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Director of Development & Community Relations in Orange County

  • Council on Aging Southern California
  • Full time
  • Email
  • Orange County
  • 02/03/2020
  • Report

Please email the materials listed below to no later than March 20, 2020.
□ Cover letter
□ Resume

Council on Aging – Southern California
2 Executive Circle, Suite 175
Irvine, CA 92614

Position: Director of Development and Community Relations
Hours: Full time, salaried
FLSA Category: Exempt
Location: Irvine, CA Office

Are you interested in building your career with one of Southern California’s leading non-profit organizations? Are you passionate about serving older adults and broadening awareness about this important segment of our community? If so, consider a career with the Council on Aging – Southern California.
Located in Irvine, we are a locally based, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, with a mission to promote the independence, health and dignity of older and dependent adults through compassion, education and advocacy. Since 1973, we have been a trusted source for unbiased information, programs and services that empower and protect seniors as they navigate the aging experience.

This is an exciting opportunity to directly support the Council on Aging’s outreach and fundraising goals in providing programs and services to 240,000 older adults throughout Southern California annually. The growth rate of older adults in our region is growing exponentially. As a community, we must be prepared to support older adult’s needs for information, resources and services.
The Director of Development and Community Relations will initiate and implement outreach and development strategies to build agency awareness, thus increasing financial support from key individuals, foundations, and corporate donors. The Director will join an exceptional leadership team that works together collaboratively to achieve clearly defined goals.

• Proven track record of consistently exceeding business and financial goals aligned with agency strategy and budgets
• Demonstrated success in networking and forging relationships with individual contributors, corporations, grantors, board members, philanthropists and foundations, driving increased grants, contributions and sponsorships
• Demonstrated experience in meeting fundraising budgets and annual growth targets
• Experience in working with volunteers, as well as board and event committees
• Strong ability to create and execute strategic plans
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Bachelor’s degree required, CFRE a plus
• Proof of eligibility to work in the United States
• Successfully complete a Live Scan fingerprinting background check

• Develops, executes and guides the organizations fundraising strategy and tactical plans
• Identify major prospective contributors, develop approach strategies, and lead processes to solicit and cultivate contributors and grantors
• Develop a broad portfolio of major contributors, grantors and sponsors, including individuals, foundations, corporations and government entities
• Working with event committees, develop and execute highly visible fundraising events each year that include “An Evening of Comedy” and “Aging as Art"
• Develop annual strategy and lead the SmileMakers Holiday Project. Annually, the volunteer-driven, SmileMakers Holiday Project solicits, collects, wraps and delivers thousands of gifts to seniors in long-term care who would otherwise be forgotten at the holidays
• Lead a strong board driven, volunteer-supported, fundraising & development team
• In conjunction with the Marketing Manager, develop and implement outreach campaigns to help nurture and increase the total number of contributors to the organization
• Oversee all cultivation and solicitation events, and act as a recognized representative of the Council on Aging in the community
• Oversee all solicitation appeals and development collateral
• Develop grant strategies and oversee the grant writing and reporting process
• Ensure that appropriate donor records and communication systems are in place utilizing eTapestry and Constant Contact
• Foster a high quality customer relations experience among contributors and prospects
• Develop and maintain positive and professional working relationships with colleagues while exhibiting exceptional customer service within and outside the organization
• Serve as a visible spokesperson and advocate for the Council on Aging – Southern California’s mission and programs in the funding community
• Serve as a member of the senior leadership team, reporting to the CEO. Supervise two team members in the development department

• Enthusiastic and articulate about the Council on Aging’s mission and programs
• Highly entrepreneurial, resourceful and flexible
• A strategist adept at prioritizing, organizing and executing development business plans
• A confident team builder with strong skills in management and leadership, focused on attainment of budgeted goals
• A catalyst capable of creating excitement and energy regarding the Council on Aging’s programs, encouraging others to support the organization. Persuasive, persistent, and determined in the pursuit of the organization’s fundraising goals
• Direct, honest, self-motivated, and diplomatic
• Understanding of the highly confidential and ethical nature of fundraising; capable of maintaining confidentiality
• Energetic and willing to work hands-on in developing and executing a variety of fundraising activities

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform this job.
While performing the duties of this job the employee will be required to sit for periods of time. Standing, walking and bending are required movements. The employee will occasionally need to lift approximately 35 lbs.

Helping Seniors Remain Healthy, Connected and Protected

Council on Aging Southern California

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