The Director of Development and Community Relations is responsible for co-creating, implementing and managing fundraising programs including securing funding from foundations, corporations, local businesses, service clubs, governments and individuals. Responsibilities include collaboratively growing the planned giving program, securing event sponsorships and silent auction donations. Develop and maintaining relationships with community stakeholders including funders, local, regional and statewide officeholders and governmental staff.
- Produce and implement development plans and budgets collaboratively with Executive Director and CFO/CAO.
- Research, identify and secure funding from existing and new corporate, foundation and individual donors.
- Develop and maintain relationships with funding organizations, staff and track changes.
- Create, submit and track fundraising grants, proposals, letters of intent, case statements, etc.
- Research, write and submit reports and acknowledgements to funders. Track report due dates.
- Implement and manage planned giving campaigns.
- Collaborate with events consultant and MOW West staff on planning and successful implementation of annual major fundraising Halloween event and additional events.
- Secure corporate and individual sponsorships of fundraising events.
- Collaboratively recruit volunteer teams and individual volunteers from corporations, service clubs and other organizations.
- Collaboratively compose, edit, produce and coordinate internal and external communications including annual newsletter.
- With the Executive Director assist in the creation of marketing materials, development materials.
- Maintain libraries of media coverage, client and volunteer videos and photos.
- Develop relationships with local and regional officeholders, government staff, nonprofits agencies, associations, service organizations and other community stakeholders.
- Provide input into strategic planning.
- Assist in the implementation of local, regional and national marketing strategies.
- Monitor and report on emerging social issues and programs that address these issues.
Three years of experience writing grants and reports.
A successful track record of managing relationships and working with a variety of stakeholders.
Work well in a fast-paced environment of evolving priorities.
Familiarity with food insecurity preferred.
Experience and success working with diverse communities
Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Knowledge of Google Suite including Sheets, Forms and Docs, Adobe.
Knowledge of and experience with social media preferred.
Valid California Driver’s license and automobile insurance required.
Bilingual Spanish preferred but not required.
Familiarity with Santa Monica/Venice/Pacific Palisades helpful but not required
Physical/Time Demands: Ability to sit at a desk 75% of the time. May be required to lift objects up to 25 pounds. The position will have some weekend and evening responsibilities as needed.