HIring: Development Director ExtraOrdinaire


About The Boise Bicycle Project

Our Mission

The Boise Bicycle Project (BBP) is a nonprofit bicycle cooperative that promotes the personal, social, and environmental benefits of bicycling. It functions as a bicycle recycling center as well as an educational workspace in a diverse and non-threatening atmosphere. Through education and access to quality affordable bicycles, BBP strives to build a stronger bicycling community. 

Our Vision

We believe Boise has the potential to be the “Bicycle Capital of America.” To us that means a community in which every citizen has access to a bicycle, bicycle repair, and the resources needed for safe and effective connections throughout. By working passionately toward this vision we hope to establish a lasting bicycle identity that creates access to other opportunities for growth and empowerment in Boise and beyond.

Position Summary

The Boise Bicycle Project seeks a Director of Development to develop and execute events, fundraising activities, and community partnerships with the organization. The Director of Development works with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and staff in leading resource development strategies to support BBP’s mission and long-range goals.

Really, it boils down to the Mission, the Vision, and the impact of BBP on the community. The goal of this position is to dynamically and creatively help BBP elevate all three. 


Essential Job Responsibilities


  • Provide leadership in the organizing and execution of BBP’s fundraising events and campaigns.
  • Lead and provide direction to the Executive Director and Board of Directors in effective resource development efforts that will fund the organization’s community programs and build community partners.


  • Develop an annual events plan that brings BBP’s mission to the community while generating resources needed for successful programs.
  • Oversee the planning of special events; including obtaining sponsorships, soliciting gifts, and preparing related printed materials and publications. 
  • Research and analyze individual, agency, corporate, and foundation donor bases and recommend solicitation strategies.
  • Prepare and present for approval proposals for corporate and foundation support.
  • Provide support for various fund raising projects/initiatives assigned by Executive Director.
  • Train board members to participate in solicitation and other income development activities.
  • Encourage and support board committees responsible for planning and implementing development activities.

Resource Management

  • Track fundraising income, maintain a detailed donation tracking database.
  • Control fund raising expenses within budget.
  • Train staff, executives, board members and volunteers in solicitation techniques and involve them in major gifts activities.
  • Appropriately thank donors/sponsors through notes, calls, emails, site visit and formal thank you stewardship.
  • Assist Executive Director with Grant writing management and reporting.

Partnership Development

  • Develop and maintain strategic alliances with community leaders and local officials.
  • Develop collaborative partnerships with other like-minded organizations, funders and community organizations.
  • Help build a network of Bicycle Friendly Businesses in the community.

Marketing and Public Relations

  • Represent the Boise Bicycle Project at community events and outreach opportunities
  • Maintain marketing/PR calendar and ensure press releases and email-marketing blasts go out on schedule.
  • Ensure the development and distribution of marketing documents. 

Job Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferred.
  • 1-2 years experience in non-profit agency operations, specifically in the fund-raising field, sales/marketing or equivalent experience.
  •  Strong Interpersonal skills and the ability to work with all types of people.
  • Considerable knowledge of fund-raising techniques, and sources of funding for non-profit agencies and organizations.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate fund-raising operations.



Email the following to jimmy@boisebicycleproject.org. Position open until we find the right person to further BBP's Mission and Vision... but don't wait too long. 

  • Cover Letter (highlighting your identity with BBP's Mission and the impact bicycled have had on your life).
  • Resume with examples of past volunteer history in community based organizations.
  • 2 examples of successful fundraising efforts you have been a part of.
  • 3 References and contact info

This is a fulltime job (40 plus) located in Boise Idaho. $28,000-$32,000 with medical, dental, paid vacation/sick, retirement, and bicycle commuter encouragement package.