The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org.
Officer, Southern California Region
UNICEF USA is based in NY and operates nine regional offices throughout the country. Each regional office is focused on building long-term partnerships with high level donors through personal relationships, special events, and opportunities to be engaged strategically with UNICEF’s work. The Southern California Regional Office is based in Los Angeles, but works with approximately 400 donors in Southern California, Arizona and Hawaii.
The Officer will be responsible for three key functions of the Southern CA Regional Team:
General office management and administrative support, including coordination with headquarters and the other regional offices
Special events support, logistics and committee coordination
Fundraising support activities, including prospect research, targeted outreach, cultivation and personalized stewardship
Key Responsibilities/Outcomes (include but are not limited to):
OFFICE MANANGEMENT and ADMINISTRATION
Provide back office support to ensure accurate financial records, compliance with company policies and procedures, and the efficient and effective day to day functioning of the regional office
Facilitate team productivity and efficiency through management of office space and equipment as well as coordination of team calendar and project management
Recruit, engage, manage and evaluate interns and administrative volunteers
Organize the Regional Board and committee meetings, including preparing Board packet and meeting minutes
Support the Southern CA Major Gifts annual revenue goal through prospect research and list management, prospect matrix and coordinating outreach with volunteers and staff
Maintain donor records in UNICEF USA database and other formats, as necessary
Support donor stewardship strategy for Southern CA team, including maintaining Regional Web Page and drafting of stakeholder communication.
Process all donations in timely manner
Support the Southern CA regional cultivation events, including the Speaker Series program
Provide high levels of customer service and create excellent guest experience for all events
Lead logistics for all events as necessary and in partnership with the Regional team and the Special Events team, including
contracting with vendors
preparing and sending out invitations, receipts, and other correspondence
coordinating travel arrangements for staff outside the region and guests
preparing internal and external briefings and reports
researching guests and sponsor prospects
updating the Blackbaud CRM database with guest attendance
Support the Speakers Series Committee
Work closely with the national Special Events team on the annual Southern CA fundraising event
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years event, marketing and/or fundraising experience
Understanding and experience in a fundraising/development role is preferred but not required
Strong organizational skills, ability to work in diverse teams, and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
Strong interpersonal, time-management, and oral and written communication skills
Keen attention to detail, flexibility in high-pressure situations, and the willingness to assist with all tasks needed to ensure the success of the office team
Willingness to take initiative to propose new solutions and identify new opportunities
Must be a team player, and a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual who embraces the mission of the UNICEF USA
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; experience with databases, CRM and SharePoint a plus
Must demonstrate UNICEF USA Core Values: Trust, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork, and Service
Must possess current and valid US Work Authorization and be eligible to work for any US employer without sponsorship.
Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Salary is commensurate with experience. In addition, UNICEF USA offers a comprehensive benefits package.
UNICEF USA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.