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Dolores Mission Church and School Development Officer

Dolores Mission School (Los Angeles)






Position Summary:
Serves as a mission-driven, leader in marketing and advancement. Oversees the development and implementation of grants writing and reporting. Explores new opportunities for new grant funding whose goals are in alignment with mission, vision and impact to ensure continual growth, vitality, strength and sustainability. Ensure maintenance and organization of the donor database, acknowledgments, and the Adopt-A-Student program. Strengthen and maximize existing relationships as well as identify, prioritize and strategize new prospects. Create, prepare and send all external marketing materials related to development, both through social media, newsletters and traditional appeals. Achieve funding goals through strategic personal efforts with the President, Development and Marketing Officer, Pastor and Pastoral Associate. The Development Officer will be the lead staff member to direct and guide the Dolores Mission School Alumni association. Fully incorporate Dolores Mission’s Sales Process as a discipline of excellence.

Position Specific Responsibilities:

Grant writing:
Responsible for preparing, submitting, and managing grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources
Performs prospect research on foundation to evaluate potential funding opportunities
Works with the president and business manager to gather necessary information to report to foundation funders on current grants
Complies with all grant reporting as required by foundation donors
Provides stewardship to current donors and foundations
Understands the history, goals and vision of school and various programs
Maintains current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting
Track statistics relevant to development and provides department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship

Event Planning:
Contracts with facility and organizes details such as décor, catering, entertainment, transportation, location, invite list, special guests, equipment and promotional material.
Provide feedback and report to stakeholders
Propose ideas to improve provided services and event quality
Ensure compliance with insurance, legal, health and safety obligations
Support the alumni group and coordinates the alumni lunch
Help support and coordinate the Donor mass
Support annual Christmas sponsor visits and event investment opportunities (tamale visits/La Fiesta annual gala)
Support with annual mailing campaigns (Thanksgiving, Easter, Women’s AUxiliary)

Managing Donor Database:
Oversees the daily operation of the development database
Tracks gifts/financial and biographical information on alumni, friends, and donors through the database using the sales protocol.
Responsible for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the data, including input, technology management, and training and support for other staff members.
Responsible for planning and implementing direct mail appeals annually
Provides support to staff by assisting with creation of reports and mailing lists
Coordinate and plan for future data conversions/upgrades as needed
Maintains efficient systems for data cleaning, data entry, gift processing, and relationship management.


Experience and Qualifications:

At minimum three years of non-profit fundraising, advancement or development experience, preferably in an Catholic urban school setting.
Understand the values, traditions, and mission of Dolores Mission Church and School and urban Catholic education.
Ability to serve as a role model within Archdiocesan and Catholic communities. Knowledge of the work of Archdiocesan administration in education and familiarity with pressures facing both Catholic and under-resourced schools.
Exemplary communication, organization, team building, and leadership skills.
Ability to attend frequent evening and weekend events.
Must have valid CA drivers license and realizable transportation.

Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk and drive. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in Education, Administration, Business or related field.
Suggested education: masters degree in related field.

Information/Application Contact

Dolores Mission School (Los Angeles)

170 S Gless St

Los Angeles, California