Director of Development – PeaceTrees Vietnam – Seattle, WA

PeaceTrees Vietnam seeks its first Director of Development, based in our Seattle office. This is position may be full or part time. Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, and health insurance stipend.

About PeaceTrees Vietnam:

Founded in 1995, PeaceTrees Vietnam assists those whose lives and livelihoods are threatened by the explosive remnants of war. We sponsor demining and mine risk education, victim assistance, and community building projects, such as kindergartens and libraries, in partnership with the people of Quang Tri Province. Learn more: and

Job Description:

The Director of Development will join a small office staff and dedicated Board of Directors as we launch our third decade of work in central Vietnam. This position will be responsible for creating and managing PeaceTrees Vietnam’s annual fund development strategy, major gifts, and donor stewardship and fundraising events. This position may require occasional travel to Vietnam (up to 2-3 weeks/year).

With the support and collaboration of the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and existing staff, the

Director of Development will:

1. Direct and Manage Annual Giving

Create and manage Annual Campaign
Work with the Board of Directors and staff to identify, cultivate, and solicit major gifts
Formalize and oversee stewardship program for all donors
Lead the production of gift acknowledgements and oversee annual appeal program as well as other fundraising initiatives

2. Plan and Execute Fundraising Events and Assist with PR

Plan program, themes and speakers for Annual Luncheon. Contact key attendees, develop and shepherd strong table captains. Work with board members, founders, and existing staff to capture method and gain contacts
Oversee media relations, social media communication, media production and general branding of programs

3. Oversee Membership Development and Marketing

Identify new audiences to introduce to and engage in PeaceTrees work
Plan, manage and direct PeaceTrees’ efforts to attract private support from individuals, corporations, and foundations

4. Identify Opportunities for Foundation Support

Develop new grant opportunities
Lead efforts to build foundation relationships


Experience in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts
A proven track record of developing and implementing strategies which raised individual gifts
Thorough understanding of all components of a diversified funding base
Experience planning and executing large fundraising events
Experience in storytelling through different mediums (written, verbal, visual, social), a plus
Successful experience in coaching and managing key high-level volunteers (individuals, Board committees, etc.) to be effective fundraisers, a plus
Strong track record in exercising sound, timely judgment
Knowledge of International Development philanthropic community, a plus
A commitment to PeaceTrees Vietnam’s mission and work

How to apply

Please send a resume, cover letter addressing the competencies outlined in the job description, and salary requirements to Claire Yunker,, with the subject line Development Director: Your Name.