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Director, Fund Development

Century Housing Corporation
California, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Nov 2, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Other Fundraising, Special Events, Programs, Community Outreach, Grant Administration, Grant Making, Program Administration and Management, Administrative, Other Administrative
Community Development, Social Services
Salary Band
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Us:

Century Housing Corporation is a mission-driven 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that engages in the financing, development, and operations of affordable housing.  Our mission is to finance, build, and operate exceptional affordable housing so that the people we serve may have a dignified home, a healthy and hopeful future, and attain economic independence.  This mission rests upon Century’s Vision that homes are the cornerstone of a thriving and just society.  An affiliate of Century, Century Villages at Cabrillo (CVC) is located in Long Beach and offers comprehensive services designed to break the cycle of homelessness and encourage self-sufficiency. CVC provides emergency, transitional and permanent housing along with an array of supportive services providers who assist formerly homeless Families and Veterans.

Position Summary:


The Director will collaborate with senior leadership in establishing and facilitating fundraising strategy, evaluating program needs, and identifying fundraising outcomes consistent with the organization’s Mission and Vision, and in support of the housing division’s growth and Century’s integrated approach to supportive housing.   The Director will oversee the strategic funding priorities including conducting research to identify opportunities for grants and funding sources to support operations as well as needed capital expenditures.  The Director will oversee the annual fundraising event(s) and serve as project manager to generate grant proposals.   Essential to successful implementation is the ability to cultivate relationships with foundations and individual donors, leveraging those relationships to build broad community support.   The Director will represent Century in various community engagement activities and manage the partner/donor recognition program and manage all reporting required by funders.    Internally, the Director is responsible for organizing data and providing budget forecasts, providing periodic presentations to senior leadership, and assuring that all donor/partner information is maintained accurately.   The Director will perform all responsibilities exhibiting the highest ethical standards in accordance with Century Values.   This position reports to the Executive Director, CVC while frequent interactions with Senior Vice President, Housing, Vice President, Residential Services, and other leadership positions within Century Housing are expected.  The essential functions of this position expressed below are not intended to be all-inclusive.

Essential Functions:


Manage Corporate Partnerships Grants solicitations and Submittals


Continuously scan the environment to increase awareness of potential funding opportunities.  

Obtain approval of senior leadership team to proceed with opportunities consistent with the needs of the organization, maintain calendar and serve as the project manager to generate proposals and produce supporting documents in response to solicitations and grant

opportunities through all steps of the funding process to ensure fulfillment of programmatic funding goals.   On award, assure that data required for all grant sources is captured and reported timely and accurately.    Post-award, ensure all reports and compliance requirements are submitted in a timely manner.

Manage all activities of grant writing consultants as required.


Oversee Individual and Major Giving

Cultivate relationships with private foundation personnel and large individual donors, using all opportunities to convey the needs of our residents.  Implement strategies for development plan execution on donor engagement.  Personally, solicit corporate sponsorships/gifts thru personal contact including emails, phone calls, and face-to-face visits.  Manage all giving appeals including emails, acknowledgment letters, mailers.  Work with marketing to create brochures and other collateral material to promote giving.   Prepare appropriate, timely acknowledgments of awards and gifts. 


Coordinate Annual Fundraiser Event(s)

In collaboration with the Senior Management team and supported by numerous Century team members, plan and implement the annual fundraiser event including budgeting, promotion, venue selection, auction prizes, gifts, program, staff coordination, design of event-specific media and timely post-event donor thank you letters or acknowledgments.    Oversee donor and/or partner recognition or appreciation events.  


Maintain Donor and Partner Contact Records

Oversee the collection and input of accurate data into Boomerang. Ensure that data is maintained to facilitate reporting to funders as well as for internal requirements such as budgeting and Board of Directors reporting.   Prepare any end-of-year acknowledgments of cash gifts and in-kind contributions for donor tax records.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the needs of the permanent supportive housing community and ability to articulate those needs to potential funders.
  • Experience writing federal, state, and/or local government human services and /or health grants. Ability to write requests for private organizations and trusts required.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research
  • Strong written communication skills, ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals as well as copy edit for clarity and grammatical accuracy
  • Ability to be a strong contributor in a collaborative work environment as well as ability to work independently.
  • Ability to create plans, budgets, read and interpret forms 990
  • Excellent computer skills required including Microsoft Office suite and fundraising software and databases such as Boomerang
  • Ability to maintain some flexibility, stay motivated and be comfortable in a work environment with high expectations for success.
  • Detail-oriented, strong time management skills, maintain calendars and accurate schedules.
  • Ability to work some evenings or weekends required.
    Education and Experience:


Bachelor’s Degree and 7-10 years experience writing successful awards of up to $1,000,000+. Experience in project management, corporate communications is helpful but not required. Combination of education and verifiable related experience considered. 


Salary and Benefits:

Attractive compensation with fully-paid family medical, dental, vision and life/AD&D, long-term care, retirement plan with company match, paid time off, paid holidays, and more. Paid college tuition assistance, professional development opportunities, and college loan repayment assistance available.

Job Location: Long Beach, CA 90810. This is not a remote work position.


How to Apply:

Send resume with cover letter and salary expectations to Fern Hendrickson, Vice President, Human Resources, , phone (310) 642-2017, FAX to (310) 258-0714.


Our organization is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or Veteran status.



COVID-19 Considerations:


We are working safely thru the pandemic with employee safety utmost in mind. We have plentiful supplies for sanitation and masking and follow local and CDC guidelines for staff and resident safety.


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