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.
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
Manage Corporate Partnerships Grants solicitations and
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
Manage all activities of grant writing consultants as
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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, email@example.com ,
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.
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