(JOB) Director of Development - Community Arts Resources / CicLAvia

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Director of Development
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Community Arts Resources (CARS) seeks a highly qualified and energetic Director of Development to oversee all fundraising activities for our client CicLAvia, a Los Angeles based nonprofit.

The Director of Development, which is a new position, is responsible for building out the CicLAvia development department - working closely with the organization's executive director to develop an annual fundraising strategy and collaborating with other staff members, consultants and the Board of Directors to execute accordingly. This position oversees individual, foundation, government and corporate giving on behalf of the organization.

The Director of Development is responsible for managing outreach to funding prospects, grant and proposal writing, final reporting to donors, the fundraising database, and the development of all fundraising-specific materials (working closely with the CicLAvia graphic designer). This position is also responsible for managing all development-related agreements and consultants– ensuring that all necessary deliverables are met on time and consultants are on target to achieve the agreed-upon outcomes.

Key Duties:
• Develop and implement strategies for solicitation that will grow annual revenue from individuals, corporations, and foundations
o Manage all appeal campaigns
o Manage and monitor online giving initiatives
o Oversee foundation proposals
o Liaise with Board of Directors for individual fundraising initiatives
o Work collaboratively with other program areas to advance fundraising goals
• Meet with funders as determined by the Executive Director
• Manage the department's workflow including overseeing departmental calendar that integrates online giving, foundation proposals, awareness campaigns, newsletters and events
• Assist the Executive Director in developing a 3 year fundraising strategy
• Analyze new business opportunities for donor expansion
• Reconcile records with Executive Director
• Monitor progress to goals on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis

Management Responsibilities:
• Manage new funder prospecting, including: research, analysis of fit, and proposal/grant writing
• Oversee and monitor the processing and acknowledging of all philanthropic contributions
• Supervise management of donor records in fundraising database
• Oversees and monitor the coordination of third party fundraising
• Oversees and monitor all grants prospecting, cultivation, writing and reporting functions
• Track progress of funder relationships and record in fundraising database
• Work in collaboration with Executive Director to determine department hiring needs
• In collaboration with Executive Director, coach and develop any new staff, including holding regular performance reviews

• Bachelor's Degree required
• 7+ years of fundraising experience, with demonstrated record of conceiving and implementing fundraising strategies to successfully raise funds from various constituencies
• Commitment to the mission and work of both Community Arts Resources and CicLAvia
• Excellent written and verbal communication; writes clearly and informatively, varies writing style to meet specific needs
• High energy, self-managing, entrepreneurial personality
• Knowledge of fundraising concepts, proposal writing, and donor software and reporting
• Ability to create systems, track progress to goals, and communicate this information regularly
• Experience interacting with high level contacts, including board members, government representatives, foundation officials, corporate representatives and major donors
• Ability to build a strong team, inspire and motivate others by example
• Adept at managing multiple projects and complex situations
• Strong planning and organizational skills
• Ability to gather and synthesize data
• Adapts strategy to changing conditions
• Strong desire to work as part of a fun, creative and entrepreneurial team in a fast-paced, out-of-the-box environment

To Apply:
Please send resume, cover letter, salary history and a list of 3 references to jobs@carsla.net, attn: Hiring Manager. Please list "Development Director" in the subject line of the email. No phone calls please.

This is an exempt, full-time, contract position with potential for renewal, based on funding.

About Community Arts Resources (CARS) and CicLAvia

With 25 years of experience, Community Arts Resources (CARS) creates opportunities to engage with culture and community, while developing new models for the design and activation of public space. The firm's impressive repertoire of work has garnered CARS a significant reputation in the fields of urban and cultural planning, event production, and community outreach and marketing. Our work is built upon the principles of strategic collaboration, connectivity, exploration and celebration. http://www.carsla.net/

CicLAvia's mission is to encourage safe, vibrant public spaces, sustainable transportation, and public health through a program of car-free street events. Inspired by Ciclovía, the original, weekly street closure event in Bogotá, Colombia, CicLAvia consists of the temporary opening of Los Angeles streets to pedestrians and bicyclists so that they may enjoy a safe and pleasant recreation space, without the fear of car traffic. CicLAvia is a recurring free program that closes approximately 10 miles of city streets to car traffic, creating a web of temporary public space where participants are encouraged to make active use of their roadways. Since 10/10/10 (the pilot CicLAvia event), CicLAvia has taken place four additional times - each time with successively larger audiences and continued widespread community and political support. http://www.ciclavia.org/

As the contracted staff for the CicLAvia organization, Community Arts Resources (CARS) oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization, including public interface, marketing and pr, program planning and production, fundraising, outreach and administration. In addition, CARS builds and maintains strategic relationships with critical government contacts and other high-priority stakeholders. Working closely with the CicLAvia Board of Directors, CARS implements the strategic direction of the organization, while producing each individual CicLAvia event throughout the year.

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