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Feb 11, 2020
About us:   Chrysalis is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment. Since 1984, we have helped more than 58,000 individuals change their lives through jobs. Job Details: The Government Relations Manager is responsible for developing, managing, and executing strategies to engage a wide range of public sector stakeholders. Working closely with the VP, Strategy & External Relations, the Government Relations Manager will actively represent Chrysalis in the community – regularly attending meetings, events, and conferences. They will build relationships with leaders in homeless services, workforce development, reentry services / criminal justice reform, and social enterprise, in order to advance Chrysalis’ mission. The Government Relations Manager will also ensure current government contracts are renewed, will continuously scan for new funding opportunities, and will monitor strategic areas for advocacy.   Areas of Responsibility: Develop & Manage Government Relations Strategy Scan for New Funding Opportunities & Prepare Successful Grant Proposals Track Policy Areas Impacting Chrysalis & Identify Opportunities for Advocacy   1. Develop & Manage Government Relations Strategy Work in collaboration with the VP, Strategy & External Relations and other key staff, to  develop and manage Chrysalis’ strategy  to engage public sector stakeholders at the local, state, and federal levels to further Chrysalis’ mission and support our strategic growth. Build and maintain relationships  with key government stakeholders in the community — in both elected offices and with public sector departments — including holding regular meetings, leading tours of our centers, and networking at events. Working closely with Chrysalis staff managing existing government grants,  track all contracts  to ensure renewals are secured. Support Chrysalis’  new site expansion , by building relationships, and creating champions, among local government leaders. Working in coordination with Chrysalis’ Community Engagement Manager,  support outreach to individuals in need of our services,  maintaining relationships with a range of referral partners, which include public sector entities. Serve as an  in-house expert on the various public-sector systems  in which Chrysalis, and our clients, interact – including help informing internal staff about how these systems function and how to help our clients navigate them successfully. 2.  Scan for New Funding Opportunities & Prepare Successful Grant Proposals Track trends  in government funding opportunities in the area of homeless services, workforce development, reentry services, and social enterprise.  Regularly  monitor opportunities for funding , by subscribing to all necessarily listervs and checking websites where grant solicitations are posted. Help define and refine  screening tool for government funding opportunities . Review solicitations for funding – including requests for proposals (RFPs), work orders, requests for statement or qualifications (RFSQs), etc. – to determine fit for Chrysalis to apply. Working closely with fiscal, programmatic, and grants management staff – as well as outside consultants, as needed – assemble winning  proposals for funding . 3.  Track Policy Areas Impacting Chrysalis & Identify Opportunities for Advocacy Attend  policy-making meetings  – including meetings of local legislative bodies (city councils, County supervisors, etc.) and sub-committees / workgroups, as needed. Maintain  relationships with organizations leading advocacy efforts  related to issues impacting Chrysalis and our clients. Monitor research and reports  related to the issues effecting Chrysalis and our clients, as it relates to public policy, programmatic best practices, and trends in our sectors. Write summaries to share with internal staff, as needed. Track and analyze proposed and existing legislation  to determine the possible impact on Chrysalis operations, funding, programs, and clients. Speak in public, prepare staff or clients to speak in public, and/or prepare letters  for, or against, policy matters , as needed. General Duties: Adhere to all Chrysalis policies and procedures. Support the Chrysalis mission and adhere to the Chrysalis Code of Ethics. Other duties as assigned. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required. Master’s degree preferred. Experience in external relations, social services, local government or related fields preferred. Knowledge of policy issues related to homelessness, criminal justice reform and reentry programs, workforce development, and/or social enterprise. Experience with, or knowledge of, the legislative process at the local, state, and/or federal levels. Ability to understand and interpret laws, regulations, policies, and contracts. Demonstrated communication, networking, teamwork, presentation, and problem solving skills. Excellent verbal, written, organizational, and data skills. Attention to detail, high standards, initiative, and follow through. Ability to interact with clients, colleagues, partners, and others with diplomacy and tact. Computer literacy required. Must be proficient in Internet research, use of databases (Salesforce experience preferred), Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs, and be willing to learn other applications as needed. Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends. Car, valid driver’s license and insurance required.   This is an exciting position in a fast-paced organization. We offer a highly competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Parking/Transit Accounts, paid time off, paid holidays, and more. Chrysalis encourages employment applications from people who are representative of the culturally and ethnically diverse communities Chrysalis serves. Chrysalis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Chrysalis Marketing / PR
Feb 11, 2020
Organizational Background: Advancement Project California champions the struggle for greater equity and opportunity for all, fostering upward mobility in communities most impacted by economic and racial injustice. We build alliances and trust, use data-driven policy solutions, create innovative tools and work alongside communities to ignite social transformation. Rooted in the historic struggle for racial and economic equality, Advancement Project California envisions a world where all communities have equitable access to public resources and opportunities to thrive. The California office’s primary programs are Educational Equity, Equity in Community Investments, and Political Voice. Position Summary: In 2017, Advancement Project California (along with our partners California Calls, PICO California, and USC’s Program for Environmental and Regional Equity) launched RACE COUNTS and an online interactive tool ( RACE COUNTS is a comprehensive research and policy-analysis platform that tracks racial disparities across the state. Through cutting-edge, rigorous analysis, RACE COUNTS ranks all of California’s counties across seven key issue areas: Democracy, Economic Opportunity, Crime & Justice, Health Care Access, Healthy Built Environments, Education, and Housing. The primary goal of this project is to develop research and analysis that support community-led initiatives to transform antiquated public systems that have long oppressed California’s communities of color. With the successful launch of this data/technology platform, the RACE COUNTS Director will now focus the initiative on using these tools to further our collaborative work with partners and advocacy for systems change efforts to close racial disparities across the state. The RACE COUNTS Director will report directly to the Managing Director of Policy and Programs (“Managing Director”). The Director will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the RACE COUNTS initiative including staff supervision, fundraising, program development, partnership building, campaign support/development, and external relations. The Director will need to be a strategic thinker, able to gain ground when opportunities present themselves, a visionary on behalf of communities of color, and a strong communicator internally, as well as with external partners and stakeholders. The successful candidate will work with staff across the organization to ensure that a variety of perspectives are well-represented. The successful applicant must have a strong, demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice, documented project management skills and overseeing multiple streams of work at the same time, a track record of successful racial justice/systems change campaigns, be self-motivated, flexible, and great at fostering creative and collaborative spaces. Specific Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  Provide strategic vision for the RACE COUNTS initiative. Specifically, the Director will be responsible for the overall operation, growth and impact of the initiative.  Directly supervise and support the RACE COUNTS Manager on day‐to‐day basis, including providing work planning and professional development support to successfully execute project deliverables.  Facilitate operations, workflow and accountability between policy, research, communications and technical staff to ensure very high quality and effective work products on all grants and contracts.  Collaborate with senior APCA staff to manage the wide range of capacities needed to execute the initiative’s policy and advocacy efforts.  Set and implement strategic goals for the initiative with support and oversight from the Managing Director.  Support the Executive Director in strategic fund development and partnership support efforts.  Work with the Managing Director of Policy and Programs to develop and implement annual budget for RACE COUNTS. Ensure the department is running efficiently and effectively while staying within budgetary guidelines.  Develop and successfully execute (in collaboration with other Directors) a policy platform that elevates racial justice policies, fundraising/development and budget management, staff management, and grant/partner development activities. The Director will report directly to the Managing Director of Policy and Programs.  Engage and represent the organization and program area to a wide range of stakeholders including research, philanthropic, advocacy, and community‐based organizations as well as elected officials and other decision‐makers  Work closely with the Director of Research and Data Analysis to review data and provide input regarding development of a new version of the website.  Work closely with the Director of Communications to manage the external communications around the project, RACE COUNTS findings and on-going campaign efforts.  Manage select grants and projects and work with staff and with partners to articulate project goals, scope of work and timelines. With project parameters confirmed, provide leadership and support to staff executing project deliverables and ensure the highest quality Team Development/Management  As needed, recruit and manage an appropriate team culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to equity.  Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis.  Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign duties, set objectives, establish priorities, and conduct performance reviews.  Manage cross organizational leadership team to ensure buy-in and contribution to the RACE COUNTS efforts. General Duties  Support organization-wide planning, development, and communication activities as needed and ensure adherence to APCA’s goals and policies.  Other duties as assigned, dependent on organizational needs and employee skills. Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function assigned satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Sincere and demonstrated commitment to advancing social, economic and/or racial justice progress for the highest-need communities.  10 plus years of experience working in the public policy or related social justice field, ideally with at least five years in a leadership role or over a decade experience with community organizing.  Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree in education policy, public policy, law, or the social sciences preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential job duties may be considered.  Successful track record of fund development from a diverse array of funding sources, and maintenance of programmatic budget of over $1 million.  Demonstrated success building coalitions/partnerships with community and movement-building groups representing a wide range of racial and ethnic communities.  Direct experience in working with legislative and administrative sources of influence.  Working knowledge of community‐based research and technologies.  Strong presentation skills including skills for a variety of audiences (e.g., community partners, academics, policy‐makers, philanthropists, the general public, supervisees, teammates) and experience presenting to large audiences.  Demonstrated leadership and strategic thinking capabilities.  Demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.  Ability to manage and delegate to technical staff with expertise in a variety of disciplines.  Demonstrated track record of successful project management and staff management.  Strong analytical and problem solving skills.  Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.  Demonstrated ability to work in a small team setting.  Flexibility to adjust and contribute to continually evolving work situation and changing priorities.  Excellent computer skills, proficient with MS Office applications.  Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to execute projects on-time and on-budget.  Must be able to travel locally and statewide.   Physical Demands:  Occasionally must be able to move office supplies and equipment weighing up to 15 pounds across the office or during events. Salary: Competitive compensation depending on experience. Includes full health, dental and retirement benefits. To Apply: Please email cover letter, resume and a policy-related writing sample to: Jorge Jimenez Director of Human Resources, Finance and Administration Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Advancement Project California Los Angeles, CA, USA Programs
Feb 11, 2020
Grants Manager Job Description Fulfillment Fund is looking for a dynamic grant writing professional who is passionate about education for under-served students to join our team. The position is an eight-month contract position (30-40 hours a week, flexible). Please contact Joanne Reyes ( directly if you are interested and for additional information about the organization, position, compensation, expectations, and possibilities for extension beyond the eight-month contract. General Summary: The Grants Manager works with the President and other Development and Programs staff to cultivate, solicit and manage foundation and corporate prospects. The position oversees the grants management cycle and will require excellent writing skills, strong public speaking and presentation skills, and effective project management skills, including budget preparation for proposal submission. The Manager will effectively collaborate with various senior management team members to communicate and build relationships with foundation directors and corporate sector marketing and community relations representatives. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: (Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of the Supervisor.) Foundation and Corporate Relations Cultivation • Collaborate with senior management, development and program staff to proactively identify and cultivate foundation and corporate prospects. • Attend meetings/events alongside executive team member and prepare materials for foundation and corporate donors. • Develop, maintain and manage corporate and foundation relationships, updating the team on prospect and relationship management listing. • Work in partnership with the President and other senior staff to strategize on the relationship contact and management. • Develop and manage schedules of grant and sponsorship proposals, LOIs and reports to foundations and corporations in Raiser’s Edge. • Provide timely responses to foundation or corporate donor inquiries. Grants Management • Lead and collaborate with senior management team to develop foundation and corporate prospect lists, analyze and recommend approaches, create proposals based on program needs and the interest of prospective funders. • Research grant opportunities and maintain Foundation Center and other grant writing online databases. • Review literature and research on issues including: education funding trends, secondary and post-secondary education, mentoring, youth services, college counseling, outreach and college preparatory programs, job skills training, internships, school-to-career programs, at-risk youth, school reform, and other related topics. • Share literature and research with executive staff and program directors related to funding opportunities and program design and implementation. • Direct the development of grant proposals, budgets, timelines and collateral materials with input from program directors, finance and executive staff. • Assist in creation of innovation strategies, program design, and program management plans and timelines for new grant-related opportunities. • Work with Program Leadership to review itemized budgets for grant funding. • Develop concept papers, Letters of Intent, proposals, and reports. • Obtain updates on organizational goals, financial health, and strategic plan from senior management for proposals and reports. • Meet with Data Evaluation staff to ensure accuracy for evaluation metrics and program and field-related statistics. • Manage grant progress reports, revenue projections and program to goals, goal assessments; ensure compliance with award requirements including regular meetings with Program Leadership and Finance Dept. for program delivery and budget reconciliation. • Maintain foundation files and literature resource library requests, reports and donor requested organizational attachments. • Ensure required funder follow-up reports are completed on-time. • Work with Finance Department for updated budget documentation. • Develop and manage the grant close-out procedures and notify Development, Program, and Finance staff. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Qualifications: • Minimum 5-7 years of non-profit experience with at least five years fundraising experience and three or more years grant writing experience with a non-profit organization, private school, college or university, or research center. • Exceptional research, writing, organizational, public speaking, and presentation skills. • Strong communicator with the ability to articulate the organization's mission, programs and position to a wide and diverse audience of stakeholders that includes donors, business leaders, and community partners. • Proficiency in use of Raiser’s Edge database (preferred). • Ability to perform basic budgeting. • Proficient knowledge of online foundation databases and resources. • Considerable and proven experience in leading and growing an organization's institutional giving through primarily private foundations, corporate foundation, and government agencies. • Ability to perform effectively in a fast-paced environment, with a high level of creativity and self-direction. Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree and nonprofit experience required. Master’s degree preferred. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: A current California Driver’s License and current automobile insurance requested. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds. The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid outside conditions. The noise level in the environment is moderate. Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.
Fulfillment Fund Los Angeles, CA, USA Development
Feb 11, 2020
Development Manager - Walk JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, policy influence and a working plan to bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the community. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF has invested nearly $2B in research over the past 45 years and is sponsoring scientific research in 17 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit . As a JDRF team member, you can look forward to interesting and challenging work, building strong relationships with fellow staff and our network of volunteers, and having a meaningful impact on the lives of everyone affected by this devastating disease. Job Description The Development Manager role is a great opportunity to join a strong Chapter team and work closely with the Executive Director and local leadership, regional teams and an outstanding group of volunteers to increase the reach and impact of the Chapter. The Development Manager will manage, evaluate, and expand campaigns that build and strengthen links to potential and existing volunteers and donors and grow the Chapter’s revenue through increased corporate, individual, volunteer, and other community involvement. He or she will organize and coordinate appropriate committees with volunteers to expand fundraising and non-fundraising programs. Other responsibilities include: • Serve as a key staff member in implementing the strategic direction and purpose of the Chapter. Collaborate with an outstanding team of local staff as well as national/regional staff resources to ensure the Chapter’s growth and success, discuss best practices, and share new ideas. • Help develop and implement strategies for chapter fundraising activities to sustain continued growth, maximum penetration of core market areas and opportunities for expansion where appropriate. • Provide management and active leadership for major chapter external and community development activities such as corporate partnership development, volunteer leadership development, marketing, and communication and education programs. • Identify, build, and steward relationships with community, civic and corporate leaders as an integral part of volunteer and donor prospect development and engagement in JDRF activities. • Manage and continually develop assigned volunteer committees providing leadership, cultivation, acknowledgement, material support, and assistance in building and implementing committee plans. • Establish, evaluate and maintain standards for all JDRF priority events and non-events programs, including Major Giving, Walk, Gala, Special Events. In partnership with event staff, develop an annual plan for each of the programs including financial goals, objectives and calendar of activity. • Maintain accurate and complete financial records for campaigns, and help ensure that the logistics and budget/timelines are met for campaigns. • Utilize social media to increase visibility and promote programs and events. • Identify and cultivate potential new board members. Make recommendations about volunteer leadership development opportunities to the Chapter Executive Director. • Assist in identifying, cultivating and stewarding major donors. • Ensure personal accountability for meeting deadlines and responding to volunteers and other department requests.   Qualifications • Four+ years of fundraising experience or relevant business/volunteer experience. CFRE a plus. • Knowledge of both special event and non-event fundraising activities (major gifts, stewardship, etc.) is a must. • Must be a self-starter while also being collaborative and an amazing team player! • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills. • Ability to interface with all levels of staff and volunteers. • Significant computer literacy. • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience required. • Ability to travel locally required. Occasional evening and weekend work required as needed Additional information If you’d like to join our team, please submit your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to JDRF by clicking the job URL JDRF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
JDRF Los Angeles, CA, USA Development
Feb 10, 2020
Position Summary The Associate Director of Individual Giving is responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting individual gifts in order to sustain and grow Western Center’s programs and services, and understands the relationship between the successful acquisition and stewardship of new donors as a pathway to a robust major gifts program. The Associate Director will employ a variety of techniques—outreach, events, donor research, campaigns, appeals, acknowledgements, merchandising, etc.—in order to acquire and retain donors of all levels.  This position reports to the Director of Development and is located in our Los Angeles office.  Responsibilities Donor and Prospect Management Design, develop and implement strategies that will grow annual revenue from existing and prospective small and mid-level donors, through events, appeal campaigns; online giving initiatives and fulfillment of donor benefits, among other strategies. In consultation with the Director of Development and Executive Director, manage and grow a select portfolio of 50-75 existing mid-level donors giving annual gifts of 2,500+, including their cultivation, stewardship and solicitation. In consultation with the Director of Development and Executive Director, manage and grow a select portfolio of 20+ major individual donors and donor-advised funds, $10,000+, including their cultivation, stewardship and solicitation. Manage Western Center’s volunteer Advisory Board. Assess existing donor demographics and make recommendations to broaden the profile of Western Center donors with respect to diversity, equity and inclusion. Working with senior management and the larger Development team, set and achieve goals for annual giving and major giving programs including revenue, renewals, upgrades and portfolio of individual donors. Events and Outreach Design and implement a comprehensive events program to identify, cultivate, solicit, recognize, steward and upgrade both sustaining and new donors. In consultation with the Director of Development and Development team, manage two signature annual events, including design, logistics, budget, sponsor solicitation, fulfillment of sponsor benefits, and communications. Actively produce written campaigns, appeals, case development, campaign materials and other donor communications in close partnership with Director of Development and Director of Communications. Partner with senior leadership, Advisory Board and Board of Directors, deploying them as necessary to cultivate donors, steward current donors, host events and other related activities. Other Utilize established moves management system for donors. Participate in a culture of rigor, equity and community-centric fundraising. Focus on securing support for organizational priorities that include endowed chairs, unrestricted support, project specific support, planned giving, naming opportunities and capital efforts. Travel, as necessary, attending various events throughout California to meet new donor prospects and expand relationships with current donors.  Maintain detailed and accurate records in development software (E-Tapestry) and use donor research to enhance portfolios (iWave). Collaborate with senior leadership concerning such topics as communications, administration, and program developments. Other duties as required or assigned.   Qualifications Commitment to the mission and values of Western Center and its programs. Bachelor’s Degree required and a minimum of 4-6 years of successful experience in annual giving or major gifts with a track record of cultivation and closing gifts. Proven skills in moves management and creation of strategies to increase giving. Excellent writing and communication skills, fluency with Microsoft Office Suite, and understanding of computer and donor software such as eTapestry, iWave or similar programs. Ability to work happily in a deadline-driven environment and manage multiple priorities with attention to detail. Self-motivated with ability to work independently. Comfortable and eager to communicate directly—in person and via phone—with a wide variety of donors, staff and stakeholders. Broad-minded, placing high value on diversity of thought, backgrounds and perspectives. Exemplary ethical standards. Ability of lift 30 pounds. Ability to travel, as needed. Compensation Salary is very competitive and commensurate with experience. We provide a generous benefits package, including leave policies, vacation, and December holiday office closure at full pay. We provide numerous opportunities and support to ensure our staff are able to grow and develop their professional skills. The salary range is $65,000 – $75,000 depending on experience. To Apply Western Center strives for a diverse and inclusive workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Western Center strongly encourages applications from persons of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups whose background may contribute to effectively representing low-income people and underserved communities. Applications accepted until February 21 or until the position is filled. Please email your cover letter, resume, and two to three references to Stephanie Surabian, Director of Finance and Administration, .  In your cover letter, please explain how you think your personal and/or professional experience or background has prepared you to contribute to a work environment with a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
Western Center on Law & Poverty, Inc. Los Angeles, CA, USA Development