Director of Development
- Safe Place for Youth
- Location: Venice, California
- Category: Nonprofit-Senior/Executive Management Philanthropy-Administrative-Non-profit
- Posting Date: 10/28/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
JOB TITLE: Director of Development
REPORTS TO: Deputy Director
STATUS: Full-Time, 40 hrs/wk, Exempt
CELL PHONE: Reimbursement
DRIVER POSITION: YNo
SALARY: $85,000 – $100,000 DOE
Safe Place for Youth (SPY) is the leading service provider for youth experiencing or at-risk of homelessness in West Los Angeles. Founded in 2011, our agency offers trauma-informed, low barrier programs that support young people in exiting the streets and achieving stability so that they can thrive, not just survive. Our robust continuum of care includes street outreach, drop-in services, health and wellness programming, case management, education and employment services, and housing programs.
SPY is a unique social impact agency that is committed to overcoming structural barriers to equity, community collaboration, and innovative youth-focused programming. If you have the skills, passion and collaborative spirit, join our growing team of over 80 employees.
SPY strives to attract and develop individuals who reflect a broad spectrum of diversity, including (but by no means limited to) racial, ethnic, gender identity and socioeconomic dimensions. We believe that inclusion of diverse perspectives is essential to achieving long-term, systemic change. We explicitly seek applications from those who self-identify as coming from historically marginalized populations to enrich and elevate our equity-centered approach to problem-solving.
ABOUT THE ROLE:
Safe Place for Youth is looking for a mission focused, critical thinking, proactive and enthusiastic Development Director willing to leverage unconventional resources, research innovative solutions and drive organizational growth. The Development Director will be responsible for overseeing and implementing the organization’s fundraising and community relations efforts, including individual giving, public and private grants, volunteerism, special events, and corporate partnerships. While it is important the Development Director be part of the overall productivity of the organization, it is essential this individual has the entrepreneurial spark that is at the core of Safe Place for Youth.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
? Develop an ongoing comprehensive, strategic fundraising plan, with specific measurable goals, that will enable Safe Place for Youth to meet current budget forecasts and future goals; oversee implementation of the plan.
? Identify, solicit and acquire new sources of funding from a wide variety of philanthropic, corporate and individual sources to expand donor base and build long term, sustainable sources of income for the organization.
? Cultivate and steward relationships with the organization's portfolio of individual, foundation and corporate supporters.
? Oversee all proposals submitted to foundations, corporations, and other funding sources.
? Implement strategies to diversify the organizations supporters, volunteers, and Board.
? Strategically leverage the time and connections of the Executive Leadership team to support fundraising targets, including developing the capacity of the Board to execute development goals.
? Oversee the implementation of all fundraising events, including supporting the creation of event revenue budgets and contributing to specific strategies to achieve event goals.
? Develop a multi-faceted communications plan to increase awareness about SPY’s mission and programs, and that aligns with the organization’s fundraising strategy.
? Oversee all marketing and external communications – website, social media, newsletters, public relations, and other forms of communicating with supporters and stakeholders.
? Enlist celebrity ambassadors for SPY’s work and to raise the profile of the organization.
? Foster relationships with the local community including residents, businesses and partner agencies.
? Oversee the organization's robust volunteer programs, including creating strategies to recruit, retain, and most effectively use volunteers.
? Oversee the implementation and management of the donor database system, including providing regular reports to the Board and Executive Leadership team.
? Represent Safe Place for Youth to stakeholders including community organizations, funders, and donors, including speaking on behalf of the organization at events and providing public comment.
? Oversee the organization’s advocacy efforts.
? Coordinate relations with the Board, in partnership with the Deputy Director, including meeting preparations, recruitment, development and support.
? Support the diversification of the revenue stream of funds to promote sustainability year to year.
BENEFITS & PERKS:
Safe Place for Youth offers a competitive benefit package including comprehensive health coverage, 403b with agency contribution, and vacation/sick time. We also offer unique perks including weekly meditation/mindfulness and professional development opportunities that are tailored to your individual career growth. This position also offers a generous 9/80 Alternative Workweek Schedule upon completion of your 90-day Introductory Period.
SKILLS YOU’LL NEED:
The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the homeless youth service’s landscape with at least two to five years experience in a youth service or nonprofit setting, preferably in a homeless service organization. In addition, the following are strongly desired:
? A commitment to and passion for the mission, vision, values and culture of Safe Place for Youth
? Excellent oral communication skills to convey information with accuracy and diplomacy.
? Strong writing skills for promotional, grant, and donor communications
? A self starter who is proactive and prepared to drive innovative solutions for an emerging organization
? An innovator who leverages nontraditional resources for the benefit of the organization
? An ability to lead and be a part of an environment which requires effective collaboration and teamwork
? Significant experience working in volunteer-led and run organizations
? Demonstrated success in organizational and project development, communications and external relations
? A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (required)
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
? Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
? Changes in the environment, such as the office or outdoors.
? Physical effort/lifting, such as sedentary- up to 15-20 pounds at times.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: In an effort to stem the significant increase in COVID-19 positive tests as a result of the Delta variant, the State Health Officer has issued an order, which went into effect on August 9, 2021, requiring paid and unpaid workers of homeless services organizations to provide proof of vaccination or participate in weekly COVID-19 testing if still not fully vaccinated. Please send proof of vaccination to HR@safeplaceforyouth.org. Failure to provide proof of vaccination. will require the candidate to produce a negative test result within 72 hours of their first day of employment and commit to weekly testing. To request a reasonable accommodation or exemption, please contact HR at HR@safeplaceforyouth.org.