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SVP, Development

Reports to: Executive Vice President
Classification: Full Time/Exempt
Location: New York City

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2005 that addresses the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among underserved populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. DLF has helped more than 1,000,000 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 survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with those in recovery, the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others.

The Opportunity
DLF has undergone remarkable growth during the past several years, growing to nearly 100 staff in five cities (New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, and Fairfield, IA) and a budget of over $15 million annually. It has earned broad public interest and support for its evidence-based work and proven impact from entertainment, media, and financial industry icons. CEO Bob Roth's 2017 New York Times bestseller, ​Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation, h​as been featured in a wide variety of outlets, including ​Good Morning America, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Business Week, Dr. Oz, Ellen DeGeneres,​ and many others.

DLF is now poised for another phase of expansion and impact, putting it in a position to relieve suffering for tens of thousands more people experiencing the debilitating effects of traumatic stress. In order to support its ambitious plans, DLF seeks a growth-minded, experienced fundraising executive to become its next SVP, Development. The SVP will be the top executive charged with strategically enhancing all development funding streams. Working in partnership with the Executive Committee, CEO, and Board of Directors, the SVP will develop a multi-year fundraising strategy that supports DLF’s programs and operations.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee and enhance a robust fundraising strategy that includes cultivation of principal gifts (>$100K), major gifts ($25K-$100K), individual gifts (<$25K) corporate giving, affinity groups, regional fundraising (LA, Chicago, NY, DC), Board giving, foundation giving, government support, and planned giving
  • Grow existing $15+ million annual budget to $20+ million annual budget (by working with solid and large foundations and high-capacity supporters – to start both planned giving and endowment)
  • Instill a growth-minded culture that engages the CEO, Board members, and other key stakeholders and donors in a manner that nurtures a collaborative approach to raising funds to support DLF’s mission
  • Prepare thoughtful, development-minded materials (e.g. bios and briefs) that support the CEO and other DLF leaders as the organization solicits major funding prospects
  • Maintain and deepen donor relationships through frequent, relevant, and insightful cultivation communications
  • Work with DLF’s programs team to create and develop funding proposals that target mission-aligned funding opportunities
  • Develop clear expectations, metrics, and performance measures to reach goals
  • Work with finance to fully understand and communicate progress toward fundraising goals
  • Staff and guide the Board’s Development Committee with the CEO and EVP
  • Assist CEO and Board Members to realize their annual goals and objectives
  • Identify and recruit prospective Board members, in coordination with CEO and Board Vice Chairs
  • Develop planned giving funding stream
  • Maintain a flexible and thoughtful leadership style that empowers staff and promotes teamwork

Qualifications

  • At least 15 years in nonprofit fundraising roles
  • Excellent interpersonal and cultivation skills
  • Demonstrated success in leading, managing, and growing a development team
  • Ability to effectively persuade and influence
  • Attention to detail and highly responsive
  • Collaborative
  • A bachelor's degree is required; an advanced degree is a plus

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (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

Executive Assistant

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Classification: Full Time
Location: New York City

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2005 that addresses the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among underserved populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. DLF has helped more than 1,000,000 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 survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with those in recovery, the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others.

The Opportunity
DLF has undergone remarkable growth during the past several years, growing to nearly 100 staff in five cities (New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, and Fairfield, IA) and a budget of over $15 million annually. It has earned broad public interest and support for its evidence-based work and proven impact from entertainment, media, and financial industry icons. CEO Bob Roth's 2017 New York Times bestseller, ​Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation, h​as been featured in a wide variety of outlets, including ​Good Morning America, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Business Week, Dr. Oz, Ellen DeGeneres,​ and many others.

DLF is now poised for another phase of expansion and impact, putting it in a position to relieve suffering for tens of thousands more people experiencing the debilitating effects of traumatic stress. The Executive Assistant will play a critical role in our organization by providing exceptional administrative support to the CEO to ensure that the CEO operates efficiently and effectively. Specifically, the EA will manage the CEO’s email, travel, and daily calendar; prepare for meetings and events that include the CEO; and oversee a variety of administrative tasks that require unwavering, close attention to detail. The EA serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the CEO.

Responsibilities

  • Organization and Communication: Manage and organize the CEO’s email inbox in Gmail. Serve as the primary point of contact for external constituents for the CEO, receiving and tracking numerous requests via phone and email for meetings, speaking engagements, and other action items. Work closely with the CEO to help prioritize the CEO’s evolving list of responsibilities and requests against organization-wide goals and deadlines. Ensure that the CEO’s schedule reflects most current priorities. Regularly communicate directly and on behalf of the CEO, in a highly professional manner, with Board members, high donor clients, foundation staff and others.
  • Collaboration and Preparation: Regularly collaborate with colleagues, including senior leadership team members, to effectively prepare and brief the CEO for meetings, events, and speaking engagements.
  • Travel and Scheduling: Coordinate the scheduling and logistics for internal and external meetings on the CEO’s calendar. Book and confirm meeting times, participants, and locations; build prep time, work time, and follow-up time into CEO’s calendar to effectively manage top priorities. Arrange CEO travel including flights, lodging, and ground transportation. Manage, reconcile, and submit expense reports for the CEO.

Qualifications
The EA will be a highly motivated self-starter with a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5-7 years of experience providing effective administrative support to a top-level executive. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess the following qualities and attributes:

  • Highly detail-oriented and organized with an ability to multitask and respond to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including foundation staff, board members, major donors and external partners.
  • Highly motivated self-starter who works well independently and with professional discretion to anticipate needs of and opportunities for CEO.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to respond adeptly to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Excellent management, time-management, and problem-solving skills.
  • A strong ethic of service and desire to be a part of a fun, hard-working team.
  • An unwavering commitment to producing high-quality work.
  • High level of interpersonal maturity, grace, self-awareness, and sound judgment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated with internal and external constituents.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (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

Senior Salesforce System Administrator

Reports to: Senior Director, Major Gifts & Corporate Giving
Classification: Full Time/Exempt
Location: New York City

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2005 that addresses the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among underserved populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. DLF has helped more than 1,000,000 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 survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with those in recovery, the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others.

The Opportunity
DLF has undergone remarkable growth during the past several years, growing to nearly 100 staff in five cities (New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, and Fairfield, IA) and a budget of over $15 million annually. It has earned broad public interest and support for its evidence-based work and proven impact from entertainment, media, and financial industry icons. CEO Bob Roth's 2017 New York Times bestseller, ​Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation, h​as been featured in a wide variety of outlets, including ​Good Morning America, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Business Week, Dr. Oz, Ellen DeGeneres,​ and many others.

DLF is now poised for another phase of expansion and impact, putting it in a position to relieve suffering for tens of thousands more people experiencing the debilitating effects of traumatic stress. The Senior Salesforce System Administrator, a key part of the organization, will be essential to our successful, rapid growth, as he/she will be tasked with owning and building out our system to improve our effectiveness. This position will require someone who is deeply skilled and interested in building and executing macro-level systems, while also implementing micro-level improvements and executing day-to-day functions.

The Senior System Administrator will manage our Salesforce CRM database, as well as, oversee various other systems and platforms, that are either integrated or stand-alone, in support of our organization’s core functional teams. This position will require a heavy focus on improving data quality and integrity, providing application support, while also working with team members and other stakeholders to deliver new functionality to improve organization efficiency. This opportunity requires deep knowledge of relational databases and the Salesforce platform with certification. The ideal candidate will possess the requisite experience outlined below, and will be a self-directed, detail-oriented, problem-solver, with an unwavering commitment to providing exceptional customer service.

Responsibilities
The Senior System Administrator must be self-directed and highly driven. He/she will thrive in a fast-paced environment and will be motivated to help the Foundation grow overtime, while developing and advancing professionally alongside our evolution. This position requires previous nonprofit experience, and a belief in and dedicated to the Foundation’s mission.

Below is a representation of what may be included in the Senior System Administrator’s typical responsibilities:

Database Management

  • Serve as the Foundation’s Salesforce Administrator, installing updates, and ensuring our processes meet best practice standards for nonprofits and Salesforce.
  • Enter and maintain constituent data for individuals and organizations, and related activities as needed.
  • Maintain and develop accurate lists for donor and other communication, including direct mail campaigns, events, e-newsletters, and donor appeals, among others.
  • Utilize Salesforce Data Loader and Data Wizard to import external lists from events and other marketing channels.
  • Create reports as requested by DLF departments and regions, and assist with data analysis.
  • Enter and track information regarding Institutional, Major Gifts, and Individual Giving requests, pledges, and payments, including relevant dates and supporting documentation.
  • Execute data quality projects, including developing automated data cleansing routines as well as manual data clean up.
  • Provide innovative database solutions to address operating needs.
  • Identify and implement new Salesforce applications to improve productivity.
  • Trouble-shoot database issues and provide support to staff as needed.
  • Coordinate with external partners and consultants, including Salesforce, Marketing Cloud, and Cirrus Insight, among others, to complete job responsibilities.
  • Ensure staff database adoption through training, ongoing support, and construction of a handbook for database procedures.

Finance

  • Manage Classy, an online fundraising platform, to ensure payments are processed.
  • Coordinate with Finance as needed in regards to the Salesforce integration with Intacct by using 3rd party application - Workato.
  • Collaborate with the Foundation’s Development Associate and Finance to ensure timely, accurate acknowledgement letters are sent and recorded in Salesforce.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years of database experience with Salesforce (preferably Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack) in a non-profit or higher education setting.
  • Salesforce Administration Essentials for New Admins (ADM 201) required, Salesforce Advanced Administrator and/or Salesforce Certified App Builder, preferred.
  • Significant experience gathering requirements and implementing successful data migrations, data maintenance routines, and system integrations
  • Advanced computer proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and their Google Suite components is required. Mac product familiarity is preferable.
  • Excellent attention to detail, accuracy, and dependability.
  • Excellent problem solving, documentation, and communication skills
  • Proven leadership, prioritization, and analytical skills
  • Ability to multi-task, initiating, prioritizing, and following through on concurrent projects.
  • Ability to think strategically and to anticipate and orchestrate next steps.
  • Ability to balance big-picture thinking with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and the highest level of professionalism.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to professional growth and learning.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Commitment to the David Lynch Foundation’s mission and the ability to translate that commitment into donor communications.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (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

Junior Salesforce System Administrator

Reports to: Senior Director, Major Gifts & Corporate Giving
Classification: Full Time/Exempt
Location: New York City

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2005 that addresses the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among underserved populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. DLF has helped more than 1,000,000 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 survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with those in recovery, the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others.

The Opportunity
DLF has undergone remarkable growth during the past several years, growing to nearly 100 staff in five cities (New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, and Fairfield, IA) and a budget of over $15 million annually. It has earned broad public interest and support for its evidence-based work and proven impact from entertainment, media, and financial industry icons. CEO Bob Roth's 2017 New York Times bestseller, ​Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation, h​as been featured in a wide variety of outlets, including ​Good Morning America, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Business Week, Dr. Oz, Ellen DeGeneres,​ and many others.

DLF is now poised for another phase of expansion and impact, putting it in a position to relieve suffering for tens of thousands more people experiencing the debilitating effects of traumatic stress. The Senior Salesforce System Administrator, a key part of the organization, will be essential to our successful, rapid growth, as he/she will be tasked with owning and building out our system to improve our effectiveness. This position will require someone who is deeply skilled and interested in building and executing macro-level systems, while also implementing micro-level improvements and executing day-to-day functions.

The Junior System Administrator will manage our Salesforce CRM database, as well as, oversee various other systems and platforms, that are either integrated or stand-alone, in support of our organization’s core functional teams. This position will require a heavy focus on improving data quality and integrity, providing application support, while also working with team members and other stakeholders to deliver new functionality to improve organization efficiency. This opportunity requires deep knowledge of relational databases and the Salesforce platform with certification. The ideal candidate will possess the requisite experience outlined below, and will be a self-directed, detail-oriented, problem-solver, with an unwavering commitment to providing exceptional customer service.

Responsibilities
The Junior System Administrator must be self-directed and highly driven. He/she will thrive in a fast-paced environment and will be motivated to help the Foundation grow overtime, while developing and advancing professionally alongside our evolution. This position requires previous nonprofit experience, and a belief in and dedicated to the Foundation’s mission.

Below is a representation of what may be included in the Junior System Administrator’s typical responsibilities:

Database Management

  • Serve as the Foundation’s Salesforce Administrator, installing updates, and ensuring our processes meet best practice standards for nonprofits and Salesforce.
  • Enter and maintain constituent data for individuals and organizations, and related activities as needed.
  • Maintain and develop accurate lists for donor and other communication, including direct mail campaigns, events, e-newsletters, and donor appeals, among others.
  • Utilize Salesforce Data Loader and Data Wizard to import external lists from events and other marketing channels.
  • Create reports as requested by DLF departments and regions, and assist with data analysis.
  • Enter and track information regarding Institutional, Major Gifts, and Individual Giving requests, pledges, and payments, including relevant dates and supporting documentation.
  • Execute data quality projects, including developing automated data cleansing routines as well as manual data clean up.
  • Provide innovative database solutions to address operating needs.
  • Identify and implement new Salesforce applications to improve productivity.
  • Troubleshoot database issues and provide support to staff as needed.
  • Coordinate with external partners and consultants, including Salesforce, Marketing Cloud, and Cirrus Insight, among others, to complete job responsibilities.
  • Ensure staff database adoption through training, ongoing support, and construction of a handbook for database procedures.

Finance

  • Manage Classy, an online fundraising platform, to ensure payments are processed.
  • Coordinate with Finance as needed in regards to the Salesforce integration with Intacct by using 3rd party application - Workato.
  • Collaborate with the Foundation’s Development Associate and Finance to ensure timely, accurate acknowledgement letters are sent and recorded in Salesforce.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years of database experience with Salesforce (preferably Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack) in a non-profit or higher education setting.
  • Salesforce Administration Essentials for New Admins (ADM 201) required, Salesforce Advanced Administrator and/or Salesforce Certified App Builder, preferred.
  • Significant experience gathering requirements and implementing successful data migrations, data maintenance routines, and system integrations
  • Advanced computer proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and their Google Suite components is required. Mac product familiarity is preferable.
  • Excellent attention to detail, accuracy, and dependability.
  • Excellent problem solving, documentation, and communication skills
  • Proven leadership, prioritization, and analytical skills
  • Ability to multi-task, initiating, prioritizing, and following through on concurrent projects.
  • Ability to think strategically and to anticipate and orchestrate next steps.
  • Ability to balance big-picture thinking with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and the highest level of professionalism.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to professional growth and learning.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Commitment to the David Lynch Foundation’s mission and the ability to translate that commitment into donor communications.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (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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