Chief Development Officer
- Childrens Bureau Of Southern California
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Category: Executive-Other Executive
- Posting Date: 11/25/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
Chief Development Officer
We’re looking forward to you joining Children’s Bureau because we see the value in everyone. If you love making a positive impact in people’s lives, then Children’s Bureau is the right family for you!
Diversity is a core value at Children’s Bureau. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all staff, and people leaders. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.
Our community commitment:
- Our mission is protecting vulnerable children through prevention, treatment, and advocacy
- Our vision is seeing children thrive in strong families and communities
Your wellness matters: To stay healthy, we have wellness programs designed to prioritize employee health and overall wellness, as well as drive engagement, compassion, and connectedness throughout the agency. We are a trauma informed organization that is leading the charge in creating trauma informed resilience-oriented communities
- Robust total rewards package that includes medical, vision, dental, 401(k), life insurance and Flexible Spending Account
- 12 paid holidays per year and generous paid time off policy that allows for work life balance
- This role is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
- To prevent the spread of Covid-19 we are working 100% remote based on client’s needs.
- Our staff is up to 93% fully vaccinated so these roles require to be fully vaccinated
Commitment to your professional development:
- We are proud to announce that Children’s Bureau is an award winner for 2021 in the Association for Talent Development’s (ATD) BEST Award for our internal learning platform, Children’s Bureau University. The agency is among 71 organizations from around the globe and the single non-profit organization to receive the award this year
Learn more about your job: Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for the strategy, implementation, execution, expansion and monitoring of all aspects of non-government resource development for Children’s Bureau. The CDO leads the agency’s fundraising plans, including major gifts, annual giving, corporate and foundation relationships, grants, planned giving and special events. A highly collaborative leader, the CDO is a key member of the Executive Leadership Team, creating fundraising strategies to meet Children’s Bureau’s short and long-term objectives.
Managing a team of 9, including the Director of Development, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, and Associate Director of Operations, the ideal candidate is a high-achieving, strategic leader with exceptional communication skills, responsible for an annual fundraising goal of just over $4M. The new CDO will have a proven track record of creating a culture of philanthropy, donor prospecting and cultivation, Board development, closing major gifts, and staff management.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Organizational and Fundraising Leadership
- Partner with the CEO, Executive Leadership Team, Board of Trustees, and Board of Directors, aligning all fund development strategies with the agency’s mission and direction.
- Design and lead the implementation of annual and long-term fund development plans to secure gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations and government.
- Establish performance measures and support systems to help the Executive Leadership Team and Boards fulfill their roles in fund development.
- Serve as a key member of the leadership team, monitoring and addressing issues that challenge and support the agency’s health and effectiveness.
- Manage a diversified portfolio of revenue by building a moves management pipeline to attract, retain, and motivate donors and fundraising volunteers.
- Serve as the agency’s lead major gifts officer and support the CEO, Board members, volunteers and staff to identify, cultivate, and solicit charitable gifts.
Staff and Resource Management
- Create a culture that embraces innovation, empowering staff by providing clear objectives, direction and prioritization of fundraising goals and timelines.
- Ensure timely, accurate and comprehensive reports on income, expenses, events, and donor acknowledgements.
- Lead and ensure a robust moves management program, including research, cultivation, major donor events, and donor recognition.
- Develop strong prospect research capabilities and lead the design and maintenance of donor and prospect records, gift management systems, and informational reports.
- Design and implement cost-effective fund development programs, deploying resources efficiently, effective and fairly.
- Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and laws, maintaining accountability to donors and appropriate standards of professional conduct and principles for fundraising executives.
- Help identify, cultivate, train, and motivate all volunteers. Annually, evaluate volunteer performance and report recommendations to the Board and CEO.
- Partner with the CEO, event committee chairs, and Board members to facilitate optimum collaborations among staff and volunteers.
- Assist Board members and volunteer committee to fulfill their responsibilities effectively and manage annual calendar of events.
- Serve as the key staff leader and contact for the Board of Trustees.
- Work with CEO and Board members to identify and recruit Board prospects.
What you will need to bring:
- A minimum of 10 years of progressive leadership experience in fund development required.
- Bachelor’s degree in business, philanthropy, marketing and communications, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience required.
- Ability to use interpersonal skills to build strong relationships with potential funders, board members internal and external stakeholders.
- Track record of building individual and major gift programs: identifying prospects, cultivating new donor relationships, and closing major gifts of over $10,000 on a regular basis.
- Comprehensive staff management skills, including experience building, mentoring and coaching a team of high-performing professionals, with a commitment to the continuous education and training of the development team.
- In-depth and current knowledge of fundraising practices and procedures, with a strong understanding of donor management systems.
- Experience in producing successful and meaningful special events.
- Experience working with a volunteer-driven, community-based organization and a deep passion for the mission and values of Children’s Bureau.
- Outstanding written and oral communications skill.