Facing History and Ourselves,

HR Assistant

1 month ago
Employment type
Full Time
Closing date

About this organization

Benefits Summary: In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, Facing History provides an excellent and competitive compensation and benefits package including medical with a health reimbursement account, dental, vision, life & AD&D, long-term & short-term disability insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with a discretionary organizational contribution, generous paid time off, an employee assistance program, travel assistance plan, pre-tax commuter spending accounts, flexible spending accounts, voluntary Colonial Life group plans, robust wellness programs through Welnys TV, aHealthyMe & weekly virtual yoga and meditation, WellCents 403(b) advisement, and a friendly hybrid work environment.

Facing History values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Facing History’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. At Facing History, we honor and value the uniqueness of each and every human being. Our strength as an organization that provides and distributes educational content and pedagogy to teachers across the globe is directly tied to our diversity of staff, leadership, educators, students, scholars, and volunteers. Our commitment is to treat individuals with dignity and to build and maintain a community of full participation, inclusive of the voices, needs, and contributions of all. As an organization, we are deeply aware of the legacies of injustices that persist in society and in the workplace, and we value and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in their association with excellence.

About this job

Title: Director of Development, Southern California Region

Reports To: Executive Director of the Southern California office

Location: Los Angeles, CA (Hybrid)

Status: Full Time; Exempt

Start Date: January 2023

Facing History and Ourselves is a global education non-profit organization that challenges teachers and students to use lessons of history to stand up to bigotry and hate.

Who you are: The Director will lead and manage a small team of development professionals with a focus primarily on major gifts work. The Director will have personal responsibility for managing a portfolio of high-net-worth donors and prospects. In addition, they will work to cultivate and steward a pipeline of donors, of all types and at all levels, and advance Facing History’s visibility and profile in the region.

This role will collaborate on best practices with the broader Facing History network and embrace a culture of learning and growth. The Director is an integral part of the Facing History team, ready to roll up their sleeves to work towards what is good and what is right for the organization.

Who We Are: The California region of Facing History and Ourselves is seeking an experienced, motivated and collaborative Director of Development, Southern California to build upon and leverage the success of the past 30 years in the region. Joining a worldwide fundraising team of over 30 people in nine regions, the Director reports to the Executive Director of the Southern California office and will work to strategically grow the regional development effort to meet and exceed their ambitious fundraising goals, currently set at $3M.

Roles & responsibilities

Specific Responsibilities Include:

•Fundraising strategy and execution

•Lead all regional development efforts

•Work closely with the Executive Director to generate and execute regional fundraising goals to fulfill the organization-wide strategic plan

•Serve as primary manager for a portfolio of current and potential individual major donors and support the Executive Director with management of her portfolio

•Grow and manage a local and regional institutional donor and family foundation portfolio.

•Participate as part of a local and national/international team to carry out Facing History’s fundraising strategy and achieve revenue goals for the region.

•Engage targeted constituencies through additional programs and activities that deepen donor engagement and revenue growth, including new private individual and corporate events.

•Oversee and grow leadership and revenue for annual benefit dinner (~May 2023)

Internal Management and Partnerships.

•Work with the regional Advisory Board, in close partnership with the Executive Director and SoCal Development team, communicating Facing History’s financial model, building board development strategies, providing stewardship and support to Board members, identifying and cultivating new members, and overseeing sub-committee activities

•Manage all aspects of the Southern California development team.

•Serve as a collaborative colleague holding up the values of Facing History throughout their work.

•Support the culture of a learning organization by encouraging feedback, exploring new ideas, and continuously challenging oneself to grow along with Facing History’s mission.


Essential Skills and Qualities:

Facing History understands that restrictive job requirements may exclude historically marginalized groups from applying to jobs for which they are qualified. We take an equitable and holistic screening approach. If you feel you have demonstrated experience and expertise relevant to perform this role, please don’t hesitate to apply!

•BA/BS or equivalent

•A confident leader with at least eight years of nonprofit development experience or relationship management experience. Demonstrated success in major gifts work, including closing high-level gifts and knowledge of moves-management fundraising required.

•An engaging relationship-builder with excellent interpersonal skills and strong oral and written communication skills; experience building relationships with Board members preferred.

•Familiar with the Southern California regional philanthropic and educational communities.

•Creative and flexible self-starter able to work both individually and as a member of consensus-seeking teams.

•Organized and effective project manager, with the ability to manage multiple needs and assignments in a fast-paced nonprofit setting.

•An experienced staff leader and manager who can inspire and manage a team with humility toward a common goal.

•Genuinely committed to the mission of Facing History and Ourselves and able to articulate the importance of the organization’s work to a variety of audiences.

•A life-long learner, ready to ask questions and seek guidance when necessary.

•Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google office suite; experience with Salesforce or other fundraising databases required.

•Relevant work-study, internship, or professional experience, ideally involving project coordination in a nonprofit context

•Understands and embraces the critical role administrative coordination and support plays in the success of the department and the organization as a whole

•Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, and tasks

•Proactive self-starter; strong attention to detail; experience working in a busy hybrid work environment a plus

•Solutions focused individual who is comfortable asking questions, searching for answers, and gaining clarity when needed

•Strong problem-solving skills

•Experience and comfort level working with multiple leadership styles; ability to “manage up” when needed

•Interest in and ability to articulate the mission of Facing History and Ourselves

•Excellent communication, listening, and organizational skills; sense of humor is a plus

•Excellent computer skills, including experience with the Google suite; experience with Salesforce or CRM databases a plus

•Excellent judgment and ability to anticipate and quickly prioritize; demonstrated experience taking initiative and being proactive; confident and unflappable.

•Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

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