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About the David Lynch Foundation

The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2005. Our mission is to reduce the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among under-resourced populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. DLF has served more than 500,000 children and adults worldwide, with a focus on underserved middle and high school students, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and their families, and women and children dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with those in recovery, the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others. In addition, DLF offers programs for companies and government agencies, the proceeds of which help support our mission-directed programs.

What is Transcendental Meditation?

Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a simple, easily-learned, evidence-based technique, practiced for 20 minutes twice a day, sitting comfortably in a chair. During TM, the body gains a profound state of rest and relaxation while the mind is wide awake and the brain functions with increased coherence. More than 350 peer-reviewed studies verify the physiological and psychological benefits of Transcendental Meditation for reducing stress and stress-related disorders, including hypertension, anxiety, depression, and insomnia, while increasing creativity, energy, intelligence, and focus.

To apply for any of our open positions, please email your cover letter and resume in PDF format (with job title in subject line) to: careers@davidlynchfoundation.org.

Careers

Senior Manager, Special Events
Director, Business Development

 

Senior Manager, Special Events

The Opportunity

The Senior Manager, Special Events is part of the David Lynch Foundation’s Philanthropy Team and works closely with the Executive Team as well as a production team (DLF Live) and video team (DLF.TV) to develop, plan, and execute the Foundation’s Galas, Summits, Fundraisers, Town Halls, Cultivation events, and other projects large and small throughout the year to inspire fundraising support, build relationships, reach budgetary goals, and achieve media attention that highlights the Foundation’s mission and programs.

The Senior Manager must be self-motivated, committed to working at the highest level of quality and precision, able to work both independently and in collaboration, multi-task on concurrent projects, and thrive within extremely tight deadlines. Evening and weekend hours are required and some travel.

The Senior Manager must believe in and be dedicated to the Foundation’s mission, understand both classic and new forms of events and event execution, have impeccable taste, and embody a passion for outstanding customer and donor service. The Senior Manager must be able to deal directly with a large number of donors and prospective donors and be committed to treating everyone – from the Foundation’s celebrity supporters to the staff of event venues – with respect and consideration. The Senior Manager must also be able to marshal forces and motivate people to action.

Responsibilities

  • Gather event information and particpate in event brainstorming and planning, including pricing.
  • Conduct event research (venues, vendors and speakers, etc.).
  • Solicit and close table and ticket buyers.
  • Work with Communications on save-the-date, invitation, program, and collateral material preparation and distribution and manage all RSVPs and follow-up.
  • Collaborate with DLF Live on developing compelling sponsorship proposals and suggest/connect with potential sponsors as applicable.
  • Serve as liaison to event vendors.
  • Provide progress reports to the Executive Team and others as requested.
  • Prepare and update event budgets and timetables and track all event revenue ad costs.
  • Negotiate contracts for space, food, supplies, audiovisual equipment, travel, signage, decor, etc., to meet the expectations of the Senior Team and Board of Directors.
  • Prepare and manage event registration databases, ticketing, etc.
  • Prepare all day-of-event materials, including attendee research and head-shot sheets.
  • Oversee and manage event team and post-event needs.
  • Close out events (including acknowledgements and pledge follow-up) and conduct post-event briefing.
  • Add all donor information to Salesforce database.
  • Manage the work of the Philanthropy and Events Coordinator that relates to Events.

Additionally, this position will work on and support Philanthropy projects in other areas of fundraising as requested.

Qualifications

The Manager of Special Events will have a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of four (4) years of significant experience in events planning and implementation. Additional requirements include:

  • Planning and executing large-scale and high profile events, preferably for a major not-for-profit organization that undertakes a significant number of events per year.
  • Excellent skills in organizing work groups and managing and motivating staff and volunteers to work under specific time constraints.
  • Experience in managing staff and consultants.
  • Ability to handle mutliple projects simultaneously.
  • Tremendous attention to detail.
  • Extreme grace under pressue.
  • A collaborative nature.
  • Strong work ethic.

Competencies (to be assessed during interview process and further developed as an employee)

  • Fostering growth
  • Thinking critically
  • Organizing and planning
  • Coaching and developing colleagues
  • Commitment to mission
  • Communicating
  • Building relationships
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Accountability
  • Setting direction
  • Driving execution
  • Learning continuously

Director, Business Development

The Opportunity

CLP is seeking a strategic, experienced, assertive salesperson who can help the organization promptly and efficiently to the growing demand for our evidence-based meditation programs in the boardroom and the workplace.

Responsibilities

Leadership

  • Build an effective sales strategy.
  • Develop and implement annual business plan in coordination with DLF’s CLP Executive Director and Finance team, including projected budget and revenue forecasts.
  • Lead team towards outcomes: closing new business, renewing existing business and successfully managing all accounts with a high level of service.
  • Leverage influence skills to work effectively within team and across departments to build consensus and maintain accountability to targets.

Revenue Generation and Relationship Management

  • Drive performance, ensuring targets are being met.
  • Engage with executives and decision makers to maximize all opportunities to close a sale.
  • Ensure maintenance of accurate records of sales and prospecting activities in Salesforce.
  • Lead the team to effectively manage all aspects of corporate relationships, supporting two 6-month internship cycles per year.
  • Oversee logistics related to client accounts.
  • Create a culture of high service and high support in work with corporate partners.

CLP Team Member

  • Work closely with the Executive Director and CLP team to ensure alignment to revenue targets.
  • Ensure collaboration across departments and teams to ensure that DLF’s executive training programs strategically align with corporate partner needs.
  • Participate in staff meetings, training, and ad hoc projects as needed.

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of successful solution sales experience, requiring strong business acumen, comfort selling at the highest levels of an organization, and an assertive, adaptable selling style.
  • 7+ years of experience building and managing an array of executive relationships across major accounts; direct sales or sales management.
  • 5+ years in sales management.
  • 5+ years of people management experience, including leading by influence.
  • Desire to work in a fluid dynamic organization, and interest in mission-driven organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to set direction, manage complex processes, and enable high-quality organizational growth.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage the sales pipeline process.
  • Documented strengths in meaningful relationship building, people management and development, and organizational growth.
  • Ability to lead, willingness to be led, comfort with situational leadership.
  • A passion for working for a mission-driving organization.

Competencies (to be assessed during interview process and further developed as an employee)

  • Thinking critically
  • Organizing and planning
  • Commitment to mission
  • Setting direction
  • Communicating
  • Creativity
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Accountability
  • Driving execution

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