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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