Fundraising Officer

Location Los Angeles, CA 90010
Date Posted February 09, 2024
Job ID 11231
Employment Type Direct Hire

Scion Nonprofit has been engaged to conduct an immediate search for a Fundraising Officer to support the comprehensive fundraising campaign of our reputable nonprofit client located in Los Angeles! This phenomenal organization is devoted to serving the most vulnerable members of the LA community with free comprehensive legal services, education, and policy advocacy. 

The Fundraising Officer will be a critical member of the development team, working independently while also collaborating closely with the VP of External Affairs, the Individual Giving, Events and Communications teams, senior leadership, and board-level volunteers to ensure that campaign activities are strategic and effective across all fundraising streams. Major areas of responsibility include: campaign strategy planning and management; donor cultivation, meeting, and solicitation; campaign events management; and communications and public relations planning.

This temporary position is full-time exempt with a generous benefits package, running through the end of the campaign (currently slated for September 2026). Evening and weekend hours are sometimes required, and the ideal candidate will reside in Southern California. 

  • In collaboration with the VP, External Affairs, help develop and oversee aspects of the campaign, campaign reporting, and campaign communications in support of campaign goals and priorities.
  • In collaboration with the development team, help develop and execute a systematic strategic plan to diversify, strengthen, and increase funding base and develop new sources of funding for both the capital campaign and general operating costs.
  • Work with the CEO, VP of External Affairs, and members of the Campaign Committee and Board to cultivate prospects and schedule meetings with prospective donors.
  • Maintain momentum for donor meetings by encouraging proactive outreach by staff and volunteer leadership.
  • Manage a personal portfolio of 50-75+ donors including solicitations, cultivation, upgrades, and stewardship activities.
  • Prepare materials needed for major donor meetings.
  • Engage in follow-up from major donor meetings to ensure actions are recorded and implemented.
  • Oversee, create, and help execute all elements of campaign related events, including cultivation and public outreach activities, as part of the overall campaign effort.
  • Schedule Campaign Committee meetings as needed and ensure all necessary materials are organized and available at meetings.
  • Provide ongoing communications to the Campaign Committee.
  • Assist with recruiting, training, and managing campaign volunteers.
  • Assist in management the campaign budget.
  • With the Development Operations Coordinator, ensure that each campaign gift is credited appropriately in the donor database, noting any on-going pledge payments, reminders and recognition activities.

  • 6+ years’ of nonprofit development experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant work experience. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Competency in Raiser’s Edge or another similar software is essential.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is required.
  • Ability to periodically work evenings and weekends for donor meetings and events.
  • Exemplary time management skills, facilitating excellent work even under tight deadlines.
  • Tactical thinker capable of simultaneously concentrating on accomplishing both short and long-term goals.
  • Ability to effectively handle unexpected situations and adaptability within a high-paced work environment.

This exciting opportunity offers the chance to make an immense impact at a longstanding and well-respected nonprofit organization in . In addition to a base salary of $78,000 to $84,000 annually (DOE), this role provides a comprehensive benefits package including commuter benefits and eligibility for health insurance (medical, dental, and vision, chiropractic, and acupuncture). The organization also provides short-term and long-term disability and life insurance coverage. A retirement plan is also available in addition to paid holidays/PTO/sick leave/, 18 weeks of parental leave after a year of employment, and healthcare and childcare FSA. 

For immediate consideration please provide your resume and cover letter, sharing more about your experience and interest in this role online via

Scion Nonprofit Staffing is an award-winning national nonprofit recruitment and staffing specialist for nonprofit organizations, foundations, associations, and educational institutions! Since 2006, we have had the pleasure of successfully placing thousands of talented professionals supporting incredible missions and programs. Through our innovative team building and recruiting solutions, we bridge the gap in executive leadership searches, direct hire nonprofit recruiting, interim leadership placement, and temporary professional staffing.

We are proud to be part of the Forbes lists of the Best Recruitment Firms and the Best Executive Search Firms in America. Additionally, Scion has been recognized as a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing firm as well as a top recruitment firm by The Business Times. Additional information about our firm and our practices can be found online. Scion Nonprofit Staffing is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and the candidates we represent.

For opportunities located in a region that has enacted fair chance, arrest, or conviction-based employment ordinances, Scion Nonprofit Staffing proactively follows the enacted guidance and considers for employment all qualified applications with arrest and conviction records. We engage in socially conscious business practices and believe that diverse, equitable, inclusive, and non-biased talent and recruitment processes are foundational to the success of Scion as well as every client organization with whom we partner.

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