The Pacific Council seeks to hire a Director of Development (DoD) to develop, implement, and evaluate fund development strategies to meet the Councilâs annual fund development goals.
The Director of Development oversees all of the organizationâs fundraising and manages relationships with the Councilâs donors and financial partners. The DoD is also responsible for: fostering a culture of philanthropy, rebuilding the development department, interacting with current and former members and donors to encourage ongoing contributions, and seeking out opportunities for financial support through grants and sponsorships, and cultivating relationships in our community.
Our ideal candidate will have 7-10 years of nonprofit fundraising experience, preferably with significant experience in board management, major gifts, and/or multi-year fundraising campaigns. They will also have a thorough background in fundraising best practices and experience in Salesforce database management for donor and solicitation records. The Pacific Council on International Policy has an evolving development structure. This role will work closely with the CEO to rebuild its development department, craft & execute a long-term development plan. The successful applicant will build lasting relationships with donors and keep them informed on how their financial investment is making our community a better place.
Key driver of development strategy â Create sustainable annual and multi-year development strategy â Develop of stewardship plan for multi-year pledges â Identify and cultivate donor prospects for upgraded major gifts
Lead organizationâs fundraising efforts â Direct the organizationâs cultivation, solicitation, and other stewardship activities; execute on activities â Serve as main point of contact for foundations, funders, major donors, sustaining members, and other similar stakeholders â Write content to earn grants, partnerships, and better relationships with donors and corporate members â Plan, implement, and direct development- aspects of relevant events in order to meet fundraising, donor acquisition, cultivation, stewardship, and community engagement goals
Oversee Development department operations â Lead development planning, income projecting, grant proposal development, and development communications needs â Set hiring strategy for department â Establish framework of internal processes and workflow; identify areas of improvement. â Manage staff responsible for data entry and gift processing. Ensure efficient execution of donor services processes â Manage grant application processes â Serve as a resource for donor information
Lead annual goal setting / evaluation for department â Lead department goal-setting and budgeting process annually; participate in cross-departmental and executive-level goal setting â Use department KPIs and metrics to test and evaluate the effectiveness of existing fundraising practices. During annual planning, recommends and implements modifications as necessary to ensure achievement of development goals and objectives that align with the organizationâs theory of change and mission â Recommend modifications or creation of new fundraising approaches to meet KPIs.
Engage high-level stakeholders in culture of philanthropy â Guide CEO, Board of Directors, and other development stakeholder(s) in fundraising solicitation best practices; train the organizationâs fundraising stakeholders as needed â Responsible for coordinating gift solicitations; Join CEO or other development stakeholder(s) in soliciting gifts; Initiate gift solicitations â Responsible for driving donor cultivation amongst organization leadership
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS â Commitment to a high standard of ethics and to promote the donor bill of rights. â Commitment to maintaining a high level of confidentiality with information acquired about Pacific Council prospects, members, donors, and volunteers. â 7-10 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, or a similar field such as sales, business development, or nonprofit leadership. â Experience in grant writing and management; proficient with sponsorship solicitation. â High energy, positive âcan-doâ attitude, flexibility, teamwork, attention to detail, and high degree of initiative. â Demonstrated ability to develop and manage complex relationships across various levels and functional areas. â Demonstrated, deep commitment to mission, core values, and our commitment to diversity and inclusion. â Deep understanding of Los Angelesâ nonprofit and business community. â Ability to work independently; will be self-motivated, deadline-driven multitaskers. â Available to travel and work weekends and evenings (as needed and once it is safe to do so).
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While no one person will embody all the qualities enumerated above, the ideal candidate will possess many of those professional abilities, attributes, and experiences.
Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. In all our practices, the Pacific Council has stated an intention or policy (pacificcouncil.org/inclusivity) of seeking out and including people who might otherwise be excluded or non-traditional.
This is a gift-funded staff position.
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USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, transit subsidy program, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.
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Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 5 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Major campaign, fundraising, public relations and/or volunteer management experience.
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