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Los Alamos Community Foundation Seeks A Foundation Director

University of New Mexico-Los Alamos
Job Description
Los Alamos Community Foundation Seeks A Foundation Director
Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the residents of Los Alamos County, now and in the future. The Foundation provides an opportunity for community members to invest in our community in a substantial way by creating endowed funds for long-term total return. The proceeds from these funds provide a continuing stream of grants to help sustain a specific nonprofit organization or to help meet local needs in a broad field of interest. The Foundation currently supports the following types of endowed funds:
  • Designated Funds – support specific charitable purposes and associated nonprofit organizations
  • Field-of-Interest Funds – support a general area of need in the community over the long term
  • Donor-Advised Funds – donors actively participate in advising where grants should be directed
  • Agency Funds – agencies can leverage LACF pooled investments to help ensure a sustainable future
  • Unrestricted Funds – used to address the greatest needs of our community
Primary responsibilities:
The Foundation Director will take the lead in representing LACF to stakeholders and the community at large. The selected applicant will design, develop and implement campaigns focused on cultivating prospective donors using best practices for public community foundations. This includes setting up and administering grant programs that meet donor intentions.  The selected applicant will report directly to the LACF President and will work closely with the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
Essential duties:
  • Represent LACF to stakeholders and the community at large
  • Conduct effective fundraising
  • Set up and administer grant programs
  • Seek out public/private partnerships to meet community needs
  • Develop content for communication materials
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with the LACF Board
  • College degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Five years of relevant experience 
  • Specific experience in fundraising
  • Effective personal  skills enabling positive interactions with people of various ages, interests and backgrounds
  • Effective communication skills using both traditional and electronic media
  • Previous experience with planned giving would be highly desirable
  • Strong organizational skills
Position/Hours/Salary (to start):
Contract (exempt) position; 20 hours per week; $30/hour
(After an initial start-up phase as a contract position, this position may transition to a permanent staff position as a salaried (exempt) employee of LACF Corporation.)
To Apply:
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and a resume to jobs@losalamoscf.org.  Best consideration date is November 22, 2017.
Additional Information:
  • For more information about the position, an informational session will be held on Monday, November 13, from 3:30-5:00 pm, in room 203 in Building 2 on the campus of UNM-Los Alamos.
  • For more information about the Los Alamos Community Foundation, please go to the website at losalamoscg.org.
  • For specific questions, please contact Cindy Rooney, the search committee chair at cindy.rooney@losalamoscf.org.
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