May 07, 2020

Director of Development

  • Program for Torture Victims
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Development Immigration Support and Advocacy Services Nonprofit-Social Services Social Justice

Job Description

Director of Development

Program for Torture Victims


Los Angeles, California


The Program for Torture Victims (PTV) assists the courageous immigrant survivors of torture, persecution or other human rights abuse who have stood up for freedom, equality and human dignity. Since 1980, PTV has helped new U.S. refugees, seeking asylum from over 70 countries, heal their physical and psychological wounds, and start a second life here in California. The first human rights health organization of its kind in the country, PTV pioneered comprehensive medical, psychological and social services that empower refugees to heal, become self-sufficient, and work toward recreating a purposeful life in California. PTV has offices in Los Angeles and Santa Ana.

PTV has a full-time opportunity for a passionate and seasoned nonprofit development professional to lead, coordinate and grow a successful comprehensive fundraising program. The Director of Development will oversee all private-sector fundraising and communications planning and efforts including major gift prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, donor recognition, direct mail, special events, foundation grants, and internet-based fundraising. Major responsibilities include identifying, cultivating, asking and stewarding institutional and individual donors, and elevating PTV’s visibility and brand in the community.

PTV currently raises about $450K from the private sector with a strategic plan to significantly increase individual support through major gifts during the next decade. PTV has an experienced Executive Director, an active fundraising board, and engaged staff and volunteers to help the new Development Director take the organization to the next level.

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, nonprofit management, public policy, public administration or a related field and have a passion for human rights or social justice.
  • 3-5 years comparable experience in nonprofit development, preferably as a Development Director at a small or medium size nonprofit, or as an Assistant Development Director or Major Gifts Officer at a larger organization.
  • A strong track record of positioning an organization to achieve tangible outcomes in a competitive fundraising environment. Demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships with individual and institutional donors.
  • Experience in identifying, qualifying major donor prospects and asking for major gifts in face-to-face meetings.
  • Knowledge of the local foundation landscape.
  • A professional demeanor and possess exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to build rapport and effectively interface with donors, board members, senior management, staff, and volunteers.
  • Solid computer and internet skills, including Microsoft Office and experience working with fundraising/CRM databases.
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to manage competing priorities while following through with the important small details.
  • Ability to work some weeknights and weekends as job demands.


In an effort to bring greater diversity and cultural capacity to our workforce, PTV encourages people of color, LGBT individuals, and pan-cultural or multi-lingual candidates to apply. PTV does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

Application Process

Submit cover letter and resume to Bill Moran, The Moran Company. Resume should include all professional education and experience, dates of employment (month and year) and position/title and organization names. Cover letter should articulate relevant experience and fit with the stated preferences of the position.  APPLY NOW 




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