Philanthropy Development Officer
Full-Time, Regular Status, FLSA Nonexempt
Location(s): Burien, WA 98146
$54,690 - $67,100 annually
Dependent on years of experience

Childhaven is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are upholding this by recruiting candidates of every race, creed, color, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, gender or gender identity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, and all other historically marginalized and excluded communities other protected status as provided by law.  Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are highly encouraged to apply!

We are proud to be a values-driven organization that serves families from diverse communities. Our values guide us in the way we treat each other, the decisions we make, and the success we achieve. The following are the values guide our work:

  • TEAMWORK:   Relationships come first.
  • EQUITY:           There’s infinite value in every human.
  • EXCELLENCE:   Constructively dissatisfied with the status quo.
  • DEDICATION:   Do more. Do better.
  • RESPECT:         Meet people where they are.
  • REFLECTION:   Feelings Matter. Stepping back and exploring possibilities.

Childhaven is a leader in serving children, families, and communities that have experienced trauma and adversity. We are building a continuum of care model that is growing to respond to the changing needs of families by combining our legacy of healing-centered care, with the expertise of community partners. Going forward, we are embarking on a new and ambitious strategic impact plan to further strengthen programs, expand impact, and embrace innovation.

You are a passionate and dedicated individual who shares our vision: To help ensure that all children are safe and healthy; thriving physically, socially emotionally and educationally; and well nurtured by family and by their community.  You too are constructively dissatisfied with the status quo. You are equal parts learner, leader and mentor and see around the corners of a challenge, replaying the question of “What if…” with a reply of “Why not…” If this sounds like you, then we want to meet, get to know you, and talk more about the positive impact we could have together.

The Philanthropy Development Officer (PDO) helps advance the mission, vision, values, and goals of the organization by providing a wide array of support to the Development Department. The PDO will organize and represent Childhaven at tabling events, maintain relations with donors and volunteers, and lead site tours for the agency.

Located in our Creekmore location in Burien, Washington, this position reports to the Director of Major Gifts.


90%:    Identification of donor leads

  • Maintain list of weekly leads identified through various sources:
    • Prospect research
    • Analytics/screening on database
    • Giving information
    • Referrals
    • Event and web signups
    • Tabling events and speaking engagements
    • Monthly tour and engagement events
    • Occasional item drives
  • Lead Childhaven monthly tours.
  • Represent Childhaven at tabling events/speaking engagements, utilizing volunteers when appropriate.
  • Assist Program Marketing Coordinator with occasional item drives and volunteer groups.
  • Maintain regular cadence of communication to leads for qualification.
  • Develop and follow process for qualifying leads.

Qualification of leads

  • Reach out to leads to determine their connection to the organization and whether there is interest in learning more about Childhaven.
  • If yes, introduce and/or schedule meeting with Green Team.
  • If no, notate and move back to annual giving pool.

10%:    Other duties as assigned.


  • Associate’s degree in marketing, business development, or closely related field.
  • Previous work experience in fundraising, sales, or business development.
  • Commitment on meeting and exceeding goals and deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Able to pass a background check.
  • Availability for occasional evening and weekend work, and availability to travel for the job.
  • Ability to self-organize and create processes/schedules to move work along.
  • Willing to try many different methods of engaging with people.
  • Ability to create opportunities to bring more people closer to Childhaven.
  • Motivated to get results and engage with many different audiences to find leads.
  • Passionate about Childhaven, able to represent the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
  • Comfortable with public speaking and with conversing with people from various backgrounds.

We are dedicated to recruiting candidates who reflect the diversity and lived experiences of the communities we serve. Multilingual and multicultural candidates are encouraged to apply! In addition to position specific qualifications, preferable skills include:

  • Familiar with CRM and/or Raiser’s Edge NXT.

Childhaven has committed to equitable compensation practices, including pre-determining what roles require and the qualities needed from the individual that will fill the role. To achieve this, Childhaven uses a grade and step approach to determine the compensation of each team member.

We strive to make Childhaven a great place to work by living our values: Teamwork, Equity, Excellence, Dedication, Respect, and Reflection. Here’s a bit of what we offer our staff:

  • We believe in a fully transparent hiring process.
  • We offer a comprehensive Benefits Package including Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance. Expanded benefits include a flexible spending account (FSA), healthcare reimbursement account, and 403(b) savings program. A full listing of benefits is available.
  • Opportunities to attend a wide variety of trainings on clinical and educational topics, advocacy, and more.
  • We’re dedicated to serving the full range of cultural diversity in our community, and to providing families with care that’s relevant to them. As a member of Childhaven staff, you’ll be encouraged to contribute to community engagement strategies and our antiracism council, which makes ongoing recommendations to ensure that our programs and protocols are doing their part to dismantle systemic racism.

Childhaven values organizational culture and professional development. Team members at Childhaven have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge through the following:

  • Trainings
  • Project work groups
  • Clinical and/or reflective supervision
  • Community advocacy and engagement
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Racial Equity Council (DIREC)


Please apply through our website. If you require an accommodation to participate in the application or selection process, please let us know.

This position will be open until filled; applicants are encouraged to apply. In addition to completing the application online, please attach a resume and cover letter when prompted.

Childhaven would like to get an accurate understanding of each applicant’s experience and interest.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.