Job Title: Development Director Classification: Full-time exempt position
Summary: In partnership with the Executive Director, the Development Director spearheads development efforts for the continual growth and sustainability of LACBC. Beyond the important role of supporting fundraising efforts and resource development, the Development Director 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 a robust department spanning LACBC’s membership, sponsor, business partner and event needs. 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 are the lead staff person for the board Fundraising Committee, along with Executive Director and Board Members. They will serve on the organizations 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 Development Director supervises the Membership Manager and Bike Valet Coordinator. They will serve on the Directors management team. The Development Director reports to the Executive Director.
Bachelor’s degree required
Advanced degree in marketing, business administration, advertising or equivalent work experience (2-5 years) in the field 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: www.la-bike.org.
Hourly Salary: The position offers a competitive annual salary based on experience.
Key Responsibilities: The Development Director is primarily responsible for developing and executing LACBC’s fundraising strategies. The Development Director is responsible for creating, tracking, and maintaining institutional knowledge on grants and fundraising events for the organization.
Grants & Contracts
Organization, Time Management, and Supervision
LACBC Organizational Team Work
Qualified candidates, please email resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and references to [email protected] by Friday, October 27, 2017. Please include “Development Director” 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 Page 4 of 4 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