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Head of Fundraising & Major Gifts

Company: Solaimpact
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY The Head of Fundraising & Major Gifts will work closely with the Chief Impact Officer to own and execute an annual fundraising campaign of $5,000,000. This includes developing strategy and implementing research, relationship-building, solicitation, and stewardship for a growing individual, corporate and foundation donor program, along with a capital campaign for sustaining the SoLa Foundation Technology and Entrepreneurship Center. S/he will also work with a wider team that handles graphic design, community events, tenant relations and more. ABOUT THE FOUNDATIONThe SoLa Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit affiliate of SoLa Impact, works to improve the lives of South LA residents and break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by providing opportunities for education, economic mobility, & community development. SoLa provides the community with skills-based technology programming, as well as scholarships and career development opportunities for underinvested communities to ensure Black and brown Angelenos get increased access to jobs, mentorship, and placement in the most competitive fields of businesses.Four Key Pillars of Change: Career Development & Entrepreneurship, Education & Tech Innovation, Financial Literacy & Economic Mobility, and College Readiness & Scholarships.ABOUT THE FOR PROFIT AFFILIATE is a real estate private equity firm with a double bottom line strategy focused on preserving, rehabbing, and building high-quality affordable housing in Black and brown communities. SoLa's proven track record leverages data-driven social impact strategies to deliver market returns for their investors. SoLa Impact's fourth fund, the , will deploy over $1 billion in Los Angeles and Southern California to build over 3,500 workforce and affordable housing units. SoLa Impact was ranked as the Black-led private company and was recognized as the in recognition of SoLa's demonstrated ability to deliver positive changes in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters. SoLa Impact's funds have attracted as a result of its disruptive business model of leveraging private capital, in combination with technological innovations such as modular construction, to dramatically reduce the timeline and . We offer a fast growing, fast-paced environment which is intellectually challenging, yet extremely rewarding and fulfilling due to the social mission that we fulfil.RESPONSIBILITIESProgram Planning & Management--- Generate annual revenue of $2,000,000 for the SoLa Foundation, with a stretch goal of $5,000,000 in a calendar year--- Further develop existing data-management systems --- Develop, own and execute comprehensive fundraising campaign of $5,000,000; participate in budgeting and cash flow reporting Donor Cultivation and Stewardship --- Build and steward relationships with individual donors and institutional funders ensuring personal attention and service --- Spearhead portfolio growth, including working with leadership, board, and partners to funnel prospects into the solicitation pipeline --- Produce fundraising appeals, updates, and other correspondence in alignment with organization messaging and brand guidelines --- Collaborate with marketing team on the development and refinement of (new and existing) collateral in support of fundraising strategies --- Develop, refine and execute (new and existing) donor events in collaboration and coordination with the programs team --- Manage recordkeeping and acknowledgment process Other Support --- Keep informed of current events and partnership opportunities in South LA --- Occasionally work evenings or weekends for special events which may require Southern California travel--- Complete other tasks and projects as they arise REQUIREMENTS--- Bachelor's Degree, advanced degree preferred --- Minimum 15 years' experience post undergrad with at least 7 years' experience managing diverse teams of professionals--- Minimum 10 years' experience developing donor outreach programs including digital campaigns, personal solicitation, events, corporate giving, in-kind giving and partnerships and donor management systems--- Experience directly soliciting six-figure gifts from individuals and institutions required --- Experience with portfolios of donors in the 5-to-7-figure giving levelSoLa Impact offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as pet insurance, sick leave, 10 paid holidays, and bereavement days. This package is designed to provide employees with a range of important benefits that help to support their physical and emotional well-being, while also providing financial protection and peace of mind.At SoLa Impact, we believe work environment, culture, and the opportunity to learn and grow are key elements when considering a new job. We are just the right size to provide the resources and support you need without the bureaucracy of a large corporate environment. We foster a family-friendly and supportive workplace, collaborative and employee-focused with an emphasis on quality, integrity, trust, and accountability. We are looking to bring someone on board as soon as possible. We provide a rewarding and challenging environment. We expect a lot, but give a lot in return. Strongly prefer candidates local to Los Angeles as no relocation assistance will be provided. All qualified candidates will be contacted directly.SoLa Impact is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SoLa does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Keywords: Solaimpact, Los Angeles , Head of Fundraising & Major Gifts, Other , Los Angeles, California

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