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Director of Philanthropy & Community Affairs (JR 2318)

Los Angeles, California · Volunteering/Non-Profit
JR 2318
Director of Community Affairs & Philanthropy 
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Salary: $90,000 to $110,000
Full Time

Since its foundation in 1984, PATH has pioneered bold and effective approaches to assist people experiencing homelessness. PATH operates services throughout California, connecting our clients to a comprehensive continuum of homelessness prevention, street outreach, employment preparation and placement assistance, individualized case management, supportive services, interim housing, and permanent supportive housing.

In collaboration with the Chief External Affairs Officer, this position will be responsible for achieving specific revenue goals from the private sector, while supporting PATH’s robust network of volunteers and community partnerships. This role requires a seasoned leader in non-profit private fund development and community engagement and will support PATH’s key development activities including private donor cultivation, volunteer recruiting and management, planned giving, campaign fundraising and special event production. The Director of Philanthropy and Community Affairs will be central in enhancing and developing new fundraising programs and partnership strategies to develop financial support to further PATH’s mission to end homelessness throughout the state of California. Duties of the Director will include:
  • Philanthropy – 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 midlevel 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. Work in coordination with the Chief External Affairs Officer to build a comprehensive private giving strategy to build process, pipeline, and stewardship practices.
    • Management, Planning & Operations – Conduct day-to-day operations of the philanthropy department. Provide mentorship, training, and oversight for philanthropy team employees and interns, in addition to supporting human resource functions. Support department strategies for consistent private and corporate support.
    • Inquiries and Research – Research and initiate new relationships and initiatives. Conduct regular research to identify and build new support. Continue growing and developing new donors to support the future growth of the organization. In collaboration with the Media and Marketing team, participate in the development of new digital platforms and help determine new opportunities using technology that will help connect more individual donors to PATH and its mission.
    • Events Management – Provide management and oversight of fundraising events including budgeting, production, management, timeline, and acknowledgement. This will include creating and managing timelines and Director of Philanthropy and Community Affairs PATH’s mission is to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities. We do this by building affordable rental homes and providing supportive services throughout California.
    • Creative Collaboration: We strategically align resources with others while utilizing the knowledge and expertise of our team. Strategic Leadership: We identify opportunities and remove barriers to operate effectively and efficiently. PATH’s Values Empowerment for All: We provide the resources for our community of partners and the people we serve and invest in our team to work together to achieve success in ending homelessness. Passionate Commitment: We advocate for solutions, promote adaptability, implement best practices, and inspire others to reach their goals. 2 calendars, leading internal event meetings, sponsorship opportunities, scheduling speakers and guests, and providing ongoing engagement to volunteers, donors, and community members.
    • Data Strategy – Work with Donor Relations Specialist and Philanthropy Associate to maximize the use of donor data for all the organization’s private revenue streams. Use data to identify individual goals for each donor based on his or her history of giving and/or potential for giving. Support in the preparation and maintenance of monthly, quarterly, and annual funding reports listing all private giving revenue – special events, online donations, campaigns, and other fundraising initiatives.
    • Acknowledgement – Work with administrative staff to ensure acknowledgment notices are sent out in a timely manner and ensure proper follow up to all donor inquiries.
  • Community Affairs – Represent PATH’s mission to corporate, faith and community organizations across the state to ensure ongoing participation in PATH’s volunteering initiatives. Work to ensure statewide coordination of volunteer programs and build strategies to ensure the ongoing growth and expansion of PATH’s network of key partners and stakeholders. Demonstrate well-versed knowledge of PATH’s brand and communications strategies to effectively represent the agency and issues surrounding homelessness in the community. Upon request from executive and regional leadership, lead facility tours, attend public speaking engagements and support with neighborhood and community meetings.
    • Volunteer Management and Recruitment – With the support of regional leadership, provide oversight of the statewide Community Affairs team to assist in the management, recruitment, and retention of volunteers across the corporate, faith and private sector. Build effective strategies to engage new volunteers and supporters. Coordinate with corporations, community groups, and individuals to ensure program needs are met. Support team in securing in-kind donations for our program participants and agency operations.
    • Data Strategy – Demonstrate knowledge of PATH’s key donor database systems including Donor Perfect, Better Impact and Envoy to support in staff training and frequent use of volunteer management software and critical databases. Utilize data-driven approach to track statewide volunteer engagement, while building proactive strategies for long-term departmental growth.
  • Experience in community outreach or homeless services preferred.
  • Knowledge of Donor Perfect, Better Impact or similar donor management software preferred.
  • Ability to integrate a complex organization with a highly creative and innovative environment. 
  • Highly motivated self-starter, with proven ability to develop creative solutions.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Manage multiple tasks and timelines simultaneously.
  • Project a professional demeanor.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a team.
  • Great attitude and people skills.

  • 1-3 years of supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience in nonprofit development, community outreach and/or volunteer management required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
  • Employment eligibility verification
  • Have Reliable Transportation
  • Ability to qualify for PATH insurance coverage
  • Tuberculosis test
  • Successful completion of background screening & drug test
  • Ability to obtain Basic Life Support Certification, CPR/First Aid certification through PATH
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings or weekends
  • 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
    • Required to possess own vehicle and provide proof of vehicle ownership

Effective 11/01/2021 PATH will require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. All prospective hires will be expected to provide proof of full vaccination as part of the pre-employment credentialing process.

If this sounds like you, please visit our PATH Careers Site at and search for JR# 2318 to submit your application. A resume is required.

PATH 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.
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