At the Obama Foundation, we are guided by a core belief: that ordinary people working together can change history. Our mission is to inspire those people to take action, empower them to change their world for the better, and connect them so they can achieve more together than they can alone.
We were founded by community organizers, so when we seek change, we do it by bringing people together.
That approach begins at home, on the South Side of Chicago, where we are building the Obama Presidential Center. The Center represents a historic opportunity for Chicago: a chance to build a world-class museum and public gathering space that celebrates our nation's first African American President and First Lady, steps away from where he began his career, where she was raised, and where—together—they made their home.
But that approach extends to all our work, whether its holding leadership training sessions in communities throughout the U.S., bringing local leaders together in countries around the world, working to support the global education of girls, or ensuring young men of color have pathways to opportunity.
As President Obama has said, "we cannot solve the challenges of our time unless we solve them together." So join us.
For more information, please visit www.obama.org.
As a member of the Development team, the Director of Development, Southern California and Southwest will assume the primary responsibility for the strategy and implementation of the Foundation's development activity in the Southwest as the organization continues to expand. With a strong focus on Los Angeles, the Director will serve as the primary relationship manager for a portfolio of new and existing prospects and donors within the region, and will utilize the staff, volunteer, and material resources at their disposal to hit the annual regional fundraising goal. Reporting to (and working closely with) the Chief Development Officer, the Director will lead a small team and, unique to this region, will manage a regional advisor who will help with engaging the existing donor pool.
The Director of Development, Southern California and Southwest will be responsible for achieving the following outcomes within the first year:
The ultimate aim of the Director of Development, Southern California and Southwest is to achieve the outcomes listed above. In order to achieve those outcomes, we imagine that the Director of Development, Southern California and Southwest will spend their time in the following ways:
The Foundation is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please email us at email@example.com if you require a reasonable accommodation to complete this application.