1736 Family Crisis Center: Co-Director of Development and
1736 Family Crisis Center seeks a seasoned development
professional to serve as Co-Director of Development and
help lead its growing Development and Communications Team during a
time of exciting growth and opportunity for the agency. The
full-time position will be responsible for all aspects of the
development department in coordination with the current Director
of Development, including grant writing, reporting, strategy,
and relationship management, and work in partnership and under the
immediate direction of the Senior Directors and CEO. The position
will assume a lead role on all major government, foundation and
corporate grant applications, and provide integral contributions
towards achievement of annual development and communications goals
and objectives of the organization. At times, this position will
require out-of-hours work, on evenings and weekends to meet project
Established in 1972 and with locations throughout Los Angeles
and Orange counties, 1736 Family Crisis Center is a leader in the
human services field and provides emergency and transitional
shelter, 24-hour crisis/suicide hotlines, mental health services,
legal services, job development, street and community outreach, and
case management programs for children, teens, families and veterans
who are victims of domestic violence and/or human trafficking,
homeless, low-income or otherwise in crisis. The agency serves
approximately 6,000 individuals a year through 21 sites and reaches
20,000 community members through educational outreach services.
The Co-Director of Development is responsible for the
- Work with the Co-Director of Development and Program
Planning to develop and implement an overall fundraising plan
including prospect research, cultivation, solicitation, and
- Serve as lead writer for grant writing team focusing on major
foundation/corporate and government proposals, including those to
the U.S. Departments of HHS, HUD, DOL, DOJ, and VA, CA Office of
Emergency Services, and LA County and City Departments of Mental
Health, Public Social Services, Probation, LAHSA, and Housing &
Community Investment Department.
- Supervise team of grant writers including providing editing
support and project management.
- Work with resource development, fiscal and program directors
and Senior Directors to strategically plan and develop new program
initiatives that are responsive to changing and emerging community
and client needs and that build on the success of existing service
models and programs within the agency.
- Research and identify prospects and develop a portfolio of
foundation, corporate and government funders for solicitation whose
priorities are consistent with the needs of the Center and its
- Reach out to program personnel to understand the programs, the
target populations served, program goals and objectives, and
- Work with resource development, fiscal and program directors to
ensure the appropriateness and feasibility of proposal design and
- In collaboration with the Co-Director of Resource Development
and the development team, cultivate and manage strong, positive
relationships with existing and prospective corporate, foundation,
and government funding sources.
- Oversee/prepare private grant reports.
- Work closely with the Senior Directors and CEO on drafting
executive documents including sensitive communications. Participate
in the preparation of internal documents for policy purposes, Board
of Director communications, and other matters as assigned.
- Provide the Senior Directors and CEO with timely reports and
updates on fundraising, as requested.
- Oversee/provide support for external communications activities
(e.g. annual report, e-newsletter, website, special event program,
appeal letters, press releases, etc.), such as creating content or
reviewing content for grammar, clarity,
spelling, and consistency with agency mission, vision, goals, and
- Represent the Center within the development community
and at meetings of local homeless coalitions, the Los Angeles
homeless Services Authority, and other stakeholders and funders as
- Other assignments as required and specified by the Senior
Directors and CEO.
- NOTE: The agency may revise the position title and duties
depending on applicant qualifications, in order to best meet the
needs of the organization in conjunction with our existing staff
- Demonstrated passion for the mission, vision, and values of
1736 Family Crisis Center.
- Proven experience supervising a development team.
- 15 years of demonstrated experience as a senior writer, final
editor, and experienced communications officer writing legislative
and policy briefs, and complex, finely-tuned grants (federal,
state, and local, including both public and private sector),
contracts, and professional publications. Human services grant
writing experience is required, preferably for medium to large
nonprofit organizations (>$5 million annual budget).
- Demonstrated track record in securing six and seven figure
government contracts from federal, state and/or local sources.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and support relationships
between 1736 FCC and governmental agencies, at all levels, carrying
out directives of 1736 FCC to further the agency’s goals for
program participants, planning directions of the agency, expansion
of regions and services, etc.
- Demonstrated ability establishing community communications and
relations with donors and donor prospects.
- Proven experience in securing new grants from corporations and
foundations at the $10K and above level.
- Experience in homelessness, affordable housing and/or domestic
violence grant writing is highly desirable.
- Demonstrated project management experience.
- Demonstrated understanding of all aspects of private and public
- Entrepreneurial, self-starting, and capable of working both
independently and as an integral member of the team.
- Experience managing in a complex and rapidly changing nonprofit
environment and supervising a staff team to perform well amidst the
- Successful candidates will have excellent strategic and
analytical skills in order to shape ideas and concepts into sound
- Ability to implement proposal and/or fundraising strategies as
established by senior management.
- Clear grasp of coordination efforts for fundraising, contract
reporting, budgeting, community activism as assigned and consistent
with agency direction, and legislative action.
- Superior, clean and sophisticated writing and editing skills,
superior communication skills, superior time management skills,
with excellent attention to detail.
- Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to build
relationships with program officers.
- Strong knowledge of industry trends and command of best
practices in fundraising and resource development; firm grasp of
prospect identification and research tools and strategies.
- Additional experience and interest in marketing and
communications, including social media and websites, would be
- Creative, resourceful and dedicated teammate.
- A solutions-based thinker who approaches new ideas or
challenges openly and positively.
- Must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment with high
- Computer literacy including Office programs, database software,
and navigating the internet.
- Bachelor’s Degree required.
Position is open until filled. Compensation is competitive and
commensurate with experience.
Comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, and vision
care, vacation and sick time, and paid holidays. Generous
employer-funded retirement plan after 12 months of employment
(employee match not required).