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Development Officer – Irish Center Project 2025

The United Irish Cultural Center (UICC) is a California 501c3 nonprofit corporation organized to provide all aspects of Irish Culture, San Francisco Irish History, and event space. As the first Irish social center in the United States built entirely by volunteer labor and community contributions, the UICC has continued the work of its predecessors (such as the Knights of the Red Branch) in promoting and preserving Irish culture in the City by the Bay.

Development Officer Role

The UICC of San Francisco has an exciting opportunity to join our team in a history making project. We are looking for an exceptional team member for the position of Development Officer. This role will be the main point of contact for all fundraising activities for our Irish Center 2025 Project which will include creating and managing the overall fundraising strategy, forming awareness, advocacy, major donor cultivation, community engagement and leadership.

Highlights of the position include:

  • Plan, organize, implement, and evaluate all fundraising activities, including fundraising galas, social media awareness campaigns and direct mail campaigns.
  • Attending fundraising events to ensure they proceed as planned and perhaps to deliver prepared remarks to attendees.
  • Identify and reach out to potential donors to encourage them to make contributions.
  • Cultivate relationships with past donors, ensuring that they are engaged in the organization’s mission and encouraged to make additional contributions.
  • Find grant opportunities and write grant proposals.
  • Meet with key stakeholders, ranging from volunteers to board members, to keep them advised of the development activities.


  • Proven experience leading grant writing programs and securing funding from a variety of sources including Foundation, State, and Federal Grants, with a proven track record of achieving fundraising goals.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with prior experience in public speaking and external relations.
  • Prior experience creating strategic multiyear fundraising plans.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines while maintaining a high level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required, and a master’s degree or other advanced degree is preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Self-motivated, detailed multi-tasker.


  • 5+ years of prior fundraising experience
  • College Degree – master’s preferred
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Experience operating a major gifts program and successfully soliciting six figure gifts
  • Capital campaign background
  • CFRE preferred

Apply below and thank you for your interest!



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About The United Irish Cultural Center

The United Irish Cultural Center of San Francisco (UICC) is the hub of Irish culture for the city of San Francisco and the Bay Area. Headquartered in the Outer Sunset District of San Francisco, the UICC is a California 501c3 nonprofit corporation offering a membership program, event rental opportunities, and a full calendar of events which serve to promote Irish culture through a wide variety of options for members and the community at large. Just three short blocks from the magnificent Golden Gate Recreational Area at Ocean Beach, the UICC is home to the Patrick J. Dowling Library with its growing collection of books and ephemera, and a proud sponsor of many Irish cultural programs throughout the city of San Francisco and at its own facility including social, recreational, athletic, youth, and cultural activities. In addition the Irish Center plays host to a wide variety of private and community functions in its many facilities including the St. Patrick Ballroom and the St. Francis Room banquets facilities, bar and lounge (indoor and outdoor options) areas, several meeting rooms, and catering kitchens. Nearby attractions include the San Francisco Zoo, Harding Park Public Golf Course, Lake Merced Recreational Facility, and Golden Gate Park.