Work At A Family For Every Child

A Family For Every Child is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) child welfare organization. Our mission is to find loving permanent families for all waiting foster children. Based in Eugene, Oregon, A Family For Every Child works nationally to ensure foster care is only a temporary solution for any child, as all children have the right to grow up in a loving, supportive, permanent home. To learn more, visit .

Position: Development Director
Reports to: Executive Director
Location:Eugene, Oregon
Employment Type: Commensurate with experience
Salary: Full Time, Exempt

Scope of Position

A Family For Every Child seeks to hire a dynamic and experienced Development Director to lead its fundraising program, including foundation, corporate and individual giving, major donor cultivation, annual giving, and special events. Ideal candidates will be accomplished fundraising professionals who work well in a team environment with both staff and volunteers, and have a passion for improving outcomes for youth.

The successful candidate will work in partnership with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to develop and implement the strategic fundraising plan for the organization, and will play a key role in the leadership of A Family For Every Child. A vital component of this position is to enhance the major donor and annual giving programs for the organization. Major gifts, major donors/investors and annual givers are defined here:

  • Those who are already donating a minimum of $5,000 per year;
  • Giving on an annual basis for several past years with the potential of becoming larger donors;
  • Smaller donors who have the potential to meet or exceed the $5,000-per-year level;
  • Those we identify in the community as having the potential to be annual and/or major donors.
  • Lead and manage overall development efforts to raise funds;
  • Develop comprehensive, proactive strategies for maximizing giving among existing and prospective major donors and annual givers;
  • Create a comprehensive donor cultivation plan, (i.e., pre-contact, numbers of contacts, types of contacts, asks, recognition after donations, and retention of donors);
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate sponsors and individual donors;
  • Develop and grow the organization's individual donor base, employing both online and offline strategies;
  • Manage donor recognition program;
  • Guide the Development Team to convert existing event sponsors and similar into major donors;
  • In cooperation with the Executive Director and Board, develop personal solicitations and written proposals to individuals, foundations and corporations to meet the annual fundraising goal;
  • Assist with foundation research;
  • Oversee signature special events;
  • Maintain high quality information on donors, prospects and volunteers in the donor database;
  • Provide regular reports on giving programs to the Executive Director, Development Team and Board
  • Oversee the creation and distribution of the organization's Annual Report;
  • Ensure organization follows nonprofit fundraising best practices, and is positioned for strong recognition on ratings sites such as Guidestar and Charity Navigator;
  • Hire, train, and manage related development and event staff, consultants, volunteers, and interns;
  • Other duties as required.
  • Min. bachelor’s degree with emphasis on non-profit management, human services, business, or related field is required.
  • Master's degree, CFRE preferred
  • At least five years of experience developing major donors and annual giving programs, or related field
  • Successful track record in securing major and annual gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations is required. Equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered as qualifying.
  • Experience with donor cultivation and management software, such as Salesforce
  • Extensive knowledge of local, regional, and national philanthropic communities
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to represent the agency with knowledge and respect
  • Ability to adhere to policies and procedures as outlined in organization's manuals
  • Demonstrated success in working as a member of a team and developing effective working relationships with staff, volunteers and donors 
  • Deep appreciation for and commitment to A Family For Every Child's mission of finding permanent adoptive homes for every child in foster care

Reports to and works under the general supervision of the Executive Director. The supervisor advises on resource development strategies. This position works independently to achieve funding priorities and has considerable discretion in applying rules and regulations. Performance is reviewed by results obtained and the level of satisfaction of staff and community members who work in development. This position may lead the work of consultants, hourly employees and interns, as appropriate. Additionally, this position must collaborate with event and other development staff to achieve mutual goals.

Position: Adoption Worker
Reports to: Executive Director, Adoption Agency Program Director
Location: serving Bend, Portland, Salem, and/or Eugene, Oregon areas>
Employment Type: Independent Contractor
Salary: Contracted

Scope of Position
Under the direction of the Executive Director and the Adoption Agency Program Director, the Adoption Worker is responsible for assisting in recruiting families interested in adopting a child or children from foster care, and serving families assigned to them through the agency. The Adoption Worker is responsible for assessing, training and providing support to families within their caseload during the entire duration of the adoption process from orientation through finalization, while ensuring compliance with agency policies and procedures, and all federal and state requirements and laws.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Compliance with any and all laws and regulations governing child placing and adoption agencies including state, federal and international laws and regulations as well as the Agency Policy.
  • Providing services so as to meet the needs of the client with the highest of professional standards of human services practice and Agency standards as specified, and per designated timelines under the direction and supervision of the Agency. Services include:
    • Initial family meeting / orientation
    • Conducting family interviews and retrieving sufficient information needed in preparation for composition of family homestudy
    • Assisting families through family/child matching process
    • Assisting families through initial placement with child/children, including creation of a transition plan and completion of required legal documents
    • Maintaining contact with family after placement and providing continual support as well as conducting monthly interviews and completing required legal documents necessary for finalization of adoption
    • Updating and renewing family homestudies when necessary
  • Submit case notes, daily/weekly, and status reports to Agency, and in person meetings, as required by the Agency and/or State regulations into the database.
  • Provide proof of a minimum of 20 hours of adoption, counseling and/or foster care training per calendar year at own expense AND of a federal, state and local criminal and child abuse background check.
  • Provide proof of education and/or experience commensurate with services to be provided.
  • Attend 1 annual training or planning meeting at no charge with the agency (not to exceed 8 hours).
  • A Bachelors or Master’s degree in social work or related field, plus two years experience with adoptions, and one-year experience working with Child Welfare adoptions, specifically.
  • An understanding and knowledge of Child Welfare policies regarding foster care and adoption, as well as ASFA, ICWA and other pertinent State and Federal statues, requirements and laws governing children in protective services.
  • An ability to work alone and under pressure, as well as part of a team.
  • Willingness to flex schedule and duties based on the needs of the project.


A Family For Every Child is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, native, bilingual, differently abled, and transgender people are encouraged to apply.