Position: Associate Director of Institutional Advancement (Los Angeles)
Salary: Based on Experience
Type: Full-Time, Exempt
Start: As soon as possible
Closing date of this position: Open until filled
Reports to: Director of Development
Equality California (EQCA) is the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization with over 800,000 members. Equality California brings the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating, and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. Through its legislative work, EQCA has successfully sponsored 140 pieces of pro-equality legislation cementing California as the state with strongest LGBTQ-civil rights protections in the country.
Equality California Institute (EQCAI) is a 501(c)3 organization that has a parallel mission to EQCA, its 501(c)4 counterpart. EQCAI educates the broader community on important LGBTQ issues such as transgender equality, violence and hate crimes, healthcare, health disparities, the needs of LGBTQ seniors and youth, homelessness and immigration. Over the last five years, EQCAI has spearheaded successful programs to tackle these issues, including multiple public education campaigns, such as Transform California, Equality4All, #Take It, I’m PrEPed, Let California Ring, Fair Share for Equality, the Breakthrough Conversations Project, and Health Happens with Equality.
EQCA and EQCAI seek a full-time Associate Director of Institutional Advancement to lead the grant fundraising strategies. The Associate Director of Institutional Advancement will have both internal and external facing responsibilities, including identifying, developing, writing, and submitting grant proposals and reports that meet the organization’s financial targets. The Associate Director of Institutional Advancement will also cultivate and maintain relationships with foundation contacts and program officers. In addition, the Associate Director of Institutional Advancement will identify, cultivate, and steward high capacity individual donors that require customized proposals and reporting. This position will require excellent oral and written communication skills, and the successful candidate will contribute to the donor communication and stewardship strategy for the broader Development department with an emphasis on individual donors. Mastering EQCA messaging and voice and understanding the organization’s programs and program priorities will be of utmost importance. The successful candidate will be an excellent strategist, self-starter, and committed to EQCA’s mission.
Candidates should have a proven track record for writing successful grant proposals and have familiarity with foundations’ giving priorities and existing relationships with foundations. The Associate Director of Institutional Advancement will work with the development department and program department to execute grant proposals.
This position is based in our Los Angeles office and will be supervised by the Director of Development with frequent interaction with the Programs Director.
I. Developing, writing, and submitting grant proposals and reports that garners sizable support from foundations. This work includes:
II. Researching foundations, corporate foundations, government agencies, and high capacity individuals to identify funding opportunities:
III. Develop and cultivate relationships and maintain effective communication with foundation program officers.
IV. Work closely with the Director of Development and Major Gifts Officer to strategize and execute communication plans for the cultivation and stewardship of individual donors.
Applicants for this position should bring the following knowledge, abilities, and attitude:
Salary will be based on experience and includes competitive benefits (healthcare, dental, vision, long/short term disability, life insurance and 401K). This full time position will be based out of Los Angeles and will require a flexible schedule including evening and weekend work time, as well as regular travel across California. Applicants will be reimbursed for mileage, but must have a reliable car and be able to drive in California.
Equality California is an equal employment opportunity employer. Equality California does not make employment decisions or discriminate based on protected characteristics including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression), sexual orientation, age, physical or mental handicaps, veteran status, or genetic information as prescribed by applicable local, state, and federal law. We strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply, including, but not limited to, women, people of color, people of diverse gender identities, and non-LGBTQ allies.
Email resume (including names and contact of 3 references), cover letter and two writing samples to Tony Hoang at email@example.com. Please be sure to put “Associate Director of Institutional Advancement” in the subject line of your email.