Associate Director of Development

Griffith Observatory Foundation is the exclusive non-profit partner of Griffith

Observatory, which is owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles, Recreation and Parks Department. Our mission is to support and promote Griffith Observatory as a home for science literacy, education, and public astronomy through resource development and advocacy in partnership with the community.


Title: Associate Director of Development

Reports to: Executive Director

Status: Full-time (exempt)

Location: Los Angeles, CA

This passionate and enthusiastic fundraiser will serve as the lead for Development

activities, responsible for developing and implementing cultivation, solicitation and

stewardship strategies. The Associate Director of Development (ADOD) will manage a major gifts portfolio of donors, oversee the Legacy Giving program and manage the Annual Giving and Membership Manager.


Portfolio management

  • Responsible for managing a portfolio of donors and prospects to drive the

growth of the major giving program, known as the Vanguard Society.

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive cultivation and stewardship plan,

building relationships with major donors, maintaining an active schedule of

personal interactions including phone calls, visits, and initiating one-on-one

engagement and solicitation opportunities with donors.

  • Cultivate prospects to join the Infinity Society (Legacy Giving Program).
  • Solicit gifts of $1,000 - $10,000.

Fundraising Leadership

  • Manage a direct report, Annual Giving and Membership Manager.
  • Coordinate with Administrative Services to identify, qualify and manage prospects.
  • Provide guidance over the maintenance of selected relationship management

records for data/gift/donor stewardship including accurate, detailed records of

donor outreach and donor giving history.

  • Collaborate to implement and execute regular cultivation and engagement

opportunities with donors both onsite and offsite.

Program planning and implementation

  • Under the supervision and guidance of the Executive Director, create and

implement an annual plan for a multi-channel Giving Program designed to meet

the needs of the organization.

  • Support Board Members with their participation in fundraising activities.
  • Produce progress and financial reports for the Executive Director and Board of


  • Use Blackbaud Altru database to track activities and pull reports.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Communications, consultants, and other members of the team as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.


$80 - $90K


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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2022-08-30 09:30:21 -0400