Join the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition in working to make all communities in L.A. County into healthy, safe, and fun places to ride a bike!
Job Title: Development Director
Classification: Full-time exempt position
Summary: In partnership with the Executive team, the Development Director spearheads development efforts for the continual growth and sustainability of LACBC. Beyond the important role of supporting fundraising efforts and resource development, the Development Director is relied upon within the organization as a non-profit sector guru, with strategic planning and facilitation skills that help to resolve problems and move the mission forward. This position oversees a robust department spanning LACBC’s membership, grants, sponsor, business partner and event needs. In addition, they will work with internal staff and external consultants as the lead on events, fundraising, grant writing to private foundations and government funding sources, government contract opportunities for programs, and fund-generating LACBC events. They will help to strategically guide the organization’s success.
They must represent the organization with a high level of professionalism, organization, and friendliness. The Development Director will oversee the Rides & Events Coordinator and other development staff. The Development Director reports to the Deputy Executive Director of Advancement.
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Advanced degree in marketing, business administration, advertising or equivalent work experience (2-5 years) in the field development preferred
- Excellent editing, written and verbal communication skills
- Experience in meeting facilitation
- Knowledge of bicycle & pedestrian advocacy a plus
- Ability to be a public speaker, comfortable conveying need for support in front of large groups
- Self-motivated, creative, detail-oriented and energetic
- Demonstrates commitment to environmental justice, the bicycle movement, and smart growth
- Experience working in low-income communities of color preferred
- Experience with corporate sponsors and corporate fundraising
- Experience with foundation grants and foundation fundraising
- Experience with individual donor campaigns and stewardship
- Experience supervising complex events with multiple parties and organizing/motivating volunteers and groups
- Knowledge of local and regional funding sources and grant opportunities
- Knowledge and experience working with development related database systems
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and Google applications required
- Project management experience
Ability and willingness to work in a fast-paced work environment
- Must thrive on change, innovation, and teamwork
Background: The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) is a nonprofit organization that promotes bicycling for transportation and recreation throughout LA County’s 88 cities through advocacy, education and outreach. Founded in 1998, LACBC brings together the diverse bicycling community in a united mission to improve the bicycling environment and quality of life for the entire region. Our vision is to improve the built environment in Los Angeles County, so that all bicyclists–low-income, commuter, recreational, families, and women–can safely navigate our streets. For more info, visit www.la-bike.org.
Hourly Salary: The position offers a competitive annual salary based on experience.
The Development Director is primarily responsible for developing and executing LACBC’s fundraising strategies. The Development Director is responsible for creating, tracking, and maintaining institutional knowledge on grants and fundraising events for the organization.
- Grants & Contracts
- Coordinate and track all grant application and reporting activities, in collaboration with other staff/departments seeking or working on grant-funded programs and contracted work.
- Work closely with the Advocacy Team in identifying and responding to grant opportunities
- Prepare and lead writing for grant applications and foundation proposals and reports.
- Manage research, writing, and submission of government, foundation, and corporate grants.
- Manage research, writing, and submission of government, foundation, and corporate contracts.
- Manage administrative aspects of fundraising efforts.
- Coordinate and support events and outreach opportunities throughout LACBC’s calendar year.
- Work closely with the Rides & Events Coordinator, Volunteer & Communications Coordinator and Organizing Director in addition to consultants, other organizations, board members, etc. who are organizing and participating in rides and events.
- Oversee all events on LACBC calendar to ensure revenue generation and responsible allocation of resources.
- Effectively communicate the essential needs required to successfully produce events.
- Utilize professional and kind customer service and interpersonal skills to interact with consultants, staff, sponsors, etc.
- Possess excellent written communication and editing skills.
Communicate with individuals, foundations and corporations to cultivate a more robust network of donors.
- Serve as chair of the Fundraising Committee, which includes setting meeting times and agendas, facilitating meetings, and as needed, assigning responsibilities and deadlines related to fundraising efforts.
- Act as staff liaison and project oversight for Board and special events, and if it applies, hired outside consultants, such as Firefly Ball.
- Utilize computers to communicate, plan, budget and organize their rides.
Limited design and marketing support for LACBC programs and events.
- Leverage technology to understand our fundraising trends and needs.
- Organization, Time Management, and Supervision
- Ensure that all of their direct reports stay within their allocated hours per pay period and leverage resources to ensure that all work gets done within the allocated hours.
- Work with Executive Director (and Bookkeeper) to track and manage grant accounts, expenses, fundraising revenues, and construct annual budget.
- Develop fundraising and PR materials, as needed.
- Problem-Solving Skills
- Innovative thinking and problem solving skills are required.
- Must be able to quickly assess complex problems and come up with solutions.
- LACBC Organizational Team Work
- Respond quickly to emails, attend regular staff meetings, and keep regular records.
- Attend board meetings, staff retreats and conferences as requested.
- Respond to requests from your supervisor for special projects, as needed.
- Participate in fundraising efforts for the organization and to sustain this position.
- Work as a team player to fulfill the missions and goals of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.
How to Apply:
Qualified candidates, please email resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and references to email@example.com by Friday, June 15, 2018. Please include “Development Director” in the subject line. No calls, please.
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition is an equal employment opportunity employer and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. LACBC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, medical condition including genetic characteristics, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, (including transgender status), weight, height, linguistic characteristics (such as accent and limited English proficiency, where not substantially job-related), citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law.
This is an unpaid position that is flexible, with 5-10 hours per week required. Some evening or weekend events may be needed.
Assist with Operation Firefly project management, including: preparation of materials, location scouting, data collection and management, follow-up email production and dissemination, and survey maintenance. Help with details for education classes, including: drafting of event descriptions, marketing events on social media, community partners, local chapters, or Metro BEST ambassadors, compilinig registrations, and working with registrants before and after classes. The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in bicycle transportation issues, be proficient with Google Suite and Microsoft Office, and have a working knowledge of Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and Eventbrite platforms. Excellent written and oral communication skills, Spanish language competency, and proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud is a plus. To apply Internships are available on an ongoing basis.
To apply, please send a resumé and cover letter to Colin Bogart at firstname.lastname@example.org