Pacoima Beautiful

Pacoima Beautiful was founded in 1996 by 5 relentless mothers who became distraught by the unpleasant sight of trash and toxic smells that they endured while walking their children to school. They knew that the only way to create a safer and cleaner community for their children and neighbors was through collective action, and so like good neighbors they joined forces to bring Pacoima some of its first major community clean-ups and tree planting events. The beautification projects of our founding mothers set the grassroots foundation that our historically women-led organization has stood by for the past 22 years. Today Pacoima Beautiful is the only environmental justice organization in the Northeast San Fernando Valley striving for community improvement.

We are a dedicated team of leaders, planners, organizers, health promoters and advocates for a healthier, environmentally safe, prosperous, and sustainable Northeast San Fernando Valley.

Our mission is to empower the Pacoima community through programs that provide environmental education, advocacy and local leadership in order to foster a healthy and safe environment.

Our goal is to provide residents of all ages with environmental education, the tools to become advocates for sustainable changes in the environment and the community, and the leadership skills to participate in dialogues with government officials and community leaders to improve the environment.

Sep 30, 2019
TIME COMMITMENT:  Full-time and some evening and weekend hours required; will participate in trainings, meetings, presentations, and workshops. REPORTS TO : The Deputy Director position is a senior leadership role working in close collaboration with the Executive Director. Pacoima Beautiful is a grassroots environmental justice organization that provides education, impacts public policy, and supports local arts and culture in order to promote a healthy and sustainable San Fernando Valley. The Deputy Director of External Affairs is responsible for overseeing Pacoima Beautiful’s local, statewide and national policy strategy, stewarding Pacoima Beautiful’s brand, developing strategic partnerships, and overseeing fundraising and communications. Abilities and Competencies In addition to education and previous work experience, a number of personal attributes are typically required for this position. This position is very visible; strong interpersonal and presentation skills are necessary, as is the ability to work well under pressure, deadlines, and within the public eye. Communicates well both orally and in writing with internal teams, Board Members, legislators and other elected officials, and the community in face-to-face, one-on-one, and group settings. Effectively and professionally represents the organization’s and community’s interests with other organizations, legislators and elected officials, funders, members of the media, and the public. Knowledge of legislative process, terminology and influence points, as well as principles and practices of legislative research and analysis. Understanding the impact applicable federal, state, and regional laws, regulations and court decisions have on organizational and community finances and operations. Proficient in reading, writing, and understanding material that is highly technical in nature. Knowledge of principles, methods and practices applied in design and implementation of public policy, public affairs, fundraising, community engagement, public information, and communication. Understands methods and techniques for creating effective media and public relations materials, including news releases and clips, public service announcements, fact sheets, brochures and other materials. Monitors performance and provides coaching for performance development. Supervise, organize, and review the work of assigned staff. Develops and implements goals, objectives, practices, policies, procedures, and work standards. Independently organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments; assist and support direct reports to do the same. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Participates in organizational management team. Exercises leadership, authority, and supervision tactfully and effectively. Qualifications and Experience At least five (5) years direct, senior level experience with legislative and policy affairs both in Los Angeles and Sacramento. At least five (5) years of progressively high-level responsibility experience in senior management positions, including experience working with elected officials, funders, and/or media. At least three (3) years’ experience must be concurrent top-level management experience. Experience working with and/or within non-profit organizations. Demonstrated commitment to environmental justice. Bilingual in Spanish Advanced degree in Public Policy, Business Administration, Communication, Public Relations or a closely related field, or commensurate experience, required. Benefits Includes full health, life insurance, and retirement plan. Voluntary employee benefits for dental and vision available. Level of Language Proficiency Pacoima Beautiful seeks a candidate with strong written and verbal communication in Spanish.   Salary  $67,000 - $70,000 How To Apply drodriguez@pacoimabeautiful.org https://pacoimabeautiful.org/careers/
Pacoima Beautiful Pomona, CA, USA Marketing / PR
Sep 30, 2019
TIME COMMITMENT:  Full-time and some evening and weekend hours required; will participate in trainings, meetings, presentations, and workshops. REPORTS TO:  The Development Director position is a senior leadership role working in close collaboration with the Executive Director. Duties and responsibilities Duties will include, but are not limited to the following: Work with the management team and Board to develop the organization’s funding strategies and priorities. Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements. Meet with prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis and establish effective communications with them. Generate new ideas and opportunities that increase revenue and donor loyalty. Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors, helping donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and ambitions through a relationship with our organization. Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives. Plan and execute signature fundraising and donor stewardship events. Make direct, face-to-face solicitations. Communicate fundraising goals throughout the organization and equip team members to reach them. Build a planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequests. Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives. Oversee creation of publications to support fundraising activities. Oversee prospect research. Work closely with Executive Director, and Board of Directors. Staff Board Development Committee meetings. Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about the organization with the community. Recruit, train, and support key volunteers to assist in advancement efforts Oversee the development budget and track revenues and expenses. Manage systems and software to track and cultivate donors and prospects, including our donor database and wealth screening tools. Supervise and collaborate with other fundraising staff. Maintain gift recognition programs. Demonstrate professional conduct at all times. Provide support to the Executive Director and all direct reports to ensure a high-performance, community-oriented environment that supports the organization’s strategic communications goals and the organization's strategic plan, mission and vision. Perform other related duties as requested. Abilities and Competencies In addition to education and previous work experience, a number of personal attributes are typically required for this position. This position is very visible; strong interpersonal and presentation skills are necessary, as is the ability to work well under pressure, deadlines, and within the public eye. Communicates well both orally and in writing with internal teams, Board Members, funders, foundations, legislators and other elected officials, and the community in face-to-face, one-onone, and group settings. Effectively and professionally represents the organization’s and community’s interests with other organizations, legislators and elected officials, funders, members of the media, and the public. Understands methods and techniques for creating effective and public relations materials. Monitors performance and provides coaching for performance development. Supervise, organize, and review the work of assigned staff. Develops and implements goals, objectives, practices, policies, procedures, and work standards. Independently organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments; assist and support direct reports to do the same. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Participates in organizational management team. Exercises leadership, authority, and supervision tactfully and effectively. Qualifications and Experience Must embrace the mission of Pacoima Beautiful. Strong interpersonal and writing skills. Have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques, particularly foundation grants, events, major gift fundraising and capital campaigns. Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers. Have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships. Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls. Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals. Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability. A bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience. Ten (10) years minimum experience in professional non-profit fundraising. Demonstrated commitment to environmental justice. Benefits Includes full health, life insurance, and retirement plan. Voluntary employee benefits for dental and vision available.   Salary $78,000 - $85,000   How To Apply drodriguez@pacoimabeautiful.org https://pacoimabeautiful.org/careers/
Pacoima Beautiful Pomona, CA, USA Development