Los Angeles, CA

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

ABOUT BRIGITTE & BOBBY SHERMAN CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION (BBSCF)

The Brigitte & Bobby Sherman Children’s Foundation (BBSCF) is dedicated to empowering children and youth in Ghana by blending music and education at its youth center in Ada. Founded in 2011 by activist Brigitte Sherman and former teen idol Bobby Sherman, BBSCF addresses educational inequities by providing essential support and resources. Recognizing the barriers such as tuition fees, lack of transportation, and poverty that prevent many children from continuing their education beyond primary school, BBSCF offers financial assistance covering school fees, uniforms, shoes, food, and supplies.

Since its establishment, BBSCF has been tirelessly working to enhance the quality of education, health, food, and recreation for children in the region. By fostering a supportive environment and bridging educational gaps, the foundation aims to motivate children to pursue further education and experience the transformative power of music.

BBSCF has steadily grown its impact, and with ongoing support, it continues to strengthen its programs to secure the future success of Ghanaian children. True to its mission, BBSCF is committed to creating opportunities for children to thrive academically and creatively, ensuring a brighter future for the communities it serves.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Development (Director) will spearhead the fund development and communication efforts for the Brigitte & Bobby Sherman Children’s Foundation (BBSCF). Collaborative and innovative, the Director will work closely with the CEO to develop and execute a long-term fundraising vision and strategic direction for the organization.

With a diverse funding portfolio and an overall organization budget, the incoming Director will establish a robust fundraising infrastructure to support BBSCF’s mission and growth. The Director will lead Development responsibilities to set and achieve annual and long-term fundraising goals, managing all aspects of fundraising, events, and external communications.

A successful Director of Development will be well-versed in equitable fundraising strategies, practice diplomacy in all job-related interactions, and possess a strong understanding of developing and executing a financial vision. Building relationships with and stewarding donors, partners, and prospects, as well as publicly representing BBSCF to secure major and transformational gifts, will be key priorities. The Director’s overarching goal is to ensure that the foundation’s fundraising and communication strategies effectively support and scale BBSCF’s mission, goals, and initiatives.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Development Strategy & Organizational Leadership

  • Develops and oversees the creation and execution of an annual development plan and budget to meet annual organizational goals
  • Develops and oversees fundraising strategies.
  • Collaborates with CEO to give focus to the fundraising efforts of the Board of Trustees
  • Oversees all fundraising efforts for foundation, corporate, individual and government sectors.
  • Facilitates and participates in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and recognition of donors (individual and corporate), involving volunteer leaders (such as board members and other community members) as appropriate.
  • Plans and executes donor cultivation and stewardship events.
  • Creates, and oversees the individual giving and major gifts program by identifying prospects, cultivating donors, and facilitating solicitation.
  • Builds upon and ensures the development management system is maximized and working efficiently to meet development goals.

Communications

  • Oversees brand continuity end ensures that all content reflects the foundation’s mission and values.
  • Develops and partners with a public relations firm to implement a communications strategy.
  • Produces in partnership with the marketing firm an Annual Report to highlight the incredible work BBSCF is doing.
  • Uses data and feedback to continually improve communication efforts and outcomes.
  • Partners with the firm to prepare and distribute press releases, media kits, and other PR materials

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of four (4) years’ development, fundraising and communications experience
  • Prior experience working in organizations with a budget of 1 million or higher.
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, business administration, or related field
  • Direct experience cultivating and solicitating donations at the $5,000 level and up.
  • Demonstrated skill in developing and implementing strategies for solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship of individuals, corporations, foundations, and prospective board members.
  • Attention to details with experience developing and forecasting a budget.
  • Proficiency in donor management software.
  • Strong administrative and communication skills.
  • A polished and specialized demeanor to represent BBSCF and its values in public-facing opportunities with trustees, donors, volunteers and constituents.
  • Familiarity with basic nonprofit accounting principles preferred.
  • Prior experience working in international nonprofits preferred.
  • Familiarity with the youth services preferred.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

 The salary range for this hybrid position based in Los Angeles is $130,000 – $150,000. In addition, BBSCF offers a comprehensive benefits package including ample vacation and sick leave.

Brigitte & Bobby Sherman Children’s Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Brigitte & Bobby Sherman Children’s does not discriminate against any person because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, political affiliation or citizenship. All qualified applicants, including minorities and women, are encouraged to apply.

Applicants needing accommodation for any part of the application process may contact Envision Consulting at 626.889.7905 to request and arrange for assistance.

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