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Chief Program Officer
Data Manager


Chief Program Officer

Liberty Hill’s got an incredible job open. We are looking for a senior staff person with a high level of political sophistication and imagination, someone who can move nimbly and with credibility between grassroots community-led organizations, elected officials and their staffs and government agencies, and philanthropic leaders. Given the political context in Los Angeles right now, it’s a chance to advance countless social justice policies building on the  40-year reputation of Liberty Hill as a leader in social justice philanthropy through investment in grassroots organizing. If you know someone with smarts, passion, management ability and political imagination, ask them to apply for the job. 

POSITION SUMMARY

Develops strategies to support the Foundation’s mission and provides organizational leadership to execute said plans through the Program Department. Represents the Foundation in the progressive nonprofit, donor, foundation and general community to promote the Foundation and progressive work in Los Angeles. Raises funds from foundations and individuals to support the work.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Primary areas of responsibility and tasks that may typically be assigned include but are not limited to:

Strategic & Departmental Leadership

  • Builds, develops and manages team to implement grantmaking, training and other programs in line with the Foundation’s mission and vision.
  • Oversees division of responsibilities and workflow among staff.
  • Develops and tracks work plans, timelines and budgets with staff.
  • Oversees research and development to evaluate and improve current programs, create new programs, and develop content for communications and fundraising efforts. Evaluates and reports results regarding the departments’ performance in reaching goals.
  • Works with Communications Department to ensure programs are reflected in the communications strategy.
  • Participates on and attends meetings of the Director's Team.
  • Attends Board of Directors’ meetings and retreats and provides support to the President/CEO and Board as requested. 
  • Engages in special projects as assigned.

 

Grantmaking

  • Oversees the development and implementation of fair, effective grantmaking operating standards and procedures.
  • Provides the strategic vision for and oversight of the competitive grantmaking program including the Special Opportunity Fund, the Fund for Change, and other grantmaking programs.
  • Collaborates with the Development Department to develop and implement innovative grantmaking programs with donors, such as giving circles and funding pools. Supports the Donor Advised team in identifying and recommending potential grantees to DA account holders.

 

Training

  • Oversees the development, implementation, and evaluation of training programs.
  • Ensures programs meet grantees’ and other participants’ needs and complements grantmaking and other programmatic efforts.

 

Campaigns

  • Research, develop, launch, and direct campaigns that build the power of and address needs in low income communities, communities of color, LGBTQ communities, and other marginalized communities.
  • Direct the Brothers Sons Selves Campaign.
  • Manage consulting teams, and interdepartmental coordination regarding communications, operations, fundraising, and project budgets.

 

Community and Donor Relations

  • Develop creative partnerships with foundations and individual donors to create funding pools, giving circles, and other innovative programs that increase resources to community organizing.
  • Assists in the development of strategic alliances, in collaboration with the President/CEO and other staff, which reinforce and enable the Foundation’s strategic vision and goals.
  • Represents the Foundation’s program activities in the progressive nonprofit, donor, foundation and general community.
  • Serves on funding panels and presents at conferences.
  • Builds relationships with grantees, donors and foundation leaders to promote support for the Foundation, the Foundation’s grantees and social change philanthropy. 

 

Staff Management & Development

  • Attracts and retains high-performing staff.
  • Demonstrates leadership and supervision necessary to motivate staff to carry out Liberty Hill Foundation’s mission.
  • Provides regular feedback to staff as well as accepts feedback and suggestions from team.
  • Trains, coaches and develops staff to ensure full utilization of skills and promotional opportunities.
  • Ensures adherence to applicable federal and state employment laws and regulations.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

Knowledge of:

  • Los Angeles County progressive community, especially low income communities of color.
  • Community organizing and social change campaign strategies.
  • Training and capacity building best practices.
  • Principles of working effectively with diverse and broad-based community constituencies. 
  • Relationship development and management principles and practices.
  • Leadership principles, effective supervisory skills and applicable employment laws/regulations.

 

Skills in:

  • Public speaking and presentation delivery.
  • Strategy development and execution.
  • Judgment and decision making.
  • Problem analysis and resolution.
  • Written communication.
  • Budgeting and resource allocation.
  • Influencing and negotiation.
  • Time management and delegation.
  • Human resource management.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in from an accredited college or university; graduate degree preferred.
  • At leaset ten years’ progressively responsible experience in social change work.
  • Computer proficiency in Windows operating system and MS Office software including Word and Excel. Ability to operate Internet applications and email as well as external vendors’ and proprietary software programs.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Manual dexterity for operating a computer keyboard, printer, facsimile machine, photocopier, calculator and/or ten-key adding machine.
  • Ability to sit at a desk or conference table for extended periods of time within an office environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS - N/A

The salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience.  In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

If you feel Liberty Hill could be the right place for you, please submit a resume with a cover letter that explains why you would be the best fit for this position and Liberty Hill.  Email your resume, cover letter and salary requirements/salary history to the attention of Max Azzarello at jobposting@libertyhill.org with Chief Program Officer in the subject line.

Liberty Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to having the rich diversity of our community reflected in our workforce. 

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Data Manager

POSITION SUMMARY

Serves as Raiser’s Edge database manager and point person on all other organizational databases, including GrantedGE and Financial Edge. Assists with donor research tasks. Provides required lists and reports as well as supports Foundation staff on data entry and management issues.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Primary areas of responsibility and tasks that may typically be assigned include but are not limited to:

  • Provides Raiser’s Edge database administration including interfaces with related systems to support the transactional and informational needs of the Foundation.
  • Ensures accurate and timely data entry, processing, tracking, reporting and acknowledgement of gifts. 
  • Coordinates with Finance on gift entry and reporting needs.
  • Ensures the quality and accuracy of Raiser’s Edge information including constituent record data entry, coding and sign-up requests.
  • Builds and runs unique queries, exports, analysis reports, appeal lists and electronic mailing lists.
  • Provides back-up support for grants administration as well as timely tracking, reporting and correspondence related to grants administration.
  • Supports and trains Foundation staff on data entry, data management and other database issues/processes.
  • Creates standard operating procedures for the Foundation’s databases, and keeps process documentation up to date.
  • Supports communications with Foundation’s I.T. consultant and technology vendors to troubleshoot issues and manage database updates/improvements.
  • Identifies and manages opportunities for integration of databases, and coordinates internal meetings to identify and resolve issues that arise around integrated databases.
  • Creates and updates web and event pages as needed; oversees website access to donor information portal. 
  • Creates and manages e-communications related to donor relations.
    • Assists with mailings and publications as well as engages in special projects as assigned.
    • Assists with managing data for donor advised program, giving circles and restricted funds.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

Knowledge of:

  • Systems and methods used to store, organize and retrieve data.
  • Working knowledge of Raisers Edge and Blackbaud products and connected products
  • Current relevant technology and computer software applications.
  • General business practices and principles.

 

Skills in:

  • Problem solving and decision making.
  • Data analysis and mathematical calculations.
  • Teamwork and customer service.
  • Written and verbal communication.
  • Accuracy and detail orientation.
  • Organization and multi-tasking.
  • Time and workload management.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science or Management Information Systems from an accredited college or university is preferred (or equivalent combination of education, training and experience).
  • Two to five years’ experience in database management, ideally in a non-profit environment.
  • Computer proficiency in Windows operating system and MS Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher. Ability to operate Internet applications and email as well as external vendors’ grantmaking and finance programs including Raiser’s Edge.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Manual dexterity for operating a computer keyboard, printer, facsimile machine, photocopier, calculator and/or ten-key adding machine.
  • Ability to sit at a desk or conference table for extended periods of time within an office environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS - N/A

The salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience.  In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

If you feel Liberty Hill could be the right place for you, please submit a resume with a cover letter that explains why you would be the best fit for this position and Liberty Hill.  Email your resume, cover letter and salary requirements/salary history to the attention of Max Azzarello at jobposting@libertyhill.org with Data Manager in the subject line.

Liberty Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to having the rich diversity of our community reflected in our workforce. 

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