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DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

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Southeast Asian Development Center (SEADC)


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Published 14 days ago

$80,000 - $90,000

ABOUT SEADC

Southeast Asian Development Center (SEADC) mission is to foster a healthy, thriving, and self-sufficient Southeast Asian American community.

Founded in 1978 San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, the Southeast Asian Development Center, formerly Vietnamese Youth Development Center (VYDC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to lifting children, youth and families from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam out of poverty. Our services are structured around providing low-income and vulnerable Southeast Asian Americans with basic needs and skills critical to building successful futures. We provide jobs, academic support, language service, health, and wellness, promote cultural resiliency and social guidance.

SEADC is embarking on a 5-year strategic plan to substantially increase financial support for Southeast Asian Development Center through planning, organizing, directing and achieving targets for fundraising activities including donor cultivation, major gifts, annual appeal, planned giving special events, community outreach and capital campaigns projects.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Development and Communications Director is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all Southeast Asian Development Center’s fundraising and communications, including revenue streams such as grants and contracts, as well as donors and special events. This full-time position reports to the Executive Director and is accountable for managing core fundraising tasks, including prospecting, grant proposal development and reporting, and on and off-site events as well as increasing awareness of SEADC’s programs through community newsletter, newspaper articles, agency publications, radio and television spots, social media, speaking engagements and other community activities. The Development and Communications Director will provide cultivation and follow-up to support to meet individual giving targets, including managing donor research and identification, cultivation, and stewardship.

The Development and Communications Director will report to the Executive Director, working closely with the board of directors and as a key part of the leadership team be a central part of creating and executing organization-wide strategy to manage the success of this established and growing organization. The Development and Communications Director will serve in a role as the champion of philanthropy at both board and staff levels and help shape and inform updating the organization’s strategic plans. The Development and Communication Director need not be a subject matter expert in any of the areas of focus but will need the skills to help the Development department, Executive Director, and board members to take their success to the next level.

This is a new position for the organization with the opportunity to grow the department and a team of volunteers and staff to meet the organization’s 5 years financial sustainability plan.

The Development Director is an experienced, passionate, and strategic leader who will support the Executive Director and the board to achieve the organization’s development agenda around individual giving, events, volunteer, and community engagement. This position requires an attitude of growth and learning, a love of organization and communication, and a passion for supporting the work of Southeast Asian Development Center.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Fund Development

  • Oversees management of all fundraising activities including prospect research, annual giving, direct mail campaigns, and special events.
  • Writing and development of grant writing projects.
  • Assist Executive Director with building comprehensive fundraising programs in the community, including peer to peer, event, online, memorial, annual and major planned giving programs.
  • Lead the development of a Capital Campaign/Major Fund or other giving programs to support agency goals and objectives.
  • Initiate contacts and develop independently, and with appropriate staff, strategies for identifying, evaluating, cultivating, and solicitating donor prospects.
  • Identify and cultivate opportunities to grow advocates for the agency, event participants and volunteers into major donors.
  • Increase and maintain a portfolio of donor prospects, with a focus on unrestricted gifts and event sponsorships from corporations, individuals, and foundations to achieve individual and team revenue goals and increase community support.
  • Partner with leadership to support regional volunteer leadership councils, to prepare fundraising support materials, presentations, and general correspondence with great attention to detail.
  • Oversees management of donor base analytics, accurate donor contact information and prompt acknowledgment of donations systems.
  • Track progress, tactics, and financial reports to measure success.
  • Attend Administrative and Board of Director Meetings to communicate development activities.
  • Educates Board members, administration, staff, and volunteers about their roles in fundraising.

 Communications

  • Oversees development and writing of communications, including newsletters, annual reports, brochures, website, social media, appeal letters and acknowledgments. 
  • Execute communications plans for SEADC Programs and activities.
  • Develop relationships with news media contacts including radio and television to generate awareness and interest for the services of Southeast Asian Development Center.
  • Direct and place all advertising, communications, press releases and public relations related to special events.
  • Performs as Public Relations/Media contact and public speaking engagements as assigned.
  • Direct the recording and documentation of all agency events through photographs and record keeping of event information and procedures.
  • Supervise initial and follow-up agency communications and development correspondence.
  • Maintain and inventory all property belonging to Communications/Development Department (i.e., photos, recognition items, boards, easels, etc.)
  • Establishes agency-wide strategy to inform staff about plans, goals, and achievements of SEADC, and to engage staff in understanding and meeting the mission, values, and goals of the agency.
  • Establishes and ensures consistency in agency-wide style guide for logo usage, signage, electronic communications, and reviews all printed material for consistency.
  • Represents SEADC publicly to community leaders, civic organizations, and local businesses in the absence of the Executive Director.
  • Supervises Communications & Development interns and volunteers.

QUALIFICATIONS AND POSITION COMPETENCIES

  • College degree in related field preferred.
  • 3 to 5 years non-profit communications, fund development, and public relations experience required.
  • Community engagement experience.
  • Grant writing experience preferred.
  • Three years hands-on special event planning and supervision experience.
  • Ability to motivate and lead development campaigns, volunteers, committees, executives, staff, community representatives and leaders to reach fundraising goals.
  • Possess professional presence, training, and presentation commensurate with duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Multi-Media Publications and social media experience.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to write, edit copy and proofread written materials proficiently.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel; knowledge of PowerPoint, knowledge of fundraising databases.
  • Strong organizational, supervisory, and administrative skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop and sustain trusted relationships with new potential supporters, colleagues, and funders.
  • Must possess good judgment and a high sense of urgency and follow through.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and highly skilled in conveying sensitive information.
  • Sound personal qualifications (i.e. maturity, stability, high moral standards, and sound mental health).
  • Must possess a valid California driver’s license.
  • Well-honed ability to independently anticipate and analyze situations, define problems and objectives, recognize viable alternatives, and formulate rapid solutions, with understanding of the inherent risks and implications of making tough decision.
  • Availability to work evening and weekend works and some travel as required.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a very fast-paced, performance-oriented environment.
  • A passion for SEADC mission. 
  • Fingerprinting and TB background check required.

ABOUT SEADC

Southeast Asian Development Center (SEADC) mission is to foster a healthy, thriving, and self-sufficient Southeast Asian American community.

Founded in 1978 San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, the Southeast Asian…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Salary range $80,000 - $90,000 dependent upon experience. Full-time, Exempt. Benefits package include full coverage of medical, dental, vision, AD&D, commuter benefits for employee, 12 holiday days, 15 vacation days and 10 sick days per year.

Salary range $80,000 - $90,000 dependent upon experience. Full-time, Exempt. Benefits package include full coverage of medical, dental, vision, AD&D, commuter benefits for employee…

Location

166 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

How to Apply

Those interested in this position may apply by submitting a letter of interest, a current resume, and two writing samples. Electronic application packages are encouraged and should be send t in PDF or MS Word format to careers@seadcenter.org, or mail to Southeast Asian Development Center 166 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.

Those interested in this position may apply by submitting a letter of interest, a current resume, and two writing samples. Electronic application packages are encouraged and…

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