Youth Speak Collective (YSC), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2006, is a youth-driven initiative empowering low-income communities in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. Youth Speak Collective is seeking a Director of Development to lead our development efforts in expanding and implementing fundraising strategies to diversify our funding stream. Primary responsibilities include executing a development plan, researching grant programs, writing proposals and marketing the organization to donors, foundations, and business partners. The Director of Development will report to the Executive Director.
We seek a highly organized, energetic, motivated person with superior communication, writing, and presentation skills. The Director of Development will write and edit proposals, program reports, letters of inquiry and budget narratives for foundations and government agencies. This position is responsible for fundraising approximately 1 million dollars for the 2013 budget and developing a strategic fundraising plan that complements the organizations strategic five year growth plan. The position would require good analytical skills to assemble information for successful grant submissions and the ability to build partnerships with other organizations to execute collaborative proposals. The Director of Development would work with the Executive Director to develop an in-depth communications and development plan for the organization. This position would focus on writing grants and identifying and cultivating new funding sources. Applicant should share in our core beliefs of; youth-driven activities, community collaboration, youth development, education and staff development.
Research and identify funding opportunities and program areas to match organizational priorities.
Oversee monthly programs reports and ensure compliance of all funder expectations.
Maintain and expand our base of individual donors, working to raise their giving levels annually.
Organize, manage and execute a calendar of events including, annual gala celebration, friendraisers and other events designed to retain and acquire new supporters.
Write and send out press releases, monthly E-Newsletters and other general outreach materials.
Maintain and update YSC’s DonorPerfect database with new contacts and gifts received
Coordinate production, mailing and follow-up of annual appeal.
Assist in maintaining timely donor acknowledgement system for individual, workplace, event gifts and pledges.
Support the Board of Directors in identifying and soliciting gift prospects, developing their fundraising capacity.
Lead the YSC Advisory Council through quarterly meetings and quarterly friendraisers.
5+ years of development, non-profit management or fundraising experience
Excellent written, oral, relationship building and communication skills
Commitment to the YSC’s core beliefs with a track record of innovation & achievement in their primary career
Demonstrated successful record of fundraising from foundations, corporations and government funders
Degree in Development, Non-Profit Management, Business Administration or a related field
Experience using DonorPerfect, Raiser’s Edge or iMIS database
Must be comfortable working in a team environment
Experience in event planning
Social media expertise
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to:
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“Director of Development”.