Director of Development
Little Tokyo Service Center CDC - Los Angeles, CA

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Little Tokyo Service Center CDC is a fast-paced community development and multi-service nonprofit serving an ethnically diverse population including seniors, families and youth. We are seeking a Director of Development to oversee a multi-faceted fund development operation which includes foundation and corporate support, government grants, individual donors, fundraising events, fee income, and program-specific fundraising and campaigns. The Development Director will be responsible for:
  • Helping Executive Management formulate and implement fund development goals and strategies
  • Work with the Executive Director to cultivate and manage external relations with key corporate, institutional, foundation and government funders and donors
  • Oversee, develop and grow the individual donor base including annual solicitations, in-kind and vehicle donations, major gifts, planned giving, and special campaigns to reach specific audiences or for specific programs
  • Plan, coordinate and execute fundraising events including the annual signature fundraiser - the Sake and Food Tasting event
  • Manage the Development Department including supervising staff, and overseeing the Department budget
Candidates must have at least 3 years experience in a Development leadership position; possess initiative and creativity in developing and managing a vision and strategy for all the "moving parts" of Fund Development; be an effective team-builder - within the Development Department, in the Executive Management team, and working with program managers across the organization; possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with funders, individual donors, organizational partners, and a culturally diverse staff; possess excellent organizational skills to manage the multi-faceted elements of fund development activities; must have strong computer skills including proficiency with databases, Excel, powerpoint, graphics applications, social media and the internet; have a strong personal commitment to community service and embrace the organization's mission.