Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc., one of the largest human services providers in California, operates a variety of programs to serve the poor and strives to find permanent solutions to crisis situations by offering clients the tools and resources needed to achieve greater self-reliance and stability in their lives.
Good Shepherd Shelter, a program of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. serves mothers and their children who are victims of domestic violence. The program provides fourteen resident apartments, an adult learning center, an elementary school, an early childhood education center, therapy, legal assistance and an aftercare program to help families make a successful transition to a new location. The average length of stay for a family is one year.
The center is seeking a seasoned Development Director with at least 5-7 years of development experience in fundraising, annual giving and capital campaigns. The successful candidate is an energetic, organized professional capable of developing strong working relationships with board members, donors and staff and must have proven ability to meet fundraising goals. The Development Director must have experience managing all development functions (fundraising, budgeting, reporting, planning, research and proposals) within a diverse entity.
Assist Good Shepherd Shelter Director, Development Committee, and advisory board in developing and implementing an overall strategic fund development plan, including major and planned gifts.
Plan, manage and lead programs to expand Good Shepherd Shelter donor base with a diverse strategy, including individuals, corporations and foundations.
Lead the Development Committee and advisory board in implementing the fundraising strategy.
Design, implement, and facilitate all marketing efforts to increase the center's visibility and presence.
Develop and implement strategies for individual donor cultivation and stewardship.
Create and monitor the department expense budget and income goals.
Prepare monthly reports to Program Director, Development Committee and advisory board.
Manage communication projects including advertising, public relations, online communications and the development of all marketing materials.
Assist the advisory board and affiliated organizations with special events including the annual gala.
Skills and Qualifications
The position requires a senior development professional who is strong, experienced and works best in an environment of creativity and flexibility. The ideal candidate must possess organizational intelligence, be able to implement systems necessary to achieve the goals of the program and possess:
A minimum of a Bachelors degree in Administration, Fund Development, Communication, or a closely related field required.
Experience in a senior development-management role, collaborating with the Program Director and advisory board, resulting in attaining the fundraising goals set for the program.
Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit development, including grant writing, endowment programs, and capital campaigns.
Demonstrated ability to develop and grow a base of financial supporters for a nonprofit organization
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills.
Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects and possess excellent computer skills.
Additional Salary Information: Generous Benefits Package to include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plan, 15 days vacation per year, 10 sick days per year and 12 paid holidays per year.
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About Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc.
Catholic Charities strives to find permanent solutions to crisis situations by offering clients the tools and resources they need to achieve greater self-reliance and stability in their lives. Services are provided to anyone who comes to the agency in need, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age or religious belief.Today, Catholic Charities operates 22 community centers and seven homeless shelters, as well as over 50 programs serving the poor including: food pantries; thrift stores; in-home services for homebound seniors; refugee resettlement; youth employment services; counseling; affordable before-and-after-school child care; immigration assistance; pre-school for children of low income families; and temporary worker centers.
In addition, one of the agency’s programs is the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), which coordinates interscholastic athletics for elementary schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.During the past fiscal year, Catholic Charities delivered over 850,000 services to almost 100,000 individuals, most of whom were women and children. The agency is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services and, for the eighth time, ...earned the coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, an independent charity evaluator, for its commitment to accountability and transparency.