Development & Communications Director

  • Full-Time
  • Portland, OR
  • Applications have closed

North by Northeast Community Health Center


North by Northeast Community Health Center is the only medical clinic in Oregon devoted to Black/African American health. We exist to improve health outcomes and advance health equity by providing primary care services and health education and promotion focused on the Black/African American community. At all levels of our organization, we strive to reflect the community we serve.


North by Northeast Community Health Center (NxNE) is hiring a full-time Development & Communications Director. Building on NxNE’s 18-year history of advancing health equity alongside a track record of fundraising success, this newly created position will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of NxNE by leading efforts in development and communications. The Development & Communications Director will report to and work collaboratively with NxNE’s Executive Director to develop and execute a comprehensive strategy that advances NxNE’s mission, ensures continued fiscal stability and sustainability, positions NxNE for growth, and increases NxNE’s visibility to our many community stakeholders.


  • Non-exempt, full-time (40 hours/week), permanent
  • Hybrid schedule (Portland, OR)
  • Annual salary: $90,000 – $110,000, depending on experience
  • Benefits include: Medical (including vision and alternative care) and dental insurance with 100% of employee premium and 50% of spouse/dependent premium paid by NxNE, Long- and short-term disability, and life insurance, Simple IRA with 100% match of employee contributions up to 3% of gross compensation, Employee Assistance Plan, 11 paid holidays, Paid Time Off starting at 3.6 weeks in year 1


  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in fundraising/development, preference given to candidates with a proven track record of creating and implementing comprehensive fundraising plans, campaigns, and individual giving strategies.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience creating multi-channel communications content and leading strategic communications efforts.
  • Preferred experience developing, writing, and submitting grant proposals to federal, state, and private funding agencies.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive relationships with donors and other stakeholders in-person and by phone, email, and correspondence.
  • Familiarity with and ability to communicate effectively using a variety of social media platforms.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to manage and motivate teams and individuals, including colleagues, Board members, stakeholders, and other community partners.
  • Passion for and commitment to NxNE’s mission and values.
  • Preferred connection to the community NxNE serves


Fundraising and Development

  • Create and implement a comprehensive annual fundraising and communications plan.
  • Lead all individual donor efforts including donor cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation.
  • Alongside Executive Director, expand current donor base and increase annual giving.
  • Manage all aspects of fundraising campaigns to support the work of NxNE, including year-end fundraising and other strategic campaigns as needed.
  • Lead all community fundraising efforts, including sponsorship solicitations, auction procurement, workplace giving, and other third-party fundraising efforts with businesses, community partners, and faith-based groups.
  • Strategize, plan, and execute annual Community Supper fundraising event in collaboration with Executive Director and external event coordinators.
  • Support Executive Director in writing, editing and submitting grant applications as needed.

Communications and Marketing 

  • Develop and implement communication strategies that effectively convey NxNE’s mission, values, and impact to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, social media, and the NxNE website.
  • Manage all aspects of public relations, including media relations, press releases, and crisis communications.
  • Manage the creation and placement of targeted advertising, including radio, streaming, web and/or print.

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