Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

Deputy Executive Director of Advancement

Employment type
Full Time
about 1 month ago
Los Angeles

Job Title: Deputy Executive Director of Advancement

Classification: Full-time, exempt position

Summary: The Deputy Executive Director of Advancement is responsible for overseeing LACBC’s Advancement Department, spearheading operations, development and communications efforts for the continual growth and sustainability of LACBC. Beyond the important role of supporting fundraising efforts and resource development, the Deputy Executive Director of Advancement is relied upon within the organization as a non-profit sector guru, with strategic planning and facilitation skills that help to resolve problems and move the mission forward. This position oversees robust departments spanning LACBC’s membership, sponsorship, business partner and event needs, as well as the social, paid, and earned media outreach, volunteer recruitment, and strategic communication planning and execution.

In addition, they will work with internal staff and external consultants as the lead on events, fundraising, grant writing to private foundations and government funding sources, government contract opportunities for programs and fund-generating LACBC events. They will also oversee office operations which includes supply ordering, working with financial and IT consultants, and mail and copy contracts. They are the lead staff person for the board Fundraising Committee, along with Executive Director and Board Members. They will serve on the organization’s Director’s Team and help to strategically guide the organization’s success.

They must represent the organization with a high level of professionalism, organization, and friendliness. The Deputy Executive Director of Advancement supervises the Communications Director, Development Coordinator, Volunteer and Communications Coordinator, and Bike Valet Coordinator. They also manage all consultants and professional services contracted by LACBC. They will serve on the Directors management team. The Deputy Executive Director of Advancement reports to the Executive Director.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Advanced degree in marketing, business administration, advertising or equivalent work experience (4-6 years) in the field of development preferred
  • Excellent editing, written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in meeting facilitation
  • Knowledge of bicycle & pedestrian advocacy a plus
  • Ability to be a public speaker, comfortable conveying need for support in front of large groups
  • Self motivated, creative, detail-oriented and energetic
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental justice, the bicycle movement, and smart growth
  • Experience working in low-income communities of color preferred
  • Experience with corporate sponsors and corporate fundraising
  • Experience with foundation grants and foundation fundraising  
  • Experience with individual donor campaigns and stewardship
  • Experience supervising complex events with multiple parties and organizing/motivating volunteers and groups
  • Knowledge of local and regional funding sources
  • Knowledge and experience working with development related database systems
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and Google applications required
  • Project management experience
  • Ability and willingness to work in a fast-paced work environment
  • Must thrive on change, innovation, and teamwork

Background: The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) is a nonprofit organization that promotes bicycling for transportation and recreation throughout LA County’s 88 cities through advocacy, education and outreach. Founded in 1998, LACBC brings together the diverse bicycling community in a united mission to improve the bicycling environment and quality of life for the entire region. Our vision is to improve the built environment in Los Angeles County, so that all bicyclists--low-income, commuter, recreational, families, and women--can safely navigate our streets. For more info, visit our website at:

Hourly Salary: The position offers a competitive annual salary based on experience, plus health insurance benefits, two weeks paid time off in addition to regular federal/state holidays.

Key Responsibilities: The Deputy Executive Director of Advancement is primarily responsible for developing and executing LACBC’s operations, fundraising and communications strategies. The Deputy Executive Director of Advancement is responsible for creating, tracking, and maintaining institutional knowledge on grants and fundraising events for the organization, as well as overseeing growing business partner and individual giving programs. They are also responsible for overseeing the creation and execution of social, earned, and paid media outreach plans, and strategic messaging to members, partners, funders, policymakers, and the general public.

Grants & Contracts

  • Coordinate and track all grant application and reporting activities, in collaboration with other staff/departments seeking or working on grant-funded programs and contracted work.
  • Prepare and lead writing for grant applications and foundation proposals and reports.
  • Manage research, writing, and submission of government, foundation, and corporate grants.
  • Manage research, writing, and submission of government, foundation, and corporate contracts.
  • Manage administrative aspects of fundraising efforts.


  • Coordinate and support events and outreach opportunities throughout LACBC’s calendar year.
  • Work closely with the Development Associate, Volunteer and Education Coordinator and Policy Outreach Coordinators in addition to consultants, other organizations, board members, etc. who are organizing and participating in rides and events.
  • Oversee all events on LACBC calendar to ensure revenue generation and responsible allocation of resources.


  • Work with Communications Director and Volunteer and Communications Coordinator on creation of LACBC content for distribution on both internal (social media, blog, newsletter) and external (print, television, radio, and online) media outlets.
  • Work with Communications Director to craft and implement strategic communications plans for LACBC as a whole, as well for individual campaigns, programs, and events.


  • Effectively communicate the essential needs required to successfully produce events.
  • Utilize professional and kind customer service and interpersonal skills to interact with consultants, staff, sponsors, etc.
  • Possess excellent written communication and editing skills.
  • Communicate with individuals, foundations and corporations to cultivate a more robust network of donors.
  • Serve as chair of the Fundraising Committee, which includes setting meeting times and agendas, facilitating meetings, and as needed, assigning responsibilities and deadlines related to fundraising efforts.
  • Act as staff liaison and project oversight for Board and special events, and if it applies, hired outside consultants, such as River Ride, Climate Ride.
  • Oversee organization operations and external consultants who work on operations related tasks.

Computer Skills

  • Utilize computers to communicate, plan, budget and organize their rides.
  • Limited design and marketing support for LACBC programs and events.
  • Leverage technology to understand our fundraising trends and needs.

Organization, Time Management, and Supervision

  • Ensure that all of their direct reports stay within their allocated hours per pay period and leverage resources to ensure that all work gets done within the allocated hours.
  • Work with Executive Director and Financial Consultant/Bookkeeper to track and manage grant accounts, expenses, fundraising revenues, and construct annual budget.
  • Develop fundraising and PR materials, as needed.
  • Develop strategic vision yearly for Advancement Department and ensure that all department members set and are held accountable for their goals.

Problem-Solving Skills

  • Innovative thinking and problem solving skills are required.
  • Must be able to quickly assess complex problems and come up with solutions.

LACBC Organizational Team Work

  • Respond quickly to emails, attend regular staff meetings, and keep regular records.
  • Attend board meetings, staff retreats and conferences as requested.
  • Respond to requests from your supervisor for special projects, as needed.
  • Participate in fundraising efforts for the organization and to sustain this position.
  • Work as a team player to fulfill the missions and goals of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
To apply

Qualified candidates, please email resume, cover letter, a writing sample, salary history, and references to [email protected] by Friday, October 27, 2017. Please include “Deputy Executive Director of Advancement” in the subject line. No calls, please.

Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition is an equal employment opportunity employer and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. LACBC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, medical condition including genetic characteristics, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, (including transgender status), weight, height, linguistic characteristics (such as accent and limited English proficiency, where not substantially job-related), citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law.