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Administrative/Office Assistant - LA

General Position Summary
The David Lynch Foundation seeks an Administrative/Office Assistant. The Administrative/Office Assistant will provide primary administrative support to the Director of the Foundation’s Los Angeles office, and assist with daily office, program, and development operations. The Administrative/Office assistant will report to the Director of the Los Angeles Office.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Serve as the office’s front desk receptionist, sort and distribute mail, answer phones, take messages, direct calls efficiently, maintain discretion and confidentiality in dealing with the Foundation’s high-profile visitors and contacts
  • Collect receipts and record purchase entries in accounting system Process and log donations, donor requests and communications, prepare donor acknowledgment letters and other correspondence
  • Assist in managing and maintaining the office space
  • Maintain vendor relationships such as Internet, IT, other monthly services and troubleshoot when there are issues
  • Responsible for office maintenance and supplies, bathroom, and kitchen supplies, food/drink, books, brochures, teaching supplies, program materials, DLF promotional materials and other vendor orders
  • Work with the Director of the Los Angeles office to track the salaries of program staff, prepare regional budgets, create weekly reports, bi-monthly reports for the DLF/NY office, and quarterly board reports
  • Provide program support including entry of program teaching, instructions, and research data
  • Assist with production and event planning including venue location, catering, merchandise, registration and set up/clean up
  • Assist with setup and breakdown of occasional in-office events
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Minimum one year of general office administrative experience in a similar setting
  • High level of proficiency in all common office technology and generally excellent computer savvy required, to include basic proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and interface with high profile personalities in a professional manner is required
  • Effective writing skills a must
  • Ability to take initiative and manage multiple tasks and projects
  • Experience with Google Docs, Google Drive, Mac OS strongly desired
  • Bachelor degree preferred

Skills:

  • Self-starter attitude, with ability to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate effectively and professionally
  • Proactive thinker who Actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions
  • The ability to collaborate as a team player with strong project management and an eagle eye for detail. Ability to multi-task, set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with the Transcendental Meditation technique and an interest in the Foundation’s programs strongly desired.

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2005 to prevent and eradicate the all-pervasive epidemic of trauma and toxic stress through promoting widespread implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique for such at-risk populations as:

  • Underserved inner-city students.
  • Veterans with PTSD and their families.
  • Women and children survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault.
  • Other at-risk populations.

More About the Position:
This is a part-time, hourly position based in the California offices of the Foundation in Los Angeles

To Apply:
Send resume, cover letter, and salary history and/or salary requirements with “LA-Office Assistant” in the Subject line to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Only PDF or MSWord formats will be accepted.
The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

Associate Director of Institutional Giving

General Position Summary
The Associate Director of Institutional Giving plays an essential role on the David Lynch Foundation philanthropy team. The successful candidate will report directly to the Chief Philanthropy & Communications Officer and work closely with the Chief Program Officer as well as other positions to maintain, and significantly expand, institutional (Foundation, Corporation, and Government) support for DLF’s programs. In addition to growing Foundation support for the organization and its core programs, the position will also develop and implement a Corporate funding program to reach companies who have demonstrated a commitment to the populations that DLF serves.

Essential Responsibilities
The Associate Director of Institutional Giving is a fundraising professional with experience in institutional support. Key responsibilities include:

  • All activities required to research, prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals and reports to foundation, corporate, and government sources.
  • Ability to re-engage and attract lapsed funders – and new prospective funders – in the work of DLF and develop funding support.
  • Manage the Institutional Giving pipeline and database for institutional funders and prospects.
  • Identify highest potential funders and create new strategies for gaining institutional support.
  • Establish and maintain contact with institutional funding entities and recommend activities that bring them into contact with DLF programs and management.
  • Work with key finance and program staff to build program budgets and goals for institutional outreach.
  • Comply with all interim and final grant reporting as required by foundation and corporate donors.
  • Develop and maintain the Institutional Giving calendar and efficiently manage deadlines.

Requirements:
The Associate Director of Institutional Giving will have a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 6 years working in Development in an Institutional Giving capacity as well as the following characteristics:

  • A mission-driven orientation with the energy to grow Institutional Giving on behalf of DLF.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to inspire the respect and confidence of stakeholders, fundraising prospects, and foundation and corporate professionals.
  • Superb judgment.
  • A professional and resourceful style.
  • The ability to take initiative and manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • Experience with donor databases and the ability to optimize their use in support of fundraising needs.
  • Experience with budget planning processes.
  • Strong work in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power-Point as well as databases (Salesforce preferred).
  • An articulate spokesperson on behalf of the David Lynch Foundation, its mission and organizational culture.

Interactions:

  • Reports to: Chief Philanthropy & Communications Officer
  • Supervises: The position has partial access to the Development Assistant.

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2005 to prevent and eradicate the all-pervasive epidemic of trauma and toxic stress through promoting widespread implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique for such at-risk populations as:

  • Underserved inner-city students.
  • Veterans with PTSD and their families.
  • Women and children survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault.
  • Other at-risk populations.

More About the Position:
This is a full-time, salaried position based in the New York City offices of the Foundation in midtown Manhattan. After an initial employment period, employees become eligible for the Foundation’s comprehensive employee benefits package, including group health and dental plans, voluntary vision, life/AD&D and long-term disability insurance, flex plans for medical, dependent and commuting expenses and paid time off.

To Apply:
Send resume, cover letter, and salary history and/or salary requirements with Associate Director of Institutional Giving in subject of email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Only PDF or MSWord formats will be accepted.

The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

Associate Director of Philanthropy - LA

General Position Summary
The Associate Director of Philanthropy for the Los Angeles Region is part of the David Lynch Foundation Philanthropy team and works closely with both the Director of the Los Angeles Region and the Chief Philanthropy & Communications Officer of DLF to develop, plan, and execute a comprehensive fundraising plan covering all facets (individual and institutional) for DLF program and operational needs in the Los Angeles region. The position is responsible for identifying and cultivating prospective donors, stewarding current donors to maintain and increase their donations, and utilizing all methods – traditional and new – to increase fundraising support and reach budgeted goals in coordination with the Los Angeles office and the national (New York) office.

Essential Responsibilities
The Associate Director must be an entrepreneurial and results-oriented individual who is self-motivated, committed to working at the highest level of quality, able to work both independently and in collaboration, manage multiple priorities, and thrive within tight deadlines. The ability to maintain focus on overarching goals and objectives is essential. The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation of best practice fundraising in southern California, with a track record of using effective strategies and tactics to obtain and maximize contributed income.

The Associate Director must believe in and be dedicated to the David Lynch Foundation’s mission, have experience in regularly using and optimizing a donor database to provide information and target funding appeals, be open to new ideas, and embody creativity in fundraising. The Associate Director must have a focus on customer service when working with donors and be collaborative in dealing with new ideas from different areas of the Foundation, including Senior Management, Programs, and Communications.

The Associate Director will:

  • Plan, develop, and implement all components of donor appeals using electronic and print methodology in collaboration with the New York-based national Philanthropy team.
  • Research, prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals and reporting, in coordination with the National office.
  • Have lead responsibility for overseeing the management and use of donor records in DLF’s donor database (currently CauseView from Salesforce).
  • Maintain and cultivate donor relationships for donors under the Major Gift ($25,000) level, in coordination with the Director, DLF/LA and the National office.
  • Research and recommend new individual and institutional (foundation and corporate) donor targets and opportunities.
  • Oversee the timely sending of donor acknowledgements and will prepare higher-level donor acknowledgements, in coordination with the Director, DLF/LA and the National office.
  • Prepare and distribute donor appeals, in coordination with the Director, DLF/LA and the National office.
  • Optimize opportunities for individual support with Communications and DLF Live (live productions).
  • Manage donor communications.
  • Collaborate with programs and other staff to prepare and present the organization in a highly compelling manner.
  • Manage the Regional Institutional Giving pipeline and database for institutional funders and prospects.
  • Establish and maintain contact with institutional funders and recommend activities that connect them to DLF programs and management.
  • Maintain all donor tracking, reporting, and management tools, including comprehensive donor information in the CauseView database.
  • Track of donor commitments, including payment schedules and renewal dates.
  • Work closely with Philanthropy staff for timely processing of all donations.
  • Tracking LA region contributed income against budgeted fundraising goals.
  • Oversee and manage donor and prospective donor e-mail inquiries.
  • Create and implement cultivation and fundraising events that strengthen relationships, in coordination with the Director, DLF/LA and the National office.
  • Plan and manage smaller cultivation and stewardship events as appropriate.
  • Work with Finance staff to build program budgets for fundraising needs.
  • Comply with all interim and final grant reporting as required.
  • Support other projects as requested.

Requirements:
The Associate Director of Philanthropy for the David Lynch Foundation’s Los Angeles Region will have a Bachelor’s Degree and at least 6 years of significant experience in individual fundraising and institutional giving with proven, quantitative results. Additional requirements include:

  • Significant experience in preparing, implementing, and acknowledging numerous donation appeals, preferably for a California-based not-for-profit organization.
  • Experience in researching and successfully contacting foundation and other institutional prospects.
  • Experience building relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Experience in delivering positive customer service including excellent follow up and follow through.
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Interest in utilizing new methods and implementing new ideas.
  • A collaborative nature.
  • A strong work ethic.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and databases (Salesforce preferred).

Interactions:

  • Reports to: Directly reports to Director DLF/LA with a dotted line to the Chief Philanthropy & Communications Officer (based in NY).
  • Supervises: The position has partial access to a DLF/LA Assistant as well as support staff handling donor systems.

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2005 to prevent and eradicate the all-pervasive epidemic of trauma and toxic stress through promoting widespread implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique for such at-risk populations as:

  • Underserved inner-city students.
  • Veterans with PTSD and their families.
  • Women and children survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault.
  • Other at-risk populations.

More About the Position:
This is a full-time, salaried position based in the Los Angeles offices of the Foundation in the Hancock Park area. After an initial employment period, employees become eligible for the Foundation’s comprehensive employee benefits package, including group health and dental plans, voluntary vision, life/AD&D and long-term disability insurance, flex plans for medical, dependent and commuting expenses and paid time off.

To Apply:
Send resume, cover letter, and salary history and/or salary requirements with Associate Director of Philanthropy DLF/LA in subject of email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Only PDF or MSWord formats will be accepted.

The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

Director of Education

Director of Education
Director of Education will be responsible for overall development, administration, and supervision of all Quiet Time programs, providing direct oversight over Education partnerships in NYC. The Director of Education supervises all Quiet Time sites with direct reporting from all Northeast site leaders, TM teachers, and associate teachers. Under the supervision of Chief Program Officer the Director of Education will liaise with the Chicago and LA regions, working collaboratively to develop replicable shared best-practices.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Lead the Cultivation and establishment of new school program partnership in the New York Metropolitan Area and Northeast Region, which is slated to grow from 500 to 2500 in the next three to four years
  • Participate in the development, cultivation and stewardship of existing Northeast school partner principals, leadership and faculty
  • Recruit, hire, and supervise site leaders, TM teachers, associate teachers and interns
  • Lead a process for the continued updating of a newly designed one-month pre-service training program for all staff prior to school year beginning; develop and/or plan in-service PD days through the school year
  • Develop and train the trainer model for local and regional trainers
  • Participate in leading the preservice and inservice trainings of new staff and managers
  • Work with the national program team to develop systems to support replication with quality within and beyond the region
  • Work with the team to develop teacher training and/or program curriculum, develop program manuals that capture best practices and best-practice tools and material for Quiet Time
  • Plan and oversee all Quiet Time site start-up planning; timelines for DLF to begin teaching TM to the school leadership of a new potential partner, plan a pilot and then a full -scale Quiet Time Program, planning TM training for all site teachers and students. Work with the program team in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for programs individually and regionally
  • Oversee and direct site annual operational planning, including staff work plans for rolling out new or continuing programs and projects; provide training, feedback and evaluation of operational planning
  • Develop site leaders through regular supervision, development planning, feedback, coaching and management training (internal or external)
  • Work with the Deputy-director of program operations and data management to develop expertise in order to train others in Salesforce system for tracking program operations.
  • Work with the national manager of evaluation to directly oversee and train leaders in the program evaluation measurement tools, used for all Quiet Time programs;
  • Conduct observations of ongoing QT programs, program evaluation implementation and group meditation follow-up meetings.
  • Build relationships with potential donors, planning and leading QT school site visits
  • Participate in internal Senior and/or Leadership Team meetings and in external events as an ambassador for DLF

Requirements:

  • BA accepted, MA preferred, from accredited educational institution in education, teaching, non-profit management or related field
  • Minimum three years of experience teaching, educational programming, and/or a leadership role in a non-profit environment
  • Experience in middle or high school required (urban setting preferred)
  • Experience supervising a minimum of 5 direct-reports and programs with multiple sites
  • Experience with data management and evidence-based models
  • Experience or familiarity with third-party research a plus
  • Experience planning and managing program budgets over $500,000, highly preferred
  • Experience with program observational coaching, program fidelity evaluation or like systems of quality management requiring frequent site visits for staff and program development
  • Familiarity with Transcendental Meditation and its application to at-risk populations

Skills:

  • Strong written, oral, and administrative skills
  • The ability to prospect, vet, cultivate, and maintain strong relationships with multiple program partners
  • External relationship building and customer services orientation. The inclination to seek client perspective, needs, concerns, and unique interests
  • Problem-solving initiative: motivation to grow in service of the mission, to make things better, to seek opportunities and solutions
  • Transferable experience that shows skills required for building quality programs in current and new partnerships
  • Critical thinking” the ability to identify potential challenges or obstacles with an eye to the implications of each partnership opportunity
  • Work as a part of a team taking on new roles and tasks as the organization evolves
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people, community groups and organizations
  • Ability to mobilize and lead others to the successful the creation, development, and operations of new programs

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2005 to prevent and eradicate the all-pervasive epidemic of trauma and toxic stress through promoting widespread implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique for such at-risk populations as:

  • Underserved inner-city students.
  • Veterans with PTSD and their families.
  • Women and children survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault.
  • Other at-risk populations.

More About the Position:
This is a full-time position based in the New York City offices of the Foundation in midtown Manhattan.

To Apply:
Send resume, cover letter, and salary history and/or salary requirements with “Director of Education” in the Subject line to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Only PDF or MSWord formats will be accepted.
The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

Director, Operation Warrior Wellness Program

General Position Summary
The Director of our Operation Warrior Wellness Program will direct all program operations for David Lynch Foundation’s (DLF) Operation Warrior Wellness Program (OWW) and portfolio of partnerships, raising awareness of the impact of Transcendental Meditation shared by the many Veterans who have had the opportunity to learn. Lead and oversee high-quality services to program partners meet the internal goals as well as those that DLF makes to program partners and funders. The OWW Director will report to the Chief Program Officer.

Essential Responsibilities

All aspects of oversight of the organization’s programming to veterans includes:

  • Leading, cultivating, stewarding and expanding DLF’s Veteran partnerships with veteran serving organizations in the New York Metropolitan Area
    • Vetting and/or cultivating partnership opportunities through presentations regarding the impact of TM and historical research on the impact of TM;
    • Facilitating the teaching of TM to prospective partners’ leadership;
    • Preparing program start-up planning for new sites; and
    • Managing implementation of TM instruction, follow up and program evaluation.
  • Ambassadorship and leadership in the expansion of visibility and relationships to expand DLF’s veteran services
    • Accompanying philanthropy staff to funder meetings to discuss OWW program services and results
    • Making presentation to elected officials and other government policy makers
    • Advocating for the need for evidence-based trauma-informed services for veterans
  • Overseeing Operations of the Veteran Lifeline Program
    • The OWW Coordinator manages day-to-day operation of this initiative, which involves funding TM scholarships nationwide for veterans to learn TM and ensuring required pre- and post-instruction surveys are completed by veterans. The OWW Director will supervise this effort.
  • Ensuring that program data is entered and tracked effectively
    • DLF uses data systems to track TM instruction and survey completion. The OWW Director is responsible for ensuring this data is entered timely and accurately by the OWW Coordinator.
  • Developing and Managing the OWW program budget
    • Ensure program is operating within budget
    • Suggest budget modifications when necessary to achieve program goals

    Requirements:

    • Experience serving in the armed forces, with the military, and/or veteran-serving organizations is highly preferred.
    • 3 years of experience working in programs dedicated to serving vulnerable populations in a social welfare, mental health, education, hospital, or other human services organization.
    • 3 years of experience in a direct-service and/or a management role in the veteran-serving organizations or a like population is highly desirable
    • Strong Program budgeting and program budget management experience are required
    • Strong work in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required.
    • The ability to develop partnership-tailored PowerPoint presentations
    • Experience with client and program databases is required, experience with Salesforce in particular, is a plus

    Skills:

    • The ability to prospect, vet, cultivate and maintain strong relationships with multiple program partner relationships. Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • External relationship building and customer services orientation. The inclination to seek client perspective, needs, concerns and unique interests.
    • External relationship building and customer services orientation. The inclination to seek client perspective, needs, concerns and unique interests.
    • The ability to self-educate on current issues and events related to veterans, veterans services and those providing services to this population.
    • The ability to inspire the respect and confidence of individuals in the veteran-service community as well as current funders and fundraising prospects.
    • Problem-solving initiative: Motivation to grow in service of the mission, to make things better, to seek opportunities and solutions.
    • Collaboration: Strong internal team and external partner collaboration; seeking the support, advice and thought-partnership wherever needed to overcome obstacle to quality program delivery.
    • Transferable experience that shows skills required for building quality programs in current and new partnerships.
    • Critical thinking. The ability to identify potential challenges or obstacles with an eye to the implications of each partnership opportunity. The ability to see or seek the eye of TM experts for advice on risks of drifting away from TM model’s efficacy, program data efficacy based on partner needs, requests, operational requirements.
    • Provide clinical insights while planning programs, staff training, program and client evaluation and client services.

    About the David Lynch Foundation
    The David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2005 to prevent and eradicate the all-pervasive epidemic of trauma and toxic stress through promoting widespread implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique for such at-risk populations as:

    • Underserved inner-city students.
    • Veterans with PTSD and their families.
    • Women and children survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault.
    • Other at-risk populations.

    More About the Position:
    This is a full-time position based in the New York City offices of the Foundation in midtown Manhattan.

    To Apply:
    Send resume, cover letter, and salary history and/or salary requirements with “Director, Operations Warrior Wellness Program” in the Subject line to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Only PDF or MSWord formats will be accepted.
    The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

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