Director of Development

  • San Francisco, United States

Director of Development

Job description

Salary: $150-180k

Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer

Since 2015, we have doubled in size year over year and trained more than 2,500 students across 49 colleges and universities. Now with major, multi-year endorsements from Venture Capital Firms like Andreessen Horowitz, large employers like Walmart, and top technology companies like Facebook and Microsoft, CodePath is building a world-class leadership team and seeking a talented and ambitious director of development to own our annual fundraising strategy and execution.

About Us 

CodePath is an innovative education nonprofit building the largest pipeline of high-performing, underrepresented software engineers in the industry. We are the first organization in history to centralize student support, curriculum, and classroom operations across dozens of for-credit, in-person college classrooms. Our unique combination of student-led courses with remote support by professional engineers and a robust online learning platform produces scalable, high impact programs that have received major endorsements from professors, large funders, and major corporations.

This is a dream role for a Development Director who wants to work for an exciting, mission-driven organization that moves at startup speed without compromising student engagement or outcomes.

About You 

The director of development will be CodePath’s first full-time fundraising leadership hire. You will need to own all aspects of fundraising administration, setup, planning, strategy, and early execution. CodePath’s fundraising revenue has increased 500% year over year. You will need to hit the ground running by managing a red-hot pipeline of inbound corporate and private funders and helping us maintain relationships with national and global education influencers. You will also create and manage an annual development strategy that complements our strong earned income revenue streams.

Working with the CEO, you will need to know how to get the most out of our incredible board and champions who largely come from the world’s most recognizable tech companies.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement all annual and periodic fundraising strategies meeting aggressive annual fundraising targets.
  • Provide accurate quarterly and annual fundraising forecasting
  • Manage existing institutional giving programs, including grants from foundation and corporate sources.
  • Research, cultivate, and directly solicit individual major gifts, working with the Executive Director and Board.
  • Source grant opportunities, prepare grant applications and reports in support of our programs and aligned with giving strategies.
  • Manage all aspects of fundraising donor dinners or fundraising events
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with individual and corporate donors, sponsors, board members, and volunteers.
  • In coordination with CEO and other team members, create and manage all fundraising communication materials, including flyers, one-pagers, and other materials
  • Develop and ensure the application of best practices in tracking all donations, recording gifts, pledges, and administrative aspects.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong mission and vision alignment
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical, time management, organizational, and strategic planning skills with a natural affinity for management.
  • Natural relationship building with a strong network of Bay Area funders and corporations
  • All candidates must bring a minimum of eight years of demonstrated success across corporate relations, fundraising, private or corporate philanthropy, or related roles.

Standout Candidates

  • Previous experience in corporate philanthropy or in private philanthropy.
  • Diversity of experience across multiple sectors including nonprofit, large tech companies, high growth tech startups, government, or Philanthropy.
  • Has managed a portfolio of corporate partners with gift or deal sizes in excess of $500k annually
  • BA degree or higher in marketing or communications

CodePath Core Values

  • We keep our promises to students
  • We exist to empower others
  • We encourage and celebrate diversity
  • We believe in continuous growth and excellence
  • We love to experiment and try new things


We are committed to professional growth and fulfillment at work. Benefits include:

  • Medical insurance with dental and vision.
  • Generous time off with a flexible workplace and work schedule.
  • A commitment to developing leaders from within the organization.
  • Frequent opportunities to connect with students, universities, and communities we serve.
  • Opportunities to engage, collaborate and partner with top technology companies, venture capitalists, and engineering leaders in Silicon Valley.
  • Offices in the San Francisco SOMA area, near Caltrain.

About the Current Team

We are individuals from a multitude of backgrounds, experiences, and unlikely stories, all connected by a single dream: a world in which regardless of background, socioeconomic status, gender or race all people have pathways to reach their full potential.

With a staff and board that cares deeply cares about diversity and equity, we believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds create a richer work environment and enhance our ability to pursue our mission.

Application Process

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