The Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles, founded in 2014, supports building a better quality of life for Angelenos by driving transformative change through public-private partnerships. The Fund drives collaboration with leaders and experts, cultivates our diversity, capitalizes on our creativity, and champions new ideas. The Fund oversees programs that are time-specific, impact-oriented efforts around priority areas by facilitating private resources to ongoing civic programs, as well as focusing on new, innovative solutions. The Fund embraces opportunities that take risks and carefully measures results to be data driven, efficient and accountable. The Fund is built on the idea that building cross-sector partnerships will help make Los Angeles the safest, most prosperous, most livable and best-run big city in the world.
POSITION: Associate Director
LOCATION: Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles with remote work options
REPORTS TO: President & CEO, Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles
The MFLA Associate Director will work closely with the President & CEO to develop, support and communicate about the diverse portfolio of civic programs housed within the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles. The Associate Director will identify and implement donor development strategies that cultivate program and unrestricted support, including proactively leading efforts that communicate impact such as storytelling based on program metrics. This position will work closely with the Fund’s Program Manager to support program development, monitor program opportunities that align with Fund priorities, and serve as a bridge between City colleagues and private sector resources. The Associate Director will have a portfolio of programs he/she will oversee that will include strategic advisement with program leads, monitoring and managing program timelines, delivering on funder expectations including reporting requirements, and managing all related program expenses.
The MFLA Associate Director must be entrepreneurial and results oriented, flexible, highly-organized and self-motivated, professional and able to work with all types of personalities as well as feel comfortable with managing multiple projects simultaneously. This position is for someone looking for a dynamic, exciting work environment and has a passion for the City of Los Angeles.
- Strategize and implement donor engagement opportunities targeted to current and potential program-specific donors, emergency-relief program donors and unrestricted donors.
- Lead and/or support grant proposals/applications and related reporting requirements.
- With a deep understanding of philanthropy, lead strategy for effectively connecting with current and new donors and partners.
- Effectively utilize the MFLA donor database Salesforce for donor engagement. ● Develop opportunities to share compelling program stories through various communication channels varying based on donor interests and needs. ● Advise, and lead as needed, relationships with targeted and future donors and provide ongoing strategic consultation to Fund program leads on relevant donor opportunities.
- Assess and develop opportunities for public/private sector partnerships in coordination with key City Hall partners including Mayor’s Office staff, City Department heads and other City Hall leaders.
- With Program Manager, advise and support program implementation in partnership with Mayor’s Office and City Department program leads, including budget monitoring, reporting and tracking and seeking appropriate opportunities with nonprofit and philanthropic sectors and other stakeholders.
- As required, lead MFLA-programs in partnership with Program Manager. Manage processing all program-related expenses. Ensure appropriate procedures are followed for related grantmaking and vendors. Monitor program budgets and program metrics that track program impact.
External Relations and Community Engagement
- Develop and coordinate strategies that use program data for story telling across communication channels, with an emphasis on impact.
- Serve as liaison and advisor to program leads and City Hall partners to link City projects with nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, donors and other stakeholders as appropriate.
- Serve as a cross-sector partnership expert and advisor for program leads, with a deep understanding of the philanthropic sector.
- Coordinate with community leaders and the nonprofit sector as well as related service providers as appropriate for communication and support.
- Oversee and support external-facing messaging including donor communications, website, newsletter and social media
. POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
- 10-15 years of progressively responsible related experience in philanthropy and/or the nonprofit sector, with an understanding of the public sector preferred ● Deep understanding of philanthropy and giving patterns across the sector ● Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth
- Knowledge and skill in nonprofit management
- Experience with nonprofit donor development
- Skilled in exercising sound judgment and must possess good analytical skills ● Strong organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills ● Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
- Minimum education level - Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
- Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration/Public Policy or Social Work preferred.