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Regional Development Associate

Center for Employment Opportunities

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Regional Development Associate
Any CEO location in Southern California
Los Angeles, San Diego, Inland Empire, or Fresno

The Opportunity

The Regional Development Associate will assist in executing CEO's regional fund development strategy through research, grant writing, donor cultivation, and collaboration with program staff on outreach and engagement strategies. The Regional Development Associate will be responsible for CEO's Southern California (Los Angeles, San Diego, Inland Empire, and Fresno sites) fundraising, including prospect research, drafting letters of inquiry/proposals/individual donor correspondence, and coordinating grant reporting.

The Regional Development Associate will be highly organized and motivated to help attract, develop, and retain resources to sustain and grow the organization. They will adopt CEO's results-driven culture to manage a range of deadline-driven projects and promote our work and achievements to attract diverse funding opportunities. They will be adept at partnering with entry- to senior-level staff on high-stakes projects and enthusiastic about building support for reentry and workforce development across a wide range of audiences.

As part of our mission, we strongly encourage individuals who have lived experience of incarceration or involvement in the justice system to apply for this role.

CEO's Staff Vaccination Policy

CEO has implemented an org-wide vaccination requirement that requires all new staff to be fully vaccinated before their first day of work. We have made this decision for the safety of our participants and employees and to enhance our ability to continue to provide the vital services we offer to our participants. As part of the onboarding process, new hires will be asked to submit proof of vaccination status prior to their first day of employment.

If you are unable to get vaccinated against COVID19 for medical or religious reasons, you can request a reasonable accommodation. An interactive meeting will be scheduled to discuss your request.

CEO does not discriminate against individuals with actual or perceived infection with COVID19 or based on an actual or perceived history of such infection nor based on any protected status.

Who We Are

The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) provides employment services to people with recent criminal convictions. Across the United States, over 6,000 people participate in CEO each year, transitioning to employment that supports themselves, their families, and their communities.

What began as a demonstration project of the Vera Institute of Justice in the 1970s to address employment barriers facing the formerly incarcerated following release in New York City has grown into the leading reentry employment organization in the country, where over 25,000 formerly incarcerated individuals have secured full-time employment since 1996. In 2016, CEO embarked on a 5-year strategic plan to grow to serve 9,000 participants annually.

Who You Are

  • You have at least 2-3 years of related work experience, including at least one year's experience in nonprofit grant writing/fund development with a proven track record of success
  • You have the fluency in the use of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Workspace
  • You have the proficiency or experience using data and/or donor management platforms such as Salesforce
  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to engage compellingly with diverse audiences
  • You have the ability to work autonomously to produce materials on deadline, while often managing multiple concurrent deadlines
  • You are have meticulous attention to detail and the ability to prioritize work in a fast-paced environment
  • You have the willingness to learn, ability to adapt, and agility to quickly shift priorities to meet the changing needs of our work

What You'll Be Responsible For

Key responsibilities of the Regional Development Associate include but are not limited to:

  • Drafts, assembles, and submits responses to foundation, corporate, and government requests for proposals (RFPs)
  • Coordinates the assembly and submission of impactful and tailored grant reports for designated foundation and government grants
  • Works with program staff to ensure on-time submission of grant-related deliverables by thoroughly planning, delegating, and adhering to timelines and content requirements
  • Drafts meeting request/follow-up correspondence
  • Coordinates visits and virtual meetings from current and potential funders to CEO's Los Angeles, San Diego, Inland Empire, and Fresno Offices
  • Tracks all institutional giving activities that relate to the assigned portfolio of sites using Salesforce
  • Researches funding prospects with alignment to CEO's mission and impact
  • Provides research and analytic support for funding or program ideas
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $55,500 - $60,400/annually CEO's compensation philosophy considers a variety of factors including experience, internal equity, and the labor market associated with the city in which the position is located. This position can be located in any of the cities in which CEO operates. The labor markets associated with the cities in which CEO is based are variable, and the salary range included here reflects this. Our salary offer will fall within this range and will be reflective of the labor market of the city in which the position is based, as well the other factors named above.

We recognize that salary is a part of the overall compensation package and are happy to provide a comprehensive benefits package, including medical and dental coverage, and professional development opportunities to our staff.

We also offer paid parental leave, participation in a retirement plan, sick and vacation leave, paid holidays and more. We are a workplace that promotes continual learning and teamwork, offering lunch and learns, team outings, holiday gatherings and more for our staff.

More About Us

The Center for Employment Opportunities believes that everyone deserves the chance to shape a stronger future for themselves, their families, and their communities. Our commitment to being an anti-racism organization that is inclusive across all identities and experiences drives us forward every day. We exist to create greater opportunities for people who face multiple barriers to personal and professional success, and we're passionate about being agents of change who promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and access to opportunities for all.

People who are justice involved, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+ , and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. CEO's commitment to DEI aligns with the CROWN Act, creating an open space where our employees can present as their true authentic selves. We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Please note that due to the volume of resumes received, we are unable to contact each applicant regarding the status of each position or reply to candidates' inquiries via phone or email.


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