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Chief Development Officer

Goodwill Southern California
California, United States
$250,000.00 - $275,000.00
Closing date
May 27, 2023

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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Goodwill Southern California in the search for a Chief Development Officer.

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Development Officer will plan, direct, implement, and manage all aspects of Goodwill Southern California's (GSC) fund development program including strategic planning, budgeting, identification, cultivation, solicitation, receipt, acknowledgment, stewarding, recording, reporting, evaluation of financial and in-kind contributions, and grant income. The Chief Development Officer will secure funds from both public and private sources to help meet the organization's annual operating budget and new initiatives. As a visible leader involved in setting the direction of the overall organization and furthering GSC's culture of philanthropy, the Chief Development Officer will provide active leadership in articulating fundraising strategies and goals including an anticipated capital campaign. The Chief Development will expand GSC’s donor base, with a particular focus on identifying and cultivating the next generation of major donors while managing, inspiring, and retaining a high performing development team.  

The Chief Development Officer will lead a comprehensive development program currently raising $20 million annually from both private and public funding. The Chief Development Officer will expand the development program including building the individual giving program, growing institutional giving, and overseeing government grant funding.  The Chief Development Officer will evaluate, develop, and implement the infrastructure needed to take fundraising to the next level. Goodwill Southern California seeks a dynamic, creative relationship builder with an entrepreneurial spirit to lead this new phase of GSC's evolution.

Founded in the early 1900s in Boston, Goodwill Industries introduced a model that differed from other charities of the day. Goodwill would collect donations, then employ people in need to repair and restore the items before selling the renewed goods for profit. The profits were used to pay the people who refurbished the goods. Goodwill Southern California has expanded from those humble beginnings in Los Angeles to operate over 80 stores, 46 attended donation centers, three campuses, five Career Resource Centers, and three WorkSource Centers throughout Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.

Goodwill Southern California was founded with a mission to Transform Lives Through the Power of Work. Goodwill Southern California serves individuals with barriers to employment by providing education, training, work experience, and job placement services. Centered around four key values, Goodwill Southern California treats everyone with respect, conducts business with integrity, pursues a vision of excellence and continuous improvement, and service to clients and each other.

Goodwill Southern California’s programs help reduce unemployment, poverty, and crime—reducing the need for costly government support services while boosting purchasing power within the local community. This commitment to the community has led to recognition for the achievement and efficiency of Goodwill Southern California. The organization is proud to ensure that 95 cents of every budget dollar directly fund the programs and services that transform lives through the power of work.

A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required for this position as is at least seven years of progressively responsible fundraising and management experience. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to mission of Goodwill Southern California as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

The salary range for this position is $250,000 to $275,000 annually.

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