Seeking: Chief Development Officer (CDO)
Searching for candidate with fundraising, development work, and corporate relationship skills and experience
Published on LatinoLA: April 21, 2010
Executive Consultant Rick Martin (714) 674-0391
POSITION: Chief Development Officer
ORGANIZATION: Major Non-Profit
LOCATION: Southern California
SEARCH FIRM: Retained Search The Domar Group, Inc.
A non-profit, community-based organization that was established in 1963 in order to serve disadvantaged individuals and families in the Los Angeles area. Is the largest Latino-oriented, family services organization in the United States, and has achieved this status by providing high quality social services and programs to those communities where the need is the greatest.
The Organization currently serves over 100,000 Californians, 95% of which are in the low to moderate income level. They serves approximately 8,000 California children each day. Our service area has expanded to cover 7 California counties including Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino, San Diego, Kern, and Monterey. The Organization has over 40 service locations from as far north as Salinas in Monterey County to border at San Ysidro in San Diego County. Service programs include, but are not limited to: Child Care and Development (infant and toddler program, child care centers, state preschools, Head Start centers, and a network of child care providers), Resource and Referral, Alternative Payment programs (CalWORKS, Stages 1,2,3), senior and disabled services (Handyworker, Home Secure, and Senior Hispanic Information and Assistance Services), Welfare to Work employment services (job training and assistance), Youth programs (including foster youth), a Food Bank, Financial Literacy and computer literacy education. Since its inception, the organization has provided services to the largest and fastest growing segment of the population and has advocated for the advancement of the Mexican American community. While services are open to all eligible individuals, changing demographics clearly place our organization in a unique position to work with government entities and Corporate America to respond to the specific service needs and challenges of the Latino community.
The Chief Development Officer will report directly to the President/CEO and work closely with the Chairman of the Board Standing Committee on Marketing, Promotion and Development. The CDO will attend and provide a written report at each meeting of the Board of Director in line with a quarterly strategic plan in advance. By delegation from the President, the CDO will be a key member of the decision-making senior staff. For CDO to research, develop programs, and implement plans to raise restricted and unrestricted funds from corporations, foundations, small businesses and individuals.
While a concentrated and priority fundraising effort will take place in California, it is recognized that circumstances will, on occasion, call for making calls in select cities throughout the United States.
An approved plan by the President/CEO will be circulated to the Board of Directors for support and involvement they may provide for the trip. Trip expenses will be covered under organizations guidelines.
It is recognized that a good deal of preparation takes place in the fundraising effort, i.e. development work. This consists of material gathering research, letter writing, phone calls and personal visits. The President/CEO and select bard members will join the CDO when appropriate, especially with corporations represented on the board. The Chief Development Officer implements a comprehensive and cost-effective development plan that supports the mission and goals. The Chief Development Officer is expected to build a robust and diverse fundraising platform through a mix of individual, corporate, and foundation giving. The Chief Development Officer directs the major gift campaign, maintains relationships, and expands the base of local/regional, national, and international donors. The Chief Development Officer supports the programmatic efforts of the organization by cultivating private matching funds for state and federal support. The Chief Development Officer assures continued and increasing support for annual, program, and capital funds. This official directs the annual giving campaign, including donor benefits, materials for renewals, and solicitation of new donor campaigns. The Chief Development Officer designs and produces special events, including the annual gala and annual golf outing. The Chief Development Officer works closely with the Chief Financial Officer to assist in the budget process by creating a cohesive development plan with clear financial goals and implementing necessary budgeting and financial analysis guidelines to coincide with specific fundraising campaigns. The Chief Development Officer recognizes contributions promptly, appropriately, and accurately, developing sponsorship recognition packages commensurate with level of donation.
A successful candidate will have the following:
‘«ů A Baccalaureate Degree is required. Certification by the AHP and/or AFP is preferred
‘«ů A minimum of seven years of successful hands-on experience in the management of a comprehensive development program. Effective communicator, highly skilled in writing and in speaking in front of groups. Ability to cultivate and solicit individual donors, corporations and foundations for support. Ability to organize and implement such activities as major gifts, annual funds, corporate and foundation giving, direct mail, planned giving and special events
‘«ů Excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills
‘«ů Ability to deal with conceptual matter
‘«ů Excellent computer skills
‘«ů Must possess own vehicle at all times, a valid California Driver's License and appropriate automobile insurance
‘«ů Ability to maintain cooperative, diplomatic working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and the public; work as part of a team and collaborate with colleagues; and complete projects under tight deadlines even when there are competing requirements and changes in assignments
The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.
The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive and attractive compensation package, which includes a base salary, a performance-based bonus, and equity
Rick Martin, Senior Associate of The Domar Group Inc, will interview prospective candidates. Interested and qualified candidates may contact Rick by sending an email to email@example.com or call 714-674-0391
The Domar Group, Inc. Is a leading Retained Executive Search, Human Resource Consulting, and Executive Coaching organization.
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