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TITLE: Chief Development & Programs Officer




Position Summary:

The Chief Development & Programs Officer (CDPO) will oversee the development and programs departments working closely with both the Program and Development staff to ensure implementation of programs and development plans are on track. The CDPO will also be responsible that all staff are trained and functioning in accordance with policy and operations manuals. This position will also have some oversight of facilities and office management.

Essential Functions:

  • Manages operations, development, and program needs within the Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada chapter.
  • Directly oversees all RMHCNN development and programs staff, including House, Travel-For-Treatment and Family Room programs, and operations.

Job Duties:


  • Provide any budgetary changes to the CEO for the Chapter with regular forecasts to adjust for any unexpected needs.
  • Provide report or details of systems or needs of changes to CEO.
  • Create, update, and implement procedures and safeguards for all sensitive program information.
  • Provide oversight of the program spaces (House, FR)
  • Maintain and communicate emergency response plans (fire, power outage, earthquake, active shooter, bomb threat, etc).
  • Ensure infectious disease controls defined by RMHC Global are in place and communicated and take action to protect guests from any staff or guest that is ill (lice, norovirus, flu, etc).
  • Communicate with the CEO of any needs the Chapter may have


  • Develop fundraising plan for the fiscal year, in conjunction with providing input for the fiscal year’s budget.
  • Oversee all campaigns of the development department
  • Communicate marketing needs and/or plans for the campaigns
  • Participate in planning for major donor asks and partnerships with the CEO
  • Researching grant opportunities, as well as writing grant proposals and Letters of Intent.
  • Report and communicate to funders a synapsis of grant spending
  • Research RMHCNN marketing opportunities in Northern Nevada


  • Responsible for management of program and development department staff- hiring, on-boarding, reviews, terminations
  • Conducts performance evaluations for direct reports annually (or more frequently when coaching/feedback is needed) and ensures that other staff within the departments of their purview are also completed. This includes 90-day probationary period evaluation, training, coaching, and terminations.
  • Develops/monitors staff performance objectives
  • Ensures staff productivity levels are balanced and maintains high employee morale
  • Oversee management of the office space(s)
  • Responsible for getting a volunteer program and training calendar created and implemented
  • Provide supervision and policy creation of the Travel-for-Treatment program spending
  • Works with various committees
  • Ensure that while developing the relationships that occur through organic, strategic planning, or other avenues that the CEO is involved in the process
  • Website updates as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • 10 or more years of managerial experience
  • 10 or more years in a leadership role
  • 10 or more years overseeing fundraising efforts and creating organizational fundraising plans
  • 10 or more years supervising multiple programs and the associated staff

STATUS: Full-time, exempt with competitive benefit package including health insurance, vacation/sick leave, and IRA contribution up to 3% of annual salary.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will posses the skills aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

If you’re interested in applying, please send your resume and cover letter to Rikki@RMHCNNevada.org.