Covenant House California is an affiliate of Covenant House International. Covenant House International has houses in more than 30 cities across the United States, Canada and Latin America. Our location here in Hollywood started as a team of volunteers in 1988 in Hollywood providing food, services, and a sense of being valued to youth on the streets. Their aim was to connect youth to a network of community resources with a goal of helping them move into stable housing situations. Covenant House California offers an excellent benefits package including: medical, vision, dental, company paid Life Insurance, EAP program, 403(b) tax deferred retirement plan and a generous vacation package.
POSITION SUMMARY: CHC Development Officers are responsible for fundraising activities in Southern California, including but not limited to soliciting, closing and stewarding major gifts (in the range of $1,000 - $100,000+), corporate support, foundation grants, and special event revenue generation and management. The position reports to the Senior Development Officer, and is a vital member of the statewide Covenant House California development team charged with meeting critical development objectives. Serves as an passionate, enthusiastic and visible spokesperson for the organization.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: As a representative of CHC in the Southern California philanthropic community, the DO must cultivate and promote positive relationships with key corporations and foundations, as well as help secure private grants and corporate support.
The DO is responsible for an active and large major gifts portfolio, maintaining a high volume of personal contacts and involvement activities for current and prospective major donors who give in the range of $1,000 - $100,000+.
Helps support the SDO with the Associate Board, which is comprised of 40 young professionals, with everything from strategic planning, organization, communications, and new Board Member referrals.
Meets an agreed-upon annual revenue goals and quarterly benchmarks. This plan will include monthly, quarterly and yearly goals for donor contacts (personal, print, and electronic), personal visits with major gift donors and prospects, and monthly and yearly fundraising monetary targets.
Meticulous attention to donor database and record keeping. All prospect/donor contacts, visits and gifts will be annotated in the Raiser’s Edge database within two days of each activity or occurrence. A bi-weekly report of activities will be sent to the CDO every other Friday.
Supports all key CHC fundraising events by means of contribution with strategic planning, donor outreach and communications.Works to promote program objectives (as determined by CHC Executive Staff) and overall mission of the agency, providing ongoing communication and support to the SDO in all matters related to development/fundraising.
Work with the SDO and CDO to manage the integration of the data systems (paper and electronic) so that information is current, relevant and available. This includes records on individual donors and tracking by staff for all prospective and current individual donors.
As needed, meets with the CDO and CEO to discuss fundraising strategies, outcomes, and best practices. Also, must join the Development & Communications weekly team meeting by phone, and on occasion in-person to report and be part of the team’s activities and planning.
In addition to the primary duties and responsibilities listed above, performs other duties and projects as assigned by the CDO/CEO.
BA degree is required. Masters or CFRE, preferred.
Two years of progressively responsible fundraising experience, most especially in Major Gift programs, development and implementation. Experience in managing a substantial portfolio of five and six-figure prospects is necessary. An expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in philanthropy and major gifts is absolutely necessary.
Confidentiality, strong personal and professional integrity, team-building skills, tactfulness and good judgment are critical. The ideal candidate would have a self-motivated, entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to work independently to set and achieve benchmarks. He/she will be highly organized, possess astute financial management skills, be able to multitask and have a demonstrated track record of achieving ambitious fundraising goals. Strong writing and communication skills is use often in this role and critical. Experience with capital or comprehensive campaigns is preferred.
Preexisting professional relationships with corporations, foundations, community and government agencies as well as major donors is sought. A knowledge of and deep empathy for homelessness and youth development issues is a plus.
Strong management capabilities and communication skills. Excellent computer skills, strong knowledge of Raiser’s Edge, or comparable fundraising/donor database software programs. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
Must have a valid CA driver license, reliable transportation and a good driving record.
General business/office environment and visits to donors as needed. Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. on occasion, bend, sit and stand for prolonged periods of time. Some weekend/holiday work may be required.
Supervises volunteers for special events/programs and contracted positions as necessary for special projects.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: This is a position for someone with 1-2 years fundraising experience, who is eager to learn and grow within a great organization!
About Covenant House California
Covenant House California is an affiliate of Covenant House International. Covenant House International has houses in more than 30 cities across the United States, Canada and Latin America. Our location here in Hollywood started as a team of volunteers in 1988 in Hollywood providing food, services, and a sense of being valued to youth on the streets. Their aim was to connect youth to a network of community resources with a goal of helping them move into stable housing situations. Covenant House California offers an excellent benefits package including: medical, vision, dental, company paid Life Insurance, EAP program, 403(b) tax deferred retirement plan and a generous vacation package