LA Commons,

Development and Communications Manager

1 month ago
Employment type
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

LA Commons started its first public programs in 2003 as a fiscally sponsored project of Community Partners. Since then we’ve been committed to sharing the stories of community members and collaborating to create art for public spaces, as the basis for dialogue, interaction and a shared understanding of our Los Angeles. Our artistic and cultural programs reflect the unique character of diverse neighborhoods and give residents, particularly young people, a voice and an on-ramp to making positive changes in our home communities in Central and South Los Angeles and across the region.

Today we are a growing, highly collaborative and supportive team working to extend and deepen our relationships with youth, artists, community partners, funding partners and supporters. Friendly and hard-working, we value open communication, ambition, and asking good questions. We appreciate new challenges and feel lucky to take them on together with each other and our network of partners and allies.

About this job

The Development and Communications Manager is responsible for advancing and managing external communications to promote the LA Commons identity, our programs and fund development. This work will be guided by the executive director, Karen Mack and carried out in partnership with other staff including the Development and Campaign Coordinator. Board members participate in stewardship of existing relationships and help to create new relationships and grow individual giving. The position includes event planning, proposal writing, donor research, and relationship building.

Roles & responsibilities

Building on the existing Strategic Plan, you will refine and oversee the implementation of the Strategic Communications and Development plans in consultation with leadership. The Communications and Development Manager will be a key part of the next strategic planning process and development of a capital campaign planned for 2023.


- Excellent communicator across all verbal, visual and written channels; able to relate openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people

- Highly organized multi-tasker with a project management mindset

- Demonstrated experience in advocacy and engagement, including marketing and communication with a record of success in engaging key stakeholders

- Understands people and knows how to align their interests with opportunities to create change

- Ability to gain the trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity

- Experience in collecting and using data

- Experience in using CRM and data for effective and more predictable relationship building

- Inventive and adaptive, devoted to professional growth based on lessons learned and constructive feedback

Other skills, a plus

- Grant writing

- Online giving programs

- Event planning

- Social media

To apply

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