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:
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 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:
CWC LA is seeking a strategic, driven, and reflective leader who will be responsible for raising more than $3 million per year with the support of the Executive Director, Board of Directors of CWC LA, Principals, parent leaders, and other stakeholders in the region. The duties include leading external fundraising with foundations, corporations, and individuals, as well as supporting and managing fundraising within the CWC community. A Development Coordinator will directly report to the Director of Development and numerous other staff and volunteers will indirectly report to the role.
Responsibilities for external fundraising include developing prospects and overall fundraising strategy, writing grants and developing other communication tools, organizing school-site tours, and developing a stewardship program. This work would be done in close partnership with the Executive Director and several CWC LA board members. Responsibilities for fundraising within the CWC community include managing a Development Coordinator who will support project timelines for major fundraising events, work closely with parent committees to design and manage fundraising events, ensure fiscal and operational compliance of all fundraising initiatives, manage technology solutions to support fundraising committees, develop fundraising reports and forecasts for the Board of Directors, ensure funds are collected based on pledges, and manage the process to track incoming donations. Finally, the Director of Development will lead the implementation of any capital campaigns for facilities projects, including a current capital campaign for a new building for the CWC Silver Lake campus.
This role has enormous potential for impact. The Director of Development will work closely with all of the CWC LA stakeholders, and will have an opportunity to build a long-term development strategy and team. The Director of Development will be a key member of the CWC LA regional team and will report to the Executive Director. This position is based in CWC LA’s regional office, but will also require travel to each of our schools and external meetings on a regular basis.
The Director of Development’s job responsibilities include:
The ideal candidate will have the following:
The Director of Development must have: