DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. With an annual budget of $2.7M, a staff of 26, an active and engaged board of directors, and roughly 600 active volunteers, we serve thousands of students each year. Our services are structured around our understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.
826LA provides free after-school tutoring, evening and weekend workshops, in-school tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. All of our programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student’s power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in their individual voice.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director as a member of the senior leadership team and has responsibility for advancing 826LA’s message and brand with primary focus on fundraising and public engagement. The advancement team engages current and new supporters, increases financial investment in 826LA, and builds an increasingly strong and diverse network of stakeholders. As the chief fundraiser for 826LA, the Director of Development spends considerable time visiting with and stewarding donors, partners, and prospects and representing 826LA publicly in order to secure major and transformational gifts for our work.
The Director of Development is the primary architect of 826LA’s fundraising strategy and vision. With an unshakable belief in the mission and values of 826LA, the Director of Development works with the Executive Director to cultivate and request major contributions and support from individuals. Through an organized and inspirational approach, the Director of Development supports and gives focus to the fundraising efforts of the Board of Directors and leads the advancement team to set and achieve annual and long-range fundraising goals, measuring progress throughout the year to ensure success. The Director of Development collaborates with program staff to support funding needs and priorities, and provides oversight to communications to ensure consistent branding, clear and targeted messaging, and strengthened relationships with supporters.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Staff Development & Leadership
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
This is an exempt, full-time position. Workdays are Monday through Friday, and the flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required is necessary. Benefits include 15 days of vacation for the first 2 years, 20 days after that, time off for most school and federal holidays, participation in 826LA’s health care plan at 100% coverage as well as 50% coverage for family members, a full coverage dental plan, 401K plan with employer match, and life insurance plan.
The annual salary range for this position is $95K-$115K commensurate with experience, with performance-based annual bonus of up to $10K dependent upon the incumbent’s successful attainment of mutually agreed upon fundraising objectives.
Envision Consulting was retained by 826LA to conduct the search for their incoming Director of Development.
826LA prioritizes and incorporates Equity, Diversity, Access, and Inclusion in all facets of the organization. 826LA’s staff reflects the diverse student population the organization serves in terms of race and ethnicity. Applicants of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 826LA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and highly encourages persons of color, LGBTQIA persons, gender non-conforming persons, persons with disabilities, and any other protected groups per local, state, and federal law are encouraged to apply for this position.
Applicants needing accommodation for any part of the application process may contact Envision Consulting at 626.889.7905 to request and arrange for assistance.
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