Careers

Office Assistant

Reports to: Regional Director - DC
Classification: Part Time/Non-exempt
Location: Washington, DC

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2005. Our mission is to reduce the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among 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
In November 2017, the David Lynch Foundation became the newest resident partner on the campus of the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Center (THEARC), located in Ward 8. Known as “The Meditation Center at THEARC”, these offices will support the mission of the David Lynch Foundation by making the TM technique available to the residents in the Wards 7 and 8 communities, both directly and through the partners at THEARC. This is a new and critical position as we build the team and programming necessary through daily office management of THEARC office and TM.

Responsibilities

The Office Assistant will be responsible for the management of The Meditation Center at THEARC through daily tasks to include the following

  • Provide administrative and scheduling support for the DLF Regional Director and other staff in TMC.
  • Handle incoming calls and other communications.
  • Create and manage filing system.
  • Assist the Regional Director and other teachers of TM in the scheduling and execution of both TM Introductory lectures, and TM courses.
  • Greet clients and visitors as needed.
  • Update paperwork; maintain supply of documents, forms, brochures and collateral.
  • Maintain office common areas.
  • Perform general office assistant duties and errands.
  • Coordinate and assist with events as necessary.
  • Maintain supply inventory for office, including office equipment, and TM Courses as needed.
  • Assist with the promotion of The Meditation Center activities and introductory talks.
  • Be a liaison between The Meditation Center and THEARC Facilities and Management.
  • Be a liaison between The Meditation Center and NY offices of the DLF.
  • Be the point of contact for The Meditation Center and the other DLF offices, specifically NYC and the Washington, DC Capitol Hill office.

Qualifications

  • 2 or 4 year college degree.
  • Minimum three (3) years experience as an office or program assistant or in a related field.
  • Familiarity with Wards 7 or 8 or in community building, a plus.
  • Ability to write clearly and assist with materials composition as necessary.
  • Warm personality with strong verbal and written communication skills .
  • Ability to work well under limited supervision.

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

  • Thinking critically
  • Organizing and planning
  • Commitment to mission
  • Communicating
  • Building relationships
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Accountability
  • Driving execution

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

VP, Principal & Major Gifts

Reports to: EVP
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. 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
DLF seeks a growth-minded, experienced leader to become its VP, Principal & Major Gifts. The VP will be the top executive charged with strategically enhancing a development team and positioning the organization to get to the next level of sustainability. Working in partnership with the Board of Directors, and the Executive Committee, the VP will develop significant multi-year funding for programs, projects, events, and initiatives that are essential to serving DLF’s mission.

Responsibilities

  • Lead, refine, and implement a robust development strategy that focuses on principal and major gifts, corporate giving, affinity groups, regional development, board giving, and planned giving
  • Instill a culture of development that engages the CEO, the Board, and key donors in a manner that nurtures a collaborative, organization-wide approach to raising funds to support DLF’s mission
  • Prepare and support the CEO to cultivate and solicit principal and major donor prospects (six and seven figure gifts)
  • Maintain and deepen donor relationships through routine, relevant communications
  • Work with VP, Institutional Giving to collaborate on expanded funding opportunities
  • Work with DLF’s program team to create and develop proposals for persuasive funding opportunities
  • Develop clear expectations, metrics, and performance measures to reach goals
  • Collaborate with the broader DLF team on all development-related collateral
  • Staff and guide the Board’s Development Committee with the CEO
  • Assist CEO with helping Board Members realize their annual goals and objectives
  • Identify and recruit prospective board members, in coordination with CEO and Board
  • Implement 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
  • Demonstrated success in leading and growing a development team
  • Strong ability to persuade and influence
  • Tremendous attention to detail, responsiveness, and follow up
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Collaborative
  • Solid problem solving and analytical skills
  • 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 Director, Major Gifts & Corporate Giving

Reports to: VP, Principal & Major Gifts
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. 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 Director, Major Gifts & Corporate Giving plays a key senior role in the David Lynch Foundation’s Development team with responsibility for developing donor pools in the areas of major gifts and corporate giving. This includes working closely with the VP, Principal & Major Gifts, the CEO, and Board members to cultivate relationships that result in high engagement and philanthropic support. Additionally, the Senior Director will oversee all Corporate development planning and relationships – identifying new partners for funding support.

Responsibilities

  • Developing, maintaining, and cultivating major gifts and corporate relationships
  • Researching and recommending new targets and opportunities
  • Managing the Manager, Database in terms of Salesforce optimization including donor records, processing, tracking, and reporting
  • Collaborating with CEO and CLP leadership to optimizing opportunities for individual support
  • Tracking fundraising against budgeted goals
  • Supporting other projects as requested

Qualifications

  • At least 10 years in nonprofit fundraising roles
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills
  • Experience with high-level donors and C-Level stakeholders
  • Solid presentation skills
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills
  • Tremendous attention to detail
  • Interest in utilizing new methods and implementing new ideas
  • Collaborative and positive nature
  • Strong work ethic

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

VP, Finance

Reports to: Chief Operating 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. 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 VP, Finance is responsible for all financial matters for The David Lynch Foundation (DLF). The VP will report to the COO and work closely with the CEO, the Leadership Team, and the Board’s Finance Committee to develop and implement effective finance, accounting, and budget strategies across the organization. The VP will ensure reporting and fiscal compliance with regulatory and funding agency rules and requirements (federal, state, and local) for grants and contracts. The VP must be able to adapt to an evolving environment and thrive in a growing workplace, while managing functions including finance, accounting, payroll, billing, purchasing, and fund accounting. The VP will set the direction and priorities for all fiscal operations.

Responsibilities
Strategic Thinking and Organizational Leadership

  • Play a key role in DLF’s operations team, ensuring cost effectiveness and efficiency in addressing issues related to organizational growth and development.
  • Lead financial and organizational effectiveness matters; lead and implement the development assessment of risks and the implications of decisions, and long-term plans.
  • Oversee strategic policies, processes, tools, dashboards, and systems necessary to manage the organization’s financial operations in an effective and efficient manner.

Financial 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 with all regulatory requirements.
  • Instill a collaborative working relationship across the organization to ensure effective budget preparation, monitoring of budget variances and linking actual results back to strategic priorities established by the DLF’s Board and Leadership Team.
  • Partner with development staff to ensure responsible tracking of funds raised and spent and to develop a fundraising strategy that will appropriately diversify funding sources.
  • Partner with programs staff to provide clear and timely finance and accounting support.
  • Prepare accurate financial reports for the Leadership Team, the Board, and its Finance Committee.
  • Lead audit preparations and maintain relationship with the external auditors.

Qualifications

  • Relevant undergraduate degree in business, finance or accounting required; an MBA or equivalent advanced professional and CPA preferred.
  • 10+ years of hands-on experience in finance or accounting management, including 5+ years of in-depth financial management experience working with or for the nonprofit sector and in a leadership role.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and expertise in designing financial management strategies, ensuring responsive compliance support, and bringing energy, initiative and resourcefulness to strengthen DLF’s financial abilities.
  • Demonstrated fiduciary experience, commitment and in-depth knowledge of accounting rules including those specifically focused on non-profit organizations, IRS and international regulations relating to public charities, and experience managing government and private foundation grants.
  • Ability to strategically analyze financial data, both at an overall organizational level as well as the detailed program/project levels.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to develop positive and productive relationships and decisively build buy-in across the organization.
  • A track record of improving processes across finance, bringing greater efficiency and effectiveness to a growing organization.
  • Strong and proven organizational and leadership skills contributing to organizational vision – comfortable with a high level of visibility, responsibility, and accountability.
  • Strong manager with emphasis on team building and staff development, with emphasis on timely delivery, attention to detail, and prioritizing work flow to meet deadlines

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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