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Chief Development Officer
Drupal Association in ,
Date Posted 07/16/2021
Employment Type 2
Application Deadline Open until filled

Title: Chief Development Officer
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary Range: $100k - $140k Depending on experience

The Opportunity: This is a high-profile opportunity for a dynamic fundraising professional with the ability to lead the philanthropic efforts of an international organization. The Chief

Development Officer will lead the planning, implementation, and execution of a comprehensive fundraising program with a proven track record of multimillion-dollar annual development targets including sponsorship, corporate event and general sponsorship, corporate and individual giving, security product sales, and event tickets. They will act as part of the senior leadership team, partnering alongside the Executive Director on all major fundraising activities while leading the development, events, and marketing staff and establishing the proper systems and communications to ensure continued growth.

Overview of Drupal Association: Drupal is the open-source digital experience platform utilized by millions of people and organizations around the world, made possible by a community of over 100,000 contributors and enabling more than 1.3 million users on

Drupal.org. The Drupal Association is a non-profit organization focused on accelerating

Drupal, fostering the growth of the Drupal community, and supporting the project’s vision to create a safe, secure, and open web for everyone.

Our current work is organized around Strategic Focus Areas:

  • Drive rapid innovation by accelerating Drupal project contribution
  • Educate about Drupal by engaging and supporting a broad network of current and potential Drupal users
  • Cultivate talent by actively recruiting and retaining new people to the project with an emphasis on increasing diversity
  • Increase project and organizational capacity through a strategic contribution framework
  • Diversify funding opportunities for sustainability and growth

We are a committed group of humans who care a lot about each other as people, and while we work hard, we also have a lot of fun. Our distributed team environment supports our human-first mentality. No one needs to be stuck in traffic when you could spend that hour (or two) doing something that makes your life better.

Elements of the Role:

Development and Strategy

  • Drive and oversee all fundraising, philanthropic revenue generation, and related stewardship, communication, and event activity and ensure that the Drupal

Association achieves its revenue goals

  • Partner with the leadership team and Board of Directors to refine the fundraising and communications strategy for the organization
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director to enhance relationships and create greater fundraising and outreach possibilities
  • Partner with Executive Director to develop an annual development plan
  • Work closely with the Leadership Team, staff, and Board Members to develop new relationships with funders and deepen existing ones
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with high-level giving partners and donors
  • Partner with Chief Operating Officer to track revenue goals and progress
  • Build strategic partnerships with corporations, foundations, and community organizations
  • Lead the strategy for DrupalCon event programming and ensure the conference value proposition + program aligns with the Drupal Association’s strategic plan

Community and Engagement

  • Drive community empowerment and program development to develop resources from diverse stakeholders
  • Work with the Leadership Team to develop annual communication and editorial calendar
  • Oversee development and implementation of marketing strategies, social media campaigns, and events while also creating innovative ways to promote awareness and engagement around programming, products, and services
  • Manage contracts and relationships with external communication and marketing consultants

Management and Oversight

  • Manage, coach, and train the fundraising and communications + engagement teams
  • Develop and monitor relevant departmental budgets in collaboration with the COO
  • Partner with the Operations Team to ensure communications and systems are optimized to meet development objectives
  • Manage the relationship with the external event production team responsible for the execution of DrupalCon North America

Candidate Qualities

  • 5+ years experience in a Director level role or higher
  • Success leading, managing, and inspiring high levels of productivity and collaboration amongst a diverse team of at least 5
  • Proactive and highly motivated, able to work independently without frequent oversight
  • Understanding of how marketing and events serve revenue generation
  • Ability to build strong cross-functional relationships across the team
  • Outstanding presentation and communication skills and experience as a compelling relationship builder and fundraiser
  • Excellent coalition-building skills with an ability to communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; a negotiator with sensitivity and appreciation for global, diverse viewpoints and various communication styles
  • Commitment to establishing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and to developing and retaining talent
  • Practical ability to get things done; the ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and guide sound decision making
  • Flexibility, collaborative impulse, and humor
  • Knowledge of Google applications (Google sheets, Google Docs, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Salesforce or similar CRM strongly preferred

Location and Travel

  • *Remote work: We are a globally distributed team, but employees must overlap a minimum of 4 work hours per day with standard working hours in the Eastern Standard time zone.
  • Requires some travel throughout the year for major events as well as donor meetings and staff retreats

Position Type
This position is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Executive Director. The Drupal
Association is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from people of color and underrepresented groups.

We offer all the general benefits you would expect from a modern-day non-profit, plus the benefit of working with an amazing team in an office that’s right in your favorite neighborhood with the best commute ever (your own home office!).

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and other options through our cafeteria pre-tax plan
  • 401k Plan
  • 24 PTO days per year (15 days of vacation and 9 sick leave) along with various holidays
  • Work from home with various stipend support
  • Working with a great team that cares about each other and the people we serve

How to Apply

  • Submit your customized cover letter, resume/CV, and compensation expectations no later than 5 pm PDT, Jul 27, 2021

About the Drupal Association
The Drupal Association is an educational non-profit organization that fosters and supports the
Drupal software project, the community, and its growth. We work to support the resiliency and sustainability of Drupal to create a safe, secure, and open web for everyone.

Our Commitment to Diversity
The Drupal Association is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. We know that meeting this commitment means continuing to grow, learn, and evolve. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply including people of color, women,
LGBTQIA people, and people with disabilities.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $100,000.00 - $140,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Management Experience: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Leadership Experience: 5 years (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Fully Remote
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