Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center  
Job description – Director of Development
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA

The Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center (FPCAC) is seeking an experienced fundraising and advancement professional to join its development team during a time of tremendous success and growth. The FPCAC is currently in the midst of a $600k fundraising campaign. The campaign will have a transformational impact on the lives of underserved South Los Angeles youth.

Summary: The Director of Development will assist the Founder in creating and implementing a strong major gifts program. This position reports to the Founder and Board Chair and will serve as a strategist for individual and major gift development prospects with a focus on assigned campaign priorities. This position plays a key role in meeting the goals of the campaign. The Director will successfully grow and manage a major gift portfolio to meet assigned campaign goals and objectives. The Director will be expected to make 120 face-to-face visits (office, board meeting, prospective funders, community events, etc.) per year and deliver a minimum of 10 proposals annually. The Prospective candidate will work with assigned board members and colleagues to identify and qualify prospective donors, make discovery visits and build a pipeline of potential support. Oversee gift strategies and solicitations, gift processing, individual stewardship plans and develop appropriate engagement opportunities. The Director will be required to create written reports for donors and updates for board, acknowledgement letters, and respond to requests from board members and advancement colleagues. Will facilitate referrals and manage campaign progress reports and provide regular updates.

Job Category:  Development and Fund Raising

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Minimum Field of Expertise: Major campaign, fundraising, public relations and/or volunteer management experience.

Preferred Education: Master’s degree is preferred.

Preferred Experience:

Minimum of 5 years experience in fundraising, preferably in the entertainment/arts/media field. Candidates must have the ability to speak articulately about and assist leaders in developing a vision and case for support – excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Requires experience in management, working collaboratively with development colleagues, and frequent interaction with board/colleagues. Candidates should have demonstrated success in board development, volunteer recruitment and management. Candidates should have a proven fundraising track record in the area of major gifts and successful experience in a high performing development environment or comprehensive campaign. Candidates must be able to work independently and with a team. Must be highly motivated and able to thrive in a dynamic, fast paced environment.

Please send resume, three relevant writing samples (letter of interest, grant proposals etc.) and a list of three professional references along with your salary history to [email protected]  No phone calls please.

The Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.