Major Gifts Officer

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is seeking a Major Gifts Officer (MGO) to design, develop, and implement a major gifts program in an effort to broaden its reach, ensure stability of revenue, and grow our network of supporters in anticipation of our 10th Anniversary in 2023. The MGO is responsible for managing and cultivating relationships with existing major gift prospects, as well as identifying new prospects through a process of research and networking, building a pipeline of potential donors qualified by affinity, capacity, and propensity to give. While the focus of the MGO will be building and engaging a pipeline of individual donors, the MGO will also maintain key relationships at foundations and other institutional funders. An ability to empathize with donors and clearly communicate ARC’s mission is key. The MGO will need to energize team members (including board, staff, and other stakeholders), persuade prospects, and be actively soliciting through continuously matching donor needs and interests with ARC’s mission and case-for-giving.

As manager of ARC’s major gift program, the candidate will:

  • Help donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and ambitions through a relationship with our organization.
  • Secure major gifts at the $1k to $25k level with the goal of raising $100k during the inaugural year of the program, and bigger targets in future years, after the program is established.
  • Manage systems and software to track and cultivate donors and prospects, including our donor database and wealth screening tools.
  • Manage existing portfolio of donors and prospects.
  • Work with the development department to align efforts and set goals.
  • Create and implement moves management plans.
  • Make direct, face-to-face solicitations, and assist the board and other staff with their solicitation (e.g. provide portfolio development support, strategic counsel, and help with donor communications).
  • Of top priority is the ability to support and staff the CEO with his own portfolio, ensuring that he is well-versed in the needs and interests of his prospects and is adhering to a calendar of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Acknowledge major donors through the type of public and private recognition that they prefer.
  • Track and report progress using specific metrics.

This job might be for you if:

  • While most people would rather get a root canal than ask people for money, you’re a salesperson through and through — especially if you’re selling a cause!
  • You’re a true people person with an outgoing nature. You’re a self-starter and are driven by results.
  • You have at least 6 of years of nonprofit fundraising experience and have shown an ability to secure individual and major gifts and meet objectives.
  • You make donors feel valued because you’re sensitive to their needs. You’re also not afraid to move from friend-raising to fund-raising when it’s time to make the ask.
  • You are comfortable using a donor database, prospect research and other wealth screening tools to aid in your moves management process.
  • You have honed your writing and speaking skills and use them to compel individuals to action.
  • You aren’t someone who spends a lot of time in the weeds, but you know donors expect you to be organized, prepared, detail-oriented and to follow through on promises.
  • People are inspired by both your enthusiasm and your determination. You bring people in line with a vision and motivate them to reach goals.
  • Your beliefs are aligned with the ARC mission:  The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) works to end mass incarceration in California. To ensure our communities are safe, healthy, and whole, ARC empowers formerly and currently incarcerated people to thrive by providing a support network, comprehensive reentry services, and opportunities to advocate for policy change. Through our grassroots policy advocacy, we are dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system so that it is more just and equitable for all people.

COMPENSATION

  • The Major Gifts Officer position is classified as full-time non-exempt employee and the salary range is $70K-$75K per year, which is paid in accordance with the Company’s bi-weekly payroll schedule.
  • Eligible for Company benefits as outlined in the Employee Handbook, which are subject to change from time to time at ARC’s discretion. As such, you will be eligible to begin accruing 10 days of vacation and 6 days of sick time upon hire, plus 10 day office closure during Christmas and New Year’s. Eligible for health, dental, vision and life insurances on the first of the month following 60 days of employment.
  • ARC pays 75% of medical/dental/vision benefits for employees and 50% for dependents. Kaiser and Anthem are the Medical plans offered and Principal is offered for dental/vision/life insurance.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to Bikila Ochoa, Deputy Director, bochoa@arc-ca.org

PART TIME GRANT AND CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR

POSITION SUMMARY

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), a fast-growing nonprofit social justice organization serving and advocating for formerly incarcerated individuals, is seeking a talented and enthusiastic Part Time Grant and Contract Administrator to join its Los Angeles team.

This position will compose grant reports and applications to current and potential funders, support management of ARC’s grants and contracts, and help cultivate relationships with new funding prospects to support the fundraising goals of the organization. The ideal candidate is highly organized and detail-oriented, with excellent writing, research, and analytical skills and at least three years’ experience composing and securing foundation, corporate, and government grants. Candidates with experience managing city and state funding contracts are especially encouraged to apply.

The Grant and Contract Administrator will report directly to ARC’s Associate Director of Development. This position will also work closely with ARC’s program staff and accountants to develop a comprehensive understanding of ARC’s programs and services, program budgets and spending, and organizational funding needs.

This is a non-exempt, part-time position with an hourly rate of $30.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Develop and draft clear, compelling concept papers, LOIs, and proposals outlining ARC’s programs and services to secure funding from foundation, corporate, and government sources.
  • Support management of current grants.
    • Develop and maintain accurate information and schedules on reporting deadlines and other grant requirements.
    • Ensure compliance for city, state, and county contracts, including invoicing, auditing, and outcomes reporting.
  • Research new potential funding sources and work with ARC’s Development team to identify public and private funding opportunities.
  • Collaborate with ARC leadership and program staff to develop a strong understanding of ARC’s history, programs, impact, and financial needs to be able to develop clear and compelling proposals and reports.
  • Develop and update template ARC proposals and LOIs on ARC’s programs and services that can be easily adapted to specific funding opportunities.
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of ARC’s financials and organizational budget.
  • Assist with administrative duties in ARC’s Development Department, including management of donor database, grant acknowledgement letters, and communication with current and prospective institutional funders for site visits, meetings, and calls.
  • Assist with other research, writing, and editing assignments, as assigned.
  • Performs general contract administration, including contract data management (data entry, reporting, and extensive filing).
  • Provides contract interpretation guidance to program staff.  Assists in mentoring and training staff members on grant and contract provisions.
  • Assists in activities related to establishing maintaining, updating, and closing out grant awards.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Experience analyzing financial reports and developing program budgets
  • Expert in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Preferred:

  • Experience using fundraising software
  • Experience managing city, county and state contracts
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice and reentry field
  • Mission-alignment and a desire to work in and learn about fundraising

Ability to:

  • Compile, analyze, and interpret data and research to develop compelling proposals and reports.
  • Manage multiple priorities and deadlines with strong skills in planning and organization.
  • Respond effectively to changing priorities and a fluctuating workload.
  • Complete tasks in an efficient and effective manner with minimal supervision.
  • Exercise initiative and good judgment, be proactive, and follow direction.

EXPERIENCE

  • At least three years professional experience in a similar position that includes grantwriting, grants management, budget development, and administrative development responsibilities.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Creative Writing or other relevant field preferred. However, combination of education and experience will also be considered.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send cover letter and resume to Rachel Chung rchung@arc-ca.org including “Open Grant and Contract Administrator Position” in the subject line of your email.

Applied Researcher

POSITION SUMMARY

The Applied Researcher for the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) will provide support to the ARC program and development staff. Responsibilities include survey development and collection, database monitoring and troubleshooting, data validation, reporting, monitoring of outcomes, and translation of data findings to ARC staff. The Applied Researcher will work closely with ARC program leaders to maintain accurate, quality information and provide critical data system support to ARC.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS RELATED TO APPLIED RESEARCHER

  • Primarily be responsible for developing data collection tools (e.g., surveys, focus group protocols), data collection, and data analysis using platforms such as STATA or SPSS
  • Manage research into the appropriate data base for ARC’s data tracking and internal research and evaluation purposes
  • Manage migration of sensitive ARC data to new data system, if necessary
  • Work in collaboration with program leaders to ensure accurate and effective monitoring of programs, data collection, implementation, and outcomes
  • Routinely present updated reports and insights to program leaders
  • Work closely with program leaders to communicate and resolve data entry system errors
  • Perform data analyses and help with written reports, when requested, to support ARC’s programs team
  • Create visualization tools and dashboards to track programmatic outcomes to support program leaders as requested

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree or extensive experience in human behavior research
  • Experience with sorting, manipulating and validating data within databases
  • Proficient in MS office with expert proficiency in Excel
  • Experience with both qualitative and quantitative data analyses software, including JASP, SPSS or STATA
  • Demonstrated cultural humility and ability to communicate respectfully to all program staff and willingness to support staff with data

COMPENSATION

 The Applied Researcher position is classified as full-time non-exempt employee and the salary range is $60K-$65K per year, which is paid in accordance with the Company’s bi-weekly payroll schedule.

Eligible for Company benefits as outlined in the Employee Handbook, which are subject to change from time to time at ARC’s discretion. As such, you will be eligible to begin accruing 10 days of vacation and 6 days of sick time upon hire, plus 10 day office closure during Christmas and New Year’s. Eligible for health, dental, vision and life insurances on the first of the month following 60 days of employment.

ARC pays 75% of medical/dental/vision benefits for employees and 50% for dependents. Kaiser and Anthem are the Medical plans offered and Principal is offered for dental/vision/life insurance.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to Bikila Ochoa, Deputy Director, bochoa@arc-ca.org

Job Developer – Camarillo, CA

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is seeking an experienced job developer for our 80 bed Life Skills program, part of the Ventura Training Center (VTC). VTC is a Fire Training Program operating in conjunction with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), California Conservation Corps (CCC), and CAL FIRE. This site is located in Camarillo, CA. This will be a critical role focused on assisting cadets in gaining employment as career firefighters. This exciting pilot program will require an experienced individual with the ability to work well with all stakeholders and multidisciplinary partnerships. This is a challenging position that requires a self-motivated, multi-tasker with an understanding of employment processes specific to state, national, and private fire organizations. Experience with the criminal justice population is considered an asset, along with passion and commitment to social justice reform. This is a position that will interact with governmental agencies, ARC staff, as well as community organizations.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Aid VTC participants in gaining a comprehensive understanding of CAL FIRE resume and application processes, as well as firefighting opportunities in federal and private agencies.
  • Provide direct assistance with resume writing, mock interviewing, and basic employment skill sets.
  • Develop and run Career Readiness Workshops as well as computer literacy support as needed.
  • Share a comprehensive understanding of firefighting certifications and employment opportunities related to those certifications with VTC cadets.
  • Monitor VTC cadet progress and confer regularly with partnering agencies regarding VTC program progress and transition planning, and document accordingly.
  • Possible overnight travel to develop and maintain relationships with potential recruitment opportunities.
  • Assess individual needs and maintain database documentation of progress relating to employment and participation in employment services.
  • Attend all ARC staff meetings, case conferences, organizational gatherings, retreats, and conferences, as requested.
  • Research and understand potential career paths within state, federal, and private fire agencies.
  • Track cadet applications and outcomes.
  • Create vocational partner relationships with state, federal, and private fire agencies.
  • Work closely with Program Coordinator to ensure interdepartmental communication is maximized.
  • Provide back-up to Program Coordinator (PC) serving as onsite representation of ARC when PC is called away.
  • Serve as back-up providing transportation to cadets for ancillary appointments/needs.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

The job developer will possess a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of two (2) years’ experience as a Job Developer or similar position. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the employment landscape in firefighting in California. This person must also be well-versed in the obstacles and barriers facing system impacted individuals in the employment and educational arenas.

The Job Developer will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Flexible and self-starter; ability to multitask while also being highly detail oriented.
  • Excellent people skills, with experience in collaborating in a multidisciplinary, diverse and dynamic team environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to ARC’s mission.
  • Strong and effective problem-solving skills.
  • ARC strongly encourages qualified formerly incarcerated and system-impacted individuals to apply.
  • Be flexible with schedule; occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.
  • Must be insurable by ARC’s auto insurance provider with valid California Driver’s License.
  • Must pass CDCR background check

BENEFITS

  • ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for individual; 50% for dependents.
  •  Employer funded life insurance
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit both cover letter and resume to John McClelland (jmcclelland@arc-ca.org)

Life Coach – Bromont THP

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic Life Coach to join its Bromont Transitional Housing Program in Sylmar, CA; a 40 bed California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitaiton (CDCR) funded re-entry program for individuals who have served longer-term sentences. This is a full-time position that supports members in obtaining an optimal quality of life, we believe in the notion of “thriving, not surviving” and our Life Coaches must embody this as well. This position reports directly to the Program Coordinator, and works a schedule that is based on the needs of the members/caseload, this position’s schedule will also include some weekends and holidays. The Life Coach will be focused on providing life skills by assessing needs, providing case management, and providing appropriate refferals as needed. This is a challenging position that requires a self-motivated multi-tasker with a strong case-management and/or residential services provision background. Lived-experience with a passion and commitment to social justice reform preferred.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

• In collaboration with the Program Coordinator and member services team members, work to create a comprehensive schedule of activities specific to each member to include, but not limited to: employment, education, recreation, physical/mental health, spiritual growth, life skills, and/or any other activities to enhance the well-being of the member.
• Maintain familiarity with current and new contracts to ensure compliance with funding source performance targets and deliverables.
• Heavy data-base management focus: case notes, individual service plans, intakes, group notes, incident reports, etc.
• Case manage members to ensure all goals/needs are being met, and documented into required data bases on a weekly basis.
• Ensure that members are in compliance with member agreements and house guidlelines.
• Ensure safety and well-being of all members, staff, and guests/visitors. Support guest/visitor policy and intervene where necessary to maintain compliance.
• Help to develop and maintain support groups, activities, and mentorship programs within the housing community.
• Attend all ARC staff meetings, case conferences, organizational gatherings, retreats, and conferences as requested.
• Oversee/facilitate regular member meetings on site in collaboration with team members.
• Outreach to members though regular in-person visits, providing one-on-one meetings, and facilitating groups with members, in an effort to support positive member growth.
• Coordinate care and interventions with member services team members when signs of members falling off education/employment/program responsibilities are observed.
• Provide education, support and referrals to residents about available support if determined to be beyond the scope of the ARC TransitionalHousing Program.
• Refer individual and group counseling to members through available therapy.
• Other responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

The Life Coach will have the following experience and attributes: At least 2 years of experience with a criminal justice or related population. Experience with casefile documentation, group documentation, and creating case management plans is essential. Residential experience preferred.

The Life Coach will have the following experience and attributes:
• High School diploma or equivalent.
• Flexible and self-starter; ability to multitask while also being highly detail-oriented.
• Excellent people and communication skills, with experience in collaborating in a multidisciplinary, diverse and dynamic team environment.
• Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to ARC’s mission.
• Strong and affective problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
• ARC strongly encourages qualified formerly incarcerated and system-impacted individuals to apply.
• Passionate about the ARC mission.
• This position requires a clearance from CDCR.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers; handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, balance, stoop, kneel, and/or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Keyboard data entry required.

SALARY/BENEFITS

HOURS: 40 hours per week
CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt
SALARY: 40-45k based on experience
BENEFITS: ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for individual; 50% for dependents.
• 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days

Send resume and cover letter to John McClelland, jmcclelland@arc-ca.org

Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The mission of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) is to reduce incarceration, improve the outcomes of formerly incarcerated individuals, and to build healthier communities. ARC seeks to accomplish this mission in a three-fold approach: (1) to advocate for fair and just policies that: reduce crime, decrease the use of incarceration, and serve the needs and well-being of formerly incarcerated people; (2) to provide supportive services and resources to those affected by the criminal justice system that improves outcomes; and (3) to build healthier communities by returning motivated, mentally prepared, and high character men and women from incarceration to communities to serve as ambassadors for change. In brief, ARC is a support network, a connection to services and support, and an advocate for just and fair policies.