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Director of Development

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P.F. Bresee Foundation
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Los Angeles, CA
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Published 28 days ago

Founded in 1982, Bresee’s mission is to battle poverty by empowering youth and families in Los Angeles with the skills, resources, and relationships to thrive. Bresee serves a densely populated mostly immigrant Los Angeles (LA) neighborhood where youth and their families face multiple systemic and individual barriers to achieving success; said social risk factors include poverty, linguistic isolation, and low educational attainment. Since its inception, Bresee has administered effective after-school youth development activities and has grown from a grassroots effort to a robust data-driven organization.

Bresee strives to create an exciting, challenging and rewarding work environment that allows you to flourish. We value integrity, community, resilience, life-long learning, and compassion. Our retention rate across the organization is 82%; Bresee’s staff is composed of 34% program alum, 80% are first-generation college graduates, and 52% have remained on staff for over 3 years. Bresee offers a positive organizational culture allowing all teams to thrive.

POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development is responsible for all facets of individual and institutional giving, including leading all current fundraising and development initiatives to reach and exceed Bresee’s $3.5 million annual fundraising goal, as well as developing new strategies to grow Bresee’s fundraising capacity. The Director of Development works closely with the executive team and Board of Directors to develop and implement a fundraising plan that includes short-term, medium-term and long-term strategies for major gifts, foundation and corporate support, government funding, annual giving, and fundraising events.

ESSENTIAL JOB ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

▪     Partner  with  the  Executive  Director  and  Board  to  create  and  implement  a  

comprehensive development plan that supports the organization’s mission, strategies, and 

fundraising goals.

▪     Lead Bresee’s developmental strategic plan

▪     Cultivate and manage relationships with corporations, foundations, and individual donors

▪     Develop annual grant projections, submit letters of intent, grant proposals, and reports to 

funders

▪     Supervise the Development team, leading a team of three FT staff members

▪     Create  a  plan  to  expand  overall  revenue  for  all  funding  sources  via  prospecting,  

board relationships, and developing meaningful engagement opportunities for partners

▪     Develop and assist in the design and distribution of annual reports

▪     Develop and execute a major gift program and strategy, including identifying new and existing 

potential major donors, creating and executing individual stewardship and solicitation plans.

▪     Work with the Development team to plan and execute special events including the annual dinner 

gala with a goal of generating over $300k, board mixer, and corporate volunteer engagement events 

including annual backpack giveaway, turkey distribution, etc.

▪     Develop    communications    plan    with    Communications    Coordinator    on    effective 

   donor communications and marketing efforts

▪     Help lead the Board’s Development Committee engaging the board in fundraising planning and 

execution.

▪     Provide the Board with detailed and accurate reports to share fundraising progress and 

success at each board meeting.

▪     Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:

▪     Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university required. Master’s degree is a 

plus.

▪     Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) credential preferred.

▪     Seasoned professional with minimum 8 years of direct fundraising experience, with at least 4 

years of management or leadership experience.

▪     Proven success in developing strategic and effective fundraising plans, and executing against 

those plans to achieve goals and objectives. Experience implementing necessary systems and 

processes to support efficient operations.

▪     Demonstrated  success  at  securing  foundational  grants,  government  contracts,  and  

corporate sponsorships.

▪     Strong leadership skills that include the ability to motivate, influence, and guide staff 

toward the achievement of goals.

▪     Experience managing development operations and development databases.

▪     Demonstrated ability to think creatively and bring fresh ideas and approaches to development 

initiatives.

▪     Marketing  and  communications  skill  as  it  relates  to  supporting  fundraising  programs 

 and developing donor-specific collateral and presentations.

▪     Passion  for  and  knowledge  of  youth  development  or  issues  related  to  social  

justice  and economic/educational equality highly preferred.

▪     Knowledge of social justice, philanthropic landscape highly preferred.

▪     Flexibility, drive, a sense of humor, and a “roll-up-your-sleeves” approach.

▪     Demonstrated poise and presence to be effective with a wide range of constituents.

▪     Excellent oral and written communication skills with proven ability to tell a compelling 

story.

▪     Ability to develop trust and strong collaborative working relationships with donors, Board, 

and staff.

▪     Demonstrated  sensitivity  to  multicultural  issues,  and  be  comfortable  working  in  

multi-cultural, urban environment.

▪     Must support Bresee’s procedures and policies.

▪     Must submit to and successfully pass a criminal history background check.

▪     Must  understand,  support,  and  be  able  to  articulate  Bresee’s  Vision,  Mission,  and  

Values Statement, as well as program specific information.

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (not to exceed 1 page) to 

jobs@bresee.org with the Subject Line: Director of Development job opening.

FLSA Status: Exempt

COMPENSATION: $80,000 - 90,000/Annually

BENEFITS:  Bresee  offers  competitive  Employee  Benefits  to  our  Regular  Full  Time  

Employees.  We provide health insurance, dental insurance, voluntary vision plan, Employer 

Sponsored life insurance, Employee Assistance Program and Travel Assistance Program. We also 

provide generous PTO days that include paid holidays, vacation, sick pay, paid birthday day off and 

much more.


Bresee is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In 

addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal 

histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.


Founded in 1982, Bresee’s mission is to battle poverty by empowering youth and families in Los Angeles with the skills, resources, and relationships to thrive. Bresee serves a densely populated mostly immigrant Los Angeles (LA) neighborhood…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 2, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Executive

Salary

$80,000 - $90,000

Benefits

We are proud to offer a very competitive Employee Benefits Offering to our Full Time Employees. In fact, Bresee’s Employee Benefits Program is benchmarked in the top tier of similar organizations in the greater Los Angeles Area. We provide the following Employer Sponsored Benefits for you to choose from.

·       Platinum Blue Shield HMO & PPO Plans

·       Teladoc Virtual Doctor’s Appointments

·       NurseHelp 24/7 Telephonic Consultations

·       Blue Shield Wellvolution Wellness Program

·       Blue Shield Dental HMO Plan

·       Blue Shield Vision Plan

·       Employer Sponsored Life Insurance

·       Voluntary Life Insurance

·       Employee Assistance Program

·       Travel Assist Program

We are proud to offer a very competitive Employee Benefits Offering to our Full Time Employees. In fact, Bresee’s Employee Benefits Program is benchmarked in the top tier of similar…

Level of Language Proficiency

Excellent oral and written communication skills with proven ability to tell a compelling story.

Excellent oral and written communication skills with proven ability to tell a compelling story.

Location

On-site
184 Bimini Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90004, USA

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Instructions:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (not to exceed 1 page) to jobs@bresee.org with the Subject Line: Director of Development job opening.

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