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Director of Philanthropy

Company: MAAC (Metropolitan Area Advisory Committee
Location: Chula Vista
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Liliane Lendvai, Director, Blair Search Partners Locations: Chula Vista and Vista, CA Reports To: Vice President & Chief Impact Officer Direct Reports: 1 Development & Donor Relations Manager OUR STORY Since opening our doors in 1965, MAAC has focused on helping individuals and families create the lives they want and deserve. For more than five decades, MAAC has been a champion for underrepresented communities throughout San Diego County, providing families in need with resources to achieve self-sufficiency and improve their living conditions. While the organization first began in the southern region of San Diego, MAAC now operates 35 sites across the county, from San Ysidro to Fallbrook. With an annual operating budget of $46 million, MAAC employs nearly 500 staff who provide life-changing services to 70,000 individuals annually through programs in 5 core focus areas: Education, Economic Development, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, and Advocacy & Leadership Development. Through our wide array of programs, MAAC has grown to become one of the largest nonprofit social service organizations in the community. For more information, please visit: POSITION SUMMARY The Director of Philanthropy is a newly created role within MAAC, designed to galvanize all fundraising efforts across the organization. Working closely with the Vice President & Chief Impact Officer plus the Development and Donor Relations Manager, the Director of Philanthropy will have primary responsibility for our entire portfolio, including campaigns, individual giving, major gifts, planned giving, special events, foundation grants, corporate sponsorships and an annual fund. The Director of Philanthropy will be entrusted to grow new and existing funding streams, thereby diversifying the organization's revenue base. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships in the community to build MAAC's visibility, impact, and financial resources. With this high-profile position, one which requires regular attendance at events across the community, it is essential that the Director of Philanthropy is engaging, charismatic, genuine, and outgoing. Under their leadership, it is expected that the amount raised will increase each year, as the Director of Philanthropy and the senior management team will work collaboratively to strengthen and improve the organization's overall fundraising capacity. This role is a tremendous opportunity for someone passionate about our mission, which is to maximize self-sufficiency for families and individuals in our region. Strategic priorities for the new Director of Philanthropy include:

  • Magnify the culture of philanthropy across our organization
  • Revitalize the team's fundraising operations
  • Grow MAAC's base of individual and major donors
  • Build a strong corporate giving pipeline
  • Explore additional revenue sources DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Lead, develop and execute strategies for all of MAAC's fundraising areas including campaigns, major gifts, individual giving, planned giving, special events, foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, and an annual fund.
    • Plan and execute a moves management approach to individual and institutional giving.
    • Design and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan for both annual and capital campaign needs.
    • Create innovative strategies for securing new and untapped resources.
    • Partner with the Communications team for planning, organization and execution of special events.
    • Seek, develop and track grant proposals. Internal Management:
      • Strengthen the culture of philanthropy across the organization, demonstrating how employees can become increased advocates for MAAC in the community.
      • Promote a culture of continuous improvement, ensuring the highest level of internal and external customer service.
      • Work with staff members, the Board of Directors, and other stakeholders to proactively enhance, expand, and execute development efforts, building current and new relationships.
      • Serve as liaison to the Board of Directors and its committees in all development-related areas (attend all board meetings, serve as the lead staff member for the Fund Development committee, create and staff event volunteer planning committees, etc.)
      • Serve as a close strategic advisor and partner to the Vice President & Chief Impact Officer.
      • Coach, mentor, develop and manage MAAC's development team members.
      • Create and manage clear success metrics, holding others accountable to achieving those goals. Donor Relations & Engagement:
        • Provide outstanding customer service and support to donors, volunteers, staff and other community contacts.
        • Build and cultivate critical relationships with key local organizations and partners.
        • Maintain in-depth knowledge of MAAC program offerings and services to articulate its needs and impact to donors.
        • Integrate development and marketing/communications strategies to maximize MAAC's brand exposure and fundraising opportunities.
        • Oversee the design and production of donor recognition, appreciation communications, and solicitations/support materials.
        • Maintain a personal portfolio of approximately 70-100 top donors and prospects to solicit and close major gifts. Department Operations:
          • Establish policies, systems, and procedures, with a special emphasis on professionalism and ethical standards, for soliciting, acknowledging, tracking, and reporting gifts.
          • Supervise the appropriate use of donor software and reporting, ensuring donor privacy, data accuracy and timeliness of acknowledgements and reporting
          • Leverage technology and data across all development strategies and practices. ATTRIBUTES & WORK STYLE
            • Passionate: Driven by MAAC's mission to maximize self-sufficiency for families and individuals; keeps the wellbeing of those MAAC serves at the heart of all programmatic efforts.
            • Community-minded: Skilled at connecting with people across the community; possesses a high level of emotional intelligence.
            • Team Player: Fosters a respectful, transparent, and collaborative work environment; actively participates in joint problem solving; willingly cooperates with co-workers.
            • Growth Mindset: Identifies and takes advantage of opportunities for personal and professional development; says "yes" to appropriate new opportunities and ideas for MAAC.
            • Proactive & Perseverant: A self-starter who demonstrates strong personal initiative and the ability to drive projects through to completion.
            • Motivating: Strong leadership skills to mentor and galvanize employees to reach development goals.
            • Uplifting: Charismatic, warm and welcoming; a true "people-person."
            • Adaptive: Comfortable with multi-tasking; able to work both independently and in teams.
            • Communicative: Strong written and oral communication skills. An effective public speaker.
            • Analytical: Ability to carefully study issues, identify trends and formulate new ideas.
            • Outcomes-Oriented: An innovative thinker, pairing ideas with solutions and measurable outcomes.
            • Flexible: ability to work evenings and weekends as required. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
              • Complete end-to-end understanding of fundraising strategies, systems and processes.
              • 7+ years of professional experience in nonprofit fundraising.
              • Demonstrated success in building relationships for philanthropic purposes.
              • Experienced with constructing, articulating and implementing a strategic development plan.
              • Excellent communication skills: using both written and oral skills to influence and engage constituents.
              • Prior direct responsibility for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding gifts of $10,000 or more.
              • Experience developing and managing budgets over $1M.
              • Proven ability to effectively coach and mentor employees and teams.
              • A history of working directly with board members in support of fundraising efforts.
              • Strong analytical skills and use of data to drive fundraising, partnership decisions and forecasting.
              • Impressive time management skills; a self-starter, adept at multi-tasking, and able to work both independently and in teams.
              • Willingness to work occasional evenings/weekends and travel when required.
              • Bilingual English / Spanish is highly desirable.
              • BA/BS degree required; MA degree preferred; Certificate in Fund Raising Management preferred. Please note: Head Start and related child development programs require a signed criminal record statement, background and education check, CA Community Care Licensing check, DMV check, and exclusion and debarment checks prior to hire, and periodically throughout employment, as well as a signed Acknowledgement to Report Child Abuse form prior to the first day of employment. New hires are also required to be TB tested and provide proof of vaccinations/immunizations. VALUE-BASED BEHAVIORS Listens attentively to others. Asks clarifying questions to gain a better understanding of the other person's views and underlying assumptions
                Works effectively in a team environment and actively participates in joint problem solving; willingly cooperates with co-workers
                Identifies and takes advantage of opportunities for personal and professional development
                Attends work consistently and punctually. Arrives to meetings prepared and on time; honors work commitments; follows through on what was agreed upon; meets deadlines
                Honors the private and confidential matters of co-workers. Protects the proprietary information of MAAC systems
                Follows rules, regulations, and policies; positively contributes to implementing changes
                Deals with issues directly, in a respectful and timely manner. Focuses on resolving the issue while not criticizing the person. Follows rules, regulations, and policies; positively contributes to implementing changes HEALTH STATUS Must have a physical examination, TB clearance and a drug screen by a doctor/clinic designated by MAAC as well as immunization records for influenza*, pertussis and measles as required by state and federal regulations prior to the first day of employment. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical Demands While performing the duties of this class, an employee is regularly required to stand, walk and sit, talk or hear both in person and by telephone, uses hands to finger, handle or feel objects or controls, reach with hands and arms. An employee also is regularly required to stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl, climb or balance and lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, color vision and the ability to adjust focus. Mental Demands While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret information; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret people and situations; use basic math; learn and apply new information or skills; work under intensive deadlines and interact with MAAC management, administrators, staff, teachers, parents, family members, children and others encountered in the course of work. BACKGROUND CLEARANCE All positions are subject to a background/education check, DMV check, NSOR, exclusion and debarment checks prior to hire and periodically throughout employment as required by various funding sources. Note: California Start law requires background criminal checks on anyone who works in a licensed childcare facility who is not a client. Must have or obtain a current criminal background check clearance, signed criminal record statement, and signed Acknowledgement to Report Child Abuse form prior to the first day of employment. TRANSPORTATION Must have and maintain a valid California Driver's License, daily use of a personal, insured vehicle, and have and maintain a motor vehicle driving record acceptable to MAAC's insurance carrier. Incumbents will be enrolled in the California DMV Pull Program. If hired, can you provide proof of citizenship or verification of your Legal Right to Work in the U.S.?* Do you have a valid Driver's License?* Are you at least 18 years of age?* Are you related to anyone currently serving on the Head Start Policy Council or the MAAC Board of Directors?* Please, provide their name and relationship or indicate N/A.* Are you related to any MAAC employees?* Please, provide their name and relationship or indicate N/A.* Have you previously worked for this organization?* If so when?* If hired, when can you begin employment? Are you a current or former Head Start Parent?* Please, provide the child's name, program name, and dates or indicate N/A.* Are you looking for Full Time or Part Time employment? What is your highest level of education completed? Please, type your name in the box provided to indicate you understand this Relationship Disclosure Statement and will honestly disclose any relationship information as requested during this process.

                Relationship Disclosure:

                1. "Head Start Performance Standard 1304.52(b)(3): Current and former Early Head Start and Head Start parents must receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified."

                2. MAAC By-laws: Section 11: Conflict of Interest: Board members shall (1) not have a financial conflict with the agency; (2) not receive compensation for serving on the board; (3) and not be employed by the agency (including ex-officious members) as well as have his/her immediate family work as an employee of the corporation. Immediate family shall include any of the following persons: husband, wife, mother, father, brother, sister, son, daughter, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law.* Were you referred by a MAAC Employee?* Please, provide their name or indicate N/A.* Human Check* I consent to be contacted over SMS/Text for this job.

Keywords: MAAC (Metropolitan Area Advisory Committee, Chula Vista , Director of Philanthropy, Executive , Chula Vista, California

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