Director of Fund Development

At NEW, we believe that Poverty is a monster destroying hope and prosperity in the lives of low income communities and their families. Using NEW’s transformative approach we connect people, communities, and families to their own sense of power and economic mobility. We implement a holistic approach in all we do by addressing families’ basic needs, such as finding a stable and safe place to live, to supporting ambitious plans such as purchasing a home or starting a business.

At NEW we respect and honor all families, communities and cultures. We encourage innovation and “thinking outside the box”. We expect all employees to connect, create, and celebrate by being authentic, bold, engaged and transformational.

Reports to:
Executive Leadership Team
Starting at $150,000; comensurate with experience
Employees to be supervised:
Work Hours:
Monday – Friday 40 hours/ week, some evenings and weekends required

Position Summary

New Economics for Women (NEW) is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, strategic and collaborative Director of Fund Development to lead a comprehensive fundraising plan that supports NEW’s mission, operations and growth. In addition, the Director of Fund Development will cultivate and steward relationships to help increase NEW’s visibility, financial resources and in-kind/volunteer support.

The Director of Fund Development will join NEW’s Executive Leadership Team and report directly to the Executive Director. The Director of Fund Development will be responsible for the cultivation of new donor prospects and increased revenue from government, corporate and foundations in support of NEW’s goal to raise $10 million over the next three to five years. The Director will have the unique opportunity to help NEW realize its vision of a world where generations of women and families are empowered to thrive, and a community where economic disparities and the devastating effects of poverty are addressed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborative and results-oriented leader with the ability to generate innovative ideas, prioritize and follow through with execution of fundraising plans
  • Oversees fund development activities for all of NEW, developing and implementing strategies to increase revenue
  • Coordinates research and identification of prospective funding opportunities that support NEW’s strategic priorities and growth
  • Manages donor cultivation and other constituent engagement and delivers presentations that promote the organization and its impact
  • Manages relationships with event chairs, host committees and Board Members relative to all event planning and execution

Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate should possess the following expertise, knowledge and skills:

Management and Leadership

  • Strategic, enthusiastic and committed professional with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • In partnership with the Executive Leadership team and the Board of Directors, strategize the organization’s overall mission and vision
  • Manages the Fund Development team, directs consultants, and supports engagement with the Fundraising Committee of the Board of Directors
  • Collaborates with NEW’s Leadership team on fund development strategies and work plans to maximize results and meet fundraising goals
  • Ensures compliance and fulfillment of government, corporate and foundation grants, and other special fundraising initiatives
  • Oversees utilization of the Raisers Edge software for relationship management and historical tracking of grant processing and acknowledgment
  • Represents NEW at internal and external events and meetings


The Director of Fund Development must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and possess a minimum of 5 years of demonstrated high-level leadership success in developing and implementing a comprehensive and effective fund development plan. You will have experience in all areas of fundraising including government, corporate and foundation grants, individual and annual giving campaigns, events, as well as, a strong understanding of volunteer initiatives, and a fluency in Raisers Edge and other databases that support fundraising activities in the nonprofit sector.

Additional Requirements

Compensation for this position begins at $150,000/annually; commensurate with experience. Additional benefits information to be shared along the process.

New Economics for Women (NEW) is an equal opportunity employer.

For additional information you may contact NEW Human Resources:

303 Loma Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 483-2060 Ext-311  | [email protected]

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Contact New Economics for Women by calling at:

 (213) 483-2060

or by visiting us at:

303 S. Loma Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Contact NEW’s FamilySource Center at:

(818) 887-3872

or visit us at one of our locations:

21400 Saticoy Street
Canoga Park, CA 91304

6946 Van Nuys, Ste. 220
Van Nuys, CA 91405

Contact East Los Angeles BusinessSource Center at:

(323) 568-1520

1780 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Contact NEW Women’s Business Center at:

(818) 650-1168

or visit us at one of our locations:

21400 Saticoy Street
Canoga Park, CA 91304

554 W. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93534

6946 Van Nuys, Ste. 220
Van Nuys, CA 91405