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Non-Profit Development Director

Opening Date: February 7, 2023
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Non-Profit Development Director
Salary/Wage: Up to $70,000 depending upon qualifications
Location: Siletz, Oregon
Classification: Full time, exempt

The Siletz Tribal Art and Heritage Society Mission

  • Promote programs that encourage the revitalization and practice of Tribal cultural and religious activities and the restoration of Tribal religious and cultural sites and locations.
  • Provide a variety of outreach, educational and training programs, both locally and throughout the region, related to the culture and traditions of the Siletz Tribe.
  • Promote programs that will encourage economic development of the Tribe through traditional arts and crafts and other culturally appropriate methods.
  • Develop resources and campaign for the construction and implementation of a cultural center and museum where Tribal artifacts and representation of Tribal history and culture can be maintained.


The Position

Under the direction of the Museum Director, this key position is responsible for the overall planning, development and management of the Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society’s development/fundraising efforts. Primary responsibilities include establishing realistic development goals and meeting them through increasing major donor fundraising, working collaboratively with the Museum Director and the Board of Director to increase revenue through online and direct response giving by ensuring strong local donor relationships. The Director of Development will also work with other CTSI leaders, including the Culture Department, to increase collaboration across all program areas relevant to the mission of STAHS.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Designs and manages a comprehensive fundraising program seeking support from individuals, foundations, corporations and other sources in conjunction with the Museum Director and the Board of Directors.
  2. In conjunction with Museum Director, plans, develops, and oversees implementation of fund raising strategies and activities needed to attract, retain and increase charitable support to STAHS to achieve annual and long range income goals.
  3. Develops and manages a strategic fund development plan to sustain STAHS and meet its long term objectives.
  4. Supervises other development team members/volunteers.
  5. Supports Board members to encourage their own giving and grow the partnership to support the annual fund, special events and special campaigns.
  6. Works to meet and exceed fundraising goals as approved by the Museum Director and Board of Directors.
  7. Works with staff and volunteers to provide fundraising advice and assistance as needed.
  8. Oversees all facets of planning and implementation of annual Dave Hatch Memorial Dinner.
  9. Analyzes and applies best practices to achieve development goals.
  10. Develops and implements innovative strategies to solicit funds.
  11. Serves as a member of STAHS senior management team to provide leadership and direction in achieving the organization’s mission and goals.



Strong Leadership –Able to provide leadership for STAHS’ development efforts.  Able to work collaboratively with other CTSI Tribal departments to achieve the organization’s goals.

Relationship Development -Experience developing long-term strategic relationships; with making and closing significant requests of others.  Comfortable with rejection; ability to depersonalize rejection and move on.

Strategic Thinker – Able to develop and implement fundraising strategies and programs in support of the agency and community needs.

Business Knowledge – Understands STAHS’ products and services and knowledgeable of operations and fiscal responsibilities

Management –Strong management skills with the ability to develop and maintain key employees, interact as a key member of the senior management team, and work with the Board of Directors.

Budget Management – Must be able to effectively manage timelines and budgets.

Organization – Able to manage multiple issues and projects while responding to unplanned issues.

Team Player – Demonstrates behavior that brings people together to solve problems and achieve results; demonstrates a positive attitude.

Communication – Communicates clearly and concisely in a speaking and writing; delivers excellent presentations; excellent listening skills; good English skills.

Decision-making – Demonstrates good decision-making, problem-solving and independent judgment skills.

Flexibility – Ability to adjust to changes; availability to work flexible hours, weekends and travel as required.

Diversity – Committed to developing greater cultural competency throughout the organization.


Other Requirements

  • BS/BA in Business, Public Affairs, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or other relevant field, or equivalent in experience and skills.
  • 5 years proven management and leadership experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent relationship development skills
  • Excellent follow-up skills
  • Excellent closing skills
  • Direct experience leading teams
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Budget development and oversight capabilities
  • Ability to create appropriate measurements to ensure productivity
  • Knowledge of communications, marketing and branding.
  • A strong commitment to the mission and goals of the Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with tact and discretion.



  • This position reports to the Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Board of Directors-Chairman.
  • Incumbent uses independent judgment to carry out functions to meet stated requirements.


Conditions of Employment

The selectee will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before employment.

The Siletz Tribal Indian Preference and Veteran’s Policy will apply.  STAHS will not discriminate in selection because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, membership, and non-membership in an employee organization.

This individual must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing a significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required.

The Employee will have a probationary period of six (6) months from date of contract and will receive a 90-day Performance Review.




Please send a letter of interest and resume to:

Email: stahsboard@gmail.com

Mail to:  STAHS

  PO Box 8

  Siletz, Oregon 97380






The mission of the Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society is to support and promote the practice, conservation, and restoration of the tribal cultures of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.