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Director of Annual Giving

The Director of Annual Giving must have a proven track record in the non-profit environment of developing long-term relationships with individual donors that has resulted in successful annual fund raising.

The Director of Annual Giving develops and executes comprehensive multi-year fundraising plans to grow the individual giving constituency group and develop a broad sustainable base of funding support for all of CDF. The position oversees multi-channel communication efforts (i.e. mail, email, online, website and social media platforms) and fundraising strategies, which will grow all levels of the annual giving donor base and increase long-term unrestricted revenue for CDF. In order to maximize growth in donor capacity and sustainability, the Annual Giving program will have a particular emphasis on the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of top-level gifts strategies for donors.

Additional responsibilities include management of Chapter annual giving, donor databases, gift processing and accounting, special events, and donor recognition and stewardship. The Director of Annual Giving works with the Chief Development Officer to identify, cultivate and solicit major annual gift support.

The Director of Annual Giving works closely with the CEO and the Board of Directors in maximizing opportunities as well as building and managing a portfolio of relationships with prospective donors, including individuals and corporations.

The successful candidate will be creative, flexible and skilled in multitasking. Experience in developing relationships with small and large corporations and foundations a plus.A minimum of five year’s development/fundraising management experience with a non-profit organization.  Excellent communication, writing and organizational skills.  A working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge (or similar software) and the use of social networking required.  Bachelors Degree necessary.

To apply, please send your resume to marilyn.geller@celiac.org.

Internship Program


internship 2015

Headquartered in Woodland Hills, CA, Celiac Disease Foundation is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization for celiac disease. This national internship provides daily support to the Development and Communications Coordinators. We work in a fast-paced and time-intensive environment with great emotional reward. You are a terrific fit if you are a strong leader, excellent multi-tasker, and a passionate and energetic risk-taker.

You should expect to work on development (fundraising) activities so MUST be enthusiastic about interfacing with the public and providing exceptional customer service.

There will also be endless opportunities to showcase your creative skills, including social media strategy, writing, marketing, public relations and design.

What We Require:summerintern13
• Must be enrolled in college or a recent grad.
• Highly organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
• Fearless – not afraid to be a bold and outside the box thinker.
• Love for using social networking sites, and general excitement to learn new skills.
• Commitment to eating and cooking gluten-free while at the office.


Internships are unpaid and are available on a rolling basis during the school year. Summer internships require a 6 week, 30 hours per week commitment. Gluten-free meals and snacks are provided. A stipend is also available through participation in CDF Team Gluten-Free.

Click here to register in our database and start the application process. Make sure you send your resume, cover letter and 500 word writing sample to  Talia Hassid at info@celiac.org.  Talia is always happy to speak with you 818-716-1513 ext. 110