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DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

COMPANY: Emmanuel Lutheran Church and Schools

Date Posted: 7/18/2018

Summary
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.

Organization
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, lpolis@laurelhall.com

GRANT WRITER

Company: The Village Family Services 

Date Posted: June 1, 2018

DESCRIPTION

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.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

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

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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

 

CONTACT US

Human Resources Department
http://thevillagefs.org/employment/
E-Mail: hr@thevillagefs.org
Fax: 818-824-9996

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, LEADERSHIP GIVING

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:  www.chaminade.org/employment

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.

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND DONOR RELATIONS

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.

Administration:

  • 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.

Marketing:

  • 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.

Requirements:

  • 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 anna.rodas@vvc.org

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 www.valleyvillage.org.

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. 

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Company: UCP Wheels for Humanity 

Date Posted: April 23, 2018

ABOUT UCP WHEELS FOR HUMANITY

Founded in 1996, UCP Wheels for Humanity (UCP Wheels) increases access to mobility and improves quality of life for children and adults with physical disabilities in low and middle resourced countries.  Based on the needs of each region in which we work, we offer one or more of our direct-service or capacity-building programs.  These include the provision of appropriately fitted wheelchairs and empowerment programs, as well as advocacy and training initiatives that create sustainable, community-based systems to support long-term change.  For more information, please visit www.ucpwheels.org

 

POSITION SUMMARY

UCP Wheels for Humanity is seeking an experienced, driven, and goal oriented Director of Development who will be responsible for the strategic planning, management, and implementation of the organization’s fund development efforts.  The ideal candidate will be adept at creating and implementing plans to achieve long-term goals, while also balancing the day-to-day needs of the organization.  This position reports to the Executive Director, and will directly supervise two full-time staff members.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Achieve an annual fundraising goal of approximately $1 million through major gifts, foundation and corporate support, special events, direct mail, and website/email/social media campaigns
  • Forge and maintain relationships and strategies to build the organization’s visibility, impact, and financial resources
  • Work with the senior management team on the creation of the organization’s strategic plan, and develop short- and long-term goals for securing resources to carry out the plan
  • Develop and execute a well-designed stewardship plan for various donor levels
  • Create a corporate and foundation grants strategy and oversee its execution
  • Lead the annual fundraising event planning committee and manage the execution of the organization’s signature event
  • Support the creation of key messages and develop communications plans to increase the organization’s visibility
  • Work with the Marketing Manager to create all organizational materials and publications including solicitation campaigns and letters, brochures and newsletters, press releases, event-related materials, web, and social media content
  • Develop and manage a productive team of two full-time staff, and provide guidance to staff throughout the organization on issues related to external relations
  • Manage the implementation of Bloomerang and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing
  • Develop and manage the annual budget for all outreach, communications, and fundraising expenses
  • Regularly provide verbal, written, quantitative, and qualitative fund development and communications analyses, briefings, and recommendations to the Executive Director and Board of Directors

 

Qualifications

  • 6-10 years of professional experience in nonprofit fundraising
  • 2-5 years of experience supervising staff
  • Knowledge in several aspects of fund development, including grant writing, event planning, direct mail, corporate engagement, and donor relations
  • Experience developing and maintaining productive working relationships with board members, donors, and foundations
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as a leader and as part of a team
  • Donor database management experience
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (a plus)
  • BA (required), MA (a plus)

 

HOURS

This is a full-time, exempt position at our International Headquarters in Chatsworth, California. Our normal office hours are 8:30am to 5:00pm, but your schedule may vary.

 

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS

We offer a competitive compensation package, salary depending on experience, with health, dental, and a 403(b) retirement plan as well as a remote work policy.

 

TO APPLY

Please apply by emailing a resume and cover letter including salary requirements addressed to David Murphy, Executive Director to careers@ucpwheels.org, Subject Line: Director of Development.

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Company: Northeast Valley Health Corporation 

Date Posted: April 2, 2018

Under the Direction of the Director of Development, the manager is responsible for planning, implementing and managing fundraising projects including the development of strategies/budgets and goal setting. Supervisory Experience Required

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of fundraising experience, including managing fundraising programs, special events,annual appeals and special projects.

Experience in coordinating and overseeing assigned fundraising programs and events to ensure that fundraising targets are met.

Proficiency in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and prospects.  Ability to

iInterface and network with all donors and prospects in an effort to promote Northeast Valley Health Corporation.

Experience in managing the maintenance of the organization’s fundraising database and overseeing list segmentationfor fundraising mailings and event invitations.

Ability to work closely with the Director of Development in developing and implementing new projects and expanding established programs.

Thorough working knowledge of business English, spelling, punctuation, and contemporary general office practices and procedures.

Math skills sufficient to prepare routine spreadsheets, calculate/balance invoices/expense reports, and similar.

 

Basic leadership skills.

Demonstrated supervisory skills sufficient to supervise 1 to 2 employees.

Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), and database systems.

Very effective oral and written communications skills including public speaking experience.

Effective analytical, work organization and time management skills.

Ability to be flexible and work in a changing environment which may include evenings and weekends, as needed.

Sensitivity to the different cultures represented among members and staff.

Ability to communicate tactfully and empathetically, with cultural sensitivity with staff.

Fluency in English (speaks, read and write). Fluency in Spanish (speaks, translate, read and write) is preferred.

Current California driver’s license, appropriate insurance coverage and a driving record acceptable to the NEVHC’s insurance carrier (if required to drive on the job).

To apply

Please contact Jenori Galicia, Assistant to the Director of Development, at Jenorigalicia@nevhc.org or 818-270-9579.

Northeast Valley Health Corporation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Northeast Valley Health Corporation complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.