Director of Development (Non-Profit) 50K-60K- LA

This non-profit org. is the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization and the only dropout prevention organization in the nation proven to increase on-time graduation rates.

The mission is to champion the connection of needed community resources with schools to help young people successfully learn, stay in school, and prepare for the life.

They currently serve over 2.3 million young people across the nation. By bringing caring adults into the schools to address the unmet needs of youth, they provide the link between educators and the community.

The Director of Development has the responsibility to ensure that the regional office has the resources to thrive as an organization and effectively serve our youth.

The Director of Development is instrumental in securing new funding, maintaining donor relations, and cultivating community relationships.

The Director of Development also gets to know our youth directly and has a passion for improving the education of today’s youth.

Areas of financial management and direction include: direct mail, planned giving, major gifts, donor cultivation, special events, foundation/corporate giving solicitation, online fundraising and grant writing. As the West LA office is in the initial stages of its development, the Director of Development will work closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to develop fundraising sources to support current operations and planned future growth.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Directs and manages overall fund raising efforts to meet annual budget goals.
  • Develops and implements strategies to broaden the funding base
  • Increases donor giving through solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship
  • Cultivates major gifts
  • Develops and cultivates relationships with foundation and corporate representatives and leaders
  • Researches and identifies potential funding sources; oversees the writing and submission of funding proposals and follow-up reports to foundations and corporations.
  • Oversee, write and prepare grants and grant reports for City, County, foundations, etc.
  • Oversees the planning and production of fundraising special event
  • Directors the production of public relations materials such as newsletters, annual reports, brochures, and other promotional materials.
  • Oversees management of the donor database, and donor recognition and gift acknowledgement tasks
  • Prepares fund raising financial reports and projections
  • Serves as primary staff liaison to development committee and other committees as needed. Prepares agendas for, and provides staff support for Resource Development Committee, its financial reports, prospect lists, etc.
  • Serves as development staff liaison to the Board. Attends Board meetings and coordinates Board development activities.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s level degree, advanced degree in nonprofit management preferred, with 3 – 5 years of increasing responsibility in fund development for a nonprofit     organization.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to build relations with, and raise funds from individuals, foundations, corporations and other organizations.
  • Must possess extensive experience in marketing, promotions, public relations, special events, grant writing and annual fund development.
  • Must exhibit strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be experienced with budgets and financial documents.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other office productivity tools (email, database management, digital media, etc.)
  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations, preferably in the LA area and experience with youth-serving organizations a significant plus.
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation and Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) certification a plus.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Base full-time salary of $50K to $ 60k depending upon candidate qualifications and experience.
  • Flexible schedule and incentive compensation, contingent on performance.
  • Generous vacation time, medical and dental coverage, etc.
  • A unique professional development opportunity as this position will be critical to the growth and development of this organization during the next 3-5 years.
If interested please send resumes to pamela@robinsoncompany.com ONLY!

NYC – Executive Director Role for Non-profit- Salary Open

A NYC based  non-profit veteran’s organization who is serving the Iraq & Afghanistan vets.

It was founded in 2004 by an ex-investment banker who served in Iraq.  There are 125,000 veteran members & grassroots supporters

in 50 states.  They also have a Washington D.C. office where they lobby for benefits & fairness for the vets.

They are seeking a Development Director for the organization.  This individual should

be experienced in all facets of fundraising, i.e. individual donor giving,  major gifts, foundation & corporate giving,

on-line & off line fundraising practices, foundation grants etc.   He or she must have the ability & experience to build out a development

department.  This executive must be a strategic thinker who can create an overall strategic development plan for the organization.

The personal characteristics for this individual… a real self-starter, who can deal with executives at the highest

level,  who is comfortable in a variety of settings.  This non-profit has an aggressive, exciting environment, so this

should be an executive who is high-powered, & has self confidence.

Salary is commensurate with experience… client is open & flexible.

If interested, please send resumes to pamela@robinsoncompany.com ONLY!

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1. Keep References separate

References should always appear on a separate page, and should only be produced when asked for. Also, be sure to delete the “References: Available Upon Request” line. It’s understood that you will, so save some space and your potential employer’s time.

2.  No Full Sentences.

Your resume should be short and sweet and bulleted. You aren’t writing a novel, you are trying to catch a skimming employer’s eye and prove you are worth a second look — and an interview.

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You don’t need to expound too much however less is not more in this case.  Be sure to say, in general terms what you did and make sure as well to put something under each job EVEN if it has been the same type of job.  You always want to show that you learned something new in each job or took on new responsibilities.

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For the most part, objectives sound insincere and, worse, can limit your options. Let your cover letter do the talking when it comes to why you want that particular job. And remember, each cover letter and resume should be individually tailored to a specific job posting — not just a specific field. Taking an interest in the specifics of the job makes you look professional and focused and not like you are mass-emailing anyone who might hire you.

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We all know to avoid this one. It makes you look sloppy and negates the part of your resume that proudly describes you as “detail-oriented.” Have a friend look it over and check for basic language errors — spell check just doesn’t cut it.

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In a world where email is free, and most of us have multiple addresses, make the effort to have a professional email address. Keep it simple — using your name is best. Just make sure you leave the sparklebaby@hellokitty.com for personal use.

7. No need for a picture.

The ONLY time this is appropriate is if you are applying to be a model or an actor, and in both cases, a separate portfolio is preferable. Including a self-portrait could exclude you for not being serious and may make you appear unprofessional. Let your skills and experience speak for you.

8. Never use “I” on a resume

Major BH Talent and Literary Agency seeks Business Affairs Assistant

The position provides administrative assistance and key organizational support to an attorney in Business Affairs.

This position interacts with all levels of internal personnel. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: receiving and screening calls,

compose correspondences, prepare and distribute memos, letters and agreements; distribute fully-executed contracts internally and externally

as appropriate; create files, organize and maintain department files utilizing department’s filing systems; arrange and schedule

conference calls/meetings and prepare expense reports.

The ideal candidate will possess two or more years experience as an Administrative Assistant in the entertainment industry.

A background in Business Affairs/Legal is a must; JD is a plus; strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and redlining experience

along with the ability to learn new programs with ease; must possess the ability to work independently with minimal supervision;

superior verbal, written, editing and proof-reading skills; must be able to work well in a closely-knit, team-oriented environment.

40K-50K

If interested please email Lori@thegrapevinela.com and Rachel@thegrapevinela.com

Store Manager, 50K, high-fashion (FILLED)

High-end fashion retail store seeks very stylish, personable, seasoned store manager with 5 plus years of experience as a store manager in a similar high end retail environment.

Buying experience is a PLUS.
There is management of a small staff so MUST have had experience managing previously.
Experience and knowledge with PeachTree is also a plus.
Responsibilities:
Maximize sales volumes and store contribution
Be a sales leader
Ensure customer satisfaction
Minimize loss and expenses
Ensure the effective presentation of merchandise through out the store
Will have an eye towards established designers as well as new ones
Keep an eye on trends etc.
If interested and qualified with at least 5 YEARS of Store Management experience, please send your resume to Lori@thegrapevinela.com and Rachel@thegrapevinela.com

Professional Driver needed ASAP! (FILLED)

$65-75,000 salary (overtime if work over 80 hours in 2 weeks)

Health and retirement benefits
We provide car

Responsibilities (Taking care of 4 cars (having them serviced, cleaned, etc…)
Principal has kids one week on/one week off.  On weeks he has the kids he rarely goes out in the evenings.  On weeks he doesn’t have kids, goes out 3-4 times a week.

Must be available to work weekends
Run errands
Flexible schedule – it will change every week

Principal travels on average of 6-8weeks out of the year, so there will be downtime (paid of course).
Must have at least 5 years of experience as a Driver!  This is not a position for a PA or someone who has driven occasionally.  We need a True professional Driver.
If interested and has experience as a Driver please email Caitlin@thegrapevinela.com and Rachel@thegrapevinela.com

Security/House Caretaker- Beverly Hills- $25 an hour (ON HOLD)

9am – 9pm – Monday through Friday

AND Saturday and Sunday as well – can be for 2 people.
Also – can be 4 days and 3 days.
A celebrity client with massive following from the Paparazzi seeks a person to care for and protect home in BH.
At the moment the home is empty so will be manning a house with nothing in it for 12 hours a day.
Soon though the house will be under renovations, as well as being prepared for deliveries of furniture and vendors.
MUST be able to watch all of the comings and goings of people, verify their credentials and ensure from specific places.
MUST have experience with security and/or protection.
PLEASE do not apply without this experience.  If you do answer the advertisement
without experience we will not be able to respond.
Duties day to day will be fending off people who are not desired to be there, tracking comings and goings of deliveries.
Ideal person will have terrific communications skills, security/protection background, is trustworthy and detailed.
If interested please email Lori@thegrapevinela.com , Rachel@thegrapevinela.com and Caitlin@thegrapevinela.com

Extremely busy Filmmaker/Director/Studio Executive seeks a Top Level Assistant- Atlanta (FILLED)

Extremely busy filmmaker/director/studio executive seeks a Top Level assistant.  3 years minimum experience working for A list producer, writer, director, studio executive, agent or actor a must.  Candidates must possess strong multi-tasking skills and ability to handle heavy phones and busy professional and personal calendars.  Very fast paced workflow and environment.  Position will be based in the Atlanta area – candidates must be willing to  relocate.  Assistant will travel.  Candidates must be able to work effectively with little supervision.  Ability to plan ahead is a must.  Salary based on experience.
DO NOT APPLY UNLESS SPECIFIC CRITERIA IS MET.
If interested email Lori@thegrapevinela.com and Rachel@thegrapevinela.com

Assistant/ JR Account Executive for Boutique Fashion/Lifestyle PR Agency (FILLED)

(ONLY APPLY IF YOU HAVE AGENCY EXPERIENCE)

We’re looking for a sharp, highly intelligent, ambitious candidate who has 1-4 years of experience as an Assistant/Assistant Account Executive at a pr/talent management agency. MUST HAVE experience with all aspects of supporting and managing accounts, STRONG admin skills, excellent multi-task and detail-orientation, ability to work well under pressure, good phone and client relations skills, and a positive, fun, can-do attitude! Must be able to work independently, be a quick thinker and whip smart.

Requirements and Tasks:

*Must have 1-4 years as an assistant at a fashion, entertainment or lifestyle pr agency or talent management agency – experience supporting executive team, heavy admin, co-managing accounts, client/press interaction, sourcing opportunities and creating leads

*Interest and knowledge in all things fashion, pop culture and celebrity – familiarity with top fashion/lifestyle magazines, tv shows, blogs, etc.

*Showroom – organizing and managing showroom of samples (checking in new inventory each season, selecting and pulling samples to fulfill editor requests, tracking and checking in sample returns, working with stylists in the showroom, etc.)

*PR Collateral – creating, updating, organizing and maintaining collateral – multiple look books, press kits, press releases, etc. for 10 clients

*Databases – Maintain/update multiple contacts databases on a daily basis

*Clipping – Track, secure and organize all client press placements, maintain clip books for all clients

*Ability to THRIVE, multi-task and remain unflappable in a fast-paced, high-pressure, multiple-priority environment – the more intense the pressure, the more you like it!

*Deadline-driven and extremely detail- and multi-task-oriented personality

*Impeccable organizational skills, experience tracking and organizing multiple workflows and initiatives from beginning to end

*Good writing and editing skills, stickler for good grammar

*Willingness to wear a variety of hats in the office – pitch in to do what’s needed, can-do attitude

*Highly skilled with all areas of office software: Word, Excel, Photoshop, etc.; strong internet research skills

*Mature, self-starting, intelligent, creative and good sense of humor a must!

*Contacts with press and celebrity reps a plus

SALARY- 30K-38K DOE + Health Insurance after 6 mos.  HOURS- 9am-6pm with occasional OT

If QUALIFIED and interested please email Rachel Zaslansky Sheer at Rachel@thegrapevinela.com and Lori Zuker Briller at Lori@thegrapevinela.com.

* If we do not feel that you are a match we may not be able to get back to you.

True Receptionist for Beverly Hills Talent Agency (FILLED)


Client seeks a personable candidate with a polished appearance and style.  The individual should be bright, welcoming, smart and communicate well.
Excellent phone skills are a must.

The shift is 10:30AM to 7:30PM with a one hour lunch.

Salary is $32K – Excellent benefits package, vacation time, sick time, medical, dental, life, LTD, FSA and 401k

Someone with hotel concierge experience is a PLUS.

If interested please email Lori@thegrapevinela.com and Rachel@thegrapevinela.com