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Manager, Government and Community Relations – Washington, DC

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2005. Our mission is to reduce the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among at-risk populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. DLF has served more than 500,000 children and adults worldwide, with a focus on underserved middle and high school students, veterans suffering from post-trauma c stress and their families, and women and children dealing with domes c violence and sexual assault. DLF works with those in recovery, the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others. DLF also offers programs for companies and government agencies, the proceeds of which help support our mission-directed programs.

What is Transcendental Meditation?
Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a simple, easily-learned, evidence-based technique, practiced for 20 minutes twice a day, sitting comfortably in a chair. During TM, the body gains a profound state of rest and relaxation while the mind is deeply settled yet wide awake and the brain functions with increased coherence. More than 350 peer-reviewed studies verify the physiological and psychological benefits of Transcendental Meditation for reducing stress and stress-related disorders, including hypertension, anxiety, depression, and insomnia, while increasing creativity, energy, intelligence, and focus.

The Opportunity
The Manager, Government & Community Relations will help take the David Lynch Foundation (DLF) to its next level of impact by developing and expanding programs in the DC area and strengthening government and community partnerships. This position is integral in furthering DLF’s national strategy to institutionalize our work, identify long-term sustainable funding streams, and deliver upon our mission to reduce toxic stress with under-resourced populations.

The Manager, Government & Community Relations will have two distinct but related areas of focus for the DLF’s work in Washington, DC. They are:

  • To expand our network in the communities East of the Anacostia River related to our office and community meditation center at the Town Hall Arts and Recreation Center (THEARC) – 110,000 square-foot campus located in Washington, DC’s Ward 8 (Congress Heights). THEARC is a home away from home for the many under-resourced children and adults East of the River, enabling them to participate in dance classes, music instruction, fine arts, academics, continuing education, mentoring, tutoring, recreation, medical and dental care, and other services at a substantially reduced cost or no cost at all, with 13 of the area’s most renowned non profits.
  • • To help manage our growing network of thought leaders and influence makers (both elected and non-elected) and work with our government relations firm to expand, manage, and coordinate our network of stakeholders.To be successful in this role, you’ll need to excel in a dynamic environment, and enjoy managing efforts to constantly and consistently improve our approach to work and measure of success, both programmatically and from a policy point of view.

Responsibilities

Working with the Executive Vice President (EVP), the Manager will develop, coordinate, and implement strategies to facilitate the acquisition of government resources at the federal, state, and local levels; develop case statements, cost benefit analysis, informational documentation, and other presentation materials needed for meetings, briefings and legislative proposals. Additionally, the Manager will cultivate and manage relationships with legislative staff members, agency contacts, partner organizations, and others who can assist in identifying and acquiring resources for the Foundation, including establishing and promoting effective relationships with grant program officers.

  • Cultivate government officials and agency relationships, outreach programs, and communications; provide background on community relations activities, and coordinate various stakeholders and meetings for with the federal, state, and local stakeholders and partners.
  • Manage visits to elected officials and their staff from the Foundation's service areas, as well as those who visit from other areas, prepare briefing and follow-up materials.
  • Work closely with the CEO and EVP of the Foundation to manage and develop relationships with a variety of government agencies and where necessary, act as the local representative at dinners, functions and events, along with the CEO and EVP.
  • Specific to our work at THEARC, develop relationships with regional economic development agencies and staff to promote the Foundation's work and represent at any applicable community-based.
  • Facilitate the research, tracking, and dissemination of funding opportunities for a variety of government agencies and sources - local, state, federal, and international and tracking state and federal legislation that may provide funding opportunities that could support Foundation projects, programs, and interests.
  • Serve as primary project manager: manage people, processes, and the design and launch of THEARC – focus on project timing and the management of resources.
  • Generate and/or provide ad hoc communications, reports, presentations, updates, and other content as requested to support internal/external communications and stakeholder engagement.
  • Establish new and shepherd existing strategic relationships with DC-based policy and research organizations, aligned with common goals and related interests.
  • Ensure key initiatives are on track, provide regular status updates for various projects, pipelines, and propose adjustments where necessary.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally as DLF representative in public forums with colleagues from research, policy, and other relevant communities.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 4 years working with community-based programs and familiarity and insight into federal and local government funding channels and processes.
  • Sophisticated interpersonal and people management skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills.
  • Tremendous attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of database management (Salesforce preferred).
  • Interest in utilizing new methods and implementing new ideas.
  • A collaborative nature.
  • Strong work ethic, ability to work independently after given general direction/guidance.
  • Prior experience or knowledge of local and or federal appropriations and contracts will be a major plus.
  • Passion for helping those overcoming toxic stress and trauma in our core areas (veterans, education, addiction and recovery, health care, trauma) will be a major plus.

Competencies (to be assessed during interview process and further developed as an employee)

  • Fostering Growth
  • Thinking Critically
  • Coaching and Developing Colleagues
  • Commitment to Mission
  • Communicating
  • Building Relationshipsn
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Accountability
  • Set Direction
  • Drive Execution
  • Learning Continuously

To Apply:
Please email pdf cover letter and resume (with job title in subject area) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

Manager, HR & People Development

General Position Summary
The Manager, HR & People Development is a key part of the Operations and Administration teams. This person will support the overall work of the organization by delivering a range of responsibilities including human resources, administration, and people development.

To be successful in this role, you’ll excel in a dynamic/fluid environment and enjoy leading efforts to constantly and consistently improve talent engagement, development, and retention strategies. You’re someone who is skilled at anticipating the needs of others and proactively taking on new challenges to support business requirements.

Essential Responsibilities

Scouting & Sourcing

  • Developing a scouting and sourcing plan that includes: metrics to track success, roles and responsibilities for hiring managers.
  • Ensuring that our recruiting infrastructure improves our ability to go from “lead generation” to “offer acceptance” more swiftly and effectively.
  • Exploring and analyzing external opportunities, events and partnerships to increase the effectiveness of recruitment, such as ATS systems or other cloud-based tools.
  • Developing strategy and actively managing and cultivating identified candidates that have potential to work at David Lynch Foundation (DLF).
  • Coaching and consulting with hiring managers regarding potential internal and external candidates.
  • Conducting informational interviews, including forwarding candidates to other internal teams as appropriate.
  • Managing the hiring process for mid-level to senior open positions and helping develop job descriptions.

Administration

  • Administering payroll semi-monthly, checking with CAO for any staffing, salary, or benefit/deduction changes..
  • Supporting the timely processing of employee changes via the HRIS system by ensuring appropriate supporting documentation has been created/received, and submitted to support the change (e.g. rate changes, benefits changes, tax state, etc.)..
  • Maintaining accurate employee personnel files and records along with HR Assistant.
  • Ensuring all employee forms and records are properly filed on a daily basis and all employee personnel records are kept in a secure manner.
  • Providing support to Executive Committee around HR processes and policies, answering questions and providing training as needed.
  • Assisting with on-boarding and off-boarding process.
  • Assisting with HR team projects as needed and assigned by HR team leadership.

People Development

  • Supporting individuals with annual goal setting by helping them get goals into HRIS (Namely) after approved by supervisor and c-level.
  • Executing, facilitating, and coordinating initiatives related to culture building, including staff retreats.
  • Driving and encouraging learning, skills training, and professional, and personal development.
  • Supporting talent development efforts.
  • Supporting performance remediation efforts.
  • Supporting teams and facilitating team building among functional, leadership, and launch teams in the region.
  • Conducting objective performance and solutions-based inquiry.

Requirements & Competencies:

The Manager, HR & People Development has a minimum of 4 years of work experience, skills, and knowledge in the area of development. Additional requirements include:

Requirements

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Experience successfully creating processes.
  • Experience managing teams with shared responsibility for outcomes while demonstrating a flexible and adaptable work style.
  • Sophisticated interpersonal and people management skills, including strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to use analytics to improve people operations (e.g. survey data).
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Tremendous attention to detail.
  • Interest in utilizing new methods and implementing new ideas.
  • A collaborative nature.
  • Strong work ethic.

Competencies (to be assessed during interview process and further developed as an employee)

  • Fostering Growth
  • Thinking Critically
  • Organizing and Planning
  • Coaching and Developing Colleagues
  • Commitment to Mission
  • Communicating
  • Building Relationships
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Accountability
  • Set Direction
  • Drive Execution
  • Learning Continuously

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 and cover letter (with job title in subject area) 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 Individual Giving

General Position Summary
The Associate Director of Individual Giving is part of the Philanthropy Team and works closely with the Chief Philanthropy Officer to develop and execute a comprehensive plan covering all facets of the David Lynch Foundation’s individual donor program throughout the year. This includes identifying opportunities and systems that bring in new donors, stewarding current donors to maintain and increase their donations, and utilizing a variety of methods – classic and new – to increase fundraising support, providing funds that make possible the Foundation’s essential work. The position also has responsibility for various Foundation affinity groups that support and grow individual giving programs.

Essential Responsibilities
The Associate Director must be self-motivated, committed to working at the highest level of quality, able to work both independently and in collaboration, multi-task on concurrent projects, and thrive within tight deadlines. The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation of best practice individual fundraising knowledge, with a track record of using effective strategies and tactics to maximize revenue.

The Associate Director must believe in and be dedicated to the Foundation’s mission, have experience in optimizing the use of a donor database in providing information and targeting funding appeals, be open to new ideas, and seek creativity. The Associate Director must have a focus on customer service when dealing with a large number of donors and must be collaborative in dealing with new ideas from different areas of the Foundation, including Senior Management, Programs, and Communications.

  • Plan, develop, and implement all components of donor appeals using e- and print methodology as well as through other direct response tactics.
  • Manage donor records in database (Salesforce).
  • Maintain and cultivate donor relationships for donors below the $25K level.
  • Research and recommend new donor targets and opportunities.
  • Oversee timely preparation and sending of donor acknowledgements and prepare higher-level donor acknowledgements.
  • Maintain all donor tracking, reporting, and management tools, including comprehensive donor information in the database.
  • Track donor commitments including payment schedules and renewal dates.
  • Collaborate closely with Communications on the preparation and distribution of donor appeals, and with Communications and DLF Live (live productions) on optimizing opportunities for individual support throughout Foundation activities.
  • Manage donor communications.
  • Work closely with Philanthropy staff for timely processing of all donations.
  • Track budgeted individual support fundraising goals.
  • Handle member e-mail inquiries.
  • Work with Special Events to create cultivation events that strengthen relationships and introduce new prospects to the Foundation and support all logistics for events involving current and prospective donors.
  • Support other projects – including Major Gifts and Special Events – as requested.

Requirements:
The Associate Director of Individual Giving has a minimum of 6 years of work experience, skills, and knowledge in the area of development. Additional requirements include:

  • Significant experience in preparing, implementing, and acknowledging numerous donation appeals, preferably for a major not-for-profit organization undertaking multiple projects in the individual support arena.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Experience in delivering positive customer service.
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Tremendous attention to detail.
  • Interest in utilizing new methods and implementing new ideas.
  • A collaborative nature.
  • Strong work ethic.

Competencies (to be assessed during interview process and further developed as an employee):

  • Fostering Growth
  • Thinking Critically
  • Organizing and Planning
  • Coaching and Developing Colleagues
  • Commitment to Mission
  • Communicating
  • Building Relationships
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Accountability
  • Set Direction
  • Drive Execution
  • Learning Continuously

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 dealing with domestic abuse.
  • 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 and cover letter (with job title in subject area) 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 3-6 years of 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, 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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