Thank you for your interest in employment with The Frostig Center. For over 60 years, we have been making a difference in the lives of children with learning disabilities. From the beginning, our mission has been to transform the lives of these children through research, community outreach and education through the Frostig School.
The Frostig Center is conducting a search for a Director of the Development Office, based in Pasadena, California. This individual will work independently and collaboratively with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, to create and execute plans to ensure a strong, sustainable base of individual, annual and major donor support. He/she will oversee grant writing, annual fund drives as well as legacy plans, while promoting The Center through communications and community relations. This position is a hands-on leadership role within the organization, working with the executive staff, Board of Directors, various volunteers, and a small staff of employees (3-4).
Create, execute and take ownership of a successful, comprehensive result-oriented fundraising plan that will achieve the Board approved annual development (income) goals.
Develop and execute strategic, long range development plans, as well as annual and project based fund raising events, including creating and driving new and creative development plans and expanding community awareness of The Frostig Center.
Lead and staff fundraising and other public relations events, working collaboratively with volunteers, board members and other staff employees to successfully achieve financial results.
Communicate both internally and externally with staff, board members and Development Committee members the status of the fundraising and status of targeted development goals.
Lead and manage the grant proposal process for funding, capital expenditures and research projects, working closely with the Executive Director and other staff/board members to identify projects, foundations and other sources of grant monies appropriate for The Center.
Maintain, and create where needed, procedures for tracking and qualifying both donors, prospects, as well as funds/grants contributed to The Center.
Act as an ambassador within the organization, community and donors/potential donors, to continually promote awareness of The Frostig Center and its’ mission.
Five to seven years of progressively more responsible and successful experience in development and fundraising for a non-profit organization.
A successful track record of creating and executing programs that resulted in meeting/exceeding annual and long range fundraising goals, endowment campaigns, planned giving, as well as growing a base of supporters.
Strong leadership skills demonstrated by a track record of increasing responsibilities working with direct staff, volunteer organizations, boards and executive level individuals, as well as the ability to be hands-on with programs and projects.
Excellent communication skills, including written and verbal, as well as presentation skills presenting to varied audiences.
High energy with an ability to juggle multiple projects and achieve agreed upon goals.
Bachelor’s Degree: course work in development, fundraising, public relations or advertising is helpful
Master’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred
Please note: Interested candidates, please contact our Executive Search Consultant:
949-574-2459Date Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013
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Human Resources Director
The Frostig Center
971 N. Altadena Drive
Pasadena, CA 91107
e-mail Elizabeth Jones