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Executive Director

​​Company Name: World of Children (Irvine)

Date Posted: 10/2/2018

World of Children seeks an entrepreneurial, visionary leader and fundraiser to serve as Executive Director. World of Children’s mission is to find, fund, elevate and educate high-impact humanitarians improving the lives of children. Recognized in the media as the “Nobel Prize for Child Advocates”, World of Children is the only global recognition and funding program that exclusively focuses on a broad range of children’s issues including health, education, safety and human rights. Each year, thousands of nominations are reviewed as part of a thorough due diligence process to find and recognize the very best changemakers for children worldwide. Since 1998, World of Children has dedicated more than $13 million in grants to high-impact programs for children, led by nearly 120 Honorees working in over 50 countries. The organization has grown from $1.4M in 2014 to a projected $2.45M in 2018. With an ambitious vision to build upon this growth, World of Children is seeking to expand its programs in service of its honorees and consider an endowment to secure its Awards by raising $5M/year by 2022. For more information, please visit

Reporting to the Board of Governors, the Executive Director is the leader responsible for developing, recommending, implementing, coordinating, and supervising all programs, development, business affairs, and team members. This role includes working closely with the organization’s Co-Founders and Board on initiatives to support the mission and growth of World of Children. The successful candidate must be an outstanding frontline fundraiser with proven experience maximizing giving results through developing productive relationships with donors, board members, volunteers, and staff. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and forward-thinking individual with a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible leadership experience, including demonstrated success building widespread support for an organization through collaborative efforts with internal and external stakeholders. A track record of developing and managing the successful growth of a nonprofit organization and knowledge of best practices in nonprofit management, development and budgeting are required. The Executive Director must be willing to travel 25-50% of the time. A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required.


World of Children has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Executive Director search. To view the full position description and apply, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website:


Director of Development

Company Name: Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Catholic Education Foundation

Date Posted: 9/21/2018

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles seeks a collaborative fundraiser with an entrepreneurial spirit to serve as Director of Development for the Catholic Education Foundation (CEF). CEF was established as an independent charitable trust in 1987 by Cardinal Roger Mahony with support from a core team of prominent business and community leaders in Los Angeles. CEF’s mission is to provide tuition assistance to the most financially deserving students attending Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Its purpose is to make a quality Catholic education accessible to students in need because it lays the foundation for academic achievement and develops values for family, community, and service. Other CEF programs and activities are donor-designated and include the SOS (Save Our Students) Program, Visual Arts Program, Sports Equipment Program, and the Big Yellow Bus Program. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has been directing and sponsoring schools since 1865 and is the oldest, largest, most effective non-public school system in California. For more information, please visit

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer for the Archdiocese, the Director of Development is responsible for cultivating relationships with prospects and existing doors for support of tuition assistance and is involved in a full range of development and marketing duties, including working with other development and program staff, as well as a volunteer board. The successful candidate will be a strong relationship builder with seven to ten years of experience in nonprofit development, ideally as a gift officer. A proven track record of cultivating donors, motivating volunteers, and building strong relationships will be expected. It is preferred that the successful candidate be a member of a Roman Catholic faith community. A Bachelor’s degree is required.

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Director of Development, Catholic Education Foundation search. To view the full position description and apply, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website by clicking here.



Chief Development Officer

Company Name: Doheny Eye Institute

Date Posted: 

Doheny Eye Institute:
​For 70 years, Doheny Eye Institute has been at the forefront of vision science.  Doheny clinicians and scientists are changing how people see—and also how they think about the future of vision.  Doheny Eye Institute and UCLA Stein Eye Institute have joined forces to offer the best in patient care, vision research and education.  

Position and Responsibilities:
The Chief Development Officer is charged with leading development efforts for Doheny, including overseeing the Extraordinary Vision Campaign, a comprehensive capital campaign with an anticipated goal of $50 million over a five year period.  This 75th anniversary campaign will secure Doheny’s future by raising funds for vision research, education programs and state-of-the-art facilities at its new headquarters in Pasadena which will include patient clinics, administrative offices and research labs.  We are seeking a development professional with a proven record of success who will bring passion, imagination, vision, and integrity to this role.

Please find the position description attached for reference.  You can also access it on the website at  Fundraising Professionals are encouraged to share this information with anyone they may feel might be a match for this exciting opportunity.  Morris and Berger would welcome having a conversation if that might be helpful in determining potential candidates.


Executive Director

Company Name: Oak Park Education Foundation

Date Posted: 

The Oak Park Education Foundation:

The Oak Park Education Foundation (OPEF) is the fundraising entity, which supports the Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD). The purpose of the Oak Park Education Foundation is to help supplement the costs associated with a high quality educational experience for our students. Oak Park Schools are rated in the top 1% in the state of California. Public schools in the state are especially stretched for funds and require educational foundations to help bridge the gap.

OPUSD is one of a select number of District of Choice school districts.  Because of its high performance and top reputation, OPUSD attracts students from throughout the Conejo, Simi and San Fernando Valleys.

OPEF has played a modest and consistent role in helping fund specific programs within the district. Last year, the district’s request of the community to renew the parcel tax did not pass by a razor thin number of votes. This amplified the role of the foundation significantly to become a source of income to supplement state funding. This puts OPEF at an exciting and important juncture.


Position Description and Responsibilities:

The Executive Director is OPEF’s first paid position.  In conjunction with the Board of Directors, this position is responsible for developing and implementing annual strategic plans to meet fundraising goals. The ideal candidate will be an energetic and enthusiastic professional who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment.  S/he will set up processes, systems and new fundraising initiatives to help support the school district’s needs.   

Reporting to the foundation’s Board, the Executive Director must be a seasoned leader with demonstrated success in the areas of individual and major gift fundraising, strategic and program planning, and the development of a case for support that resonates with a variety of parent interests.  Knowledge of planned giving is helpful.

It is critical that the Executive Director develop an understanding of the school community and is active and involved in developing partnerships with the parent associations at each school. The ED is visible at school events, meeting and engaging parents, and building the reputation of the foundation throughout the community. 

S/he must be able to set and meet financial goals and demonstrate achievement in volunteer involvement, as well as donor growth and retention.  Demonstrated experience with identifying, soliciting, and stewarding donors at the four and five figure gift levels is required.



The ideal candidate will have 5-10 years of leadership experience within the development department of a nonprofit or similar foundation. Experience with leading or raising funds for an Education Foundation or school is desired.  

The Executive Director must possess these competencies:

Financial acumen: Fiscally adept at managing revenue and expenses.

  • Strategic discipline and vision: Ability to develop an operating plan annually to meet stretch goals for long and short term needs of the district.

  • Strong results-orientation: Thrive in an environment focused on measuring performance against fundraising goals, donor retention, program development, marketing and communications.

  • High energy leader:       Known as a positive and energetic leader willing to lead by example through personal effort and initiative.       Adept at identifying, hiring and onboarding highly skilled and talented volunteers and staff (as the foundation grows).

  • Highly collaborative style: The Oak Park Unified School District is an exceptionally well-run, highly collaborative district, which sets high standards for delivering an excellent educational experience for its students. The ED must fit this culture by possessing a track record of embracing a collaborative work style. Key to this is building effective working relationships with parent and community volunteers, donors, and school leadership.
  • High integrity: Must bring a positive outlook and professionalism to the role, and possess tact, discretion and integrity.

Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible fundraising experience with an emphasis on individual major gifts. CFRE a plus.

  • Bachelor’s degree. Higher degree a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and to seek board assistance as appropriate.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse range of groups including parents, school administration and principals, community members, donors and sponsors.
  • Local travel and availability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.   The person can work from home or in our office but must be located in the general area (SFV or Conejo Valley) for daily meetings and events in our Oak Park Unified School District (91377).

Please email cover letter resume to the following email address,  



Major Gifts Officer

Company Name: Compassion & Choices

Date Posted: 

Remote Telecommuting Position Based Anywhere in California

Management Recruiters - Mid Hudson Valley is an executive search firm focused solely in serving the nonprofit sector.  We have a national practice and the large majority of our placements are executive leadership and senior fundraising professionals.

Our client is Compassion & Choices (C& Compassion & Choices works nationally to improve care and expand choice at the end of life. Compassion & Choices envisions a society where everyone receives state-of-the-art care at the end of life, and a full range of choices for dying in comfort, dignity and control. They engage their mission through three main pillars of service: end-of-life consultation, educational programs, and legislative/legal advocacy. Compassion & Choices is leading the way nationwide in their efforts to make medical aid in dying a legal and acceptable option for terminally-ill, mentally competent adults.  They are taking a multi-prong approach--legislation, litigation, and ballot initiative—to assure that they bring end-of-life options to everyone.   

C&C has retained us to recruit and place a skilled Major Gifts Officer with them.

Position Overview

This position is primarily responsible for prospecting, cultivating and soliciting up to six figure gifts from prospects and major donors in the West Coast with a heavy emphasis on California donors.   The ideal candidate must have a proven track record of soliciting and closing major gifts and demonstrated ability to develop and grow long term philanthropic relationships while consistently meeting fundraising goals.  Experience in closing C4 gifts also strongly desired.

Key Responsibilities

  • Steward a portfolio of approximately 150 current donors; utilize moves management to increase their giving.
  • Work with organizational leadership and current supporters to find connections to prospective donors with the capacity to make 5 to 6 figure gifts.  
  • Working with the National Director and the organization’s leadership, begin and maintain fast pace of cultivating and soliciting gifts from current and prospective donors.
  • Engage current donors and volunteers in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of new prospects.
  • The candidate will contribute by employing and role-modeling key processes and programs that support an office-wide emphasis on collaborations, efficiencies and metrics/performance based outcomes.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities - this position may manage some members of the development team . Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Timely and accurate completion of related reports (such as “P card” statement, performance reviews, time cards, etc.).
  • Demonstrates commitment to and active support of C&C’s Diversity & Inclusion program.


  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment. Manages competing demands. Changes approach or method to best fit the situation. Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Donor Relations - Manages difficult or emotional donor situations. Responds promptly to customer needs. Solicits customer feedback to improve service. Responds to requests for service and assistance. Meets commitments.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction. Takes responsibility for own actions. Keeps commitments. Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect. Keeps commitments. Inspires the trust of others. Works with integrity and ethically. Upholds organizational values.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily. Undertakes self-development activities. Seeks increased responsibilities. Takes independent actions and calculated risks. Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities. Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Works as a team player with others (staff, volunteers, etc.); Provides information to staff/volunteers on volunteer activities; Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audience; Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Active listening skills; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things. Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others. Maintains confidentiality.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions. Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Supports and explains reasoning for decisions. Includes appropriate people in decision-making process. Makes timely decisions.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Develops alternative solutions. Works well in group problem solving situations. Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Puts success of team above own interests. Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives. Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively. Edits work for spelling and grammar. Varies writing style to meet needs. Presents numerical data effectively. Able to read and interpret written information.  The candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills demonstrated through the development of successful donor communications.


Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business, Marketing, Communications or Non-Profit Management.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in nonprofit development, marketing or communications (or equivalent combination of experience and/or education) including a minimum of 3 years of direct fundraising experience, and a track record of closing 5 to 6 figure gifts.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Computer Skills:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of Microsoft Office, donor databases, and basic prospect research tools.

Language Skills:   

  • Ability to read and interpret documents and reports.  Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from donors. Ability to effectively present information to donors, volunteers, organizational management, and public groups.


  • Must be able and willing to travel (overnight and possible weekends); 30% of travel.   Travel costs and mileage are employer paid.

This is a full-time salaried position based remotely in California. C&C offers a very competitive salary, as well as a comprehensive benefits package.

Compassion & Choices is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected categories covered under local law.

If you are interested in this excellent career opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter (Word documents only, please) to:

Tom Damewood

Owner / Manager

Management Recruiters – Mid Hudson Valley

Phone 845-227-3161

Donor Relations Associate

Company:  AbilityFirst

Date Posted: 8/2/2018

17.0000 To 21.0000 (USD) Hourly

The Donor Relations Associate is primarily responsible for assisting the Director of Development to carry out the implementation of fund development activities for AbilityFirst.

The Donor Relations Associate will provide support to and work in collaboration with the Director of Development and Chief Development Officer. This position requires strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize as well as multi-task. Fund development is essential to the overall success of the organization and therefore it is imperative that the person have a dedication to learn, grow and to provide the support needed by the Director of Development to assist in securing the resources necessary for meeting fundraising goals.

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COMPANY: Emmanuel Lutheran Church and Schools

Date Posted: 7/18/2018

Emmanuel Lutheran Church and Schools (Laurel Hall School (LHS) and The Early Childhood Center (ECC)), seeks a dynamic Director of Development to oversee the establishment of a Development Department and initiatives that can provide ongoing operational support.

In 1945, Emmanuel Lutheran Church was organized and is currently a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Shortly thereafter, in 1947, Laurel Hall School and The Early Childhood Center began as missions of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. For over 70 years, we have prepared young
people to live with purpose and service. We take pride in a community that embraces all faiths and traditions. Laurel Hall School (grades TK – 8) provides an enriched curriculum including academics, the arts and sports programs. Our goal is to inspire students academically while also educating their hearts
and minds. The Early Childhood Center (ages 2-5) provides a sound beginning for a successful transition to elementary school. The ECC accomplishes this through creating an environment rich with learning potential and fostering a positive and kind atmosphere. Our educational philosophy is exemplified by
our mission which is to “welcome all people, striving to love, teach and serve through Christ.” Tradition and progress are the keys to our long history and success.

The Role
In this new position in our organization, the Director of Development will serve as a catalyst in the creation of a culture of philanthropy. The Director of Development must be able to think strategically and practically to implement a comprehensive and results-oriented development plan. Key initiatives
will include designing and implementing cultivation and stewardship events, annual fund and major gifts programs, grants, special appeals, planned giving and capital campaigns. In addition, building key relationships with alumni, families, church members and friends will be an essential part of this position.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provides leadership in establishing all facets of the development strategy for Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Laurel Hall School and The Early Childhood Center.
  • Identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards major gift prospects – including church members, alumni, parents and friends.
  • Participates in the development of fundraising goals and short- and long-term strategies.
  • Prepares development reports assessing progress toward achievement of goals. Analyzes information to identify trends and patterns, evaluates strategies and makes recommendations.
  • Oversees grant seeking including research, proposal writing and reporting requirements.
  • Implements an information technology system to support the function and maintains accurate, prompt and appropriate prospect and donor information and other record keeping, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Works collaboratively with various stakeholders to ensure the success of all fundraising efforts.
  • Develops a comprehensive communication plan to promote the organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the organization. 
Experience & Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience;
  • 3-plus years of increasing professional experience in a nonprofit organization’s Development
  • Department with demonstrated success in developing and meeting annual budget targets;
  • Successful track record in securing major gifts;
  • Exceptional financial, organizational, communication and administrative skills with the ability to organize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and advanced knowledge of development best practices.

To Apply
Please apply by emailing a resume and cover letter to Lisa Polis, HR Manager,


Company: The Village Family Services 

Date Posted: June 1, 2018


Researches grant opportunities that match the goals and objectives of the organization. Gathers information from various departments and coordinates, develops, writes, combines and submits grant/contract proposals for all state, county and local government RFP’s LOI, RFSQ’s. The submission process will include all required forms and all required documents.


Develops/maintains effective, long-term working relationships with grantors to facilitate approvals of grants. Follows up with grantors to determine/monitor grant status. Additional duties include writing inquiries, letters and for tracking and monitoring assigned proposals, including their deadlines, requirements and written reports.



All of the responsibilities listed below are considered essential functions of this position. Additionally, this position is expected to ensure that the core operating values and the strategic direction of the agency are adhered to.

  • Undertake research related to identification of funding sources to meet specific programmatic needs through use of internal resources (e.g., newsletters, grant indexes, Internet resources) and external resources (e.g., training opportunities, bidders’ conferences). Determine whether a funding opportunity is appropriate based on funder & internal priorities.
  • Contact potential funding sources to discuss eligibility requirements, criteria, interest, and potential programs, and maintain ongoing relationships with funding contacts.
  • Attend proposer conferences
  • Write grants/contract applications and thoroughly compile required attachments for submission
  • Help develop grant calendar for each year based on research and past funding history
  • Create compelling, persuasive, well-structured grant narratives through the use of effective storytelling and superior prose—while effectively tying TVFS's needs to funder priorities.
  • Research, develop, write, package and submit grant/contract proposals.
  • Effectively perform all aspects of grant development and submission, including tracking of information, soliciting and collecting support letters and memoranda of understanding, board resolutions, developing funder-compliant budgets, and coordinating with internal sources to elicit necessary data.
  • Undertake research for the purposes of gathering statistical, analytical and anecdotal data, analyzing those data, and using such data strategically to create compelling grant proposal narratives—which use current, evidence-based, peer-reviewed models, when appropriate.
  • Collaborate with finance, programs and compliance to ensure grant reporting and tracking grant compliance.
  • Ability to interface with all levels of personnel in a professional manner and work with people of all social and ethnic backgrounds within the constraints of government funded programs
  • Excellent internal/external customer service skills and commitment to providing the highest level of satisfaction
  • Must be able to work within tight timelines and deadlines


  • Bachelor’s Degree Required (English or related field preferred)
  • Master’s Degree Preferred
  • 3+ years of successful grant writing experience with federal and government grants,
  • Ability to demonstrate accomplishments and success in grants/contracts being awarded
  • Knowledge of Social Service program delivery
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to write accurate, compelling narrative that uses grammar and spelling correctly
  • Ability to perform under deadlines and tight schedules
  • Ability to coordinate collection of relevant information from multiple departments
  • Experience with homeless population, young adults, and foster care services
  • Ability to digest and comply with detailed instructions a must as is the ability to prioritize in the context of multiple projects.
  • Interest and commitment in serving populations served by TVFS
  • Previous experience working with child or family agency preferred



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Fax: 818-824-9996


Company: Chaminade College Preparatory 

Date Posted: May 11, 2018

  1. Supports the philosophy, principles, and characteristics of Marianist education. Assures quality services to students, faculty, staff, parents, outside organizations, and the community. Practices sound economic principles.
  2. Creates the annual Advancement Plan that establishes qualitative and quantitative goals in order to increase giving to the Chaminade Fund; specifically leadership giving in the President’s Circle.  Provides progress reports and assessment and analysis on a regular basis.
  3. Identifies, cultivates, personally solicits and stewards prospects for leadership level gifts ($1,000+) and major gifts ($10,000) from alumni, parents and friends of Chaminade.
  4. Oversees the development and management of leadership/major gift portfolios for the President, Vice President, Director of Development – Parent Giving, and Director of Alumni Relations; in addition to managing their own portfolio of prospects from various constituencies.
  5. Assists in developing and implementing sophisticated plans and strategies to increase overall participation to the Chaminade Fund through direct mail, phone-a-thons, e-solicitations, personal visits, and face to face solicitations. Assists with writing and coordinating all appeals to various constituencies.
  6. Serves as manager for all special initiatives and fundraising campaigns for the school involving administration, faculty, staff, coaches, department chairs and/or moderators.  This includes specialized efforts for Chaminade Gala Sponsorships, specific student groups (operating and restricted funds), challenge grants (foundations and individuals), and capital projects.
  7. Coordinates all aspects of the annual faculty/staff campaign.  Collaborates with colleagues on each campus to assist with efforts to increase participation and support to the Chaminade Fund.
  8. Oversees plans for meaningful engagement with international families.  Coordinates cultivation, solicitation and stewardship efforts in order to expand the school’s outreach and increase participation to the Chaminade Fund.
  9. Develops and implements a plan for expanding the school’s foundation outreach.  This includes the preparation and submission of fundraising/grant writing proposals in support of key priorities for the school, as well as overseeing the timely submission of progress reports to current funders. 
  10. Develops and implements a comprehensive planned giving program that engages current and prospective donors on the importance and advantages of long term philanthropic planning. 
  11. Manages stewardship program that includes oversight and contact with donors and supporters of Chaminade; especially at the leadership and major gift levels.  Researches potential donors and prepares fundraising prospects profiles.  Collaborates with colleagues to plan and execute donor cultivation and recognition events; including the school’s annual report to donors.
  12. Monitors continuous and dynamic donor upgrade program and works closely with Vice President to identify prospects and to develop strategies for increasing giving levels of major donors.
  13. Assists with writing and reviewing promotional/marketing materials including but not limited to Chaminade Now, admissions booklets, new stories (print/digital) and other related items.
  14. Supports the Office of Alumni Relations in the development and implementation of senior class giving program, reunion giving, and alumni annual giving program.
  15. Coordinates the maintenance of the advancement database to ensure all gift information is accurate and up-to-date. Develops and maintains policy for database management to ensure consistency.  Ensures updates to the system by coordinating database upgrades with software vendor and is responsible for keeping current with all system updates and training. Provides statistical data to assist in monitoring fund-raising activities.
  16. Oversees the accurate processing and coding of all gift receipts and acknowledgments per Department policy.  Reconciles all records with the Business Office.  Tracks outstanding annual and campaign pledges and monitors pledge payment activity and reminders. Reports activity to the Vice President and appropriate managers. 
  17. Works closely with the Registrar’s Office to ensure that all student family information is accurate and up-to-date on new and existing families enrolled in the School. Works with the Registrar’s Office and the Business Office to ensure uniformity and consistency of data across the departments.
  18. Assists the Vice President and Department Managers in the roll-out of all special events, committee meetings, etc., and meeting arrangements; including the Advancement Committee Update for Board meetings.
  19. Under the direction of the Vice President, oversees the workflow and training of the department staff in the area of database operations and advancement services.
  20. Perform other duties as assigned.


Application Process:

Chaminade has implemented a 100% online application system.  Interested applicants can apply online through our employment webpage at:

Applicants will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter.

Any applicant who needs help or needs an accommodation in order to apply for any position should contact the human resources office at (818) 366-9284.


Company: Valley Village 

Date Posted: April 27, 2018

Duties and Responsibilities:

Donor Relations:

  • Plan, coordinate and assure implementation of strategies to develop strong relationships with current donors and expand the existing pool of major gift prospects, with the goal of significantly increasing both the number and size of gifts to support the organization.
  • Working with staff and board leadership, continue to build on the thriving Legacy Group, to create a growing endowment to sustain the organization.
  • Design and lead a comprehensive annual fundraising plan, continuously evaluating its strengths and areas of potential improvement.
  • Create and implement successful stewardship and donor marketing campaigns to engage, cultivate and steward major gift, planned gift, and public support donors of Valley Village.

Major Gifts:

  • Develop, lead and evaluate a comprehensive annual fundraising plan that focuses on individual giving and goals.
  • Solicit donations through individual, face-to-face meetings with donors and prospects.
  • Develop a variety of methods to cultivate potential major donors, which may include small, private events, face-to-face visits, invitations to meet clients and staff, and other methods that will deepen a donor's relationship with the organization and its mission.
  • Personally solicit major gifts through individual, face-to-face meetings with donors and prospects.
  • Create and implement systems for regular communications with Valley Village donors and constituents.
  • Closely collaborate with the Executive Director in overall strategic plans for major donors activities.
  • Work with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, team members, relevant Program staff, and other key stakeholders to design personal donor cultivation and stewardship plans, special materials, and donor cultivation events.
  • Support the Executive Director's fundraising activities, which may include scheduling meetings with prospects, joining her in certain meetings, training and briefing her prior to key meetings or phone conversations with prospects. Similar support will be required for Board members actively involved in major gift fundraising.


  • Ensure that best practices Fundraising Policies and Procedures are in place, to guide the acceptance, processing and acknowledgement of gifts, establish the Board's fundraising responsibilities and devise gift acceptance policies as they relate to gifts of securities, property and in-kind gifts.
  • Assure development and maintenance of appropriate systems that support fund development, including but not limited to, volunteer and donor management, research and cultivation, gift processing and recognition
  • Maintain accountability and compliance standards, as well as timely reporting, for donors and funding sources.
  • Supervise the development staff and set clear team direction that aligns with the Valley Village mission and vision.
  • Provide staff with performance feedback and act as a coach and mentor.
  • Promote an inclusive work environment for the team and model inclusive behavior and a positive attitude.
  • Attend departmental and organizational events for shared planning, team building, and professional development.
  • Supervise development staff responsible for day-to-day management of the DonorPerfect database.
  • Be certain you and the staff consistently record detailed contact reports to create thorough records on donor interactions and next steps.
  • Request regular reports on donor activities, monthly giving totals and other data, which will be shared with the Executive Director and board committees.


  • Oversee creation and production of collateral fundraising materials, including brochures, newsletters, and mailings targeted for major donors, as well as event invitations, web pages, presentations, promotional videos, and other communications vehicles aimed at a broad range of donors.
  • Serve as the principal editor as well as the principal translator of Valley Village brand and graphic standards for the Development Department.
  • Represent Valley Village at certain public meetings as an ambassador to the community. This role may also be delegated to other members of the development or program staff, when appropriate.

Special Events:

  • Develop a series of intimate cultivation (not fundraising) events to encourage prospects and donors to support Valley Village.
  • Conceptualize and oversee the management of all logistics and details for small to large fundraising events.
  • Oversight of event logistics includes: timelines, event schedule, staff/volunteer schedule, vendor negotiations, management updates/reports, and budget development and monitoring.


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 7+ years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success as a development executive, with the ability to forge and manage relationships with a diverse group of individual donors.
  • Experience writing and/or overseeing the writing of grant proposals and corporate sponsorship requests.
  • A track record of personally soliciting and securing gifts of $25,000 or more.
  • Proven expertise with development databases. Donor Perfect experience preferred.
  • Ability to use donor management system to create fundraising strategies for all levels of giving. Demonstrated experience in large and small-scale event planning.
  • Experience managing a small staff with a range of professional experience and goals.
  • Ability to represent Valley Village in front of small and large groups.
  • A history of exercising good judgment and responsible decision-making skills.
  • Must be a detail-oriented, self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and priorities to meet aggressive timelines and challenging deadlines.
  • Excellent creative writing and editing skills, including the ability to develop successful marketing collateral and other materials. 

We offer a great team environment, opportunities for growth and benefits including:

  • Competitive Salary Medical, Dental, Vision, AFLAC and Life, STD/LTD Insurance Vacation, Sick Time and Holiday Pay 403(b) retirement account And much more...


How to apply:

Please indicate your desired salary along with your resume and cover letter


You can email your resume to

Fax your resume to (818) 587-9184

Apply in our office at 20830 Sherman Way, Winnetka, CA 91306

To learn more about our company, please visit us at

Valley Village is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We believe all of our employees should be treated fairly, consistently, and with dignity and respect.