About City Year
City Year is dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. City Year AmeriCorps members serve full-time in high-need urban schools, where they partner with teachers and school leaders to provide high-impact student, classroom, and school-wide support to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, and prepare for college and career success. City Year has a Long-Term Impact strategy, an exciting plan to scale its impact to dramatically increase the urban graduation pipeline and transform the future for thousands of students nationwide.
City Year is among the nation’s fastest-growing nonprofit social enterprises. The organization’s 800 staff and 3,000 AmeriCorps members work and serve in 28 communities across the country. A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is a public-private partnership, made possible by resources from schools and school districts; local, state, and federal governments; and philanthropic support from corporations, foundations, and individuals. City Year has been recognized by Charity Navigator as a 4 star charity – its highest rating – since 2003, placing City Year in the top 1% of non-profits nationwide for fiscal responsibility, financial health, organizational efficiency, and organizational capacity.
City Year Los Angeles (CYLA) was founded in 2007 with an inaugural corps of 75 and is now one of the largest and fastest growing City Year sites in the nation, with nearly 300 AmeriCorps members serving in 31 schools across Los Angeles.
The Development Director is responsible for cultivating and soliciting new corporate sponsorships to drive new revenue growth for City Year Los Angeles.
The Development Director will be a highly effective storyteller and relationship builder who can bring to life City Year’s impact in schools using strong presentation and communication skills that capture the hearts and minds of potential corporate partners and inspire them to join City Year through investment of financial resources, in-kind donations, and expertise.
Reporting to the Managing Director of Development, the Director is responsible for leveraging existing site relationships and leading independent outreach via targeted prospecting, conference and event attendance and other activities as needed to build a robust pipeline of potential corporate partners. The Director will develop criteria to prioritize prospects and allocate time and resources appropriately to ensure maximum return for City Year. They will grow and maintain a portfolio of potential partnership opportunities, including benefits and activation concepts that align with City Year program activities and the site’s long-term growth goals.
This position is ideal for someone who is entrepreneurial with proven fundraising/business development experience who is looking to take the next step to grow their skills and impact at one of the largest sites of a fast-paced national non-profit. The ideal candidate is a proactive leader, creative problem solver and strategic thinker with an aptitude for relationship development. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate a passion and commitment to helping students reach their potential.
Support the advancement of City Year’s mission by identifying potential corporate supporters and creating mutually beneficial relationships with them. This will entail working collaboratively across our organization to not only prepare tailored proposals that fit their needs, but also to leverage the necessary support of our board and external champions to ultimately secure successful partnerships for the site.
Corporate Revenue Strategy
New Corporate Sponsorship Cultivation
Existing Partnership Management
Site Support and Leadership
Additional Qualities Needed
Full time employees are entitled to compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits for full-time employees include health insurance with Flexible Spending Account, paid vacation, holidays, parental leave, 401K, and more.
City Year is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Interested qualified applicants should apply online and attach a cover letter, resume & references: http://www.cityyear.org/about-us/careers