Citizens of the World Los Angeles

  • Development Coordinator (Regional Support Office)

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
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  • Overview

    Organization Overview

    The mission of Citizens of the World Los Angeles (CWC LA) is to provide a socio-economically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students in Los Angeles with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each student's confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as citizens of the world. CWC schools:

    • Service a socioeconomically, culturally, and racially diverse community;
    • Develop students’ social and emotional skills to prepare them to become citizens of the world in an ever-changing future; and
    • Promote academic rigor through a constructivist, project-based learning approach, to support and develop children’s natural intellectual curiosity


    The CWC LA network is growing at a rapid rate and currently enrolls 1,900 students in three high-performing schools, growing to well over 2,000 students over the next several years. CWC LA’s schools rank in the top 8% (English) and 7% (math) out of 758 LAUSD, magnet and charter elementary schools, and all subgroups outperform the district and state. Our schools include:

    • CWC Hollywood (opened in September 2010, renewed charter approved in December 2014, currently TK-5th grade);
    • CWC Silver Lake (opened in August 2012, renewed charter approved in November 2016, currently TK-8th grade); and
    • CWC Mar Vista (opened in August 2013, renewed charter approved in December 2017, currently TK-6th grade and growing to TK-8th grade over the next two years).


    CWC LA has a Regional Support Office that supports all CWC LA schools. We work with our network partners at Citizens of the World Charter Schools, linking the schools in Los Angeles to CWC schools in other parts of the country.


    Our core values are embraced by the entire community:

    • Excellence: we demand lasting quality
    • Diversity: we are better and stronger because of our differences
    • Authenticity: we are our true selves in this work, and we are candid
    • Community: we care deeply about people. We share and build partnerships. We celebrate, laugh, and seek joy, even in the tough times
    • Change: we welcome the unknown, embracing the unexpected and new. We adapt to meet the ever-changing times. We find new ways.


    Position Description

    CWC LA is seeking a detail-oriented, system-oriented individual with strong interpersonal skills to lead and strengthen its school site’s fundraising capacity. As the region grows to serve more students in the coming years, the Development Coordinator will have the opportunity to design fundraising events and build systems in an entrepreneurial style to help continued parent-based fundraising. The role will be responsible for $2-3 million of annual revenue, growing each year.


    The Development Coordinator’s duties include supporting and managing school-site fundraising committees and leading fundraising efforts and events within the CWC community. This includes managing project timelines for major fundraising events, working closely with parent committees to design and manage fundraising events, ensuring fiscal and operational compliance of all fundraising initiatives, managing and developing innovative new technology solutions to support fundraising committees, developing fundraising reports and forecasts for the Board of Directors, ensuring funds are collected based on pledges, and managing the process to track incoming donations.


    This role has enormous potential for impact. The Development Coordinator will be a key member of the CWC LA regional team and will work closely with all of the CWC LA stakeholders, including Principals, other Regional Support Office staff, the Executive Director, parent volunteers, and others. This position is based in CWC LA’s regional office, but will also require travel to each of our schools on a regular basis.


    The Development Coordinator’s job responsibilities include:

    • Raising $2-3 million per year through school site fundraising
    • Supporting school site fundraising committees in developing and managing a project-timeline for the key annual fundraisers: Annual Family Give Campaign, a Walk-a-Thon peer-to-peer fundraiser, and an evening event (12 campaigns total) along with other smaller scale events and initiatives
    • Developing fundraising processes and protocols, including technology solutions, to support each school’s fundraising goals
    • Developing annual fundraising budget with parent fundraising committees
    • Helping parent fundraising committees plan fundraising events
    • Ensuring all parent events are on-track and proactively troubleshooting any challenges
    • Creating fundraising reports for fundraising committees, and providing fundraising forecasts monthly at Board of Directors meetings
    • Managing donor database and pulling reports as necessary
    • Managing the process to track donations and help ensure that pledges are fulfilled
    • Working closely with each Principal to develop a fundraising culture reflective of their school
    • Updating school websites with fundraising content and creating donation pages as necessary
    • Creating fundraising communication materials and collateral
    • Ensuring that all events meet compliance requirements, such as insurance policies
    • Monitoring and updating the fundraising grant application and reporting calendar for external funding sources
    • Other duties, as assigned by the Executive Director or Chief Operating Officer


    The ideal candidate will have the following:

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
    • Experience working in a fast-paced, educational environment, non-profit, or social enterprise; teaching experience a plus
    • Experience working with diverse stakeholder groups and collaboratively solving problems
    • Track record of exceeding both individual and team goals



    The Development Coordinator must have:

    • Alignment with the philosophy, mission and core values of the organization
    • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
    • An entrepreneurial spirit and capacity to manage complex tasks with competing priorities
    • Energetic and compelling oral and written communication skills
    • An ability to influence and motivate through strong leadership
    • Excellent time-management skills
    • Enthusiasm for building strong and invested teams
    • A strong drive to surpass objectives and take initiative
    • Excellent problem-solving skills
    • Adaptability when faced with shifting priorities
    • Humility and self-reflection as a life-long learner
    • Proficiency communicating, verbally and in writing (Spanish and/or Korean proficiency a plus)
    • Strong quantitative analysis skills
    • Strong computer and technology skills, including proficiency with Excel, Word and PowerPoint; experience with Nation Builder (or other CRM) a plus; ability to learn new systems quickly


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