Covenant House CA (CHC) is excited to announce the launch of its new transitional housing site in Santa Clara, CA, for youth experiencing homelessness. Made possible by a unique public/private partnership, Covenant House will open the site in mid-November 2020, marking CHC’s fifth site in CA (with Anaheim and a second LA site to open later this year). The staff at CHC Santa Clara will be part of a unique experience of being the first staff to ever work at the site, not only becoming a critical part of CHC’s history, but helping to develop a program that most effectively meets the needs of youth experiencing homelessness in the Santa Clara Valley. The staff will draw upon CHC’s 30+ years of experience serving youth, ages 18-24, while developing unique programming and services to meet the unique needs of youth in the SC Valley. CHC is committed to meeting young people where they are, accepting them for who they are, relentlessly engaging them, so that they can fulfill their dreams. This is a once in a lifetime career opportunity to help launch a new program, that will change the lives of young people forever!
POSITION SUMMARY: The CHC Development Officer (DO) will be responsible for leading fundraising activities in Santa Clara County, including but not limited to soliciting, closing and stewarding major gifts (in the range of $1,000 - $100,000+), corporate support, foundation grants, and special event revenue generation and support. The position reports to the Chief Development Officer, and is a vital member of the statewide Covenant House California development team, of more than 15 individuals, who charged with meeting critical development objectives, including fundraising for the agency’s more than $20 million budget. The Development Officer serves as a passionate, enthusiastic and visible spokesperson for the organization, and the youth it serves.