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Chief Financial Officer

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
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, has 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. To be successful in this role, you will thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy leading efforts to constantly and consistently improve the financial systems, policies, processes, and performance. Additionally, as a member of the Leadership Team, you will define and delegate projects, serving as a leader to your team and working with and across other functions of the organization.

Responsibilities
Leadership

  • Play a key role in DLF’s operations team, ensuring cost effectiveness and efficiency, while addressing issues related to organizational growth and development
  • Lead financial effectiveness matters; lead and implement the development assessment of risks and the implications of decisions, and long-term plans
  • Oversee financial policies, processes, tools, dashboards, reporting, and systems (e.g. Intacct and Adaptive Insights) necessary to manage the organization’s financial operations and reporting in an effective and efficient manner
  • Lead Finance Committee meetings with Finance Committee Chair

Management

  • Direct all financial operations of the organization including tax, accounting, bank relationships, corporate credit cards, treasury, cash management, payroll, and forecasting
  • Collaborate with General Counsel to assess risk management and ensure organizational compliance
  • Instill a collaborative working relationship across the organization to ensure effective budget preparation, monitoring of budget variances, and linking results back to organizational priorities
  • Partner with development and program staff to ensure responsible tracking of funds raised and spent
  • Partner with all budget owners to provide clear and timely support and guidance
  • Prepare accurate financial reports (e.g. cash flow reports) for the Leadership Team, the Board, and the Finance Committee
  • Manage audit and 990 preparations and filings

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of hands-on nonprofit experience in finance and accounting management
  • Undergraduate degree in business, finance or accounting required; MBA/CPA preferred
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and expertise in designing financial management strategies
  • Demonstrated commitment and in-depth knowledge of nonprofit accounting rules
  • Ability to analyze financial data, both at an organizational and program/project levels
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills
  • A track record of improving financial processes
  • Strong and proven organizational and leadership skills
  • Strong management skills

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

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, has 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

Senior Salesforce System Administrator

Reports to: COO
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 Junior Salesforce System Administrator will be essential to our successful, rapid growth. He/she will report directly to the Senior Director, Major Gifts and Corporate Giving, and will work closely with the Senior Salesforce System Administrator who is tasked with owning and building out our system to improve our effectiveness. While the Senior Administrator will focus on developing and executing macro-level systems enhancements for the organization, the Junior Administrator will implement micro-level improvements and execute day-to-day functions.

This position will require a heavy focus on improving data quality and integrity, providing application support, and educating team members to effectively employ salesforce in support of their work, whether generating revenue or delivering programs. This opportunity requires deep knowledge of the Salesforce platform with certification. The ideal candidate will possess the requisite experience outlined below, and will be a detail-oriented, problem-solver, with an unwavering commitment to providing exceptional customer service.

Responsibilities
The Junior System Administrator 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 one of the Foundation’s Salesforce Administrators, 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.
  • Trouble-shoot database issues and provide support to staff as needed.
  • Coordinate with external partners and consultants, including Salesforce and Marketing Cloud, among others, to complete job responsibilities.
  • Ensure staff database adoption through training, ongoing support, and construction of a handbook for database procedures.

Finance

  • Help with the management of Classy, an online fundraising platform, to ensure payments are processed.
  • 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 Certified Admin certification required.
  • 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 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

Graphic Designer

Reports to: Marketing Director
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.

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 Opportunity
The position will work closely with the CEO, Marketing Director, Special Events Director, and the DLF staff to visually communicate the Foundation’s transformative, progressive, and influential brand image and meet the design needs of the Foundation’s many functions, including fundraising, events, and programs, and the organization overall.

The ideal candidate will be high-energy, flexible, creative, organized, knowledgeable, passionate about design, and the Foundation’s mission of reducing toxic stress and trauma among at-risk populations through the use of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique.

Responsibilities
The Graphic Designer will have major responsibility for the design of:

  • Invitations, collateral materials, e-blasts, and web pages for DLF’s many high profile events.
  • Collateral for concert, seminars, town halls, and other programs.
  • Case statements, brochures, and other materials required to raise funds.
  • Fundraising campaigns, including printed and e-appeals, acknowledgement pages, and special materials.
  • Donor communications, including donor progress reports and annual reports.
  • Custom updates to Foundation websites, as well as major overhauls as needed.
  • Updates to Foundation’s identity materials.
  • Other projects as developed and requested.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will provide a web and print portfolio that demonstrates competency in handling the many design functions needed by the Foundation. He/She must have 3-5 years experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and be capable of meeting deadlines under pressure and balancing multiple design projects simultaneously. He/She must be competent in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. It is also preferred that the candidate be facile with CSS and HTML. Previous design experience for non-profit and charitable organizations 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

Development Associate

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 Development Associate is a key part of the Development team and is responsible for supporting the Major Gifts, Individual, and Corporate Giving team in driving a robust, multi-faceted fundraising program designed to significantly increase revenue from these constituents over the next several years.

The Development Associate will support a diverse array of functions, including those pertaining to direct solicitations and events, as well as, to operations that will support our improved efficiency to support ongoing growth. Responsibilities will include researching individual and corporate prospects; helping develop donor briefings; compiling stewardship materials; and updating the Salesforce database on an ongoing basis, among other activities. The ideal candidate will possess the requisite experience outlined below, but also, must have good judgment, strong attention to detail, and an unwavering commitment to working towards his/her professional advancement.

Responsibilities
The Development Associate must be confident and assured with a positive outlook. He/she must be committed to working at the highest level of quality, will have a growth mindset, and will embrace change as the Foundation continues to grow and evolve. This position must believe in and be dedicated to the Foundation’s mission and thrive as part of an energetic team.

The Development Associate will:

  • Conduct prospect research to identify and profile potential donors, drawing on licensed database resources, publicly available information and internal records, among other resources.
  • Help prepare strategy briefings for development staff and leadership in advance of meetings and telephone calls with prospects and donors.
  • Coordinate with necessary parties and manage the scheduling process for the Development team to facilitate briefings, meetings, calls and follow-up both internally, and externally with donors and prospects.
  • Coordinate elements of mailings and e-solicitations.
  • Manage donations process, including data entry, notification to internal stakeholders and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
  • Update Salesforce database on an ongoing basis, working with Major Gifts, Individual and Corporate Giving Unit, and Executive, to ensure that data are accurate and complete.
  • Support the creation and dissemination of weekly reports to capture the team’s progress and support ongoing tracking towards goal achievement.
  • Assist with the development of fundraising collateral, including overviews, pamphlets, etc.
  • Reconcile records to ensure information is comprehensive and easily accessible in Shared Drive, Salesforce, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in non profit or relevant work experience supporting the cultivation and stewardship of donor relationships.
  • Computer literacy; proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and their Google Suite components is required. Mac product familiarity and donor database experience is preferable.
  • Salesforce experience is a plus.
  • Excellent organizational, research, and written/verbal communications 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.
  • Comfort working with basic financial data.
  • Ability to work 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

Manager, Special Events

Reports to: Associate Director, Special Events
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 Special Events Manager will be responsible for supporting the Associate Director, Special Events and is a key member of the events team for all administrative functions.

Responsibilities

  • Act as lead on multiple local events each year
  • Perform event research (venues, vendors, speakers, etc.)
  • Negotiate venue contracts, suppliers and other vendors, and ensure proper contract fulfillment, including billing and payment; maintain historical and accurate records, as well as ensuring that acknowledgements for services are handled accordingly
  • Adhere and track individual event budgets
  • Find ways to connect event attendees to the work and goals of DLF through events
  • Oversee, supervise, and train event team and volunteers
  • Assist in developing and lead in tracking event registration databases, ticketing, and timelines
  • Oversee creation and execution of Classy event webpages
  • Track and handle donor requests, ticket sales, and communications ​in conjunction with development team to ensure continuity between communications
  • Cultivate cross-departmental relationships in order to support and communicate the criteria and best practices for our development-focused events in order to ensure that all events are serving the primary needs of the organization
  • In collaboration with the development & marketing teams, help to identify and develop opportunities for events to maximize fundraising potential and help meet/exceed organizational revenue goals
  • Help to develop event processes and protocols that help to provide consistency and uphold organizational standards
  • Track, analyze and report event results, and use key learnings to inform/guide future strategies
  • Work with the marketing & development teams to appropriately promote and gain exposure for events
  • Manage the production of event related materials, including programs, signage, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications
The Special Events Manager will have a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of five (5) years of event experience, three (3) years of non-profit experience preferred. Additional qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, events/event marketing or management preferred but not required
  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated successful event planning/management with a variety of events at local and national levels and on limited budget
  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. The ideal person for this job is a team player, personable, professional, positive, energetic, pro-active and uses tact and diplomacy
  • Strong verbal and written communication, multitasking and organizational skills
  • Tremendous attention to detail, problem solving and time management skills
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule that includes long hours near/during event dates as well as weekends and evenings
  • Ability to work independently and use judgment within established guidelines
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Exhibits grace under pressure
  • Excellent computer skills including experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Google Docs.
  • Experience in working with databases (Salesforce preferred)
  • 20% travel required
  • Demonstrated and successful positive leadership skills

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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