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Development Associate

Company: Los Angeles Conservation Corps
Date Posted: October 9, 2017

Organization Summary

The LA Conservation Corps (“the Corps”) is a private, non-profit organization that has helped at-risk young adults develop themselves since 1986. To date, more than 20,000 young people have participated in the Corps classes and service projects, learning new skills while contributing to the quality of life for residents of the greater Los Angeles area.


The primary mission of the LA Conservation Corps is to provide at-risk young adults with opportunities for success through job skills training, education and work experience with an emphasis on conservation and service projects that benefit the community.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Development Director, the Development Associate position provides critical administrative, coordination and marketing support to the Development Department. This position’s primary functions, under the direction of the Development Director, include gift processing, maintaining The Raiser’s Edge database and donor records, drafting thank you letters and other donor stewardship communications in a timely manner, providing administrative assistance at the board development and marketing committee meetings, and managing the logistical and administrative details of all fundraising and cultivation events including the Annual Spring Luncheon, and coordinating annual and special mail and email appeals. Secondary functions may include assistance with the website, monthly e-newsletter, social media, and other fundraising events, and providing administrative assistance to the Development Director. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Essential Functions

  • Maintains data integrity in the Corps’ fundraising and donor relationship database, The Raiser’s Edge.  
  • Records, tracks, and reports gifts from Corps’s donors. Draws reports as necessary and ensures that data entry is consistent and follows rules so reports are accurate.  
  • Assists with the coordination of all fundraising and cultivation events including the annual luncheon. Specific tasks include distribution of sponsorship solicitations, vendor coordination, gathering ads for the tribute book, list management through RE, and day of event coordination of staffing.
  • Oversees and adheres to event budgets, tracks revenues and expenses.
  • Works closely with Board Members and donors to solicit individual donations
  • Serves as staff support to Board development and marketing committee.  
  • Prepares donor prospect reports for CEO and Development Director in advance of meetings. 
  • Works with the accounting department to ensure accurate recording and processing of philanthropic gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations.  
  • Drafts thank you letters and maintains acknowledgment records to the Corps from individual, corporation and foundation donors.
  • Collaborates with the Development team and other members of executive and program staff on creative new avenues for philanthropic support. 
  • Assists in writing grant proposals that seek to raise general and unrestricted dollars.
  • Supervises student workers and corpsmember interns, as needed.
  • Serves as a public face of the Corps and attends Corps functions, including annual fundraising events and other events and meetings, as required.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

  • High level of interpersonal skills, integrity and the ability to keep information confidential.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skills (verbal and written); characterized by actively listening and ensuring respectful two-way communication.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity, understanding, and the ability to effectively interact with individuals (internal and external) from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, disability and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate strong time management skills and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate a high level of accountability, responsibility, discretion, and dependability.
  • Demonstrate teamwork through cooperation and collaboration with others.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude, self-discipline and self-awareness.
  • Demonstrate excellent analytical skills; characterized by identifying, assimilating and comprehending the critical elements of various situations, and extracting and interpreting the implications of courses of action.
  • Ability to prepare concise, logical and grammatically correct documents, reports, and presentations.
  • Ability to accept, direct and perform responsibilities and assigned tasks as a project team member in support of the overall project.
  • Ability to explain policies, procedures, directions and represent the Corps’ philosophy and values to a wide range of audiences including Corpsmembers, programmatic staff, management and the public.
  • Ability to structure tasks, establish priorities and set goals.
  • Ability to effectively perform the physical requirements of the job, as well as train others.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Intermediate level of computer skills (Microsoft Office environment) including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Internet research.
  • Uses good judgment, evaluates alternatives in the achievement of quality outcomes. 

Required Education And Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution preferred.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of relevant experience.

Other Duties and Requirements

  • Pass a post-offer drug/alcohol screen test before commencing employment (required to submit for the drug/alcohol screening at a company designated facility).
  • Pass a post-offer Live Scan (fingerprint/background clearance-Department of Justice) before commencing employment. 
  • If a private vehicle is utilized for company purposes validation of a California Class C Driver’s License, validation of driving record and approval of commercial policy insurability is required in conjunction with proof of personal minimum liability insurance coverage per the requirements of the state of California. 
  • Reference checks will be conducted; employment is contingent upon receipt of acceptable references.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary $41,011.20 - $64,836.31 annually (reflects the entire salary range). A starting salary higher than $41,011.20 annually is based on a level of experience and education that significantly exceeds the minimum requirements and is commensurate with the compensation scale (salary range).
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits
  • Vacation, Sick and Personal Holiday Benefits

Internal Application Procedure

Internal applicants must review the Transfers/Promotions guidelines and complete a LA Conservation Corps Transfer/Promotion Career Opportunity Application within three (3) working days of the “Posting Date.” This information can be requested from the Human Resources Department. The internal application should be submitted to Human Resources by the Internal Closing Date or within three (3) working days of the “Posting Date.”

External Application Procedure

Email cover letter and resume to The Los Angeles Conservation Corps only employs individuals who are lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

You will be requested to complete an application at a later date if you are chosen for an interview.  Based upon a review of your application and supportive information, applicants will be considered for the interview portion.  The interview will cover education and experience requirements.  Applicants who need reasonable accommodations to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at least four (4) business days before the closing date of the position or, if applicable, at the time an interview is scheduled.

AA/EEO Statement

It is the policy of LA Conservation Corps to seek and employ qualified workforce at all locations, job sites, and facilities, and to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees in recruiting, hiring, placement, training, compensation and benefits, promotion, transfer, and termination.

LA Conservation Corps

Equal Opportunity Employer