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The Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles

Associate Director

Employment type
about 1 month ago
Los Angeles

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. 


Donor Development 

  • 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. 


Program Management 

  • 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



  • 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. 
To apply

Interested applications should submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of  Deidre Lind at [email protected] by July 2, 2021.