Chief Development Officer
Job Details
Arlington Administration Headquarters - Los Angeles, CA
Full Time Regular - Exempt
High School Diploma or GED
Up to 25%

Schedule: Monday through Friday (Nights and Weekends frequently needed)

Benefits: Medical, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance, 403(b) Retirement plan


  1. Lead the agency to achieve current year private fundraising goals and then increase private revenue by 25% - 50% year over year.
  2. Demonstrate personal responsibility for generating 5, 6- and 7-figure gifts from private donors by spending at least 50% of their time in the field and by motivating and mining pipeline development work across the Development Department.
  3. Oversee the Director of Relationships and Director of External Affairs & Communications and partner to set the strategy for the department, then empower them and the team to implement, measuring effectiveness against clear revenue and activity metrics.
  4. Engage as a strategic thought partner on the Executive Leadership Team, identifying new fundraising and storytelling opportunities to increase private fundraising and overall community engagement with The People Concern.
  5. Foster a fundraising culture with the Board of Directors through partnership and a sense of urgency.
  6. Represent The People Concern throughout the community as a dynamic, inspiring advocate for ending homelessness and domestic violence throughout Los Angeles and beyond.
  7. Support, train, coach and empower Development team with a revenue- and relationships-growth mindset and maintain an effective team, rooted in a deep commitment to the people we serve.
  8. Supervise staff by assigning, planning, monitoring, and appraising job results, evaluating performance, and developing staff according to agency’s philosophy and practice of People Leaders.
  1. Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required; fundraising certification preferred
  2. Minimum 10 years’ experience in development role(s), with emphasis and demonstrated personal effectiveness in major gifts efforts, preferably at an agency that services homeless, mentally ill, or dually-diagnosed people or victims of domestic violence
  3. Experience in and knowledge of the local philanthropy market
  4. Minimum three years’ supervisory experience required, preferably in a nonprofit environment
  5. Able to work in high-pressure situations to meet aggressive revenue targets
  6. Detail oriented with excellent leadership, time management, organizational, written, verbal, and computer skills
  7. Valid CA Driver’s license, reliable car, auto insurance, and an acceptable driving record

Work Environment

  • Combination of field and office environment
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend; occasionally lift or carry up to 35 lbs.
  • On occasion walk or drive to different local sites
  • Will necessitate working in busy and loud environments
  • Will be exposed to elements like cold, heat, dust, noise and odor
  • May need to bend, stoop, twist and sit throughout the day

Responsibilities Common To All Agency Employees

  • Maintain a safe work environment and confidentiality at all times
  • Be proactive, creative, and flexible in determining, evaluating, researching, and resolving issues
  • Organize and prioritize multiple activities to meet all external and internal deadlines
  • Maintain professional demeanor that reflects positively on the agency
  • Demonstrate respect and courtesy toward others
  • Able to thrive in a work environment emphasizing teamwork and collaboration
  • Respond promptly in all aspects of communication
  • Work with minimum supervision
  • Perform other duties as assigned

The People Concern is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to non-discrimination in employment. We select the most qualified individual for the job based on job-related qualifications regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, credit history, sexual orientation, arrest and court record, genetic information, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or other applicable laws.