun to be around.
  • Committed to NAPF’s mission, goals and core values.


  • The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, founded in 1982.
  • A non-profit that educates and advocates for a peace and a world free of nuclear weapons, and empowers peace leaders.
  • Shameless idealists living our values every day in an environment of mutual respect and trust.
  • Made up of individuals and organizations worldwide who realize the imperative for peace in the Nuclear Age.
  • Recognized by the UN as a Peace Messenger Organization.


  • Develop, implement, manage and evaluate fundraising goals.
  • Lead fundraising strategy and support the Advancement Committee to drive NAPF goals.
  • Scout prospective funders.
  • Facilitate and attend meetings with donors and prospects so everything runs smoothly.
  • Write and produce proposals, case statements, gift opportunities, fundraising materials, mail appeals and online campaigns (together with the Communications Director).
  • Run all fundraising and educational events.
  • Assure the stewardship of donors.
  • Team with the Communications Director and help with communication strategy and publications.
  • Work in the Donor Perfect database.


We’d love to meet you.

Please email a résumé, cover letter and two written examples of your fundraising work to