Development Director

Pacific Cancer Foundation - Wailuku, HI


The Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of the Pacific Cancer Foundation’s fundraising, including the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events and capital campaigns.  The Development Director works closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors. 


  • Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.

  • Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.

  • Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.

  • Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies.

  • Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.

  • Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives.

  • Coordinate fundraising special events.

  • Fundraise on multiple platforms.

  • Maintaining social media sites/groups.

  • Direct employee fundraising drives.

  • Oversee prospect research.

  • Work closely with Executive Director and Board of Directors Development Committee.

  • Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about the Pacific Cancer Foundation with the community.

  • Staff Board Development Committee meetings.

  • Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.

  • Supervise and collaborate with other fundraising staff.

  • Oversee creation of publications to support fundraising activities.

  • Maintain gift recognition programs.

  • Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.

  • Perform other related duties as requested.


  • Must embrace the mission of the Pacific Cancer Foundation.

  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills.

  • Have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising.

  • Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers.

  • Have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships.

  • Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.

  • Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals.

  • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.

Required education:

Bachelor’s degree

Required experience:

3-5 years minimum experience in professional fundraising.


Competitive/commensurate with experience and other qualifications.


Please email resume to info@pacificcancerfoundation.org