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Manager, Government Support – Either Washington, D.C. or New York City, with frequent travel to both locations

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 under-resourced 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-traumatic stress and their families, and women and children dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with those in recovery, the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others. In addition, DLF 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 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 Support plays an essential role on the David Lynch Foundation teams for philanthropy and government. The successful candidate will report to both the Executive Vice President and the Chief Philanthropy & Communications Officer and work closely with other positions to significantly expand Government giving and contract opportunities in both Washington, D.C. and around the country in support of DLF programs – both continuing and new. The position will serve as lead staff in understanding, recommending, and handling appropriate RFPs and institutional opportunities and related invoicing/reporting that will grow this important revenue stream.

Responsibilities
The Manager, Government Support is a fundraising professional with particular experience in government support mechanisms. Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing all activities required to research, prepare, submit, and handle government RFPs, grant proposals, and reports to a wide variety of government sources.
  • Interesting prospective partners and funders in the work of DLF and gaining opportunities to introduce DLF and develop funding support.
  • Managing the Government pipeline, calendar, and database for funders and prospects in this, including developing and meeting all deadlines.
  • Identifying highest potential funders and new strategies for gaining support.
  • Establishing and maintaining contact with funding entities and recommending activities that bring them into contact with DLF programs and management.
  • Working with the Chief Financial Officer and program staff to build program budgets for government outreach.
  • Complying with all interim and final grant reporting/invoicing as required by government donors and with contracting agencies.

Qualifications
The Manager, Government Support will have a minimum of three (3) years of recent experience in Philanthropy in a Government or Institutional Giving capacity as well as the following characteristics:

  • A mission-driven orientation with the energy to grow Government Support 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.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

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
  • Setting direction
  • Driving execution
  • Learning continuously

To Apply:
Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (with job title in subject area) to: careers@davidlynchfoundation.org.
The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

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Associate Director of Philanthropy - Chicago

General Position Summary
The Associate Director of Philanthropy for the Chicago Region is part of the David Lynch Foundation Philanthropy team and works closely with both the Director of the Chicago 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 Chicago 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 Chicago 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 Chicago, 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/Chicago 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/Chicago and the National office.
  • Prepare and distribute donor appeals, in coordination with the Director, DLF/Chicago 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 Chicago 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/Chicago 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 Chicago 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 Chicago-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/Chicago with a dotted line to the Chief Philanthropy & Communications Officer (based in NY).
  • Supervises: The position has partial access to a DLF/Chicago 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: careers@davidlynchfoundation.org. 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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Senior Director of Communications

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 under-resourced 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-traumatic stress and their families, and women and children dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with those in recovery, the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others. In addition, DLF 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 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
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Senior Director of Communications will help guie the strategy for the brand through all internal and external communications. This includes the DLF website, e- and written communications, social media, brochures, presentations, public material, and collateral that articulates DLF's mission and the many programs that serve to reach organizational goals. Further developing, and ensuring maintenance of, the brand guidelines that define the DLF brand - graphically and in writting - are important to this position. The Senior Director of Communications will ensure that DLF is viewed as a leaer of reducing toxic stress in at-risk populations and help clarify through Communications the unique, proven, and evidence-based technique of Transcendental Meditation. The Senior Director will work closely with DLF's Executive Team as the communications partner on a wide variety of strategic and tactical initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications plan across key stakeholders and target audiences in collaboration with the DLF team.
  • Provide recommendations for, and creation and distribution of, strong and appropriate DLF material (i.e., panels, book events, presentations, speaker events, etc.).
  • Maintain and grow capabilities on the organization website that deepen regular engagement and provide extensive and compelling information that encourages expanded visits and helps broaden the donor base.
  • Lead the Communications team, currently including a Manager, Marketing and Communications, a Graphic Designer, and a Manager, Social Media.
  • Work closely with Philanthropy to support all fundraising efforts, including numerous cultivation, information, and fundraising events.
  • Work closely with earned revenue areas, including DLF Live (concerts, merchandise partnerships, and other) and the Center for Leadership and Performance to further cohesive and highest quality communications efforts.
  • Serve as the communications point person for the brand and its components with international partners.
  • Ensure that all communication vehicles are regularly updated with compelling material.
  • Develop, track, and adhere to an annual budget for Communications projects.
  • Develop and support systems that further best practice and organizational efficiency in the Communications area.
  • Develop systems for tracking and analyzing use of DLF Communications vehicles and their impact.
  • Create archive systems to ensure ready access to online and written material that supports DLF and its programs.

Qualifications

The Senior Director of Communications will have a minimum of 10 years of proven experience, skills, and knowledge in the area of Communications and Marketing. Communications work in non-profit organizations is a plus. Additional qualifications include:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent verbal skills
  • Experience in managing staff and consultants
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Collaborative and positive nature
  • Ability to consider both short- and long-term impacts
  • Combination of strategic and tactical perspectives
  • 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
  • Setting direction
  • Driving execution
  • Learning continuously

To Apply:
Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (with job title in subject area) to: careers@davidlynchfoundation.org.
The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

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Manager, Government Support – Either Washington, D.C. or New York City, with frequent travel to both locations

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 under-resourced 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-traumatic stress and their families, and women and children dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with those in recovery, the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others. In addition, DLF 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 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 Support plays an essential role on the David Lynch Foundation teams for philanthropy and government. The successful candidate will report to both the Executive Vice President and the Chief Philanthropy & Communications Officer and work closely with other positions to significantly expand Government giving and contract opportunities in both Washington, D.C. and around the country in support of DLF programs – both continuing and new. The position will serve as lead staff in understanding, recommending, and handling appropriate RFPs and institutional opportunities and related invoicing/reporting that will grow this important revenue stream.

Responsibilities
The Manager, Government Support is a fundraising professional with particular experience in government support mechanisms. Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing all activities required to research, prepare, submit, and handle government RFPs, grant proposals, and reports to a wide variety of government sources.
  • Interesting prospective partners and funders in the work of DLF and gaining opportunities to introduce DLF and develop funding support.
  • Managing the Government pipeline, calendar, and database for funders and prospects in this, including developing and meeting all deadlines.
  • Identifying highest potential funders and new strategies for gaining support.
  • Establishing and maintaining contact with funding entities and recommending activities that bring them into contact with DLF programs and management.
  • Working with the Chief Financial Officer and program staff to build program budgets for government outreach.
  • Complying with all interim and final grant reporting/invoicing as required by government donors and with contracting agencies.

Qualifications
The Manager, Government Support will have a minimum of three (3) years of recent experience in Philanthropy in a Government or Institutional Giving capacity as well as the following characteristics:

  • A mission-driven orientation with the energy to grow Government Support 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.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

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
  • Setting direction
  • Driving execution
  • Learning continuously

To Apply:
Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (with job title in subject area) to: careers@davidlynchfoundation.org.
The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

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Director of Individual Giving

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 under-resourced 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-traumatic stress and their families, and women and children dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with those in recovery, the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others. In addition, DLF 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 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 Director of Individual Giving plays a key role in the David Lynch Foundation's Philanthropy team with responsibility for developing and executing a comprehensive plan covering all facets of DLF's donor program to raise and increase funding from individuals. This includes working closely with a Direct Response firm, managing Affinity Groups of committed supporters (i.e., Generation Meditation, Leadership Circle), identifying new opportunities to attract donors, deepening relationships with current donors to maintain and increase their donations, and utilizing a variety of methods - classic and new - to increase revenue.

Responsibilities
The 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 and a track record of using effective strategies and tactics to maximize revenue. The successful candidate must have a focus on customer service when dealing with donors and be able to work well with different areas of the Foundation, including Senior Management, Programs, Finance, and Communications.


Major areas of responsibility include:
  • Working closely with a Direct Response firm, providing information, insight, and oversight for the development, implementation, and analysis of their projects.
  • Developing, maintaining, and cultivating donor relationships.
  • Researching and recommending new donor targets and opportunities.
  • Being the primary liason and working partner for DLF affinity donor groups.
  • Managing the Database Associate in terms of Salesforce optimization including donor records, processing, tracking, and reporting.
  • Overseeing the timely preparation of donor acknowledgements.
  • Tracking donor commitments including payment schedules and renewal dates.
  • Collaborating with DLF Live (an earned revenue arm of DLF) on optimizing opportunities for individual support.
  • Tracking individual support fundraising against budgeted goals.
  • Handling donor e-mail inquiries.
  • Collaborating closely with Communications on special outreach to donors and prospects.
  • Supporting other projects as requested.

Qualifications
The Director of Individual Giving will have a minimum of 5 years of proven experience, skills, and knowledge in the area of non-profit fundraising with an emphasis on individual giving. Additional qualifications include:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Experience in delivering positive customer service.
  • Solid presentation skills.
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Tremendous attention to detail.
  • Interest in utilizing new methods and implementing new ideas.
  • Collaborative and positive 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
  • Setting direction
  • Driving execution
  • Learning continuously

To Apply:
Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (with job title in subject area) to: careers@davidlynchfoundation.org.
The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

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Senior Manager, Special Events

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 under-resourced 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-traumatic stress and their families, and women and children dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with those in recovery, the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others. In addition, DLF 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 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 Senior Manager, Special Events is part of the David Lynch Foundation's Philanthropy Team and works closely with the Executive Team as well as a production team (DLF Live) and video team (DLF.TV) to develop, plan, and execute the Foundation's Galas, Summits, Fundraisers, Town Halls, Cultivation events, and other projects large and small throughout the year to inspire fundraising support, build relationships, reach budgetary goals, and achieve media attention that highlights the Foundation's mission and programs.

The Senior Manager must be self-motivated, committed to working at the highest level of quality and precision, able to work both independently and in collaboration, multi-task on concurrent projects, and thrive within extremely tight deadlines. Evening and weekend hours are required and some travel.

The Senior Manager must believe in and be dedicated to the Foundation's mission, understand both classic and new forms of events and event execution, have impeccable taste, and embody a passion for outstanding customer and donor service. The Senior Manager must be able to deal directly with a large number of donors and prospective donors and be committed to treating everyone - from the Foundation's celebrity supporters to the staff of event venues - with respect and consideration. The Senior Manager must also be able to marshal forces and motivate people to action.

Responsibilities

  • Gather event information internally and participate in even brainstorming and planning, including pricing.
  • Conduct event research (venues, vendors, and speakers, etc.).
  • Work with Communications on save-the-date, invitation, program, and collateral material preparation and distribution and manage all RSVPs and follow-up.
  • Collaborate with DLF Live on developing compelling sponsorship proposals and suggest / connect with potential sponsors as applicable.
  • Serve as liaison to event vendors.
  • Provide progress reports to the Executive Team and others as requested.
  • Prepare and update event budgets and timetables and track all event revenue and costs.
  • Negotiate contracts for space, food, supplies, audiovisual equipment, travel, signage, décor, etc. to meet the expectations of the Senior Team and Board of Directors.
  • Prepare and manage event registration databases, ticketing, etc.
  • Prepare all day-of-event materials, including attendee research and head-shot sheets.
  • Oversee and manage event team leaders and volunteers.
  • Supervise on-site production and post-event needs.
  • Close out events (including acknowledgements and pledge follow-up) and conduct post-event debriefing.
  • Add all donor information to Salesforce database.
  • Manage the work of the Philanthropy and Events Coordinator that relates to Events.

  • Additionally, this position will work on and support Philanthropy projects in other areas of fundraising as requested.

Qualifications
The Senior Manager of Special Events will have a Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of four (4) years of significant experience in events planning and implementation. Additional requirements include:

  • Planning and executing large-scale and high profile events, preferably for a major not-for-profit organization that undertakes a significant number of events per year.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent skills in organizing work groups and managing and motivating staff and volunteers to work under specific time constraints.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Tremendous attention to detail.
  • Extreme grace under pressure.
  • 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
  • Setting direction
  • Driving execution
  • Learning continuously

To Apply:
Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (with job title in subject area) to: careers@davidlynchfoundation.org.
The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

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Junior Accountant

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 under-resourced 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-traumatic stress and their families, and women and children dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with those in recovery, the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others. In addition, DLF 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 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 Junior Accountant will assist the CFO in maintaining all aspects of accounts payable including invoices, allocations for budget purposes and cost per student, accrues and prepaid expenses, fixed assets inventory and depreciation, credit card reconciliations, and Certify app management for expense reports.


Responsibilities
Fiscal Duties

  • Performs many financial activities and accounting functions, including general ledger journal entries, payroll uploads and quarterly reallocations, accounts payable, purchasing, and credit card reconciliations.
  • Assists in recommending and implementing sound fiscal policies, procedures and controls.
  • Works with Program Directors to develop program/departmental budgets and inputs approved budget into accounting system.
  • Ensures adherence to internal fiscal quality control systems throughout the agency (an internal audit, efficiency role).
  • Resolves all issues, disputes and requests involving the organizations tax and reporting obligations with the IRS.
  • Performs accounts payable functions: records all invoices, investigate discrepancies, ensures good vendor relationships, and pays invoices in a timely manner.
  • Uploads and Reconciles Payroll in accounting system.
  • Responsible for working with Human Resources in the administration of employee benefits (e.g., pension, health insurance). Also, assists in assuring compliance with personnel policies.

Grants Compliance Duties

  • Assists with tracking of restricted grants, including allocating expenses and special event reconciliation.

Audit-related Duties

  • Assists with the audit process - including preparation of audit schedules and interfacing with the auditor.
  • Prepares supporting schedules as necessary.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelors degree in Accounting from an accredited college.

  • Minimum of four (4) years comparable work experience in an independent role or administrative capacity.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate technical and financial information to staff.
  • Experience with office technologies, knowledge of Intacct a plus.
  • Dedication to & passion for the mission of DLF

Additional requirements for the position are:

  • Can be trusted with sensitive and confidential information, and handles this with care
  • Great attention to detail
  • Highly organized work space
  • Team player and can do attitude

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
  • Setting direction
  • Driving execution
  • Learning continuously

To Apply:
Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (with job title in subject area) to: careers@davidlynchfoundation.org.
The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

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Budget and Finance Manager

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 under-resourced 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-traumatic stress and their families, and women and children dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with those in recovery, the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others. In addition, DLF 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 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 Budget & Finance Manager will support the CFO in maintaining all aspects of budgeting, reporting, and financial management.

Responsibilities
Fiscal Duties

  • Manages financial activities by department along with departmental heads.
  • Assists in recommending and implementing sound fiscal policies, procedures, and controls.
  • Works with Program Directors to develop program/departmental budgets and inputs approved budget into accounting system.
  • Appraises the organization's financial position and generates and presents monthly fiscal reports to the Executive Director and CFO; reports will include revenue and expense reports, cash positions and variances against budget.
  • Responsibile for leading the annual budgeting process and the 6-month/midyear reforcasting process by working closely with each department.
  • Meets with each department/program monthly to ensure proper tracking to budget and helping to streamline expenses and gain greater clarity into real time status.
  • Create quarterly financial reports to distribute to CFO and EC and board finance committee.
  • Maintain budget and reforecasts on financial management app (to be selected and implemented that works with Intacct).
  • Works with Program departments to generate Cost Per Student (CPS) figures twice a year for donors and strategic decision-making.
  • Ensures adherence to internal fiscal quality control systems throughout the agency (an internal audit, efficiency role).

Grants Compliance Duties

  • Works with Development and Program to ensure that fiscal requirements for grants and contracts are identifie, realized and monitored.
  • Manage tracking of restricted grants, including month-end and quarterly reporting requirements and special event reconciliation.
  • Provides quidance to the Development staff in the preparation of periodic reports to funding sources.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in Finance or Accounting from an accredited college or Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited college./p>

  • Minimum of four (4) years comparable work experience in managerial, administrative and/or independent capacity.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate technical budget and financial information to staff.
  • Experience with systems implementation and office technologies, knowledge of Intaccts a plus.
  • Dedication to & passion for the mission of DLF

Additional requirements for the position are:

  • Can be trusted with sensitive and confidential information, and handles this with care.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Highly organized work space.
  • Team player and can-do attitude.

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
  • Setting direction
  • Driving execution
  • Learning continuously

To Apply:
Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (with job title in subject area) to: careers@davidlynchfoundation.org.
The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

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Director, Executive Program Sales

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 under-resourced 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-traumatic stress and their families, and women and children dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with those in recovery, the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others. In addition, DLF 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 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.

About the Center for Leadership ad Performance
Through it Center for Leadership and Performance (CLP), DLF also offers these meditation-based health promotion programs for leaders and employees in companies, organizations, and government agencies. CLP has already instructed many thousands of senior executives across finance, tech, law, and government industries. Proceeds from these corporate programs are applied to support the Foundation's mission-directed initiatives.

The Opportunity
CLP is seeking a strategic, experienced, assertive salesperson who can help the organization respond promptly and efficiently to the growing demand for our evidence-based meditation programs in the boardroom and the workplace.

Responsibilities

Leadership

  • Build an effective sales strategy.
  • Develop and implement annual business plan in coordination with DLF's CLP Executive Director and Finance team, including projected budget and revenue forecasts.
  • Lead team towards outcomes: closing new business, renewing existing business and successfully managing all accounts with a high level of service.
  • Leverage influence skills to work effectively within team and across departments to build consensus and maintain accountability to targets.

Revenue Generation and Relationship Management

  • Drive performance, ensuring targets are being met.
  • Engage with executives and decision makers to maximize all opportunities to close a sale.
  • Ensure maintenance of accurate records of sales and prospecting activities in Salesforce.
  • Lead the team to effectively manage all aspects of corporate relationships, supporting two 6-month internship cycles per year.
  • Oversee logistics related to client accounts.
  • Create a culture of high service and high support in work with corporate partners.

  • CLP Team Member

    • Work closely with the Executive Director and CLP team to ensure alignment to revenue targets.
    • Ensure collaboration across departments and teams to ensure that DLF's executive training programs strategically align with corporate partner needs.
    • Participate in staff meetings, training, and ad hoc projects as needed.

    Qualifications

    • 10+ years of successful solution sales experience, requiring strong business acumen, comfort selling at the highest levels of an organization, and an assertive, adaptable selling style.
    • 7+ years of experience building and managing an array of executive relationships across major accounts; direct sales or sales management.
    • 5+ years in sales management.
    • 5+ years of people management experience, including leading by influence.
    • Desire to work in a fluid dynamic organization, and interest in mission-driven organizations.
    • Demonstrated ability to set direction, manage complex processes, and enable high-quality organizational growth.
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage the sales pipeline process.
    • Documented strengths in meaningful relationship building, people management and development, and organizational growth.
    • Ability to lead, willingness to be led, comfort with situational leadership.
    • A passion for working for a mission-driving organization.

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

    • Thinking critically
    • Organizing and planning
    • Commitment to mission
    • Setting direction
    • Communicating
    • Creativity
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Accountability
    • Driving execution

    To Apply:
    Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (with job title in subject area) to: careers@davidlynchfoundation.org.
    The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

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