About CCYJ

The Center for Children & Youth Justice, founded in 2006 by Justice Bobbe J. Bridge (ret.), is committed to reforming Washington’s juvenile justice and child welfare systems. CCYJ leads communities, our state, and the nation in empowering children and youth, stabilizing families, and strengthening communities through meaningful and lasting reform. CCYJ identifies gaps in the system, researches, develops innovative and creative solutions, and ensures that policymakers integrate these system improvements into practices and procedures. CCYJ’s results are released into state law, adopted as standing protocols by the courts, schools, and other partners, and they are developed into new interventions for at-risk, abused, and/or neglected children and their families. CCYJ has succeeded in driving positive systems change for more than a decade. Our passionate staff is deeply committed to the youth for whom we advocate.

Director of Development

The Director of Development is a full-time hybrid position who supervises a team of 2-3 development and administrative managers and associates. The Director of Development oversees various contracted resources.

Essential Functions:

  • Philanthropy and Fundraising:
    • Develop, manage, and track the annual fundraising plan, including board giving, individual giving, foundation.
    • Seek out and leverage high-level, strategic fundraising opportunities, including building new
    • relationships with individual investors, corporate partners, and private foundations.
  • External Relations and Communications
    • Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including newsletters, brochures, and CCYJ’s website.
    • Identify, define, and produce messaging based on the values and needs of the organization.
  • Organizational Operations and Management
    • Monitor and update the fundraising and communications dashboard, and consistently report progress to the President & CEO.
    • Mentor and lead the philanthropy and external relations team and contractors in fulfilling their roles and goals, aligned with the annual development and communication plans.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Leadership development and/or philanthropy experience in a nonprofit, educational, or public service environment (minimum 5 years)
  • Experience cultivating and securing major grants and/or high-net-worth individual investors
  • Ability to listen to others and communicate honestly, responsibly, and professionally in writing, verbally, and electronically
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated track record in developing, communicating, implementing, and adapting a strategy in a constantly changing environment.
  • Technologically savvy and knowledgeable including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Google apps, Anana, Bloomerang, WordPress, Constant Contact, etc.
  • Possess a growth mindset: the willingness to be coached and to develop to increase effectiveness, collaboration, and produce results.

CCYJ’s Culture:

  • We are committed to a diverse, fully self-expressed workforce representing the communities in which we serve.
  • We are committed to examining our internal structures, policies, and culture, identifying, and eliminating those aspects that promulgate racism
  • Together we are transparent, accountable, respectful, and self-aware to foster belonging and a sense of community.
  • We operate with an innovative and leading-edge mindset.
  • We are purpose-driven and laser-sharp in the fulfillment of our mission.
  • Our staff embraces a growth mindset; our development is essential to expand and grow our impact for children and youth in WA.
  • We produce results, not reasons.
  • We (believe) anything is possible.
  • We believe everyone has something to contribute.
  • We believe everything happens out of your relationship with other people.
  • We are grounded in the premise that great ideas can come from anyone at any time.
  • We believe people up to big things are going to make big mistakes. We own them, learn from them, and move on.
  • We believe transparency is essential to a highly functioning organization.


Competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience. The salary range is $84,049 - $121,871 and is posted following the law in Washington State that goes into effect on Jan 1, 2023, requiring pay transparency. The high end of the range reflects an approximate 20-year career in this position. CCYJ seeks a candidate with 5-10 years of experience (mid-salary range level).

CCYJ offers a benefits package that includes:

  • Medical/Vision/Dental.
  • CCYJ pays 100% of the employee premium for medical, dental, basic life, and both short‐term and long‐term disability. Employees pay the full cost to enroll dependents on medical and dental or to enroll in voluntary life.
  • Transportation Allowance
  • Paid Time Off: All regular employees scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week will be provided a bank of vacation time each calendar year, which can be used only for that calendar year. 20 days of vacation will be available for all full-time employees for use during the calendar year. Vacation for part time employees will be prorated, based on actual hours worked. Employees hired during the calendar year will be provided a pro-rated amount based on their hire date.
  • Sick Leave: All employees are eligible for sick and safe leave. Full time employees (40 hours per week) will be provided 12 days (96 hours) at the beginning of each calendar year, for use in that year. Employees working less than full time will receive a pro-rated bank, based on their anticipated work schedule for the year. Up to 40 hours of unused sick and safe leave can be carried over into the next calendar year.
  • Holiday Pay, and Floating Holiday Pay: Federal Holidays, Floating holidays (2 per year) are loaded at the beginning of each calendar year.
  • Sick and vacation PTO has no cash value upon exit of the company.
  • In addition to sick and vacation PTO, CCYJ provides care time to promote personal and family well being on a monthly basis.
  • CCYJ complies with all applicable leave laws in accordance with local, state, and federal requirements.


  • Seattle, Washington
  • Hybrid schedule

To be qualified for employment at CCYJ, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an approved exemption due to medical or religious reasons upon hire. A person is up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination if they have received all recommended doses in the primary series and booster when eligible.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We value a diverse workforce.