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Head of Key Relationships & Communications

Company: Access Philanthropy
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:

Position Title: Head of Key Relationships &
Reports to: CEO
FLSA Status: Exempt (full-time)
Location: Rideback Ranch, Los Angeles, CA
Salary Range: $95,000 - $110,000
Please Submit a Resume & Cover Letter to:
Diana Mogollon / CEO join@ridebackrise.org
Who We Are
Rideback Rise is a new non-profit content and creator
accelerator focused on developing mainstream BIPOC-created film and
television in order to propel narrative change. Launched by
prolific producer Dan Lin (Rideback) in July 2022, Lin now serves
as the chairman of the Board of Directors.
Our Mission
To empower BIPOC creators, artists, and entrepreneurs to make
commercial entertainment that reflects our multicultural society in
an effort to propel narrative change.
We're creating a system of change designed to reshape majority
opinions by ensuring that creators of all backgrounds can tell
their stories and see themselves in popular culture.
Our Vision
We are committed to creating a more empathic world. We believe
stories and content have the power to unite people, bridge
cultures, and achieve racial equity.
Our Funders
Rise launched in July 2022 from leading philanthropic
institutions - the Ford Foundation, John D. and Catherine T.
MacArthur Foundation, Zelnick Belzberg Charitable Trust, Doris Duke
Foundation and the UTA Foundation. Since then, Rise has raised
additional funding from the Murphy Family Fund, Comcast
NBCUniversal and GTDI, and TAAF, bringing the total raised by Rise
to more than $4 million.
The Head of Key Relationships & Communications is
responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing all aspects
of Rise's fundraising, communications, and marketing program to
achieve the organization's annual and long-term financial and
relationship goals. Alongside the CEO, they develop, oversee, and
implement Rise's major gift program, foundation support, planned
giving, special events, capital campaigns, marketing and
communications. The Head of KR & Comms will identify and
cultivate donors and funding sources to achieve our roughly $2.5
million annual operating budget and will work closely with the CEO,
Rise's programs team, the Board of Trustees, and Rise's community
of champions to grow Rise's funding base. They work closely with
the finance staff on budgeting, grant management and reporting
processes and with Rise's coordinator to ensure compelling
fundraising messaging. This position reports to the CEO and is a
valued member of the senior leadership team.
Fundraising: Using creative, strategic, and
effective development strategies, Head of KR & Comms prepares
and implements fundraising plans for annual operations,
reserves/endowment, and special campaigns. The position works with
donors, cultivating new prospects and sustaining the organization's
existing base of support. They lead all strategic initiatives to
identify, cultivate, solicit, and maintain positive relationships
with major donors and foundations, as well as identify and bring in
new donor prospects, sustain grassroots members, and increase
overall contributions. Along with the CEO, they have lead
responsibility for meeting with and engaging major donors,
foundations, and other sources of significant funding. They seek
funding from sources that can include foundations, individual
donors, board members, planned gifts, and businesses and
corporations. They will oversee annual appeals, special events, and
online and social media fundraising campaigns.
Special Campaigns & Events: Working with
the CEO and Rise's Event Producer, the Director develops and
implements special fundraising campaigns and events, such as Rise's
signature annual event, Rise for Comedy III, to meet campaign
outcomes and objectives.
Communications & Marketing: Understand our
work and develop compelling narratives to explain our mission and
build a case for support. Craft effective communications and
messages which help engage, educate and steward prospects and
donors to maintain interest and excitement for our vision and
mission. Develop, adapt, and oversee all aspects of Rise's
marketing and communication strategy including branding, the design
and content for social media, newsletters, annual report, year end
appeal mailings, and other collateral material.

Resource Development
The Head of KR & Comms is charged to drive key results in
fundraising; to identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors
and key leaders of prospective new corporate partners; to leverage
personal and professional contacts and relationships into
fundraising opportunities; and to promote a culture of fundraising
in the organization, both at the staff and board level.
Strategic Management
The Head of KR & Comms serves as the principal resource to
the CEO, Board of Directors and its key committees and gives
direction and shape to all fundraising goals and strategies. They
partner with the Board of Directors and the Senior Leadership team
to craft organizational goals and develop strategies to ensure that
they are achieved.

Informed passion and sense of urgency
for the mission of Rise.
5+ years of progressive experience in
and responsibility for non-profit fund development and
Demonstrated track record cultivating
and stewarding major gifts from individuals and
Superior executive functioning skills
and sound judgment with a growth mindset.
Experience with leading and inspiring
teams to perform at their best.
Strategic mindset with the ability to
develop and implement vision, strategy, and timelines to reach the
end goal of multiple projects.
Prior experience writing
communication materials such as newsletters and annual reports and
using electronic communications, including social media,
Bachelor's degree in Communications,
Business Administration, or related field or equivalent experience
working with communications and/or development programs for a
non-profit agency required.
Excellent written and verbal
communication skills.
Computer proficiency in the use of
Microsoft Suite and database applications.
Talented candidates that meet all
requirements are encouraged to apply.

They have unquestioned integrity; a long term perspective; a
strong sense of accountability; a practical ability to get things
done; wisdom and good judgment; a fair and thoughtful approach to
management, combined with the flexibility and courage to shift
direction and experiment with new initiatives; excellent verbal and
written communication skills; a high energy level and sense of
Education Background
Undergraduate degree required. Training, experience or advanced
degree preferred in business, public administration, or not for
profit management. Experience 2-3 years working closely with senior
strategic leadership teams and boards required.
This position is an in person role, located at Rideback Ranch in
historic Filipinotown, in Los Angeles, California. This is not a
remote position.The CEO must be able to lead his/her team as they
work long hours producing events several times a year. There is
regularly a need to meet after or before normal business

Mission-Focused: Catalyze others'
commitment to the mission to create real social change. This drives
their performance and professional motivations.
Relationship-Oriented: Astute in
cultivating and managing relationships toward a common
Collaborator: understands the roles
and contributions of all sectors and can mobilize resources
(financial and human) through meaningful
Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared
and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing,
scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad
investment and impact.
Brand Steward: Steward of the brand
and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the
reputation and results of the greater network.
Visionary: Confronts the complex
realities of the environment and simultaneously maintains faith in
a different and better future, providing purpose, direction, and
Team-Builder: First ensures that the
right people are in the right roles at the right times; fostering
commitment, trust, and collaboration among multicultural leaders
and stakeholders.
Business Acumen: Possesses a
high-level of broad business and management skills and is effective
at generating financial support for the
Network-Oriented: Values the power of
networks; striving to leverage Rideback and Rise's breadth of
entertainment industry presence, relationships, and strategy.

Folks who are queer, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous,
people of color, disabled, parents, are/have been system-impacted,
are immigrants, and anyone who has experienced systemic oppression
and/or gender-based violence are encouraged to apply.
We also offer great benefits and perks for employees:

Fully covered health and dental
A 401(k) upon completion of 1 year of
A beautiful creative space and office
in Historic Filipino town
Unlimited, flexible paid


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