Point Foundation recently created a new Los Angeles-based Chief Development Officer (CDO) position for the organization, reflecting the strategic importance of growing and expanding its fundraising capacity and results. The new CDO will be responsible for leadership and oversight of all Point Foundation fundraising and marketing/communications programs and staff. In partnership with the Executive Director & CEO, Deputy Executive Director, and Board leadership, this person will be charged with developing and implementing fundraising strategies to meet or exceed Point Foundation’s annual and long-term revenue goals. She/He/They will also oversee marketing and communications efforts as part of their responsibilities.
At present, Point has an annual revenue budget of $4.4 million and an endowment of $6 million. It is expected that this person will increase overall revenue and reserves while personally managing a portfolio of major donor, corporate, and foundation relationships. In addition to managing a seven-person team in Los Angeles and New York City, the CDO must also work effectively with the Executive Director & CEO Director, the Deputy Executive Director, the national Point Foundation Board of Directors, and local volunteer boards in Washington DC, Miami, and Boston, to motivate giving in their networks.
This CDO must be a strong leader with a demonstrated commitment to Point’s mission and the capacity to provide motivating supervision, direction, support, and training to staff and volunteers. This person must also be comfortable with public speaking and making asks to individuals, corporations, and organizations, and amplifying the organization’s public profile as a premiere pipeline for the country’s most gifted emerging LGBTQ+ leaders.
15+ years of demonstrated success in fundraising inclusive of major gifts, annual campaigns, special events, foundation relations, and corporate giving. An understanding of planned giving is an added advantage;
Professional history that includes leading fundraising teams and programs in support of annual budgets of $10 million or more;
Track record of building and nurturing relationships with high-level prospects that lead to significant major and/or planned gifts;
Proven effectiveness in leading development and communications staff;
Proven ability to manage a team of five or more in office and remote workplaces;
Experience managing marketing and communications efforts, including an understanding of best practices for online/email fundraising and marketing;
Demonstrated facility in mentoring and developing talent;
Skills and resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems;
Flexible and a self-starter; able to multitask while also being highly detail-oriented;
Strong organizational and project management skills to manage long-lead efforts against short-term recurrent needs;
Tenacity and resilience – the work requires it;
Proficient with and Microsoft Office Suite, Raiser’s Edge, and comfortable learning and working with new systems (e.g., Salesforce, etc.).
Additional Salary Information: Point Foundation is offering an attractive and comprehensive compensation package for this position, including a competitive base salary (commensurate with experience), opportunity for performance bonus, and full benefits package. Benefits include employer-subsidized health benefits, dental and vision benefits, employee-funded 403b retirement plan, flexible work scheduling, telecommuting, PTO, short-term disability, and parental leave offerings.
About Point Foundation
Point Foundation (www.pointfoundation.org) is the country’s oldest and largest scholarship granting organization for exceptional LGBTQ+ students. Well beyond the tuition and other financial assistance that opens doors otherwise closed to these amazing young people, Point Foundation helps its scholars achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the unique obstacles they face because of their LGBTQ+ identity – and then go on to make a significant impact on society. Through financial sponsorship, personal mentoring, and professional development training, Point Foundation is building the next generation of LGBTQ+ leaders -- all over the country and in virtually every professional discipline.