Development Manager Position Opening

Status:           Part Time (24 hours week) Exempt
Supervisor: Executive Director

Elders in Action is seeking an enthusiastic self-starter to manage the Elders in Action development program. This includes developing corporate partnerships, coordinating direct mail campaigns, coordinating fundraising events and appeals, and researching potential grant and other income opportunities. This position will work closely with the Executive Director in expanding and executing the agency’s annual development plan.

As Elders in Action approaches its 20th Anniversary, we are embarking on an organizational review of our vision, mission and goals to ensure that Elders in Action maintains its relevance to a growing and increasingly diverse older adult population in the Portland metro area. The ideal candidate will participate in this effort to ensure Elders in Action is inclusive and representative of the diversity of our elder community.

Scope of Position:

Fundraising activities:

  • Coordinate annual gala in partnership with Elders in Action staff and volunteers
  • Research and coordinate approaches to foundations, government agencies and other potential grant makers to the organization
  • Coordinate donor and prospect research; develop cultivation strategies for executive staff and Board members; develop and maintain stewardship program
  • Identify, develop and nurture relationships with major donors, identifying new potential donors


  • Monitor and report on financial progress
  • Recruit and manage volunteers for fundraising projects
  • Support implementation and evaluation of annual development plan
  • Conduct database queries and prepare reports
  • Collaboratively review, refine and develop donor benefits and recognition programs
  • Collaborate with staff to develop messaging, collateral material and events that support donor relations initiatives

Marketing and PR tasks:

  • Communicating with the public: online, via the media, through direct mail etc.
  • Liaising with copywriter, printer etc to produce fundraising promotional material

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Comfort working independently and within teams –in this position employee should be a solution oriented self-starter
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills –in this position employee will be constantly interacting with people, persuading them of the value of our organization, writing proposals and inspiring people to commit to Elders in Action’s mission
  • A strong strategic thinker able to coordinate multiple projects, with attention to detail and the ability to balance competing priorities with grace and good humor
  • Research skills and attention to detail in sourcing information and statistics and researching trends
  • Creativity –idea generation
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with people in diverse situations and of varied backgrounds
  • Knowledge of the current trends, issues and challenges facing baby boomers and the 65 plus age group
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and social media sites
  • Valid Oregon Driver’s License required for travel in the Metro area.

To Apply
Qualified and interested candidates should submit the following items listed below (PDF format preferred) to with the subject line “Development Manager.”

Application Deadline: September 9, 2016.

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Three professional references

Elders in Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from various ages, bilingual and bicultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary: $26,732

Re-enroll Your Fred Meyer’s Rewards Card To Help Elders in Action



Continue telling Fred Meyer where to give $2.7 million to organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington by relinking your Rewards Card to Elders in Action’s Community Rewards.

Here’s how to re-enroll:

  • Relink your card to our Community Rewards program through an email sent to all customers on June 8 OR by logging on to your account at
  • Every time you shop and use your Rewards Card you continue to help us
    earn a donation!
  • Remember, you still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates.
  • For more information about Fred Meyer Community Rewards Customer
    Re-enrollment, please visit

Legal Service for the Older Adults and Emergency Prepareness

Where do you turn when an older adult needs help with a wide range of legal issues? There are several legal services that focus on assisting the more vulnerable elderly population. Priorities include assuring that seniors obtain the financial and medical assistance essential to their well being and stopping financial, physical or psychological abuse of elders. Other services provide extensive community education programs through which elders and workers serving the elderly are educated about elders’ rights and protections under the law.

Elders in Action in partnership with the Multnomah Bar Foundation will explore some of these services in the next topic of our Elder Safety Net Series called:
Legal Services for the Elderly
Friday, May 6, 2016
10:00 am -12:00 pm

Guardian Partners Office, 

10814 NE Halsey, Portland, OR 97220
(109th & NE Halsey St)

Our local panel of experts are:
  • Kristy Wood, Executive Director of Guardian Partners. Guardian Partners’ mission is to prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation of older adults, people experiencing disabilities, and children by monitoring guardianships and educating court-appointed guardians and money managers.
  • Kristen McCall, Attorney, Pickett Dummigan LLP.  Pickett Dummigan LLP, Portland personal injury law firm, that bring more than 100 years of combined experience to people in the Pacific Northwest.
Parking available on site. Public transportation on Line 77-Broadway/Halsey. Light refreshments will be provided. To RSVP email here or call 503-235-5474.

Get Prepared for both Long and Short Term Emergencies

Everyone has heard about the threat of a major earthquake on the Cascadian fault but you should also be aware of the hazards of heat emergencies that will be coming as our summers get hotter.
Elders in Action in cooperation of Multnomah County Emergency Preparedness andPortland Fire & Rescue will be doing a training on emergency preparations for both situations on Wednesday, May 11 from 10:00am-12:00pm at Ride Connection (9955 NE Glisan St., Portland OR).
  • Jennifer Masotja from Multnomah County Emergency Preparedness will discuss,“Preparing for Cascadia”
  • Kim Kosmas from Portland Fire & Rescue will focus on “Dealing with Heat Emergencies in Portland’s Rapidly Changing Summers”. 

To sign up please RSVP to Elders in Action at 503-234-5474 or email by clicking here.Space is limited and refreshment will be served.

Volunteers are the roots of strong communities

Celebrate National Volunteer Week 
April 10-16, 2016 
Elders in Action’s volunteers are heroes who accomplish remarkable feats every day having real impact on the lives of older adults. We want to take this opportunity to thank our volunteers for their time and commitment.
You make our community stronger and a better place to live.
The Staff of Elders in Action:  Barbara, Briana, Connie, Glenna, Jenny, JoAnn, Lisa, Lisha, Lois, and Mark

Tickets Are Now Available!
Silver – Your Night to Shine


 tickets $100
A Benefit for Elders in Action 
Two World Trade Center
25 SW Salmon St. Portland  OR
Honored Guest  Governor Barbara Roberts
Master of Ceremony Jason Sauls, Oregon Public Broadcasting
Auction items include: Wine Country Ramble, Coastal Weekend Getaway, Portland Dining & Culture Packages and many more.

April 19, 2016
9:00am to 11:00am
SE Multicultural Center 
4610 SE Belmont, Portland OR
Join us for this opportunity to share your every day reality with policymakers and the public.
Goal of The People’s Forum:
To educate the public and policymakers about the realities of an aging population, the gaps in services, shrinking resources and challenges that exist for seniors and adults with Disabilities.
        • Lack of transportation and in-home services
        • Lack of affordable Housing
        • Isolation
        • Food insecurity
        • Elder abuse
        • Financial insecurities
If you need translation services for this forum please call 503-721-6753 and leave a message specifying your language need.

Silver – Your Night to Shine on April 22, 2016

You Are Invited to 

A Benefit for Elders in Action’s Personal Advocate Program
Join us for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, music
and a live auction.  We are delighted to have
Governor Barbara Roberts as our honored guest and
Jason Sauls from Oregon Public Broadcasting as the MC.
Two World Trade Center – Sky Bridge Terrace
25 SW Salmon Street, Portland, Oregon 97204
Individual tickets $100
Click here to purchase tickets online or
or by calling (503) 235-5474
If you would like to make a donation to
Elders in Action’s Personal Advocate Program click here.
Auction packages include:
Book Reading with Governor Barbara Roberts
Host a gathering of up to twelve friends to listen to Former Governor Barbara Roberts read from her memoir, Up the Capital Steps.
One week in the South of France
Sunshine, beaches, good wine, and pastries – this is your week in the fishing village of Sanary-sur-Mer in Provence, France.
Wine Country Ramble
Savor an array of exquisite wines and enjoy Oregon’s amazing wine country. This package includes two nights’ lodging for two in McMinnville, transportation for up to 10 with Best Oregon Tours and tastings at six wineries.
Sellwood/Westmorland Walk About
Sample all that Westmoreland and Sellwood, two fantastic Portland neighborhoods, have to offer. Overnight stay at a local AirBnB home along with plenty of shopping, dining, pampering and other great experiences.
Thank you to our sponsors: