Position: Donor Relations Manager (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.
Equality California and Equality California Institute seek a full-time Donor Relations Manager. The Donor Relations Manager is part of a seven-person development department that is responsible for the implementation of fundraising activities including individual major gifts and annual fund, corporate sponsorships, foundation grants, and large-scale event fundraising. This position is ideal for candidates with 3-5 years of experience in development, including direct experience executing individual giving annual fund campaigns, direct donor cultivation and stewardship, and development operations. Additional experience with major gifts and/or event fundraising is preferred. This position will be based in our Los Angeles office and will be supervised by the Director of Development.
I. Individual giving annual fund responsibilities include:
II. Major event support:
III. Additional administrative responsibilities include but are not limited to:
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 Robbie Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, June 24. Please be sure to put “Donor Relations Manager” in the subject line of your email. Qualified candidates should be prepared to provide names and contact information for three references.