Fulfillment Fund

The Fulfillment Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making college a reality for students growing up in educationally and economically under-resourced communities. Through classroom instruction, college counseling, mentoring and scholarships, the Fulfillment Fund builds relationships, illuminates opportunities and changes lives.

Whereas only 5 in 10 students in low-income communities who graduate high school go on to college, more than 9 in 10 Fulfillment Fund high school graduates do. And whereas nationally, only 1 in 10 first-generation students from low-income communities who go to college go on to earn a bachelor’s degree, 6 in 10 Fulfillment Fund scholars do.

Aug 27, 2019
Development Intern will assist in the performance of Development Department administrative functions and other important activities within the department. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: (Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of the Supervisor.) Support preparation and implementation of Fulfillment Fund’s special events; Perform research for event logistics or into key prospects, and provide actionable tips. Work with team to create gift acknowledgement letters, pledge agreement letters, invoices and pledge reminders, and send as necessary. Assist with administrative aspects of the Development Department, including but not limited to, correspondence, mailings, data entry, gift transmittal forms, and production of printed materials. Supervisory Responsibilities:     None Knowledge, Skills, Ability & Qualifications:   The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. At least one year experience in a related field. Excellent attention to detail and strong responsibility for a high-quality work. Exceptional organizational skills and ability to adhere to deadlines. Strong computer skills, especially in Word and Microsoft Excel, with knowledge of Publisher helpful. Experience with a donor database such as Raiser's Edge preferred but not required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and problem-solving. Highly energetic, positive, and proactive approach. Interest in non-profit donor facing organization. Past experience with Fulfillment Fund or similar nonprofit a plus. Work Environment:  This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers and smartphones. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   How To Apply humanresources@fulfillment.org https://fulfillment.org/ Please submit resume and cover letter to HumanResources@fulfillment.org
Fulfillment Fund Los Angeles, CA, USA Development
Aug 21, 2019
The Communications Manager is part of a team of Los Angeles-based professionals working together to increase awareness, volunteer support and funding for the Fulfillment Fund. The Communications Manager collaborates with the Management and Leadership Team, internal staff, outside consultants and key board and volunteer leaders in the planning and execution of a cost-effective multiplatform marketing communications strategy that highlights the mission and impact of the organization.   Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Support the development, implementation, and evaluation of the annual communications plan across the network’s discreet audiences in collaboration with the Senior Management Team Ensure consistent messaging and branding across platforms and cities. Serve as the organization’s editor and senior copywriter, creating or supervising the graphic design and production of all communication materials including, but not limited to, annual report, annual donor appeal, email newsletters, brochures and infographics.  Develop and implement cost-effective strategies to keep the Fulfillment Fund at the forefront of effective nonprofit marketing tactics. Manage annual communications budget. Manage organization-wide communications calendar, tracking events, email, web site, social media; share with staff and stakeholders. Monitor Fulfillment.org and work with internal staff partners to keep content fresh and relevant. Manage the organization-wide social media plan and presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media and online outlets. Work to nurture existing relationships with media and develop new contacts, including print, television, radio and key blog reporters. Serve as the organization’s primary liaison to the press. Develop and pitch story ideas relevant to the organization’s mission and strategic objectives. Monitor media coverage. Develop and manage targeted on- and off-line advertising and public awareness campaigns and the communications strategy for major fundraising and programmatic initiatives.  Ensure all visibility materials, printed material and web and social media content are consistent with editorial and branding guidelines. Review newsletters and materials before publication or printing. Coach staff to ensure consistency in style, language, quality and brand awareness. Working in partnership with vendors and internal staff on events, assist in developing event collateral such as save-the dates, invitations, programs, tribute journals, advertisements, generating web and social media content, developing speeches, show flows and scripts and coordinating media coverage, photography and video production as needed. Collaborate with Development staff as appropriate to accomplish these projects. Cultivate relationships with key program leaders to proactively position organization’s mission and programs, staying on top of trends in education and finding appropriate avenues for showcasing the organization’s work Serve as producer in the creation of promotional videos, working in partnership with outside vendors.    Supervisory Responsibilities:      Manages the work of multiple paid and pro bono consultants: Publicists, graphic designers, video producers, photographers, printers, web developers, etc. Supervises interns and volunteers as necessary  Knowledge, Skills, Ability & Qualifications:   The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Minimum of 5 years of progressive responsibility in the branding/communications/public relations profession, preferably in a non-profit environment.  Bilingual English/Spanish preferred Exceptional graphic design, writing and editorial skills, for print and online publications Proven social media marketing experience with an understanding of how to measure results and proficiency in Hootsuite, Tweetdeck and other social media management tools Proficiency in HTML and web content management systems (Wordpress preferred)) Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge, Online Express,Net Community and Classy Highly detail-oriented, with excellent planning and follow-through skills High level of proficiency in Microsoft software (e.g., Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Creative Suite Ability to work both independently and within a team to effectively produce quality work product; experience managing contractors Strong work ethic and ability to multi-task/manage multiple priorities and deadlines Organized, detailed, adaptable and personable; results-oriented and a team player Available to work evening and weekend events as needed  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.   How To Apply humanresources@fulfillment.org https://fulfillment.org/ Submit resume and cover letter to HumanResources@fulfillment.org  
Fulfillment Fund Los Angeles, CA, USA Marketing / PR
Aug 21, 2019
The Director of Development is a full-time senior-level professional primarily responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors/prospects and growing the number of annual donors, the giving levels of individual donations, and converting annual donors to major donors. This person will carry a reasonably sized prospect pool and will be charged with significantly growing that pool. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: (Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of the Supervisor.) Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Maintain fast-paced schedule of face-to-face           visits to steward current donors and to engage current and new mid-level and major donor prospects, measured using moves management system. Develop and implement strategies for solicitation that will grow annual revenue from individuals, working collaboratively with other program areas to advance fundraising goals.    Conduct prospect cultivation, directly and in collaboration with executive leadership team, programs staff, auxiliary group members and board members, as directed by President. Conduct major gift prospect identification. Write individualized cultivation, solicitation and stewardship letters, proposals and reports. Help expand and manage the planned giving portfolio. Provide comprehensive, timely and innovative stewardship opportunities. Elevate the importance of stewarding all gifts and programs in ways that strengthen donor interest in, satisfaction with and commitment to Fulfillment Fund. Develop strategies to upgrade members from direct mail solicitation to personal solicitation. Maintain accurate and complete records of donor communications and work with Senior Development Associate to ensure that donor records are kept up to date. Collaborate with team to plan events that maximize major donor and prospect cultivation opportunities. Assume other tasks and responsibilities, as needed.   Qualifications & Experience:   To perform this job successfully the Director of Development must be a skilled major gift fundraiser with a track record of successfully and strategically identifying, cultivating and stewarding donors at the higher levels. Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of successful fundraising and direct solicitation experience. Experience working with private, family, and corporate foundations. Proven track record of personally closing five- and six –figure gifts. Superior interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Familiarity with moves management system. Experience in collaborating with Board Members to identify, cultivate and solicit donors. Knowledge of planned giving. Ability to engage in significant local travel. Ability to interface effectively with high-level Fulfillment Fund donors and senior staff members.  Ability to handle multiple, complex fundraising activities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated knowledge of Excel and Word; experience with Raiser’s Edge donor database preferred. Proven communications skills including experience in writing direct mail appeals, e-appeals, websites, and social media communications. Experience with project management, budgeting, and event planning preferred. Ability to handle diverse, simultaneous tasks, meet deadlines, and attend to follow-through. Experience with education/college organization and knowledge of the education philanthropic community preferred. Passion for the mission and goals of Fulfillment Fund.   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. How To Apply https://fulfillment.org/ Send resume and cover letter to HumanResources@fulfillment.org.
Fulfillment Fund Los Angeles, CA, USA Development