Mar 5, 2010

JOb: Homeboy Industries - Development Manager

Homeboy Industries
Development Manager

130 W. Bruno St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Reports to / Works With:

Director of Development and Associate Director of Development

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

Will work as the third professional member of the development staff on all fundraising activities, with specific responsibilities for writing and managing a portion of grant applications (both private and public sectors) as well as assist with major gift development from individuals, development events, media requests, preparation of a wide variety of donor communications both written and online, learn and train on the data management system, assist with Board materials and management, and help supervise individuals assigned to job training positions in the Development Department. In summary, work as a development generalist with specific assignments defined over time.

Responsibilities include:

Assume responsibility for specific foundation grant applications, reports, and tracking.

Work with development staff on special grant applications, particularly governmental grants.

Assist Director of Development with support for board meetings, communications, and committee development/management.

Lead the creation of a Friends of Homeboy group and work with lead development staff on major gifts from individuals.

Take an active role in managing the on-line fundraising activity, including the Homeboy Virtual Car Wash, other on-line campaigns, enewsletters and social media.

Work with Development staff to conduct the major fundraising event, Lo Maximo 2010 and other events throughout the year.

Become the primary person to prepare donor communications, including thank you letters and first drafts of letters and materials for the annual and other mailings. These materials will also become the source of enewsletters and other web site information prepared by Development staff.

Work with staff to learn the development data management system and help us use it to full advantage as well as supervise a support person/s (a junior staff member in job training) to enter data.

Help with the maintenance of the Development files, including updated public relations materials.

Assist the Development staff with all aspects of the development and public relations as may be needed.

Meet daily with Development staff to check in and plan, schedule will be adjusted as knowledge is developed.

Qualifications For Position:

A person with strong work ethic, previous work with similar populations served by Homeboy, board and community relations experience, strong writing and communications ability, able to meet deadlines, and flexibility with a can do attitude.

Can learn quickly about the language of Homeboy so that we all speak from the point of view in materials and discussions with potential donors.

The Homeboy Development Department strives to say yes to the unexpected and also to plan and produce the expected for gift development.

Supervisory Relationships:

Reports to Development Staff.

Skils and Knowledge Required:

BA degree

Good communication and organization skills

Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

Some knowledge of development data bases

Computer knowledge to learn the Development office needs and style of organizing.

Prior Experience Required:


Hours Per Week:

40 hours

How to Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to:

Mona Hobson


Phone: 323-526-1254 ext. 312

FAX: 323-526-1222

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