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Senior Development Director-Easterseals Southern California

Company: Easterseals Southern California
Date Posted: January 9, 2018

For nearly 100 years, Easterseals has been the indispensable resource for people and families living with disabilities. Throughout all life’s moments – from the extraordinary to the ordinary and everything in between – Easterseals is here to help people and families realize and reach for their full potential. 

Easterseals Southern California (ESSC) is its own 501c3 governed by its local Board of Directors and has annual revenue over $200 million. Under long-tenured CEO Mark Whitley, ESSC is fiscally sound, investing 87% of its income on services in local communities throughout Southern California. ESSC has a strong balance sheet, complimented by a robust business and operational structure. Having experienced significant growth over the last several years, ESSC has outgrown its existing location and moving into new offices in Irvine in early 2018. 

Five years ago, Whitley realized that a significant investment was needed to create a strategic, sustainable fundraising program and they hired its first Chief Development Officer, Nancy Weintraub. Over the last five years Nancy has implemented a sound and robust development infrastructure, created a high-performing team and built a culture of philanthropy. With the CEO, Nancy has recruited new and educated existing Board members resulting in 100% giving and 100% participation.   The organization is now ready to embark on a five year $40 million strategic initiative campaign.

The Senior Development Director will manage a team of three and focus on grants and special events management, national corporate sponsorships, as well as carrying a major gifts/campaign portfolio.  Building upon its momentum of success, the Senior Director of Development will play a visible role in ESSC’s continued high-performing development shop, well known nationally within the Easter Seals family for its innovation and achievement.  This is a career-making opportunity to help lead a team as well as keep a hand in day to day major gift fundraising. The new Senior Director of Development will lead based upon a sense of core ethics of collaboration, self- improvement and the drive of excellence, to ensure that the best services are being delivered to People ESSC serves. 

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Sarah Agee

Phone: 714-433-7040