Director of Development & Communication (The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach)
Company: The Nonprofit Partnership
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: May 13, 2022
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Development & Communication (The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach)
Director of Development & Communication (The LGBTQ Center of Long
Beach) 2022-04-18 2022-04-18
The Nonprofit Partnership
200px 200px The Director of Development & Communication (DDC) is a
full-time, exempt, senior management position that reports directly
to the Executive Director (ED). The DDC is responsible for assuring
the effective and efficient functioning of the Development &
Communication Department. This includes establishment, oversight of
daily operations, evaluation, continuous improvement, and reporting
related to the department's strategic plan, procedures, compliance
adherence, personnel, budget, and resource allocation. The DDC has
primary discretion for assigning staff to pursue The Center's
development and communication goals, such as identifying and
cultivating various sources of funding, including, but not limited
to, foundations, corporations, individuals, and the public sector
to meet The Center's short and long-term operational, capital, and
special program(s) funding needs. As such, the DDC suggests annual
and longer-term fundraising goals to the Executive Director,
Development Committee, and Board of Directors, and develops action
plans to achieve these goals. The DDC oversees the implementation
and evaluations of all fundraising strategies. The DDC participates
in administrative meetings and decision-making processes of the
senior management.I: FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIESA: Planning:
- Create an annual development/fundraising plan with specific
fundraising goals based on The Center's strategic plan and prior
year's performance, needs of the organization, and fundraising
- Develop detailed action plans to achieve fundraising goals that
include areas of responsibility, budget(s), and timeline(s).
- Work with the Development Committee and ED to review and
approve the development and action plan(s).
- Keep the ED, Development Committee, and Board of Directors
apprised of relevant fundraising information.
- Include new and creative methods of fundraising in each year's
- Work with development staff in development-related planning
processes.B: Individual Donor Cultivation and Solicitation:
- Plan, organize and lead an annual individual donor
- Identify new individual donor prospects, research, and identify
donors' interests, and provide customized recognition and donor
appreciation activities that extend throughout the year.
- Grow a major gifts program including identification,
cultivation, and solicitation of major donors.
- Assure donors are thanked promptly and given information about
the value and use of their gift.
- Develop materials and articulate an effective cause for
- Evaluate the annual campaign through discussions with key
actors and distribute formal evaluative reports to these
individuals as well as to the ED, Development Committee, and
Board.C: Foundation and Corporate Solicitation
- Conduct research to identify prospective foundation and
- Increase knowledge of prospects from directories, annual
reports, and other organizations the prospect has supported.
- Use volunteer leadership to the maximum extent possible when
setting up meetings with prospects, during meetings, and when doing
- Write professional, accurate, and visually pleasing
- If appropriate, re-contact foundation/corporate prospect with
relevant information after submission of a proposal but before the
- Cultivate foundation and corporations with progress and final
reports regarding the use of funds, donor updates, annual reports,
and other relevant information.
- Evaluate the foundation and corporate funding program with the
ED, Development Committee, and Board.D: Special Events
- Plan for the use of special events as a fundraising strategy,
including financial and visibility goals.
- Supervise assigned staff in leading planned events.
- Identify, recruit, and train volunteers to manage planned
- Assure quality planning, organization, and implementation of
- Evaluate special events through discussions with key actors and
distribute formal evaluative reports to the ED, Development
Committee, and Board.E: Government Funding
- Identify opportunities to secure government funding.
- Cultivate contacts, both within and outside governmental
circles, to secure government funding.
- Cultivate governmental funders with progress and final reports
regarding the use of funds, donor updates, annual reports, and
other relevant information.
- Evaluate the governmental fundraising program with the ED,
Development Committee, and Board.F: Communication
- Strengthen and manage The Center's internal and external
- Generate and publish annual reports and other external
- Generate presentations and reports.
- Ensure relevant website and social media content are current/up
- Delegate, as much as possible, to volunteers to make the
department efforts as "volunteer-driven" as possible to maximize
the fundraising potential for The Center.
- Assure volunteers are recognized and thanked.H: Planned Giving
- Assure quality planning, organization, and implementation of
the Planned Giving Program.
- Develop materials and compelling messages to invite planned
giving options for individuals committed to The Center.
- Identify, recruit, and secure planned gifts.
- Identify and train volunteers to solicit planned gifts.
- Evaluate the Planned Giving Program through discussions with
key actors and distribute formal evaluative reports to the ED,
Development Committee, and Board.I: Board of Directors
- Attend board meetings and provide input about the issues and
tasks being considered.
- As required by the ED, make regular and/or special reports.J:
- Adhere to The Center's personnel policies and procedures.
- Provide meaningful coaching and mentoring opportunities to help
in the professional development of department staff.
- Provide individual and/or group supervision for department
staff according to The Center's policies.K: Fiscal Operations
- Supervise development staff to ensure compliance with Center
policies in terms of keeping accurate and up-to-date development
- Keep the fundraising software system (database) organized and
assure that assigned staff is knowledgeable regarding the use of
- Develop and present to the ED for approval annual and/or
project budgets for the department and/or its fundraising and
communications projects.II: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- A four (4) degree from an accredited institution of higher
learning, and at least seven (7) years of progressive experience in
nonprofit fund development.
- Five (5) years in a supervisory role within a medium to large
- Ability to pass FBI background check.
- Ability to work evenings and weekends.
- Must have access to reliable transportation, a valid driver's
license, and a driving record that will support The Center's
liability insurance provider.III: PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Graduate degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Public
Administration, Finance or Nonprofit Management from an accredited
institution of higher learning.
- Ten (10) years of progressive experience in nonprofit fund
development.IV: ADDITIONAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS
- Financial background clearance.V: COMPENSATION
- The annual compensation for this position is $90,000.
- Other benefits include (medical, vision, dental, paid sick
time, vacation, holidays, 401K with employer contribution)
- Optional benefits include (critical life/illness and legal
insurance)VI: AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENTThe LGBTQ Center Long
Beach (The Center) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer and does not discriminate, exclude, or otherwise deny
employment and/or advancement opportunities to any qualified
candidate based on age, ancestry, color, disability/handicap,
gender, gender identity/expression, national origin, place of
birth, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or any other
characteristic(s) protected under local, state, or federals laws in
any of its hiring practices and activities. All employment
decisions shall be made without regard to any of these
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