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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

 

About the Western Los Angeles County Council of the Boys Scouts of America: The Western Los Angeles County Council’s mission is to support individuals, families, and community organizations by providing values-based recreational and educational programs and activities that develop young people of character as defined by the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. The Council was formed in 1972 and encompasses 65% of Los Angeles County. Address: 16525 Sherman Way, C-8, Van Nuys, CA 91406 | Tel: (818) 933-0108| Web: www.bsa-la.org

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Position Announcement:

Date posted: 2/15/2022

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT

Chaminade College Preparatory is seeking a DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT to join Chaminade’s Advancement team in support of our alumni engagement and giving programs.

Under the direction of the Vice President of Advancement, the Director of Development, Alumni Engagement is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of the Chaminade alumni engagement program. The Director implements multiple activities throughout the year fostering alumni engagement and promoting a culture of philanthropy within the Chaminade alumni community. A key emphasis of this position is the development of major donors from within the alumni community. Additional duties include supporting the functions of annual, major gift and capital campaigns as well as special events, volunteer management, development of collateral materials, and donor stewardship.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

  1. Supports the philosophy, principles, and characteristics of Marianist Assures quality services to students, faculty, staff, parents, outside organizations, and the community. Practices sound economic principles.
  2. Prepares and implements an annual Alumni Engagement Plan that establishes qualitative and quantitative goals.
  3. Engages with constituents on a regular basis (alumni, alumni parents, and friends) to increase their connection to and financial support for Chaminade and all its programs and activities.
  4. Provides leadership to the Alumni Council and develops meaningful alumni engagement opportunities throughout the year for alumni, both locally and This includes but is not limited to local and regional receptions, alumni athletic events, alumni volunteerism opportunities.
  5. Plans and implements Alumni Reunion Weekend; including Homecoming, Class Reunions, and the Reunion Giving Program.
  6. Plans and implements Annual Alumni Appeal and Challenge using direct mail, email and digital
  7. Organizes strategic alumni recognition opportunities throughout the year; including, but not limited to, the Alumni Hall of Fame Awards.
  8. Manages a portfolio of alumni donors and major gift prospects capable of supporting the school at the leadership level (President’s Circle) and above, personally or through scheduling meetings with the Vice President and/or President as appropriate.
  9. Coordinates effective solicitation and stewardship strategies in order to expand the school’s outreach and increase alumni participation to the Chaminade Fund; including the Senior Class Gift Program.
  10. Collaborates with colleagues and volunteers to develop regular alumni communications that include relevant content for Chaminade Now, email updates, and social media outreach.
  11. Works closely with the Database Coordinator to ensure alumni information is accurate and up-to-date.
  12. Manages and maintains all aspects of the Alumni program budget.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned. 
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.

     

    Qualifications

    Qualified candidates should have a combination of education and experience equivalent to the following:

    • Bachelor’s degree or
    • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in advancement, development, public relations, event management, or related field.
    • Familiarity with Chaminade community and
    • Experience with Raiser’s Edge strongly

     

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Passion for Chaminade’s mission (see About Chaminade)
    • Conscientious in execution of duties with a strong attention to detail
    • Proficient user of Microsoft Office programs, especially MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
    • Knowledge of and ability to maintain an information database
    • Strong organizational, research, administrative, and time management skills
    • Ability to effectively lead and manage staff and volunteers
    • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
    • Strong office skills used in daily correspondence and publications, including spelling, punctuation and grammatical skills, and the ability to proof and edit work
    • Maintains a results-oriented mindset to effectively work with staff and constituents at all levels
    • Ability to influence and engage a wide range of constituents and build long-term relationships
    • Ability to work and engage productively with volunteers, donors, alumni, students, and other departments within the school
    • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also as a member of a team
    • Ability to handle deadlines and stressful situations in a calm, orderly, and accurate manner
    • Ability to maintain confidential office information, including donors, contributions, and all constituent information
    • Ability to assume responsibility without direct supervision, exercise initiative and judgment; to prioritize and organize workload to complete assignments in a timely manner, and to make decisions within the scope of assigned authority
    • Commitment to continued professional growth and development in order to maintain and upgrade relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities

     

    Deadline for Submission of Applications

    Applications are being accepted immediately. This position is open until filled.

    Salary and Benefits

    Salary Range: $70,000 – $75,000

    This is a full-time 12 month per year, salaried position. This position is exempt from overtime. The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience. Chaminade employees enjoy a competitive employee benefits program including medical, dental and vision coverages, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement plan contribution, and voluntary supplemental life insurance and long-term care coverages.

     

    Application Process:

    Interested applicants may 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.

     

    About Chaminade

    Chaminade is an independent co-educational Catholic school serving students in grades 6-12 at our two beautiful campuses located in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. One of the best things about Chaminade is our strong sense of family. We work together, play together, and pray together. We are a family, a community committed to the success and well-being of each and every student.

    Our Mission:

    We inspire young people to love, learn, and lead through our Catholic and Marianist traditions of a living faith, academic excellence, and moral responsibility.

    Our Vision:

    Chaminade College Preparatory graduates are prepared, inspired, and equipped to:

    • Share God’s love by caring for others and seeking justice and
    • Learn, adapt, and grow with the world around
    • Become servant leaders and positive contributors to society.
    The Characteristics of Marianist Education

    Chaminade's mission and culture are deeply rooted in the five Characteristics of Marianist Education which are:

    • Educating for Formation in Faith
    • Providing an Integral Quality Education
    • Educating in Family Spirit
    • Educating for Service, Justice, and Peace and the Integrity of Creation
    • Educating for Adaptation and Change

    Chaminade's Commitment to Diversity

    Chaminade College Preparatory is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and the value that a rich and diverse community brings to our school. Our employee culture is deeply rooted in our Catholic faith and the five Characteristics of Marianist Education. Our Catholic Marianist tradition is lived on our campuses every day, and is evident in our Chaminade Family Spirit where each of our faculty and staff is valued for their unique and varied gifts and talents. Chaminade's faculty, staff, and administration come from all faiths, ethnicities, races, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds and we are stronger for it.

     

    For more information about Chaminade, visit our website at: www.chaminade.org

     

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Chaminade College Preparatory is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, color, national origin or ancestry, gender, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, or genetic information, or other basis protected by law for employment in a Catholic school. Applicants who need an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment and hiring process should contact the human resources department in order to discuss reasonable accommodation.

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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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