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Director of Development

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C5LA | Los Angeles, CA
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Published 16 days ago

Salary is based on experience and skill set and is competitive with like-sized organizations.

Organization Overview

C5 Youth Foundation of Southern California (C5LA) is an award-winning youth organization that provides five-plus years of leadership development and mentoring to high-potential teens from at-risk environments to rise above their circumstances and guide them through successful high school graduation, enrollment and success in college. We accomplish this by providing life-changing experiences that help them develop the social, emotional and cultural capital necessary for educational success. This program is provided at no cost to over 350 youth and their families throughout Los Angeles County

 

Position Overview

Reporting to the Executive Director, The DDA serves as a member of the leadership team supporting the organization’s overall vision. The DDA supports the growth of C5LA by expanding and diversifying the donor base, increase it’s funding sources and enhancing the organization's visibility in Los Angeles and beyond. We are looking for an innovative, diligent and organized leader with superior communication who can translate our mission and work to myriad stakeholders.  The successful candidate will be able to think strategically and logically, have an entrepreneurial spirit, be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and handle competing multiple priorities and deadlines. Additionally, the right candidate will have existing networks of relationships to draw upon and experience in and proven success in harnessing social media to raise awareness and dollars.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work in partnership with the Executive Director and program team to support the overall vision and mission of the program and help create a forward thinking development strategy
  • Manage all development and communications efforts for the organization
  • Secure financial support from foundations, corporations and individuals by developing, executing and managing a comprehensive fundraising strategy 
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with foundation and corporate prospects as well as cultivate, solicit and steward individual donors in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors
  • Write foundation and corporate grants and grant reports and develop and write annual giving campaigns and individual donor appeals 
  • Manage donor data entry and gift processing and work in partnership with accounting office to ensure all donor records and databases are accurate and up to date
  • Develop and implement a communications strategy to support the organization's programmatic and fundraising initiatives, including media outreach, website, social media and publications
  • Manage annual gala event and develop smaller cultivation efforts and 3rd party fundraising opportunities
  • Maintain and update C5LA website, write and publish monthly email updates and annual report
  • Develop a public relations strategy and draft press releases
  • Lead C5LA team regarding communications and fundraising
  • Represent C5LA by presenting at conferences, workshops and meetings
  • Embrace and reflect C5LA values
  • Take on additional assignments/special projects as determined by organizational needs
  • Act as liaison to the Executive Director during the summer months at our off-site at program sites
  • Occasionally attend board meetings to report on development activities

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

  • Commitment to Youth Leadership Development and passion for the C5LA program, students, and mission
  • 4-6 years of experience in educational or non-profit fundraising, with demonstrated success in cultivating and soliciting major gifts and foundation grants
  • Experience in dealing effectively with high net worth individuals
  • Proven success in effective online, print and personal communications with exceptional attention to detail
  • Computer skills and proficient use of Office software including Excel, MS Word, DonorPerfect and Sales Force
  • Experience with social networking and fundraising management software
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, able to relate one-on-one and in groups with confidence, empathy and poise
  • Superior communication both verbally and written and able to listen and write clearly and analytically
  • A problem solver, able to prioritize multiple scenarios
  • Excellent time management skills, with an ability to prioritize, work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Self-starter, flexible, able to adapt and adjust quickly to changing situations and needs
  • Honest, ethical and trustworthy
  • Respectful, flexible and adaptable
  • Culturally aware and sensitive and able to work with and lead diverse teams and individuals
  • Team player and collaborator
  • • Self-reflective, seeks to improve and develop his/her skills and knowledge.

 

  • Requirements
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in development, fundraising or a related field
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Demonstrated effective leadership, collaboration, conflict resolution, communication
  • Experience coordinating small and large scale events

·      High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Donor database management and or contact management software

·      High level of comfort with the internet and technology, especially Social Media

·      Accounting & bookkeeping knowledge and experience working with accountants, bookkeepers, etc.

 

 

Contact

Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to C5LAinfo@gmail.com

No phone calls please.

Organization Overview

C5 Youth Foundation of Southern California (C5LA) is an award-winning youth organization that provides five-plus years of leadership development and mentoring to high-potential teens from at-risk…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefit package that includes a 401k matching plan.

We offer a comprehensive benefit package that includes a 401k matching plan.

How to Apply

Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to C5LAinfo@gmail.com

No phone calls please.

Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to C5LAinfo@gmail.com

No phone calls please.

Location

3100 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031

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