OUR HOUSE is seeking an experienced fundraising professional with a demonstrated track record of personally closing gifts of $10K-$1M+. The Chief Development Officer will be a key member of the agency’s leadership team, with diverse responsibilities that include: manage, supervise, and empower the Fund Development team; guide creative strategic planning for agency sustainment and expansion; oversee all fundraising, cultivation, and stewardship, in partnership with staff, Board of Directors and community leaders; plan and execute all fundraising events; and lead donor data management.
The OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center mission is to provide the community with grief support services, education, resources, and hope. Since 1993, OUR HOUSE has helped thousands of children, teens, and adults as they embark upon their journeys to hope and healing. OUR HOUSE provides essential grief support for a universal experience that deserves heightened understanding and acceptance. Its programs and services include in-house adult and children grief support groups, school-based grief support, professional grief trainings, children’s grief camp, on-site grief response, and grief support tools and resources.
Grief Support Groups
OUR HOUSE grief support groups create a warm environment of safety and comfort in which children, teens, and adults find the support they need from others who have also experienced the death of someone close. Led by highly trained volunteers, groups are age- and relationship- specific. OUR HOUSE also offers grief support groups in local schools helping grieving children in low-income, underserved areas of Los Angeles County.
OUR HOUSE is a leading provider of grief education, offering workshops, seminars, and in-service training to mental health and medical professionals, clergy, educators, and other members of the community who interact with bereaved families. The OUR HOUSE grief education program is part of the curricula for students at USC’s Keck and UCLA’s David Geffen Schools of Medicine and the American Jewish University.
OUR HOUSE is the most recognized grief support center in California. On-site grief support and interventions are available to schools and businesses throughout the greater Los Angeles area. The organization serves as a resource for referrals to services in centers throughout the country.
Over 250 professionally trained and supervised volunteers contribute more than 17,000 volunteer hours annually to OUR HOUSE. They bring empathy, understanding, and hope to grieving adults, teens, and children.
As a nonsectarian, nonprofit organization, OUR HOUSE is reliant on the generosity of donors, corporate/community partners, and annual fundraising events. As of October 2016, OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center has received and maintained a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.
For more information, please visit www.ourhouse-grief.org
Leadership, Management, and Supervisory Responsibilities
Fund Development and Planning
Culture of Cultivation
Liaison to Agency Boards and Overall Agency Responsibilities
Marketing and Outreach/Networking in the Community
Marketing and Outreach/Networking in the Community
At Least Five (5) to seven (7) years of development experience in cultivating individuals, corporate and foundation relations is required. The CDO should possess excellent writing and public speaking skills for various audiences such as institutional funders, subject matter experts, lay persons, and the general public. Attention to detail, strong computer and organizational skills, and strong interpersonal skills and ability to build bridges and collaborative relationships within the organization and multiple external constituencies with astuteness, professionalism and agility is also required.
Fluency in Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace products is necessary to conduct day to day required tasks. Experience working with a Donor Management software such as Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge or Donor Perfect is also required.
The above description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of this position, but they are intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed by this Chief Development Officer.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required.
The Chief Development Officer is a full-time, exempt position. Annual salary range is $125,000-$140,000 depending on experience, plus comprehensive benefits.
Please direct inquiries and applications, including resume and a compelling letter of interest, a one (1) page writing sample, and three (3) professional references in confidence to: [email protected] List the position you are applying for in the subject line. No phone calls please.
OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion or creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status recognized by federal, state or local law with respect to employment opportunities.