Here is your opportunity to become part of the amazing team at Tucker Maxon School (TMS). Our Mission is to teach deaf and hearing children to listen, talk, learn, and achieve excellence together. Our highest values are Conversation, Confidence, Creativity, and Community. We are among the top private nonprofit schools in the Portland area. We are looking for our next incredible team member, the Director of Development and Communications. Join us for our 75th Anniversary year!TMS currently has a major donor program (donors who contribute $1,000 or more annually) that raises $250,000 per year, part of a total contributed income of $800,000 annually. We have an annual event that grosses approximately $200,000. Our part time grant writer helps raise $250,000 from foundations.

Come see why TMS is ranked one of the Top 100 Nonprofits to Work for and one of the Top 100 Best Green organizations in Oregon. Learn more about the school and its mission at

Roles and Responsibilities
 Creates and implements annual development and communications plans.
 Plans and implements annual fundraising programs and events in conjunction with the Executive Director.
 Manage our annual Maui trip raffle in the Fall and annual campaign in December.
 Plan our Gala now for May 2024.
 Research, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors and partners.
 Develops relationships with local media and community to enhance our reputation and brand.
 Manages the school’s advertising plan, including managing deadlines and creating ads for print and online
with support from our Development Assistant.
 Oversees content of monthly school e-news.
 Oversees contact database and mailing lists used for ongoing communications with donors and sponsors.
 Oversees development of printed and media collateral needed for fundraising including website, social media,
newsletter, and annual report.
 Develops and maintains relationships with local service clubs like Rotary, Lions, and Kiwanis.
 Acts as a primary liaison with school alumni.
 Prepares monthly development highlights for the Executive Director’s report to the Board of Directors.
 Recruits and oversees volunteers for development events, including parent teacher organization.
 Help revive community at the school post pandemic.
 Supervises 1-2 Development staff including Dev Asst and Grant Writer.
 Enthusiastically supports the mission of the school.
 Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications to perform this job successfully
 Bachelor’s degree in related field and a minimum of 3-5 years of equivalent experience.
 Strong written and verbal communications skills.
 Experience with Microsoft Office and Google docs applications.
 Experience with donor databases, preferably Donor Perfect.
 Experience in desktop publishing applications including Adobe Acrobat, Canva, or Publisher desirable.
 Experience with email marketing tools, such as MailChimp.
 Knowledge of social networking tools such as Facebook, Instagram, etc.
 Familiarity with auction/event software, preferably School Auction.
 Extensive event development and management history.
 Ability to grow a planned giving program and OCF Endowment Partners Fund.
 Ability to help sustain a collaborative, respectful work relationship with staff, Board, public and school families.
 Maintain strict confidentiality with donor, family, staff and school information.
 Proven track record of fundraising success, in particular with major donors ($1K+).
 Ability to drive to various meetings with donors, foundations, corporations, and to attend occasional after hour’s

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

 Standing, walking, sitting, talking/listening, reaching with hands and arms.
 Lifting up to 25 pounds.
 Drive to Portland area events, such as annual gala.

Please see our diversity, equity, and inclusion statement at

Tucker Maxon School is an equal opportunity employer. Tucker Maxon School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, or other legally protected status. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ candidates are encouraged to apply.

Starting salary is $85,000 plus strong bonus potential. Excellent benefits include 4 weeks paid vacation, health and dental insurance, short and long term disability, life insurance, and 4% employer contributions to a TIAA CREF retirement fund.

To Apply
To apply for this position, please submit a full cover letter and a resume as PDF attachments, with the subject line Development Director, by the application deadline of November 9, 2023.

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