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Vice President of Development

Company: Goodwill of Southern California
Date Posted: October 16, 2017

Goodwill of Southern California seeks a dynamic, resourceful and results-oriented development professional to serve as Vice President of Development. Since 1916, Goodwill Southern California has transformed the lives of individuals with disabilities and the disadvantaged by providing them greater independence, self-sufficiency, dignity and purpose. GSC improves the lives of communities in Southern California, encompassing not only individuals, but businesses and the earth. Each year, GSC prepares and places thousands of individuals into sustainable employment through programs and opportunities, partnerships, youth programs and services offered at three campuses in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. These programs provide transformational opportunities for those with greater barriers to employment including disconnected youth, the reentry community, individuals with disabilities, veterans, the homeless and the working poor. GSC has also made a commitment to care for the earth by reducing the need for landfills through the reuse or recycling of millions of pounds of textiles, home goods, paper products and electronics. GSC is a unique social enterprise, where its 83 stores exist to provide job placement opportunities to people in need of employment. For more information, please visit


Reporting to the President and CEO, the Vice President of Development will lead a multifaceted development department which obtains funds from both public and private sources to help meet GSC’s annual operating budget and new initiatives. Overseeing all aspects of GSC’s development efforts, this leadership role is an opportunity to fulfill an ambitious vision, reimagine the department’s methods, and to further an important mission. The Vice President of Development will be responsible for planning, developing, directing, and executing a comprehensive, effective development program consistent with GSC’s mission. As a key leader, this person will provide active leadership in developing and articulating fundraising strategy and goals including an anticipated campaign. This position will also be responsible for expanding GSC’s donor base, with particular focus on identifying and cultivating the next generation of major donors. The Vice President will lead a total staff of eight. Candidates should have extensive knowledge of the principles and strategies that span major gifts, campaigns, annual giving, and planned giving. Candidates will be expected to have experience leading and articulating a vision and plan for fundraising. The Vice President for Development should have a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible and successful fundraising experience, management experience and experience staffing board committees. Experience working in or a strong understanding of the Southern California region is a plus. A bachelor’s degree is required; a graduate degree is preferred.


Goodwill of Southern California has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Vice President of Development search. To view the full position description and apply, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: