Pacific Northwest Development Director

Hiring Organization Information

Organization Name: 
Techbridge Girls
United States

Position Information

Employment Type: 
Full time
Experience Level: 
Salary Range: 
Job Category: 
Development | Fundraising
Organizational Overview: 

Organization Overview:

Techbridge Girls is an award-winning national nonprofit organization that excites, educates and equips girls from low-income communities to achieve better life chances and financial freedom through STEM. Since the launch of our programs in 2000, Techbridge Girls has directly served over 7,000 girls in grades 4-12 through after-school and summer programs in the San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Seattle, and Washington, DC. In our Professional Development work (we train out of school providers in our after-school model), we have served over 20,000 girls through our national partnerships with the Society of Women Engineers, Girl Scouts USA, and the YMCA USA. Additionally, Techbridge Girls has trained over 20,000 role models, teachers and families to support a girl’s path toward STEM. With an annual organizational budget of approximately $3.7 million and roughly 20 employees, Techbridge Girls is poised for bold growth to increase its impact.  Our Pacific Northwest (PNW) office, which opened in Greater Seattle in 2014, currently operates 14 programs and serves more than 300 girls each year.  

Our mission is to level the playing field and empower girls from low-income communities to achieve upward mobility and financial stability. To achieve our mission, we design high-quality, fun STEM programs and learning experiences and we train educators to deliver our unique programs to marginalized girls across the U.S.   For more information, please visit

Position Summary:

The PNW Development Director will join the Fund Development Department team to design and carry out the fund development strategy for Techbridge Girls’ sustainability and growth.  We seek an individual who has the ability to forge deep and meaningful relationships, build a culture of philanthropy, and improve development systems and communication across our national organization.   The PNW Development Director will create an exciting PNW-specific strategy for Techbridge Girls to engage prospective individual funders, deepen relationships with existing funders, and coordinate outreach efforts between teams to increase the funding and visibility of the region. 

The Director will spearhead development efforts, expand the current fundraising success of Techbridge Girls, and help the organization to grow and serve 1 million girls by 2030. The person in this position will be responsible for a development portfolio of institutional and individual donors, with an annual revenue goal of approximately $500K.  

The Development Director must be able to optimize the organization’s 19-year rich history while identifying a new path forward through innovative funding models and storytelling.  In addition, the Development Director must be resourceful, self-motivated and proactive in working to manage donor operations, systems, data, staff, and workflow. The PNW Development Director reports to the National VP of Development and works closely with the PNW Interim Director.  Please note that this is a one-year position, with the possibility of extension, based on the availability of funds.

 This is a regular full-time exempt position based in Burien (Seattle), Washington; benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, 4 weeks of paid time off, and professional development opportunities. The job requires a background check.



Role Responsibilities: 

Leadership and Fund Development:

  • Works closely with the VP of Development, focusing primarily on raising annual operating funds, engaging volunteer leaders in their fundraising duties, and building relationships with current and potential funders in support of TBG’s mission

  • Leads, executes and evaluates the progress of the organization’s strategic priorities in relation to fundraising in the Pacific Northwest

  • Builds and manages a portfolio of individual donors and prospects for major gifts of $250 and above, and supports the CEO and VP of Development in maintaining regular meetings and communications with these donors throughout the year

  • Assesses the success of each fundraising activity; creates new fundraising strategies and vehicles – and adjusts current activities as necessary – to ensure continued growth in fundraising

  • Identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards a diverse base of funding sources to expand support for Techbridge Girls

  • Writes high-quality proposals, reports and other materials that make a compelling case for investing in Techbridge Girls’ mission

  • Develops cultivation strategies based on the giving interests of prospective donors

  • Ensures strong stewardship of funders, and pays diligent attention to grant report deadlines, goals for deliverables, and compliance with terms of grants  

  • Represents the organization to outside groups at engagements, and arranges and hosts site visits with current and potential funders

Candidate Qualifications: 

Qualifications & Skills: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or comparable four years of training and experience

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in a similar role with a demonstrated initiative to raise funds at a level that meets or exceeds annual goals

  • Solid understanding of budgets and financial statements

  • Exceptional communication skills: Written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills, and the ability to work with external stakeholders, senior management, board members, and staff

  • Empathetic understanding of funders’ needs and interests

  • Keen attention to detail and innate attention to accuracy

  • Excellent time-management skills; ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines simultaneously

  • Comfort with deadlines and fundraising goals

  • Technical aptitude: Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Google applications

  • Proficiency with customer relationship management databases (Salesforce or Raiser’s Edge preferred), and comfort with learning new programs

  • Ability to build internal and external relationships

  • Must be resourceful, self-motivated, creative, and flexible to embrace new opportunities and needs of a growing organization; and

  • Ability to motivate others


Techbridge Girls is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. 

How to Apply

Application Contact: 
Kristi Davis, VP of Development
Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Instructions: 
Please send resume and cover letter to along with salary requirements.