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DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS
ABOUT VENICE COMMUNITY HOUSING
Venice Community Housing (VCH), a community-based, nonprofit organization, supports and builds equitable and inclusive communities by providing affordable housing with supportive services, education, employment programs, and public policy advocacy. With housing development as its core service, VCH believes that we must challenge the root causes of housing injustice and homelessness, and actively confront all forms of racism, in order to ensure equitable communities with access to healthy, safe, and affordable homes for all. Just as it is important for low-income and unhoused people to have access to stable housing, it is also important that our Westside communities be inclusive and restore access for communities of color that have been forcibly removed. We unite our community with passion and commitment to equity.
Currently, VCH is engaged in a variety of housing and community development programs, owning and managing 252 units of affordable and supportive housing, and an additional 28 units of short-term housing, with a $5.6m annual operating budget. As part of a nationwide focus on the crisis of homelessness and housing affordability, VCH is in a growth phase with an additional 500 units in the predevelopment/construction stages. Our vision is that our compassionate approach to these solutions will serve as a model to other communities across the country.
POSITION OVERVIEW (See Candidate Profile)
The Director of Development and Communications (DODC) works to build and maintain relationships with current and prospective donors, government funders, key partners and collaborators, and the general public. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the DODC develops and implements comprehensive short-term and long-term fundraising plans, including solicitations and management of government and foundation grants, annual appeals, corporate donations, and special events.
The Director will lead the organization’s dynamic fundraising vehicles and find ways to innovate, expand, and connect with new donors. With the support of a development team, including an Associate Director of Development, Community and Donor Engagement Manager, Special Events Coordinator, and our vital volunteers, this position is responsible for government and private grant solicitation and management with an annual private revenue goal of $1.5 million, additional government grant solicitation and management, and plays a critical role in building community support for VCH’s housing, programs, and community vision.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Leadership & Strategy
Communications & Advocacy
Individual & Institutional Giving
SALARY & BENEFITS
Salary range is $145,000 - $150,000; benefits include medical, dental, vision, basic life, voluntary life, Aflac, 403 (b), vacation, sick time, 14 holidays and 2 personal days. This is a full-time, exempt position.
Venice Community Housing (VCH) is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures.
Envision Consulting was retained by Venice Community Housing for their search for a Director of Development & Communications.
Applicants needing accommodation for any part of the application process may contact Envision Consulting at 626.889.7905 to request and arrange for assistance.