Director of Development

California Historical Society

San Francisco, California

Love history? At the California Historical Society you will help elevate California’s richly diverse past into a meaningful part of contemporary life through successful resource development, strategic planning and oversight, and collaborative management and governance.


Based in San Francisco, the Director of Development reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising plan that successfully achieves near term goals and nurtures long-term financial stability.


Ideally you will have a relevant degree plus at least five years non-profit management and fundraising experience, including success in:

  • Setting and achieving multi-function fundraising goals (major donors, annual fund, foundation and corporate support, membership)
  • Cultivating and strengthening productive relationships within Bay Area and California fundraising constituencies
  • Establishing a tailored strategy for communication and external affairs

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