• Development Director

    Job Location US-CA-West Los Angeles
    Full Time
    Mon - Fri
    Hours of Work
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Overview

    The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (HBFF) is the largest nonprofit addiction recovery organization in the United States. It is also one of the most mission-driven places you will find. The HBFF team is passionate about providing hope and ultimately healing. As a living, growing and evolving institution, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is – at our core- a people-powered organization.  HBFF is comprised of 1600+ employees, seventeen treatment sites and produces $190 million dollars in annual revenue.  This exemplary organization serves nearly 25,000 people annually and is committed to provide hope and healing for those experiencing addiction to alcohol and other drugs.


    What makes this organization unique is its total ecosystem approach to prevention, education, research, advocacy and treatment.  All of the parts of the organization work together to inform, develop and deliver evidence- based practices that help people reclaim their futures and restore their hope.


    Being “a best place to work” is a strategic goal of HBFF and it’s a goal that every employee plays an active role in helping to achieve. Our culture is a reflection of how encouraged and energized we each feel about contributing our ideas and performing to our greatest ability. Join us and do meaningful work.


    We deeply value our employees.  Working at HBFF includes a comprehensive benefits package, including:

    Competitive Health, Dental and Vision Plans
    Retirement savings plan with employer match
    Paid time-off
    Tuition reimbursement

    Diverse individuals encouraged to apply.
    Equal Opportunity Employer:  Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities


    The Director, Development (Major Gifts) focuses on development and stewardship relationships with donors, prospects and potential prospects within his or her market area rated to have the capacity to give Major gifts (cash, pledge or deferred) in excess of $100,000. The primary market for this position is the greater Los Angeles, CA area. The Development Director creates and manages personal relationships with donors, potential donors, and fundraising process partners, primarily though face-to-face encounters. He or she closes or plays a role in closing major gifts as a member of development teams that include beneficiary executives, other development officers and fundraising process partners. The Director also continuously reaches out by telephone to potential prospects identified by the Development Services function criteria as possible major gift donors.  He or she also builds working relationships with assigned process partners who function as Connectors, arranging introductions and meetings for the incumbent with possible major gift donors.  

    • Plan and execute fundraising and stewardship strategies that focus upon donors and prospects with giving history or giving capacity of more than $100,000.  
    • Provide support to the Integrated Development Team.


    Required Qualifications: 

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Minimum 7 years of experience in frontline fundraising or equivalent experience
    • Solid verbal and written communication skills
    • Superior relationship-building interpersonal skills

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Health care fundraising experience
    • Knowledge of chemical dependency



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