Capital Campaigns/Endowment, Development – General, Major Gifts
4 Year Degree
Organizational history and service description
Opened in 1908 as a safe refuge for unwed mothers, St. Anne's has evolved into one of the most highly regarded social-service agencies in California. We offer residential care and transitional housing, family education and mental health services, early childhood education and workforce development. Our programs build safe, nurturing and resilient families—from pregnancy to parenthood and childhood to adulthood—for generations to come. St. Anne's has an annual operating budget of approximately $25 million and a staff of 300 employees.
St. Anne’s is in the midst of implementing a fund development plan that involves: engagement of its Board of Directors; fully developing its individual giving programs; coordinating its major giving and capital fund efforts, a robust foundation/corporate solicitation strategy, coordination with governmental grant support, and key attention to donor retention and relationship building at all levels. The right individual for the role will leverage this success and take the organization to the next level.
Position and Priorities
Reporting directly to the President/CEO, the Chief Development Officer will provide the leadership, vision, policy guidance and coordination of a comprehensive and innovative institutional advancement strategy. Managing a strong and stable team, the CDO will have oversight of communications and development efforts, each of which has strong and capable staffs. With direct involvement in capital gift solicitation and major donor engagement, the position will require proven skills in large and small scale presentations to promote the organization, as well as a strong research and data background.
At least ten years of progressive development experience, with at least five years in a senior position; interest, enthusiasm and affinity for fundraising and building relationships
Strong written and verbal communications skills; ability to enthusiastically convey the needs of St. Anne’s to individuals, foundations and corporations
Ability to relate to and work effectively with people at all levels, both within the organization and in the community; sense of humor, confidence and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves as required; demonstrated ability to think independently, strategically, and creatively and then implement the strategy in a timely manner
A high degree of initiative; flexibility, teamwork, attention to detail and a positive can-do attitude;
Commitment to and understanding of the organization’s mission
Computer literacy required; experience in Raiser’s Edge and complementary tools preferred
Bachelor’s degree is required, advanced degree preferred
Sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, St. Anne’s is a wonderful combination of an “old” Los Angeles charity and a leading-edge social service agency. Since first opening its doors in 1908 as a safe refuge for unwed, pregnant young women, St. Anne’s has continuously responded to meet the changing needs of today’s society and evolved into one of the most highly regarded social ser...vice agencies committed to developing and sustaining programs that address the special needs of at-risk, pregnant and/or parenting young women, children and families.
Today, St. Anne’s serves some of the most abused, abandoned, neglected and otherwise challenged young women and children in Los Angeles County. Multiple foster placements, consequences of community and familial violence, poverty, and histories of abuse have resulted in unfortunate consequences and without assistance they are unlikely to be able to support themselves or care for their own children properly, putting them at heightened risk of entering the same cycle. St. Anne’s offers an array of comprehensive programs including: residential treatment care, transitional housing, mental health, child care, family literacy, family preservation, educational and vocational preparation, as well as access to, and collaborations with, other agencies and providers.
All of the St. Anne’s programs strive to empower and educate, according to each individual’s specific needs, by providing the highest level of care and resources so as to help young women and children recognize their own value and potential, giving them the hope and the tools needed for a better future. When clients leave St. Anne’s, they have developed the skills necessary to lead healthy, independent and productive lives, as citizens and as parents, breaking the cycle of homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect for generations to come.