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Associate Director of Development (JR 1363)

Los Angeles, California · Volunteering/Non-Profit
JOB ID: 1363
Full Time
Salary: DOE



The Associate Director of Development will work under the supervision of the Director of Development & Communications to help achieve specific revenue goals through private giving, fundraising campaigns, and fundraising special events. The Associate Director is responsible for supporting the day-to-day management, planning and operations of the development department through the direct supervision of the support staff. Activities include community engagement, fundraising reporting, data management strategy, special event production, and the research of new and ongoing support. A significant component of the role is formal supervision, and the candidate will manage a full-time development team. The ability to maintain a positive attitude while juggling multiple deadline- driven projects will serve you well.


The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
  • Management, Planning & Operations – Conduct day-to-day operations of the development department. Provide mentorship, training and oversight for development team employees and interns, in addition to supporting human resource functions. Support department strategies for consistent private and corporate support.
  • Fundraising In accordance with company revenue goals and budgets, support annual giving programs to help drive the organization’s private revenue streams, with a focus on using data to inform our major gifts, planned giving, and mid-level donor strategies. Create and manage donor profiles, and work with department leadership to develop plans for ongoing stewardship to ensure continued and upgraded giving. Support the production and planning of fundraising events.
  • Community Engagement Support Support department leadership to conduct strategic community outreach to educate stakeholders, raise funds, and create strategic partnerships. In addition, help oversee the management of local and statewide volunteer programs and initiatives, with an eye toward engaging volunteers to become donors.
  • Inquiries and Research Research and initiate new relationships and initiatives. Correspond with corporations abut about funding opportunities. Conduct regular research to identify and build new business. Continue growing and developing new donors to support the future growth of the organization.
  • Reporting Work with Director of Development to prepare and maintain quarterly funding charts listing all private giving revenue – special events, online donations, campaigns and other fundraising initiatives.
  • Data Strategy Work with Database Manger and Development Associate to maximize the use of donor data for all the organization’s private revenue streams. Create portfolios of donors for senior leadership to serve as a foundational communication and marketing plan for each donor identified. Use data to identify individual goals for each donor based on his or her history of giving and/or potential for giving.
  • Acknowledgement Work with administrative staff to ensure acknowledgment letters are sent out in a timely manner and ensure proper follow up to all donor inquiries.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, master’s degree preferred.
  • 4-6 years’ experience in nonprofit development.
  • Experience with formal supervision required.
  • History of working with corporate and private donors; producing fundraising special events; and working with volunteers.
  • Knowledge of DonorPerfect or similar donation management software preferred.
  • Organized with efficient time management.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and handle a heavy workload in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in an open setting with frequent communication with coworkers.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with proven ability to develop creative solutions.
  • Proficient in computers and Microsoft Office software.
  • Project a professional demeanor.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work both individually and as part of a team.
  • Positive attitude and great people skills.
  • Maintain regular attendance.

Required Qualifications

  • Employment eligibility verification
  • Reliable transportation
  • Updated tuberculosis test
  • Successful completion of background screening
  • Able to obtain First Aid/CPR certification as provided by PATH
  • Driving is an essential function of this position
    • Must have Valid CA Driver's License
    • Must provide proof of insurance coverage
    • Must be able to qualify for PATH insurance coverage

Work Environment

The employee may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using alcohol and drugs, and who may not be attentive to basic personal hygiene, health and safety practices. The employee may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and lack of personal hygiene. The employee must be ready to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate in an office setting. Sometimes work may become stressful when working under pressure.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, talk, hear, reach above and below shoulders; use hand and finger dexterity, keyboarding and making and receiving telephone calls. The employee may be required on occasion to lift and or carry up to 20 lbs.


PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

How to apply:
Please visit the Path Career Site to apply online. Search for Job #1363 to submit your application. A resume is required.
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