Reports to: Director of Marketing and Communications
Status: Regular, Full-Time, Exempt
Position Summary: Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Creative Officer is responsible for developing and implementing the California Community Foundation’s (CCF) overall look and feel in support of the organization’s mission and priorities. Key responsibilities include overseeing the graphic design, website management, marketing collateral and brand needs of the organization. A portfolio of previous work must be presented that demonstrates an understanding of visual/creative design.
Values & Principles:
Marketing: Responsible for ensuring that CCF’s brand and look and feel is consistent across all mediums, including marketing materials, website, and social media platforms.
Website: Responsible for the design, layout, content management and overall user experience of the CCF website and related microsites. Includes knowledge of front-end (applications, widgets) and back-end (content management, database integration) technologies and requires assessment of optimal development paths and identification of technical resources as necessary.
Departmental: Collaborates with a diverse, dynamic team on all areas of CCF marketing and communication. Actively contributes to the development and enhancement of CCF’s marketing plans and strategies. Provides expertise in the department and for CCF on current design, brand and marketing trends.
Education: Stays abreast of current trends, participates in trainings, monitors technologies and researches developments in the design and digital landscape to more effectively deliver market services to CCF.
Internal Integration of Work: Identifies opportunities for and integrates the functions and skills of marketing and communications, civic engagement, and development and donor relations to increase focus on systemic change. Engages with internal and external resources to secure necessary competencies.
General: As appropriate, assist other departments and work as a member of interdepartmental teams to ensure the effective and efficient operations of CCF. At all times, demonstrate cooperative behavior with supervisors and coworkers. Other duties as assigned, dependent on organizational needs and employee skills.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function assigned satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Disclaimer: This description should not be construed to contain every function or responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job classification. This job description is intended to be general and will evolve over time. The description is subject to periodic updating. At management’s discretion, the employee may be assigned different or additional duties from time to time.
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Effective Date: July 2021
The California Community Foundation (CCF) is a nonprofit grantmaking foundation that administers almost 1,600 individual charitable funds to meet existing and emerging needs in the Greater Los Angeles area. CCF is one of the largest and fastest growing community foundations in the United States. With assets of more than $1.6 billion, CCF has awarded more than $1.6 billion in grants and received more than $1.8 billion in contributions over the past ten years. Since 1915, CCF has been helping individuals, families, corporations and nonprofits establish and develop their philanthropic visions.
We envision a future where all Angelenos thrive – a future where the productive capabilities of Angelenos contribute to the health and well-being of our communities. The fate and future of every resident is interwoven, and our success as a community will be defined by how we improve the quality of life of all residents, especially our most vulnerable. We also envision a future in which more donors impact the challenges of Los Angeles and beyond, fulfilling their passions and creating a diverse spectrum of opportunities and philanthropic legacies.
For 100 years, the passion of our living and legacy donors has defined and built the California Community Foundation. Their generosity and dreams for a better tomorrow make our drive for meaningful social change possible. We partner with individuals and families to not only pursue their own personal passions but to collaborate with us, along with the public, private and nonprofit sectors, in transforming Los Angeles County.
Reporting to the Director of Donor Relations, the Donor Relations Officer is part of the Development and Donor Relations (DDR) external fundraising team responsible for developing and strengthening long-term relationships on behalf of the California Community Foundation (CCF) with key donors, prospects and fund advisors, including leading one-on-one consultations, advising on best practices in philanthropic giving, and strategically adding value to the CCF donor experience through aligned giving opportunities. This position requires an individual who can prioritize and multi-task while maintaining a high level of client service. It also requires an individual who can identify and offer solutions to isolated and systemic problems.