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Without our talented and dedicated staff, EmpowHer Institute couldn’t do the incredibly important and impactful work that we do. As we continue to grow, we are seeking to find passionate, hard-working, and caring team members who can help us support the next generation of girls succeed.

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OUR MISSION & VISION

The mission of EmpowHer Institute is to empower girls and young women in marginalized communities by giving them the skills necessary through education, training, and mentorship to enable them to become confident, college and career ready.

We envision a world where every girl is provided the opportunities and resources to: embrace the power of her voice; make informed decisions about her body and future; break generational cycles of poverty; contribute to the creation of an equitable society.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Want to use your fundraising experience and skills to make a difference in the lives of teen girls in Los Angeles County? Do you have a commitment to gender equity and racial justice? Are you a go getter who is skilled in building relationships and has a track record of successful fundraising? Do you thrive in high energy, collaborative, and supportive work environments where you are encouraged to embrace the “art of the possible?” This just may be the job for you!

EmpowHer Institute is seeking a full-time Director of Development. In this small and emerging organization, the Director of Development will spearhead fundraising efforts as EmpowHer continues to grow. He/She/They will be responsible for building and executing the development plan, developing relationships with key public and private funding stakeholders, partnering with the Executive Director in raising the organization’s annual revenue goals, grantwriting, and donor cultivation.

The Development Director will report to and work in partnership with the Executive Director (ED) to meet the organization’s aggressive 2-year fundraising goals (FY 2022- $1.4M, FY 2023- $2M).

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and execute EmpowHer’s annual fundraising plan
  • Secure financial support from public and private resources, including individuals, foundations corporations, etc
  • Manage the overall data of the DonorPerfect CRM and supervise the team member responsible for data entry and gift processing
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Secure corporate sponsors for annual special events
  • Write foundation and corporate grant proposals
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising through GrantHub software system
  • Support in board development as it pertains to fundraising
  • Hire and supervise a parttime Grant Writer

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5+ years of experience in fund development
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication skills
  • 2+ years of experience in managing staff
  • Strong written and verbal presentation skills
  • Comfortable speaking publicly with large and small groups
  • Knowledge of donor CRM systems (DonorPerfect preferred)
  • Must pass LiveScan criminal background check facilitated by the LA County Department of Probation
  • Must submit negative TB test results
  • Must be collaborative, creative, and a determined go getter who is unafraid to ask for money
    and does not get knocked down by the answer “no”

The ideal candidate is one who is committed to the mission and vision of EmpowHer Institute, has a dynamic personality, is creative, is comfortable around diverse stakeholders, believes in collaboration, and has excellent interpersonal communications skills.

COMPENSATION: 

  • Full-time Exempt: $72,000 starting salary, depending on experience
  • Benefits include paid holidays, sick, and vacation leave, Simple IRA with employer match, medical, dental, vision, and a range of professional development opportunities
  • Flexible work schedule
  • EmpowHer Institute® is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample of a previously written grant proposal (no more than 3 pages) to Dawn L Brown, Executive Director at jobs@empowher.org, Subject: DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR. Applications without cover letter, resume, and writing sample will not be considered.

This position is currently remote until EmpowHer returns to in-person programming in August. At that time, there is flexibility for the role to continue working remotely, when not scheduled for in-person meetings.

EmpowHer Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. EmpowHer Institute will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ individuals encouraged to apply

POSITION OVERVIEW

EmpowHer Institute has an exciting opportunity for an experienced manager who is organized, has excellent interpersonal skills and is passionate about making a difference in the community. We are seeking an experienced Program Manager to join our team. As the Program Manager, you will mainly be responsible for managing EmpowHer Institute’s middle and high school program initiatives and supervising direct service program staff. Under the supervision of the Programs Director, the Program Manager will:

PROGRAM DESIGN & MANAGEMENT:

  • Assist with the design and implementation of EmpowHer Institute’s current and new program initiatives
  • Manage program staff, interns and volunteers who provide direct service to our youth
  • Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders – program participants, school administrators, and parents
  • Work with Program Director to develop effective strategies to meet program goals/objectives
  • Monitor program progress and make recommendations as needed
  • Serve as liaison between EmpowHer Institute and school partners
  • Ensure that each program has the requisite supplies
  • Organize, manage, and chaperone field trips and special events for program participants
  • Monitor program databases and maintain record keeping
  • Other duties to be assigned as they arise
  • Substitute as instructor in the absence of Academy Instructor

STAFF SUPERVISION:

  • Facilitate staff orientation and professional development
  • Conduct performance reviews of supervised staff
  • Hire and provide supportive supervision to staff who provide direct service in our programs (Volunteer Coordinator and 3 Academy Instructors)
  • Conduct staff supervisory meetings on a regular basis

YOUTH RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT:

  • Manage recruitment and retention of program participants
  • Develop and maintain relationship with program participants and their parents/guardians
  • Manage communications with program participants and their parents /guardians.
  • Support parent/guardian involvement efforts such as parent meetings, workshops and newsletters.

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT:

  • Support Volunteer Coordinator in developing and facilitating volunteer trainings
  • Supervise Volunteer Coordinator to ensure that recruitment and retention goals are met
  • Work with Volunteer Coordinator to organize events for volunteers

 DEVELOPMENT/PROGRAM EVALUTION

  • Conduct regular youth development research and apply new ideas to EmpowHer programming
  • Develop and monitor metrics for program evaluation
  • Work with the Program Director to compose program reports
  • Collaborate with school staff to collect student data, including grades, matriculation and graduation rates of participants

QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will have excellent presentation, interpersonal, program management, leadership, team-working, organizational, computer and oral and written communication skills. Experience working within a diverse and inclusive work environment. Experience working with diverse populations and marginalized communities. Must be comfortable in a fast-paced work environment. Light lifting (Up to 20-40 lbs.) and some driving required. Must be available to work Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm with possible evenings and Saturdays (with advanced notice).

  • College degree (preferred, but can be substituted for experience)
  • Must pass LiveScan criminal background check facilitated by the LA County Department of Probation within the first 30 days of employment
  • MUST show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination at time of hire
  • Must submit negative TB test result within first 30 days of employment
  • Must have exceptional organizational and time-management skills
  • 5+ years of program management experience, preferably in the nonprofit sector, youth programs or education
  • 3+ years of experience managing multiple staff members
  • 2+ years of experience working with marginalized communities
  • Must have dependable transportation and a valid California Driver’s License

COMPENSATION: 

  • Full-time (40 hrs a week) Exempt: $64,000 Starting Salary
  • Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, Simple IRA with employer match, medical/dental/vision insurance, and a range of professional development opportunities
  • This is a hybrid of remote and in-person position. The Program Manager may work remotely on most days, but will be required to be present at EmpowHer program locations on specific days and times, as required by the program activity/initiative.

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Submit cover letter and resume to Keyonna Keith, Program Director at jobs@empowher.org, Subject: PROGRAM MANAGER. Applications without cover letter and resume will not be considered.

EmpowHer Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. EmpowHer Institute is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. All are encouraged to apply, including women and BIPOC individuals, and will be welcomed without judgment.

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