Sep 23, 2019

Development Manager (Part-Time), Los Angeles

  • Disability Community Resource Center
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Development Disability

Job Description

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Development Manager will expand the Development Department to work on multi-year strategic fundraising campaigns in collaboration with outside consulting contractors, the Board of Directors and administrative staff. The Disability Community Resource Center (DCRC) will be starting a $3 Million Capital Campaign with an external consulting contractor to fund the redevelopment of our current headquarters and additional office expansion during construction that may serve as satellite office space after the completion of the new headquarters. In addition, the Development Manager will be initiating an annual $1 Million fundraising campaign to bring unrestricted dollars into the DCRC budget to further the financial and programmatic stability of the organization. Further, the Development Manager will work with the Executive Director to identify and apply for additional government and private foundation contracts/grants. The Development Manager will also work to identify and cultivate corporate support. The Development Manager will serve on the Management Team and prepare reports to the Board of Directors at their six (6) meetings annually. The Development Manager will be the liaison with the Development Committee of the Board. The Development Manager must be creative and enjoy working within a small, nonprofit environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented.


• Develop, coordinate and direct all fundraising activities for the DCRC in conjunction with the Board of Directors and the Executive Director.

• Manage relationships with approximately 400 donors and perspective donors.

• Qualify new prospects for assignment to portfolios, create a comprehensive strategy for each donor/prospect in the portfolio, and execute that strategy in a manner in which donors are respected, retained, and inspired to increase their support.

• Directly solicit major and planned gifts.

• Partner with program staff on donor engagement opportunities.

• Provide support to the Executive Director and program staff in preparation for donor

interactions, including thoughtful, concise briefing materials in advance of meetings

with donors and prospects.

• Work with the appropriate staff and board members to learn about the impact of

donor support on our outreach, education, advocacy, and programs as well as our

plans and priorities for advancing independent living for people with disabilities and

seniors. Articulate concisely.

• The Development Manager will incorporate information about DCRC

accomplishments and ongoing projects into written materials and talking points

directed at individual donors/prospects, such as highly personalized proposals that

are in line with donor interests and programmatic priorities, major donor update

emails and correspondence, reports that detail progress made because of a

particular gift, etc.

• Develop and participate in strategic donor engagement opportunities, such as small

events for select donors/prospects in the portfolio, newsletter features, and donor

recognition opportunities.

• Track and document key relationship activity and progress.

• Maintain working knowledge of state and local independent living programmatic

priorities and issues as they occur.

• Develop and monitor a successful, cost-effective annual giving program through

direct mail, donor clubs, and fundraising events.

• Research new sources of in-kind corporate/community support.

• Write grant/contract proposals for government funders, private foundations,

corporations and individuals.

• Arrange for and present DCRC funding needs to philanthropic organizations,

individuals, corporations, community action meetings and to other prospective


• Direct activities and develop leaders from within the DCRC Board Development


• Develop major donor identification strategies each fiscal year.

• Develop, supervise and coordinate fundraising staff in donor recognition programs

and correspondence.

• Supervise the donor and prospect information system (DonorPerfect).

• Write and contribute to Newsletter, Media Pieces, Annual Reports and revisions as


• Responsible for Web-site and Social Media fundraising outreach and updates.

• Supervise, budget and plan special events including 2-4 small fundraising events

per year.

• Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.



• Lived experience with disability, as well as, knowledge of the Independent Living Movement preferred.

• A commitment to the mission of the Disability Community Resource Center in promoting the independence of people with disabilities and seniors.

• Minimum of three to four years of experience in fundraising activities listed above.

• Experience in supervising employees, volunteers and students, including delegating responsibilities, organizing work flow, and evaluating performance.

• Some experience or knowledge of basic accounting.

• Demonstrated experience raising funds on a regular basis for a nonprofit agency and in developing and implementing fundraising plans and fundraising activities.

• Demonstrated analytical skills and ability to turn Executive Director and/or Board direction to action.

• Familiarity with corporate and private foundation giving, major donor solicitation, fundraising for special events, direct marketing and data base strategies for Annual Giving.

• Excellent skills in building relationships.

• Comfort in asking individuals to commit their money, time, and/or energy to a cause.

• Demonstrated ability to write clear and grammatically correct copy, letters, reports, and articles.

• Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.

• Demonstrated ability to simplify complex themes.

• Knack for storytelling.

• Strong people skills.

• Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.

• Sense of humor.

• Ability to develop long-term plans, set objectives, and track progress towards achieving objectives.

• Proficiency with office technology and donor or sales databases, such as DonorPerfect or Razor’s Edge, preferred.

• Public relations and marketing experience preferred.

• Availability for travel throughout Western Los Angeles County.


This is a Part-time Non-Exempt position that reports to the Executive Director. The Development Manager is expected to work a negotiated Part-time scheduled work week at DCRC which is expected to be 25-29 hours a week with an unpaid hour reserved for lunch. Once the Development Manager starts bringing in unrestricted funding, DCRC will consider elevating the Manager to a Full-Time Director position.


The Disability Community Resource Center is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The DCRC encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability and veteran status.


This job description is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other activities, duties and/or responsibilities may change or be assigned.


How To Apply

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the completed employment application forms. You may fax your application documents to 310-390-4906 or drop them off to our Mar Vista office located at 12901 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066.

Employment forms are located on our website at:

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Title / Level of Responsibility

Manager, Part-time

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