Senior Director of Development

While young people from low-income communities – who are disproportionately young people of color – face systemic inequities in school, in the workforce, and in life, they possess unique strengths, resilience and tremendous potential. When provided with support and resources, these young people fulfill their potential and achieve success in school, work, and life.  

Through a combination of mentoring and transformative experiences, Summer Search supports young people to successfully transition from adolescence into adulthood. We aim to unleash the potential of our young people while also building a toolkit for navigating and challenging systemic barriers to higher education and career opportunities. 


Summer Search Bay Area – the organization's largest and oldest region -- is seeking a development leader to join our senior leadership team. In close partnership with the Executive Director, an engaged Board of Directors, and a talented development team, this position will build upon our strong financial footing and base of individual and institutional funders in order to deepen our impact and serve more young leaders of today and tomorrow. 

Specifically, the Senior Director of Development will oversee a strong development function in order to advance goals to 1) raise $5.3M in FY23 and position the organization for year-over-year growth, 2) steward and increase support from existing supporters, and 3) identify and pursue new supporters that are aligned with Summer Search’s values and mission. As a member of the Bay Area leadership team, this position also contributes to guiding overall organizational strategic direction, decision-making, prioritization, and goals.


120,000 - 130,000


Click here for more information or to apply. ( If this opportunity speaks to you, please submit a resume and targeted cover letter, addressed to Kenyon DeVault, Executive Director, that answers the question, “Why are you interested in the Senior Director of Development opportunity at Summer Search?” We review applications on a rolling basis and strive to get back to applicants within two weeks.


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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2023-01-20 09:11:48 -0500