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Position Announcement:

Date posted: 6/29/2022

Chief Advancement Officer
Girl Scouts San Diego

Position Title:       Chief Advancement Officer

Compensation:     $140,000 - $160,000 depending on experience and qualifications

Location:              Balboa Campus, 1231 Upas Street, San Diego, CA 92103

Reports To:          Chief Executive Officer

Benefits:               Medical, dental, vision, basic Life/AD&D, voluntary life/AD&D, AFLAC voluntary plans, pet insurance, 15 days vacation annual accrual, 10 days sick leave annual accrual, 401(k) plan, 9 holidays and 1 floating holiday per year.

 

Our Story

Girl Scouts is a global organization redefining what’s possible for girls everywhere.

Girl Scouts San Diego (GSSD) is one of 111 councils affiliated with Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). Each council operates as an independent 501(c)3 organization. All the funds raised in San Diego support more than 8,000 volunteers and 15,000 girls in grades K-12 in San Diego and Imperial counties.

Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, the proven program backed up by research,that focuses on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); the outdoors; life skills; and entrepreneurship (including the cookie and fall product programs), where girls learn to empower themselves for a lifetime of leadership and success. Visit http://www.sdgirlscouts.org/ for more information.

Position Summary

We are seeking an individual who is passionate about our mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. The ideal candidate is a positive, proactive and collaborative relationship builder who can lead the creation and implementation of a new strategic development plan that will raise Girl Scouts San Diego’s visibility in the community and enhance its financial resources.

The Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) will:

  • Serve on Girl Scouts San Diego’s Executive Leadership team alongside the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Mission Delivery Officer.
  • Lead a team of 5 FTE development professionals to meet the current annual fundraising goal of $2.5 million and 4 FTE marketing and communications professionals to meet the annual Marketing and Communications goals.
  • Systematically strengthen the organization's overall fundraising capacity to meet increased fundraising goals each year.
  • Personally manage a major gifts ($10,000+) portfolio, building and maintaining relationships with 50-70 top level donors and prospects.
  • Elevate and support the marketing and communication priorities across the organization.

Duties & Responsibilities

Strategic Planning & Execution:

  • Take primary ownership of creating and executing a new, 3-year strategic development plan to include annual and capital campaign needs.
  • Lead, develop and oversee the execution of strategies for all of Girl Scout San Diego’s fundraising areas including campaigns, major gifts, individual giving, planned giving, special events, foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, and an annual fund.

Internal Management:

  • Serve as a close strategic advisor and partner to the CEO, as well as a member of the Executive Leadership team.
  • Serve as liaison to the Board of Directors and the Philanthropy Committee. Support other Board committees as needed.
  • Build a culture of philanthropy across the organization and the Board, demonstrating how all can be stronger advocates for Girl Scouts San Diego in the community.
  • Work to foster a culture of continuous improvement, ensuring the highest level of internal and external customer service.
  • Coach, mentor, develop and manage Girl Scout San Diego’s development team members.
  • Create and manage clear success metrics with accountability for achieving

Fundraising Operations:

  • Plan and execute a moves management approach to individual and institutional giving.
  • Refine and/or establish policies, systems and procedures, with a special emphasis on professionalism and ethical standards, for soliciting, acknowledging, tracking, and reporting gifts.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of events to deliver a superb donor experience and meet fundraising goals.
  • Supervise the appropriate use of donor software and reporting, ensuring donor privacy, data accuracy and timeliness of acknowledgements and reporting.
  • Leverage technology and data across all development strategies and practices.

Donor Relations & Communication:

  • Maintain a personal portfolio of approximately 50-70 top donors and prospects. Solicit and close major gifts to meet an annual goal of $700,000.
  • Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of GSSD program offerings and services to articulate need and impact to donors.
  • Build and maintain critical relationships with key local organizations and partners.
  • Provide outstanding customer service and support to donors, volunteers, staff and other community contacts.
  • Create and implement innovative strategies for securing new and untapped funding resources.
  • Integrate development with marketing/communications strategies to maximize Girl Scout San Diego’s brand exposure and fundraising opportunities in collaboration with the marketing team.

Attributes & Work Style

  • Visionary: Drives the vision for Girl Scouts San Diego’s fundraising efforts, which ultimately benefits the lives of girls throughout our community.
  • Servant-Leader: Leads with humility, empathy and awareness; actively contributes to employees’ ability to reach their goals and thrive at GSSD.
  • Creates and Fosters Trust: Honest and consistent communication, accountability to self and others, earnest collaboration.
  • Collaborative: Fosters a respectful, transparent, and collaborative work environment.
  • Community-minded: Connects well with individuals across all socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, and professional backgrounds.
  • Proactive & Perseverant: Demonstrates strong personal initiative and the ability to drive projects through to completion.
  • Positive: Charismatic, warm and welcoming; a true “people-person.”
  • Growth Mindset: Open to appropriate new opportunities and ideas for GSSD.
  • Analytical: Studies issues, identifies trends and formulates new ideas.
  • Metrics-Driven: Pairs ideas with solutions and measurable outcomes.
  • Adaptive: Works well independently and in teams.
  • Reflective: Skilled at receiving and giving feedback.
  • Tact & Diplomacy: Patient, willing and able to have difficult conversations as required.
  • Communicative: Effectively represents the organization with strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Flexible: Willing to work evenings and weekends as required.

Education & Experience

  • Seasoned leader with fundraising, marketing, and communications experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 7 or more years of progressively responsible experience in fund development/philanthropy, with proven results in campaign development and achievement.
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and/or other professional fundraising certification is highly desired.
  • Knowledge of marketing and communications principles, campaign management, and current trends.
  • Successful track record of fundraising achievements and leadership of a nonprofit development team.
  • Experienced in constructing, articulating and implementing a strategic development plan.
  • Prior direct responsibility for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding gifts of $10,000+ .
  • Experience developing and managing budgets over $2M.
  • Significant fundraising success with individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to use data to drive fundraising, partnership decisions and forecasting.
  • Strong leadership skills to mentor and motivate staff to reach development goals.
  • A history of working directly with board members in support of fundraising efforts.
  • Knowledge of local and regional corporate and foundation communities; preexisting connection to the San Diego community preferred.
  • An expert storyteller who can channel personal connection to GSSD’s mission.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written); ability to convey information in a clear, concise method.
  • Significant skill in successfully managing multiple projects on tight deadlines and under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with fundraising/donor databases (Raiser’s Edge preferred); proficiency with prospect research tools.
  • Belief in the mission and values of Girl Scouting; willing to subscribe to the principles expressed in the Girl Scout Promise and Girl Scout Law.

Girl Scouts San Diego-Imperial Council, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or creed, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status recognized by federal, state or local law with respect to employment opportunities.

Netzel Grigsby Associates has been retained by the Girl Scouts San Diego, Imperial Council, Inc. to support the search for the incoming Chief Advancement Officer.

How to Apply: To Apply: Email your cover letter and resume to GSSD@netzelgrigsby.com

with Chief Advancment Officer Application in the subject line.

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Position Announcement:

Date posted: 6/29/2022

Grant Writer Consultant
THE CAMPBELL CENTER (TCC)

Position Summary

The Grant Writer must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, highly organized and able to use online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial and philanthropic information. Primarily responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to grant-making organizations and foundations. Must have an understanding of institutional history and programs and persuasively communicates The Campbell Center’s mission, programs and goals to potential funders.

Demonstrates a proven track record in securing new funding opportunities; the ability to distinguish and identify funding opportunities for all services at The Campbell Center in the areas of: Social Services, Residential Housing, Assistive Technology, Developmental Disabilities, Employment/Jobs, Employee Development, Capital Campaigns and more. Work is performed under the direction of the Development Manager with the majority of work performed independently.

 

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(Job Duties represent Job Essentials)

  1. Identify, define and develop funding sources to support or enhance existing and planned Client programs and services through timely submission of well-researched, well-written and well-documented grant/fundraising proposals. Identifies funding opportunities and new programs to match Client’s priorities.
  2. Engages with program officers at organizations to solicit invitations to submit proposals
  3. Responsible for the full range of activities required to prepare, submit and manage grant proposals to foundations and corporate sources (may include online grant submissions).
  4. Provides timely advice and information on funding opportunities, requirements and procedures.
  5. Helps establish and manages grant calendar, including timing of LOIs, proposals and reports.
  6. Works with ED and program managers to compile financials and data.
  7. Reach out to program personnel to understand the programs, the target populations served, program goals and objectives and contractual requirements.
  8. Collect, analyze and report data on the performance of program activities that are funded by public or private sources in a timely manner.
  9. Acts as a liaison with program staff (as needed).
  10. Serves as a liaison to all funding agencies or organizations (as needed).
  11. Ensures prompt acknowledgment of granted proposals.
  12. Establishes and maintains positive relationships with funding sources.
  13. Works with Development Department on an annual grants plan to increase annual grant income.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Claudia Sandoval, HR/Office Manager at claudia@thecampbell.org.

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Position Announcement:

Date posted: 4/28/2022

Senior Writer Position
CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER FOUNDATION

About the California Science Center

At the California Science Center we aspire to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences. This mission is guided by our core values of science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people’s lives. A world-class educational resource and family destination located in Los Angeles in historic Exposition Park, the California Science Center integrates a dynamic museum with free general admission to hands-on exhibit galleries, educational programming for students and families, professional development for educators, and a neighborhood elementary school – to improve public understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

 

Senior Writer Position Overview

The Senior Writer is part of a team responsible for maintaining a comprehensive grant development effort in support of the California Science Center Foundation’s educational programs, exhibits and special projects, as well as the annual fundraising programs. In addition, the Senior Writer is part of a team that advances California Science Center Foundation’s $350 million EndeavourLA Campaign in support of the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center project – a major expansion long-envisioned as the third phase of the Science Center’s three-phase, three-decade Master Plan.

 

The ideal candidate is a prolific writer who can create accurate and engaging fundraising materials with ease and adapt copy to fit various contexts and audiences. Strong organizational skills and a keen ability to balance multiple tasks and deadlines are also required.

 

Salary Range and Requirements

$55,000 - $60,000. There are two full-time, non-exempt positions available. One reports to the Director of Development, and one reports to the Campaign Director. Currently, Development staff are expected to work onsite a minimum of three days a week with the flexibility to work remotely two days a week but this policy is subject to change. As part of our commitment to health and safety, all Foundation employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

Writing and Research

  • Prepare letters of inquiry, proposals, narrative and financial reports, and various collateral materials. This includes liaising with program and exhibit development staff and other departments to ensure the information provided is accurate and up-to-date.
  • Write a range of correspondence including personalized acknowledgement letters, Science Center updates, invitations and other communications; draft email communications on behalf of senior staff.
  • Research prospective donors and prepare profiles and briefings for staff and volunteers, reporting findings in both written form and in person.
  • Write content for Science Center e-newsletters, website and social media.
  • Develop and maintain a ‘story bank’ of donor profiles and constituent impact stories for various applications.
  • Monitor news and current events to analyze trends and opportunities in philanthropy, identify new prospective donors, and provide relevant updates on existing donors and constituents.

 

Administration

  • Maintain a grant docket and other systems to track proposal and reporting schedules, keeping program staff apprised of information needs, milestones and deadlines, to ensure timely fulfillment of grant requirements.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of digital and non-digital files for donor/prospect information.
  • Contribute to tracking and coding contacts and actions in the donor database to assist with targeted communications and moves management.
  • Assist with cultivation, solicitation and stewardship meetings, visits/tours and events as needed.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of systems and procedures for effective grant development operations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Three or more years experience in fundraising and/or communications with a proven track record of grant writing and nonprofit storytelling.
  • Strong persuasive writing and excellent editing skills with experience writing winning proposals.
  • Ability to synthesize information from various sources and adapt the tone, style and voice of copy to fit a range of contexts.
  • Strong research and analytical skills and knowledge of prospect research practices, for both individual donors and grant-making organizations, and resources for finding and evaluating funding opportunities.
  • Ability to interpret budgets and financial reports and to convey information in narrative form as well as numerically.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with excellent follow-through and ability to prioritize tasks to balance assigned responsibilities.
  • Strong organizational skills with keen attention to detail and ability to deliver high-quality work within tight time constraints
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team to produce results in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with ability to interact effectively and diplomatically with donors, volunteers and staff across departments.
  • Ability to maintain high standards for information management including tracking gift requirements, financial data, and interdepartmental and external communications.
  • Proficiency in Internet research tools and extensive knowledge of prospect research resources and best practices.
  • Proficiency or ability to become quickly proficient in Microsoft Office suite and OneDrive applications, Zoom or other videoconferencing platforms, donor databases or constituent relationship management systems; experience with Tessitura a plus.
  • Must show discretion in handling sensitive issues and confidential information.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings and weekends on occasion.

 

 

Benefits

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 11 Paid Holidays and 12 Vacation days
    Employee Assistance Program and Wellness Program
  • Access to 403(b) retirement plan with match
  • Free California Science Center membership with free or discounted admission to approx. 350 other science centers and museums nationwide

 

The California Science Center Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or creed, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, marital staus, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected staus recognized by federal, state or local law with respect to employment opportunities.

 

Netzel Grigsby Associates has been retained by the California Science Center Foundation to support the search for two incoming Senior Writer positions.

 

To Apply: Email your cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to CSCF@netzelgrigsby.com with Senior Writer Application in the subject line.

About the California Science Center

At the California Science Center we aspire to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences. This mission is guided by our core values of science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people’s lives. A world-class educational resource and family destination located in Los Angeles in historic Exposition Park, the California Science Center integrates a dynamic museum with free general admission to hands-on exhibit galleries, educational programming for students and families, professional development for educators, and a neighborhood elementary school – to improve public understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

 

Senior Writer Position Overview

The Senior Writer is part of a team responsible for maintaining a comprehensive grant development effort in support of the California Science Center Foundation’s educational programs, exhibits and special projects, as well as the annual fundraising programs. In addition, the Senior Writer is part of a team that advances California Science Center Foundation’s $350 million EndeavourLA Campaign in support of the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center project – a major expansion long-envisioned as the third phase of the Science Center’s three-phase, three-decade Master Plan.

 

The ideal candidate is a prolific writer who can create accurate and engaging fundraising materials with ease and adapt copy to fit various contexts and audiences. Strong organizational skills and a keen ability to balance multiple tasks and deadlines are also required.

 

Salary Range and Requirements

$55,000 - $60,000. There are two full-time, non-exempt positions available. One reports to the Director of Development, and one reports to the Campaign Director. Currently, Development staff are expected to work onsite a minimum of three days a week with the flexibility to work remotely two days a week but this policy is subject to change. As part of our commitment to health and safety, all Foundation employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

Writing and Research

  • Prepare letters of inquiry, proposals, narrative and financial reports, and various collateral materials. This includes liaising with program and exhibit development staff and other departments to ensure the information provided is accurate and up-to-date.
  • Write a range of correspondence including personalized acknowledgement letters, Science Center updates, invitations and other communications; draft email communications on behalf of senior staff.
  • Research prospective donors and prepare profiles and briefings for staff and volunteers, reporting findings in both written form and in person.
  • Write content for Science Center e-newsletters, website and social media.
  • Develop and maintain a ‘story bank’ of donor profiles and constituent impact stories for various applications.
  • Monitor news and current events to analyze trends and opportunities in philanthropy, identify new prospective donors, and provide relevant updates on existing donors and constituents.

 

Administration

  • Maintain a grant docket and other systems to track proposal and reporting schedules, keeping program staff apprised of information needs, milestones and deadlines, to ensure timely fulfillment of grant requirements.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of digital and non-digital files for donor/prospect information.
  • Contribute to tracking and coding contacts and actions in the donor database to assist with targeted communications and moves management.
  • Assist with cultivation, solicitation and stewardship meetings, visits/tours and events as needed.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of systems and procedures for effective grant development operations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Three or more years experience in fundraising and/or communications with a proven track record of grant writing and nonprofit storytelling.
  • Strong persuasive writing and excellent editing skills with experience writing winning proposals.
  • Ability to synthesize information from various sources and adapt the tone, style and voice of copy to fit a range of contexts.
  • Strong research and analytical skills and knowledge of prospect research practices, for both individual donors and grant-making organizations, and resources for finding and evaluating funding opportunities.
  • Ability to interpret budgets and financial reports and to convey information in narrative form as well as numerically.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with excellent follow-through and ability to prioritize tasks to balance assigned responsibilities.
  • Strong organizational skills with keen attention to detail and ability to deliver high-quality work within tight time constraints
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team to produce results in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with ability to interact effectively and diplomatically with donors, volunteers and staff across departments.
  • Ability to maintain high standards for information management including tracking gift requirements, financial data, and interdepartmental and external communications.
  • Proficiency in Internet research tools and extensive knowledge of prospect research resources and best practices.
  • Proficiency or ability to become quickly proficient in Microsoft Office suite and OneDrive applications, Zoom or other videoconferencing platforms, donor databases or constituent relationship management systems; experience with Tessitura a plus.
  • Must show discretion in handling sensitive issues and confidential information.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings and weekends on occasion.

 

 

Benefits

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 11 Paid Holidays and 12 Vacation days
    Employee Assistance Program and Wellness Program
  • Access to 403(b) retirement plan with match
  • Free California Science Center membership with free or discounted admission to approx. 350 other science centers and museums nationwide

 

The California Science Center Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or creed, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, marital staus, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected staus recognized by federal, state or local law with respect to employment opportunities.

 

Netzel Grigsby Associates has been retained by the California Science Center Foundation to support the search for two incoming Senior Writer positions.

 

To Apply: Email your cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to CSCF@netzelgrigsby.com with Senior Writer Application in the subject line.

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Position Announcement:

Date posted: 4/28/2022

Director of Development Position
CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER FOUNDATION

About the California Science Center

At the California Science Center we aspire to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences. This mission is guided by our core values of science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people’s lives. A world-class educational resource and family destination located in Los Angeles in historic Exposition Park, the California Science Center integrates a dynamic museum with free general admission to hands-on exhibit galleries, educational programming for students and families, professional development for educators, and a neighborhood elementary school – to improve public understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

 

Director of Development Position Overview

The Director of Development will manage the creation and implementation of our strategic development plan and lead the department to sustain and grow annual fundraising programs. The combined revenue goal for these programs ranges from $3 million to $4 million annually, plus additional fundraising needs for special projects as they arise. There is an ever increasing need for contributed support as the California Science Center expands.

The ideal candidate is a non-profit development professional with experience in both front-line major gifts fundraising and supervising a team. The Director of Development should be adept at building and managing strong relationships with staff and volunteers, members, and donors. Additionally, they should thrive in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment and demonstrate a commitment to our mission and values.

 

Salary Range and Requirements

$90,000 - $100,000. Full-time, exempt position reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer. Currently, Development staff are expected to work onsite a minimum of three days a week with the flexibility to work remotely two days a week but this policy is subject to change. As part of our commitment to health and safety, all Foundation employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Determine how best to achieve giving objectives, monitor and evaluate progress toward goals, maximize resources, and provide oversight of key fundraising programs:
    • Membership ($85-$1,000 family membership)
    • Partners in Learning ($1,500+ annual giving program)
    • Discovery Ball (high-profile benefit gala)
    • Grant Development (restricted support for educational exhibits, programs, special projects)
  • Manage the 8-person development team including two Assistant Directors, Development Associate, two Senior Grant Writers, Assistant Membership Manager and Membership Assistant
  • Engage the Board of Trustees, guiding them to fulfill the expectations for board service
  • Actively identify, cultivate and participate in the solicitation of new donors in coordination with senior staff and Trustees
  • Build relationships and steward members and donors for sustained and increased engagement
  • Represent the California Science Center at member/donor programs and events; develop talking points for leadership; deliver presentations
  • Ensure proper stewardship and accurate recognition of donors across all fundraising programs
  • Review and edit correspondence and publications for accuracy of content and consistency of California Science Center style
  • Ensure adherence to accounting standards for gift entry, reporting and receipting; and best practices for timely invoicing of pledges, acknowledgment of gifts, and fulfillment of benefits
  • Guide development and implementation of business practices for effective use of the Tessitura donor database and promote standardization and maximization of its use department-wide
  • Prepare talking points, financial reports and progress updates on annual fundraising programs and grant funding for senior staff and Trustees as required
  • Oversee preparation of the Development, Grant Development and Membership department expense and revenue budgets; regularly monitor progress toward goals and track/contain expenditures
  • Special projects, assignments and other duties as required

 

Qualifications

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of eight years development experience, with a record of successful career growth
  • Experience with museums, informal learning institutions or community-based organizations a plus
  • Knowledge of Los Angeles area philanthropic communities desired
  • Successful track record of soliciting and closing major gifts - ability to identify, qualify and engage prospective donors from outside the Foundation’s existing donor base
  • Strong project management skills
  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to strategize, set and meet goals both independently and by supervising and motivating a team
  • Ability to manage departmental and project budgets and interpret financial data
  • Persuasive writing and editing skills; able to produce relevant writing samples upon request
  • Proficiency or ability to become quickly proficient in Microsoft Office suite and OneDrive applications, Zoom or other videoconferencing platforms, donor databases or constituent relationship management systems; experience with Tessitura a plus
  • Strong organization and analytical skills with keen attention to detail and ability to establish and maintain high standards of information management
  • Experience staffing volunteer committees or working with boards preferred
  • Willingness to staff or attend frequent evening/weekend events and activities

 

Benefits

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 11 Paid Holidays and 12 Vacation days
    Employee Assistance Program and Wellness Program
  • Access to 403(b) retirement plan with match
  • Free California Science Center membership with free or discounted admission to approx. 350 other science centers and museums nationwide

 

The California Science Center Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or creed, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, marital staus, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected staus recognized by federal, state or local law with respect to employment opportunities.

 

Netzel Grigsby Associates has been retained by the California Science Center Foundation to support the search for the incoming Director of Development.

 

To Apply: Email your cover letter and resume to CSCF@netzelgrigsby.com with Director of Development Application in the subject line.

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Position Announcement:

Date posted: 4/12/2022

Part-Time Managing Director
San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus

Location: 

Canoga Park, CA

Type of Position: 

Administrative

Application Deadline: 

May 1, 2022

Founded in 1992, San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus is a nonprofit music and art education program promoting musical excellence and providing children of diverse ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds the opportunity for artistic and personal growth through superior choral instruction, community outreach, and choral music performance.  Serving ages 4-18+, programming includes Kinder Choir, Concert Chorus, Advanced Chorus, Vocal Coaching, Summer MusiCamp.  All Chorus groups meet and rehearse throughout the school year on Sunday afternoons in Canoga Park. 

Position Summary:  This is an independent contractor position.

Major responsibilities include the ongoing operational management of the non-musical aspects of SFVYC, including coordination of rehearsals and performances, registration and attendance of choristers, recruitment of new participants, management of volunteers, and development of relationships with the youth and families in the choirs and other programs. Develop and execute strategies for long and short-term programming, funding, and visibility in community.

Position reports to the President of the Board and works closely with Artistic Director and other program staff to achieve the goals of the organization.

2022 Priorities:

Ongoing operational management

Increase recruitment/enrollment

Expand programming and impact

Promote diversity, inclusivity, and access to participation in the organization

Compensation: 

This is a part-time (.5 FTE) salaried independent contractor position starting at $1250/month

Application Procedure: 

Visit our website at valleyyouthchorus.org.  Submit cover letter and detailed resume to Joy Shahan, Board Chair, at sfvyc.joy@gmail.com
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Position Announcement:

Date posted: 4/7/2022

Development Coordinator/Executive Assistant
Western Los Angeles County Council, Boy Scouts of America

Job Title:  Development Coordinator/Executive Assistant– Full Time

Job Summary:  Provides administrative support to the Director of Development (DoD) to execute elements of the annual fundraising and marketing plans to process gifts, manage donor database system, maintain files, assist with donor cultivation, and provide support for special events.  Additionally provides administrative support to the Scout Executive on Board related items, including recording and documenting monthly Board Meetings and resolutions, preparing and distributing packets for the Annual Business Meeting, prepares the annual binder with Board Minutes and Resolutions.  Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or 1-2 years minimum related experience with Blackbaud CRM. Experience in the non-profit sector preferred.  Must pass a criminal background check before being hired. 

Database Management

  • Create constituent records, maintain data entry standards, and perform cleanup on an on-going basis.
  • Maintain consistency of donor information and accuracy of database information.
  • Assist with reports, mailing lists, and query generation to support campaigns and projects.
  • Process donor information, generate and send all relevant correspondence, thank you letters, etc.
  • Coordinate printing of mailing labels and donor lists for appeal letters and other correspondence.
  • Maintain hardcopy records of all donations and planned giving as applicable.
  • Responsible for generating and sending end of year tax letters.
  • Assume full responsibility for maintaining Blackbaud CRM database.
  • Identify the need for, and submit requests for, designations and other components for Blackbaud field data entry.
  • Adhere to Council record retention policy for paper and electronic files; keep detailed records of files in storage.
  • Produce monthly billing statements for Development Department review, when needed.
  • Reconcile Development and Accounting records with help of Director of Development.
  • Assist Accounting staff in resolving credit card chargebacks and NSF checks.


Gift Processing and Donor Stewardship

  • Work with the DoD to process all types of donations and ensure accurate recording and acknowledgement of gifts within set timeline and standards.
  • Prepare and assist with donor recognition materials as outlined in stewardship plan including notes, cards, newsletters, plaques, etc.
  • Assist with Annual Appeal fundraising efforts.
  • Provides excellent customer service, anticipating and exceeding the needs of our donors.


Special Events

  • Serve as point person for guest stewardship at all fundraising and cultivation events including RSVP, registration, and general support.
  • Assist with item solicitation and tracking for silent auction.

Executive Assistant

  • Invites attendees and records the monthly Board Meeting and prepares the minutes for approval by the Board, including all resolutions
  • Prepares and mails out the invitation to the Annual Board Meeting held in January to all constituents.  Prepares all the documents needed for approval at meeting
  • Assists Scout Executive with managing Board thank you’s, birthdays, and other important events throughout the year
  • Manages and updates Board Roster including addresses and other contact information

Skills/Knowledge Needed:  Must be able to manage multiple priorities and be attentive to details while providing support to multiple staff.  Must be friendly, outgoing, team-oriented, flexible, and work well with others.  Must have a thorough understanding of computer programs like Microsoft Office. Candidate must possess excellent written and oral communication skills. A successful candidate will be comfortable engaging with the public, speaking on the phone, making cold calls, and working with vendors, donors, and community partners. Perform photocopying, scanning, data entry, filing, and other office functions as assigned.

Hours/Work Setting:  Office setting with periodic duties off-site.  Some weekend and evening work required. Office hours are 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM.

Wage/Benefits:  $18/hour.  Includes paid holidays, sick time, health insurance, and two weeks of vacation to start.

To Apply:  Please e-mail resume to Shani Grafman at shani.grafman@scouting.org. Please use the subject line: Development Coordinator Application.

Closing Date:  Open until Filled

 

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Position Announcement:

Date posted: 3/10/2022
Salary Range: $95,000 - $115,000

Director of Development, University of the Pacific

As the lead fundraiser for the law school, the Director of Development is responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive development program focusing on achieving the leadership, major gift, corporate, and foundation fundraising goals within the school. The focus will be on major gift development, alumni relationships, corporate relations, outreach, and communication with prospective donors.  
 
The Director of Development reports to the Senior Director of Development Operations and works closely with the Dean and the closely connected, invested, and fun law school Advancement Team at the law school to develop and implement the school’s overall development program with alumni, corporations, friends, and foundations. The Director of Development also works with the University Development and Alumni Relations team across Pacific’s three (3) city university campuses. 

Essential FUNCTIONS

  1. Works within the framework of the Prospect Management Program and the Major Gift Officer Guidelines.
  2. Develops and actively maintains a pool of major donor prospects distributed among identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship stages. 
  3. Develops strategies for cultivating and soliciting major donor prospects in the gift range of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) and more. 
  4. Conducts activities for cultivation and solicitation of gifts to the School including face-to-face prospect visits and major gift solicitations to achieve fundraising goals.
  5. Understands when to make the ask and when to bring in the Dean to work with a donor.
  6. Develops and annually updates strategic short, mid-, and long-range plans for fundraising.
  7. Reports via advancement software all information learned during visits with major donor prospects.
  8. Generates detailed contact reports for all interactions with alumni and donors. 
  9. Increases visibility of the school within the university, professional organizations, and community. 
  10. Participates in University and School events that involve external constituents to engage constituents and foster gift support. Has knowledge of fundraising and development environment. 
  11. Has strong verbal communication, listening, and relationship-building skills, is high energy, comfortable making asks, and is somewhat relentless.
  12. Other duties as assigned. 

MINIMUM Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree. 
  • Three (3) years of experience in fundraising or comparable work requiring extensive relationship building, excellent listening and verbal skills, and high energy. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience raising major gifts of fifty thousand dollars plus ($50,000+).
  • Masters or Juris Doctorate degree. 
  • Demonstrated experience fundraising in a higher education setting. 
  • Knowledge of fundraising best practices. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proven success in fundraising and campaigns and ability to direct the design of strategies for cultivation and solicitation of donor prospects.
  • Experience with negotiation and strategic planning skills. 
  • Excellent organization, presentation, and public relations skills. 
  • Experience in goal setting, program coordination, and utilizing protocols for conducting meetings. 
  • Ability to write case statements, proposals, grants and reports. 
  • Ability to develop and monitor budgets and schedules.
  • Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations, and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Awareness of laws and regulations related to philanthropic gift standards. 
  • Resourcefulness in finding appropriate solutions to problems and demonstrated initiative in presenting alternatives and implementing solutions to ensure effective change. Ability to anticipate problems and take necessary action to eliminate or mitigate potential negative effects. 
  • Ability to be flexible in working independently as well as collaboratively to achieve defined goals. 
  • Initiative to organize and follow through with complex tasks to meet deadlines. 
  • Encompass traits of good judgment, confidentiality, and discretion in communicating with colleagues and constituents. 
  • Understanding of university academic, scholarship, and education functions and operating principles.
  • Ability to learn fundraising technologies, including calendaring systems, reporting systems, and database programs.  

Application Process:

Interested applicants may apply online through our employment webpage at: https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/21641
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