Sep 30, 2019

Development Director, Los Angeles Nonprofit

  • Pacoima Beautiful
  • Pomona, CA, USA
Development Environmental

Job Description

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.


Includes full health, life insurance, and retirement plan. Voluntary employee benefits for dental and vision available.



$78,000 - $85,000


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