West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation
West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation (WHCHC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1986, located in West Hollywood California. WHCHC develops, owns, operates and advocates for safe, decent and affordable housing for people with limited income, including those with special needs, which enhances the community and supports economic diversity.
The Director of Fund Development is currently envisioned as a contracted part-time professional position that reports to the Executive Director. This will be the first time WHCHC has engaged a Director of Fund Development.
In cooperation with board members, the Executive Director, and other staff members, the Development Director provides leadership in developing, expanding, and sustaining the organization’s base of support among foundation grantors, business sponsors, individual donors, volunteers, and others.
The Development Director is responsible for the day-to-day management and execution of all aspects of the resource development function, especially but not limited to fundraising and public and constituent relation.
.Duties and Responsibilities
Core duties and responsibilities include the following:
1. Supports the Executive Director in the fulfillment of WHCHC Strategic Plan.
2. Leads the implementation of the organization’s Plan for Institutional Advancement.
3. Monitors progress toward advancement goals and objectives; evaluates results of strategies and activities.
4. Reviews the plan itself periodically and recommends changes in strategies and tactics, as appropriate.
5. Provides support to the members of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director, and other staff members, in meeting their resource development related responsibilities.
6. Develops, drafts, and recommends resource development policies that conform to best practice standards (for example, policies on donor recognition, gift acknowledgement, gift acceptance, etc.).
7. Supervises and coordinates the work of the Communications Manager and any independent contractors engaged in resource development activities (for example, grant researchers and writers, special event managers, public relations specialists, etc.).
8. Ensures compliance with fundraising grant requirements and adherence to expressed donor intentions; maintains effective internal controls on privileged information (for example, donor information).
9. In concert with the Executive Director and Communications Manager, develops and implements public communications strategies and messages.
10. Assists the Controller in the preparation of an annual operating budget and regular financial reports.
Knowledge, abilities, and skills
The successful candidate for this position;
- 1. has earned a bachelor’s degree, has at least three years of experience in fundraising for a small- to mid-size nonprofit organization (<$10M annual operating budget), especially with annual funds and special gifts. He or she must be adept at designing, initiating, monitoring, and evaluating fundraising strategies and tactics and demonstrate prior success in expanding a base of support.
- 2. will be competent in writing and editing material for external audiences, facile with social media, and comfortable in speaking to and relating with all WHCHC constituencies (residents, government officials, board members, fellow staff members, vendors, and members of the general public).
- 3. will have demonstrated success in grant writing and in securing foundation and corporate funding to further WHCHC’s mission.
- 4. will have supervisory experience.
- 5. must be strongly committed to WHCHC’s mission of providing affordable housing to low income people.
Preference will be given to individuals who;
- 1. are familiar with Matchmaker or other equivalent fundraising software;
- 2. belong to and are actively involved in a professional association such as AFP
- 3. have earned a master’s degree; and
- 4. possess current familiarity with the City of West Hollywood.
For one year at minimum, this will be a part-time on staff position paid $40,000 annually for 24 hours of work per week. Opportunities for obtaining a full time staff position with full benefits are dependent upon performance during the first year of service.
Effective date: March 2013
Send resumes via email to Robin Conerly, Executive Director; firstname.lastname@example.org