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Job Opportunities

San Francisco Suicide Prevention has opportunities for full-time, part-time and relief positions, as well as internships.

It is our belief that staff diversity promotes appropriate responsiveness to community needs, provides representative role models for all clientele, and improves the quality of our services in a host of ways.

Employment decisions and services provided to clients are not based on race, color, citizenship status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. San Francisco Suicide Prevention fully supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applicable state disability law.

Open Positions:

POSITION:  Development Manager

HOURS:    1.0 FTE – 40 Hours per Week – Exempt

BENEFITS:  Vacation, Sick Time, Health and Dental Insurance, 403b, Commuter Check


  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of agency fund development programs, earning all funding needed annually from non-government, non-contract sources to complete annual agency budget.
  • Maintain calendar of due dates for upcoming grants, reports, and applications.
  • Responsible for contracts and reporting when applicable (ie. Peer Workforce Supportive Services).
  • Participating in organized responses to City and County and/or CalMHSA Requests for Proposals or Requests for Qualifications for new or renewed contracts.
  • Responsible for individual donor development/retention for gifts of less than $1000 per person.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing major gifts strategy for donations of over $1000.
  • Develops agency budget and makes decisions about program spending with the Executive Director.
  • Present information to the community as needed and advocate for services.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the community.
  • Organizes, chairs, and sets meetings and goals with Resource Development Committee.
  • Responsible for planning and implementing one major spring fundraising gala.
  • Responsible for fall Luncheon and other community events (AIDS Walk, World Travel Raffle, etc).
  • Responsible for coordination with community members who produce small fundraising events.
  • Responsible for managing all family foundation and corporate grants including research, grant writing, reporting, thanking, and maintaining regular positive communication.
  • Working with Program Directors to develop and manage budgets for programs.
  • Working with Outreach/Education department to develop and manage budgets for Outreach and Education services including print media, advertising, youth training, adult training.
  • Regular reporting as required to maintain positive communications with public funders.
  • Developing and maintaining an agency donor database in latest format as well as foundation files.
  • Create annual development plan.
  • Support the agency in HR needs, upholding policies and procedures, Communications Plan, and board relations.
  • Provide Outreach, Self Care training, and general presentations to community and public groups.
  • Meeting regularly with Executive Director to monitor status of budget v. actual income/expenses.
  • Creating Annual Report/Print Newsletter once each year.
  • Responsible for Annual Appeal mailings
  • Supervises Development Coordinator.
  • Other duties as requested by agency management.


  • Minimum two years demonstrated experience as a fundraiser, preferably in the San Francisco Area.
  • Grant Writing experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills a must.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Event Management Experience and skills.
  • Able to supervise and evaluate staff and volunteers.
  • Budget management skills.
  • Comfortable Public Speaking.
  • Detail-oriented, yet flexible.
  • Computer literate and familiar with computer information systems, including DonorPerfect
  • Able to work flexible hours (including evening, weekend and holiday hours as needed).
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Technical skills, including online media and marketing.
  • Multi-task and solution-oriented.


  • Reports directly to the Executive Director

To Apply – Please email a Resume & Cover letter to Eve Meyer ([email protected]) no later than July 1st. Please include in the Cover Letter your first available start date. 

SFSP encourages a supportive environment where differences of ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender, physical ability, and age are valued and appreciated. We seek candidates who share this vision.