• Director of Development

    Job Locations US-CA-Chatsworth
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Not applicable
  • Overview

    UCP Wheels for Humanity, a subsidiary of United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA), was founded in 1996. Our mission is to promote greater inclusion for people with disabilities globally – through mobility, therapy, advocacy, and empowerment.


    We are seeking an experienced, driven, and goal-oriented Director of Development who will be responsible for the strategic planning, management, and implementation of the organization’s fund development efforts. The ideal candidate will be adept at creating and implementing plans to achieve long-term goals, while also balancing the day-to-day needs of the organization.


    • Achieve an annual fundraising goal of approximately $1 million through major gifts, foundation and corporate support, special events, direct mail, and website/email/social media campaigns
    • Forge and maintain relationships and strategies to build the organization’s visibility, impact, and financial resources
    • Work with the senior management team on the creation of the organization’s strategic plan, and develop short- and long-term goals for securing resources to carry out the plan
    • Develop and execute a well-designed stewardship plan for various donor levels
    • Create a corporate and foundation grants strategy and oversee its execution
    • Lead the annual fundraising event planning committee and manage the execution of the organization’s signature event
    • Support the creation of key messages and develop communications plans to increase the organization’s visibility
    • Work with the Marketing Manager to create all organizational materials and publications including solicitation campaigns and letters, brochures and newsletters, press releases, event-related materials, web and social media content
    • Regularly provide verbal, written, quantitative, and qualitative fund development and communications analyses, briefings, and recommendations to the Executive Director and Board of Directors
    • Develop and manage a productive team of two full-time staff, and provide guidance to staff throughout the organization on issues related to external relations
    • Manage the implementation of Bloomerang and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing
    • Develop and manage the annual budget for all outreach, communications, and fundraising expenses


    • 6-10 years of professional experience in nonprofit fundraising
    • 2-5 years of experience supervising staff
    • Knowledge in several aspects of fund development, including grant writing, event planning, direct mail, corporate engagement, and donor relations
    • Experience developing and maintaining productive working relationships with board members, donors, and foundations
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
    • Ability to work as a leader and as part of a team
    • Ability to work some evenings and weekends to meet deadlines, attend functions, or participate in meetings
    • Donor database management experience
    • Bilingual in English and Spanish (a plus)
    • BA (required), MA (a plus)


    We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience, medical and dental insurance, paid holidays, vacation benefits, paid sick leave, and 403(b) retirement.


    UCP Wheels for Humanity is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates. UCP Wheels also considers qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment pursuant to California Law and, if applicable, the L.A. Fair Chance Ordinance.




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