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Do you want to have a significant impact on the quality of people’s lives? Are you frustrated by not feeling fully appreciated for your hard work? Are you motivated by an organization that values your professionalism and spirit? What if the variety of work, the quality of people, and the personal growth and learning were extraordinary? If this sounds like an unattainable dream job, it’s NOT. You can be part of an exceptional and established not-for-profit organization that provides comfort and care to children and families from across the country and around the globe.
 
Consider working for an organization where all employees are passionate about what they do and truly care about the organization's mission, vision, and values. That's what people find at the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southern California. We strive to hire enthusiastic people who are the best at what they do and who are truly "people" people.

Each one of us has something to offer, but it is up to you to get involved. You will never be sorry you did.

Our organization offers competitive compensation and benefits as well as an outstanding work environment at each of our numerous locations. If you are interested in joining a dedicated team of professionals serving thousands of children and their families, you have come to the right place. 
 
To learn more about our current opportunities or to apply, please email your cover letter and resume including salary history to: hr@rmhcsc.org. No agencies or phone calls, please.   
 
RMHCSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

CURRENT OPENINGS:
  

Job Title:                    Development Director

Division:                     Loma Linda

Reports To:                Executive Director

FLSA Status:             Exempt

Prepared By:             Human Resources

Prepared Date:          June 2014

 
 
Position Summary
 

In partnership with the Executive Director and Chair of the Fund Development Committee, the Development Director (DD) plans and implements a comprehensive development program, including events, corporate and foundation relations, direct mail, major/planned giving, and various other initiatives designed to ensure the organization’s financial stability. This individual reports to the Executive Director and works with the Fund Development Committee, and works with other staff and volunteers to achieve all fundraising goals. In addition to the responsibilities outlined below, the DD may be asked to perform such other duties as the Executive Director may request.

 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
 
Annual Fundraising
  • In partnership with the Executive Director and Chair of Fund Development Committee, prepare and implement an annual fundraising plan with goals, strategies, and objectives.
  • Coordinate the efforts of various RMHCSC committees and personnel in the fulfillment of the ongoing fundraising plan.
  • Cultivate and solicit individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations.
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director and other development staff, establish a fundraising calendar, produce needed correspondence and communication pieces, and ensure the implementation of an effective donor recognition program.
  • Provide regular reports to the Executive Director, for Board presentations, including contacts, actions, and status updates regarding progress of Division in achieving its fundraising objectives.
 
Fundraising Events
  • Supervise annual fundraising events.
  • Assist in the development of an annual calendar of events intended to generate agreed-upon budgetary goals.
  • Work to improve the financial return on existing events, identify and implement new events, and increase the number of third-party events conducted for our benefit.
 
Grant Support
  • Prepare, research, and write grants/ grant proposals based on annual fundraising plan.
  • Provide reports to the Executive Director including contacts, actions, and status updates regarding progress of RMHCSC grant proposals.
 
 
Major/Planned Giving
  • Work with the Chair of the Planned Giving Committee to create and coordinate RMHCSC’s Planned Giving Program.
  • Cultivate prospective major/planned gift donors and negotiate gift agreements.
  • Develop and implement means to increase community’s awareness of planned giving vehicles and their importance to RMHCSC.
  • Maintain a current knowledge of various planned gift instruments.
  • Work with appropriate professionals to insure the conformance of RMHCSC activities with appropriate laws and regulations.
 
Special Projects
  • In partnership with the Executive Director, manage a capital campaign and such other major fundraising projects the Board may elect to pursue.
  • Work with Executive Director to encourage revenue-generating “enterprise partnerships” with businesses in the region.
  • Assist the Executive Director in efforts to convey Division’s accomplishments and needs through various media available including radio, television, and the print media.
 
Public Relations
  • Helps prepare and distribute public materials, including press releases, newsletters, etc for the press, prospect donors, and community relating to the Division.
  • Regularly update Division website information including, but not limited to donor recognition, fundraising opportunities, and special events.
 
RMH Management
  • Prepare development budget and assist Executive Director with the preparation of an overall annual budget.
  • Participate in appropriate professional organizations for continuing education and professional growth.
  • Attend community-sponsored events benefiting the Division and RMHCSC.
  • Demonstrate ability to work with other staff, volunteers, and houseguests in a collaborative and compassionate manner.
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Qualifications
 

A proven record of exceptional accomplishment in fundraising for a recognized not-for-profit institution.   Familiarity with various types of funding programs, including annual giving, capital gifts and deferred giving. Self-motivated and able to solve problems. Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of people and personalities. Experience working with volunteer boards. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Proven management skills. A working knowledge of computer operations, including database software

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

·         Bachelor's degree, advanced degree in nonprofit management preferred, with 3-5 years of increasing responsibility in fund development for a nonprofit organization.

·         Must demonstrate the ability to build relations with, and raise funds from individuals, foundations, corporations and other organizations.

·         Must possess extensive experience in marketing, promotions, public relations, special events, grant writing and annual fund development.

·         Must exhibit strong written and oral communication skills.

·         Must be experienced with budgets and financial documents.

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other office productivity tools (email, database management, digital media, etc).

·         Experience working with nonprofit organizations, preferably in the LA area and experience with medical and or child care organizations a significant plus.

·         Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation and Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) certification a plus

·         Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with attention to detail as well as verbal and written communication skills.

 
Knowledge and Skills
 

Possess strong presentation skills to effectively communicate with a wide variety of audiences

Demonstrate flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload

General knowledge and demonstrated experience with special events; knowledge of the entities and knowledge of the relevant operations of administrative programs; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with participants, donors, sponsors, employees, and the general public.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

 
None
 
Language Skills
 

Ability to read, write and/or interpret general business documents and correspondence reports, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups, families, employees, managers and the general public. Proficiency in speaking and writing Spanish ideal.

 
Mathematical Skills
 

Ability to calculate figures and amounts including basic math, percentages, discounts and interest.  Ability to understand and analyze event budgets.

 
Reasoning Ability
 

Ability to function responsibly and autonomously as demonstrated by excellent decision making skills, sound judgment and a high comfort level to exercise authority. Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 
Computer Skills
 
Microsoft Office Suite; fluency in donor database programs.
           
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 regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel; talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 

 
Work Environment
 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 
The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.
 
Equal Opportunity Employer
 
 

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to HR@rmhcsc.org



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Job Title:                    Development Manager Major Gifts

Division:                     Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California®  

Reports To:                Executive Director, Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times®

FLSA Status:             Full-time Exempt

Prepared By:             Executive Director

Prepared Date:          October 2014

 
Position Summary
 

The Development Manager is responsible for growing the Major Gift programs of two Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California® (“RMHCSC”) programs: the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House® (“House”) and Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times® (“Camp”). This position contributes significantly to the programs’ financial stability and growth. 

Major giving for both programs is focused on three key areas: annual fund, capital gifts, and planned giving. While the Development Manager reports to the Executive Director of Camp, it is expected that this person will work in close collaboration with both the Executive Director of Camp and the House Director of the House, other staff and volunteers to achieve our fundraising goals. Work load is divided equally between the two programs. In addition to the responsibilities outlined below, the Development Manager Major Gifts may be asked to perform such other duties as the Executive Director may request.

 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • In partnership with the Executive Director and House Director, implement a major gifts fundraising and donor cultivation plan. Major gifts for our annual fund are defined as contributions of $1,000 or more.  
  • Conduct prospect identification, research and qualification, pulling from each programs’ existing donors and from the community at large. It is expected that the position will manage relationships with approximately 50 prospects at any given time.
  • Collaborate with staff and volunteers to develop a strategy and action plan for each prospect to ensure effective solicitation and success. 
  • Implement action plans that lead to face-to-face solicitation by appropriate staff and volunteer teams. 
  • Ensure success of asks by thoroughly prepping solicitation teams. 
  • Create effective major donor recognition and stewardship plans.
  • Support Board development efforts by identifying candidates for both programs.
  • Provide reports to the Executive Director and House Director for Board presentations, including actions and status updates regarding progress towards meeting fundraising objectives.
  • Work on a team with the Development staff members of the different RMHCSC programs to strengthen the fundraising efforts of the entire charity.
  • Attend community-sponsored events benefiting the programs and RMHCSC as needed.
 
 
 
Qualifications
 

A proven record of exceptional accomplishment in major gift fundraising for a recognized not-for-profit institution. Self-motivated and able to solve problems. Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of people and personalities. Experience working with volunteer boards. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Proven management skills. A working knowledge of computer operations, including database software

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

·         Bachelor's degree with 3-5 years of increasing responsibility in fund development for a nonprofit organization.

·         Must demonstrate a track record in major gift acquisition. 

·         Must exhibit strong written and oral communication skills.

·         Must be highly personable, honest and demonstrate genuine integrity. 

·         Must work hard at creating genuine relationships

·         Open to self-reflection, feedback and supervision

·         Must demonstrate perseverance and a consistent positive outlook. 

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and other office productivity tools (email, database management, digital media, etc).

·         Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge, Exceed or other fundraising databases required.

·         Experience working with nonprofit organizations, preferably in the Pasadena and LA area and experience with medical and or child care organizations a significant plus.

·         Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with attention to detail. 

 
Knowledge and Skills

·         Possess strong presentation skills to effectively communicate with a wide variety of audiences.

·         Demonstrate flexible and efficient time management, ability to prioritize workload, and a can-do attitude

·         General knowledge of the entities and knowledge of the relevant operations of administrative programs; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with participants, donors, sponsors, employees, and the general public.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

 

Language Skills: Ability to read, write and/or interpret general business documents and correspondence reports, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups, families, employees, managers and the general public. 

 

Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts including basic math, percentages, discounts and interest.  Ability to understand and analyze program, capital and operating budgets.

 
 
 
 

Reasoning Ability: Ability to function responsibly and autonomously as demonstrated by excellent decision making skills, sound judgment and a high comfort level to exercise authority. Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite; Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge, Exceed or other fundraising databases required.

           
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 regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel; talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 
 
Work Environment
 
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
  • The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.
 
Equal Opportunity Employer
 
 
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to HR@rmhcsc.org


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