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The Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation directly serving at-risk children and families in crisis to prevent and break the generational cycle of child abuse. We value every child’s right to grow up in a safe and nurturing home environment. Our programs provide critically needed parenting education, case management, and mental health services in their own homes to families at-risk of abuse. Our programs work with parents to create healthier environments for children, ultimately building stronger families. By providing families with the tools and education they need to build nurturing homes, we are breaking the generational cycle of abuse. One child at a time, one family at a time, we are creating stronger families and healthier communities.
The Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center has an exciting opportunity for an experienced development leader to provide oversight and execution of a comprehensive development strategy for one of the most well-regarded not-for-profit organizations in Orange County, CA. Reporting to the Advancement Officer, the Donor Relations and Events Manager shall create and oversee the organization’s development strategy and support staff, implementing a well-articulated vision for a robust and efficient development effort. The ideal candidate is a dynamic fundraiser with a proven track record of building and sustaining donor relationships, building a comprehensive development strategy and maintaining diversified earned and unearned funding streams.
The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Produce, manage and direct high-profile fundraising, cultivation and stewardship events in collaboration with the organization’s internal and external leadership (and contractors as appropriate) to broaden the organization’s support base.
- Manage an assigned portfolio of current and prospective mid-level donors ($1,000-5,000) to achieve annual Development goals by reviewing each donor’s giving history and the organization’s knowledge of that donor’s potential, and creating a plan for each donor that will serve as a stewardship plan to retain, renew or upgrade their support.
- Create, market and oversee fundraising programs that have the potential to assist in acquiring new donors, including targeting participants in partner events and “micro-fundraisers.”
- Identify new corporate sponsorship opportunities and partnerships, and engage local and regional businesses.
- Monitor and capitalize on relationships with business associations, chambers of commerce, service clubs, alumni associations, etc. as is realistic.
- Supervise the work of the Development Associate and/or interns/volunteers with regards to donation processing/ acknowledgements, database maintenance and gift item solicitation.
- Coordinate and supervise the activities of year-round special event fundraising volunteer committees.
- Responsible for professional and collaborative working relationships with staff, board members, donors, community leaders and volunteers.
- Oversee Inventory of non-marketing Development items in the Development room.
- Create monthly reports regarding status of various projects, as required.
- Develop a comprehensive development strategic plan for events and annual givers, referencing historical performance and reasonable goals.
- Occasionally attend off-site committee meetings and special events during the week and on weekends (possible evenings).
Position Qualifications and Skills
The successful candidate will have a proven track record of raising funds and managing a multifaceted donor relations program. Must be energetic, enjoy a fast-paced environment, and have excellent detail and follow through skills. Must display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, and demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.
Other qualifications include:
- Minimum five years fundraising experience preferably with management and development experience in cause marketing, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate sponsorship and/or special events.
- Outgoing, talented communicator who enjoys donor cultivation and stewardship.
- Ability to identify problems and find creative, innovative, and effective solutions.
- Excellent management of time and talent.
- Outstanding written skills to craft compelling appeals and correspondence. A writing sample and/or sample proposals and event materials may be required of final candidates.
- Close familiarity with Orange County and its surrounding South Coast areas.
- Proven success in developing and implementing appeals through both traditional and emerging methodologies strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to plan and execute donor cultivation events.
- Interest in mentoring other staff and volunteers in fundraising and development.
- Commitment to the mission and vision of the Prevention Center.
- High level of comfort in working in a collaborative environment with ability to be flexible as circumstances evolve.
- Superior attention to detail.
- Must have reliable transportation to attend unexpected and scheduled off-site meetings and pick up donations.
- Experience using all Microsoft Office programs (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Publisher) and fundraising databases such as Raiser’s Edge.
- At least 5 years of experience in a mid-level (or higher) fund development position, including successful management and coaching of development staff, is required.
- Bachelor’s degree in business administration, non-profit management, public relations, communications or related area or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
- CFRE (Certified Fund-Raising Executive) designation (and/or participation in AFP training) is preferred.
Compensation and Benefits
- Competitive salary and benefits package based on relevant experience and expertise.
- Working environment is indoor, clean, well-lit and ventilated
- Generally little or no probability of injury or health impairments
- Requires occasional lifting up to 30 pounds, extensive time at computer keyboard, and intermittent standing, walking or sitting while performing duties.
- Must pass Live Scan (criminal background check via fingerprinting) and provide a clear TB test. Must also provide DMV Driver’s License report for the last 5 years.