Development and Communications Officer with the Hope and Heal Fund

NVF Project Name: Hope and Heal Fund

Position: Development and Communications Officer

Location: California

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Reports to: Executive Director

Position Summary

We are looking for a self-starting, caring, passionate, talented and energetic professional to lead and manage the development program for the Hope and Heal Fund: The Fund to Stop Gun Violence in California. The person will lead fundraising strategy working with the Executive Director and the Steering Committee. The Development and Communications Officer will work with a small but dedicated team to take the Fund to the next level to build upon the great momentum we have established during our first two years of existence. The position will also be responsible for developing effective communication vehicles and messaging for existing and potential Hope and Heal donor partners including newsletters and donor updates.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks

Lead Hope and Heal Fund Development Strategy

  • Develop and execute the Fund’s fundraising and partner development
  • Explore new opportunities for partnership and revenue streams while helping to maintain and grow current partnerships with foundation and individual donors

Foundation and Individual Donor Cultivation:

  • Conduct prospect research and prepare briefs
  • Update and maintain the development prospecting playbook to ensure proper records of our foundation relationships
  • Help plan and progress outreach strategies for foundation and individual contacts
  • Donor escalation: Assist and in some cases lead outreach to some current and lapsed donors, and engage new recurring donors
  • Manage the End of Year fundraising campaign
  • Event Curation: Identify new fundraising opportunities including fundraising events and work with the Program Manager and New Venture Fund to coordinate events
  • Work closely with Steering Committee members and donor partners to identify potential foundation and individual donor partners

Manage, Develop and Refine Communications to Donors

  • Develop and implement a strategy for increasing story-telling from within the Fund to raise awareness on important initiatives and to solicit interest from potential funders
  • Continually update the Fund’s pitch to donors and customize based on donor interests
  • Maintain and update the Fund’s Case Statement and Fact Sheet and
  • Coordinate and draft quarterly newsletters and donor updates
  • Working with the Program Manager, facilitate and make recommendations for updates to the Fund’s website

Facilitate the daily operating needs of Development and Grant Management

  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platforms:
  • Manage the online donation page, donation records and processing, and donor outreach
  • Manage donor records

Grant management (for fundraising purposes):

  • Responsible for LOIs and proposals in coordination with the Executive Director and the New Venture Fund
  • Support the Executive Director in preparing financial reports according to grant restrictions
  • Coordinate with our fiscal sponsor, New Venture Fund, to maintain accurate records of grants
  • Prepare all materials and agenda ahead of development-related meetings or donor briefings for the Executive Director and other staff

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Strong writing and research skills
  • Quick learner with a passion for gun violence prevention
  • Someone who is caring, friendly, passionate and a self-starter
  • Proven track record in fundraising
  • Five to seven years of experience in development and fundraising
  • Superb organizational skills and demonstrated ability to multitask and track projects on deadline
  • Demonstrated ability in computer skills for word processing, databases, spreadsheets, fundraising, software and presentations, and ability to learn new software packages.
  • Preferred experience with Salesforce and/or Salsa CRM
  • Ability to work independently and remotely
  • Adept team player with excellent interpersonal skills and able to work in diverse environments
  • A high level of personal energy, dependability, and commitment
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Some travel required
  • Able to work remotely from a home office

New Venture Fund Careers

The Hope and Heal Fund is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund's work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

How to Apply

Please send your CV/Resume, salary requirements and cover letter to:

Closing Date: July 31, 2018

Use Subject Line: Development Officer

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