Healthy Smiles For Kids of Orange County

Chief Development Officer - Orange County CA

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Active since 24-01-2018 Job category Charity / Fundraising
Location Orange County CA Level -
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type -
Hours 0 Salary -

We believe every child deserves a healthy smile!

The Opportunity

This year is the 15th anniversary of Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County, an established pediatric dental nonprofit experiencing rapid growth. In 2017, we were named one of Orange County’s Best Workplaces by the Orange County Register.

We provide crucial dental services for kids in our Smile Center in Garden Grove and Smile Clinic at CHOC Children’s Hospital, through our school-based prevention programs, and at outreach events in the community. Our partnership with the University of Southern California allows us to train future dentists at our facilities as a CODA approved training site for residents of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry. Each year we touch the lives of approximately 100,000 kids and parents—providing much needed education on dental health and nutrition, screenings and restorative treatment, and even offering treatment under sedation for severe cases and for children with special needs. Did you know that low-income kids in Orange County struggle to find basic dental health services? Come help us put a stop to this!

Healthy Smiles is seeking a full time Chief Development Officer to join our team. The Chief Development Officer will have a key role as a strategist, fundraiser, and leader at Healthy Smiles. This position is responsible for developing and executing strategies to cultivate donors and help propel our growth.

The right candidate cares about children’s welfare and channels this passion into advancing our mission.

The Position

Our Chief Development Officer should have a customer/donor focus and a proven track record for both creating and executing fundraising strategies. You are a creative entrepreneur at heart. You are driven and results-based. Most importantly, you have experience building a successful development program, not just leading an already thriving one.

The Chief Development Officer is responsible for generating funds in support of Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County by designing, planning, leading, and growing an innovative development effort with a focus on annual giving, individual donor cultivation, major gifts, planned giving, grants, events, crowdfunding and more.

This position will lead the Healthy Smiles Fund Development team, currently consisting of two Communications and Development Managers responsible for grants, events, and marketing efforts. The Chief Development Officer will provide the team with key support in the areas of development systems and structures, donor communications, events, research and prospecting, stewardship, and analytics using Blackbaud software.

As a key member of senior leadership, contributing to the overall organization strategy, you lead the mission-critical creation of the annual fundraising revenue pipeline. Your objective and dream is to create a stable nonprofit revenue engine at Healthy Smiles.

This position directly reports to the CEO.

Key Responsibilities

  • Fundraising Strategy

               Designing, developing, and implementing a results-based  
               fundraising strategy. This includes events, building an 
               individual donor base, grants, planned giving, major gifts 
               strategy, crowd funding, etc.

  • Managing an annual revenue pipeline

              Enhancing existing fundraising strategies, overseeing the
              development of new fundraising initiatives

  • Donor Cultivation

              Manage and grow a diversified portfolio of major individual  
              and institutional funders with direct responsibility for the 
              cultivation, engagement, and solicitation of a core 
              portfolio of unique philanthropists

  • Events Management

              Overseeing 2-3 major fundraising events a year

  • Marketing Strategist

             Manage a comprehensive digital and traditional  
             marketing strategy that includes blogging, social media, 
             email marketing, print media and more

Necessary Skills & Qualifications

  • Five to seven years of experience in fundraising with a proven track record of raising $1 million+ annually using multiple fundraising avenues.
  • Three to five years supervisory experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Business, Marketing, or a related field is required but a Master’s or other advanced degree is preferred.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent people and project management skills.
  • Competency in use of relevant development software and Microsoft office functions
  • Must understand social change and the power of philanthropy—what inspires people to support causes?
  • Display the spirit of entrepreneurship and business acumen.
  • Detail and growth oriented. The Chief Development Officer must rely on data and analytics to back up their business instinct.
  • Strong leadership skills that will motivate and coach your team.
  • Storytelling skills that will help communicate our cause to potential donors through creative marketing efforts

Preferred, but not required

  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge and Blackbaud
  • Nonprofit experience
  • Comfortable with Photoshop, InDesign, Canva, Wordpress, and Constant Contact
  • Grant writing experience
  • Event management experience

Please submit a resume and cover letter highlighting your qualifications for this position and indicating your minimum salary requirements.


In addition to serving the community, Healthy Smiles for Kids invests in its people for their health, well-being and work satisfaction. Healthy Smiles for Kids offers comprehensive benefits to meet your needs. Benefits include:

  • Health Plans including Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending Plans
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off

Healthy Smiles is an Equal Opportunity Employer

More information
This listing is a full-time job

Job category Charity / Fundraising
Industry / Industries Government / Non-profit
Region United States

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Name Sherry Callow