Executive Director of The Dominguez Dream - 501(c)(3) Foundation

Job ID
Marketing / Business Development

About Vanir

The Dominguez Dream is a public nonprofit organization that is committed to empowering children in underserved communities to achieve their full potential through Literacy and S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math). As a part of the Vanir Group of Companies, the Dominguez Dream works to transform the way students learn, by partnering with school administrators, staff and teachers, to identify the areas of greatest need. The Dominguez Dream funds programs around S.T.E.A.M, Parent Engagement and Literacy. As we continue growing into new areas and markets, our focus is to maintain a team of creative, ambitious, and visionary individuals.

Job Description

The Executive Director of The Dominguez Dream is responsible for the daily operations of the Foundation and the maintenance of the Foundation’s 501(c)(3) status. The Executive Director shall report directly to the President of the Foundation. The Executive Director shall be primarily responsible for scheduling regular meetings with the President to report on all matters relating to the daily operations of the Foundation. This position is ultimately responsible for taking all action necessary to preserve and maintain the 501(c)(3) status of the Foundation. 


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Planning, coordination, implementation, measurement and success of all Foundation programs
  • Tracking donations and maintain database of donor information
  • Managing all fundraising activities, including but not limited to:
    • Event planning
    • Grant writing
    • Vanir Employee payroll deduction programs
    • Capital campaigns
    • Endowment campaigns
    • Planning giving
    • Major gift programs
    • Corporate sponsorships
  • Consulting with partner school administration and the formulation of recommendations for programs and budgets requiring Board approval
  • Coordinating and schedule the Annual Board Meeting in consultation with the President and General Counsel of the Foundation, including regular Board Meetings as necessary or advisable to advance Foundation objectives
  • Responsible for all marketing initiatives with respect to the Foundation
  • Preparing program budgets for review and approval by the Board of Directors
  • Maintaining Financial Statements for the Foundation (including profit and loss statements and balance sheets) on a monthly, quarterly, biannual, and annual basis
  • Recording and handling of all Foundation deposits, check requests, accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Coordinating the filing of Foundation annual tax returns (including 990-EZ) and facilitating Foundation audits at intervals directed by the Board
  • Light to moderate travel may be required
  • Other duties and responsibilities relating to the Foundation may be assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree is required
  • 10+ years serving a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is required

How to Apply

If you're interested in working for Vanir Group of Companies, please visit our website to learn more and to apply online at www.vanir.com.


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Contact Email: careers@vanir.com


Persons with medical limitations may, with reasonable accommodations, be capable of performing the duties of this position. Such a determination must be made on an individual basis considering the person's limitations, the requirements of the position, and the company's ability to make reasonable accommodations to the person's limitations.


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