Misha Body

  • September Nonprofit Networking Mixer: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Dialogue

    Join us for our FREE September Nonprofit Networking Mixer, co-hosted by DOVIA-LA!

    This month's mixer will feature a special facilitated dialogue on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Rebecca Cannara, Executive Director of Universal Human Rights Initiative (UHRI).

    September Nonprofit Networking Mixer
    Co-hosted by DOVIA-LA
    Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    6:00 - 8:00pm

    Pour Haus Wine Bar
    1820 Industrial St
    Los Angeles, CA 90021 
    Street parking is available

    RSVP for FREE at www.ynpnla.org/20190924

    WHEN
    September 24, 2019 at 6pm
    WHERE
    Pour Haus Wine Bar
    1820 Industrial St
    Los Angeles, CA 90021
    United States
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  • Leading and Influencing — with Liberating Structures

    Effective leaders know that their teams are most productive and innovative when all members are fully engaged. The trouble is, leaders often go back to the same tired playbook of strategies that leave team members feeling uninspired and, even worse, unheard. Liberating Structures is a set of 33 strategies for facilitating meetings and conversations that break the mold of how we can work together.

    During this session, attendees will participate in a parallel process activity, where you'll (a) learn about a Liberating Structure that drives influence and persuasion, and (b) grow your own influencing skills by participating in the activity.

    Leading and Influencing — with Liberating Structures
    Wednesday, October 16
    5:45-8:00pm

    Pac Mutual Building, Tenant Lounge (Ground Floor)
    523 West Sixth Street, Ste 204
    Los Angeles, CA 90014

    RSVP for FREE at www.ynpnla.org/20191016

    Metered street parking and paid lots are available nearby. Parking in the PAC Mutual building (entrance at 545 S Olive St.) is $6 flat rate. Spots are limited!
    WHEN
    October 16, 2019 at 5:45pm
    WHERE
    Pac Mutual Building, Tenant Lounge (Ground Floor)
    523 W Sixth St
    Suite 204
    Los Angeles, CA 90014
    United States
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  • California Science Center: Print & Graphic Design Manager

    About Us:

    The California Science Center is one of the world's leading science centers devoted to science learning. It is among the most attended museums in North America, with over 2.5 million guests each year for the past two years and is the permanent home of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. The California Science Center is currently developing a major expansion, the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center. The California Science Center holds prestigious accreditations by the American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The California Science Center is a department of the State of California (State) and who works in partnership with the not-for-profit California Science Center Foundation (Foundation) to bring our mission to life. Visit us on the web to learn more: californiasciencecenter.org.

    Summary:

    The Print and Graphic Design Manager is responsible for developing and managing the creative and graphic design process for the entire organization. He or she will also oversee the conception, design, and branding of all California Science Center collateral materials, signage, advertisements, publications, website marketing and exhibitions. The position works closely will all the departments to design and/or art direct to ensure the museum brand stays consistent.

    Major Job Responsibilities:

    • Produce marketing publications and digital graphics that effectively promote the California Science Center’s exhibitions, films and overall mission.
    • Collaborate with various departments within the organization to plan, design and produce on-going printed and digital publications as needed.
    • Develop and manage the creative and graphic design process as well as print and electronic production from concept development to completion for the Marketing Department and various departments within the institution.
    • Facilitate the approval process of new and on-going publications; From start to finish, be responsible for obtaining proper signatures and ensuring publications are approved by key individuals before proceeding to the production or publishing phase.
    • Design advertisements and promotional materials for new exhibitions and films, including billboards, pole banners, bus wraps, print and web advertisements, rack cards, brochures, direct mail pieces, coupons. 
    • Work with Marketing Associate to collect and archive any exhibition and film key art needed for the design process.
    • Design on-site marketing signage pieces such as large-format banners, decals, window clings and elevator wraps.
    • Help develop and manage content for the website and e-newsletters.
    • Collect bids from print and signage vendors.
    • Attend off-site press checks.
    • Work with the Director of Marketing to ensure brand consistency across all publications.
    • Organize and maintain publication archives and print samples.
    • Organize and maintain the Media Manager, an internal image library.
    • Perform other duties as required.

    MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Develop and manage publications project timelines.
    • Train key staff members to use the website content management system.
    • Publish web pages and website updates with the guidance of the Director of Marketing.

    Qualifications:

    • B.F.A. in Graphic Design strongly preferred
    • At least 5 years experience in graphic design, publication management and maintaining brand consistency throughout designs
    • Project management experience required  
    • Fluency and hands-on experience with industry standard software (Adobe Creative Cloud Apps) and file-management services (Dropbox, Hightail)
    • Working knowledge of modern web design techniques, including XHTML and CSS
    • Experience with web-based Content Management Systems; Working knowledge of Drupal a plus.
    • Working knowledge of JavaScript and PHP a plus.
    • Video-editing experience a plus
    • Strong working knowledge of Macintosh platforms and troubleshooting skills
    • Demonstrated record of creativity, conceptually talented and innovative in developing effective creative concepts and seeing them through from design to execution 
    • Strong familiarity with offset and digital printing processes including, but not limited to, prepress, concrete file preparation and paper stock selection
    • Ability to maintain good working relationships with print and signage vendors; Must know how to speak with a printer and articulate the print needs of the organization  
    • Excellent proofreading skills
    • Excellent interpersonal communication, collaboration and solution-building skills
    • Strong organizational skills with keen attention to detail
    • Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment and create designs on tight deadlines

    Salary:

    $50,000 to $55,000 a year. California Science Center Foundation employees receive excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage; retirement package; free science center membership, group term life insurance, and 11 paid holidays.

    Apply:

    Send Cover Letter, Resume, Salary Target and Job Application to the HR Dept. via fax at 213-744-2673, email to HR@cscmail.org, or mail to the California Science Center Foundation, H. R. Dept, 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037. Only applications that include a cover letter, resume, salary target and completed job application will be considered.  No phone calls please. EOE.


  • California Science Center Foundation: Associate Campaign Director

    About Us:
    The California Science Center is one of the world's leading science centers devoted to science learning. It is among the most attended museums in North America, with over 2.5 million guests each year for the past two years and is the permanent home of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. The California Science Center is currently developing a major expansion, the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center. The California Science Center holds prestigious accreditations by the American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The California Science Center is a department of the State of California (State) and who works in partnership with the not-for-profit California Science Center Foundation (Foundation) to bring our mission to life. Visit us on the web to learn more: californiasciencecenter.org.

    Summary:

    The Associate Campaign Director is part of a growing team that supports the California Science Center Foundation's EndeavourLA Campaign for the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center. This position will be responsible for managing a portfolio of qualified major gift donors and prospects and supporting executive staff and volunteer leaders in advancing campaign strategy.In addition, this position will be responsible for overseeing operational systems for the campaign, developing and implementing successful initiatives to manage a growing pipeline of prospects and donors. The Associate Campaign Director will work closely with an independent consultant and the Campaign Associate to refine our moves management system and portfolio assignment strategy and develop new processes for organizing and supporting volunteer committees. This position will also contribute to the campaign team’s effective use and maintenance of the Science Center’s Constituent Relationship Management system, Tessitura.This is a great opportunity for an operationally savvy development professional to also play an important role in major gift work and contribute to the realization of a one-of-a-kind educational destination for Southern California.

    Major Job Responsibilities:

    • Manage a portfolio of major donors and prospects, including: develop customized cultivation strategies to move prospective donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure; initiate contacts with prospects; make solicitations when appropriate; maintain stewardship contacts with donors.
    • Contribute to strategies and support the CEO and Chief Advancement Officer’s portfolios.
    • Provide staff support to the Campaign Committee as a liaison to Trustees and other leaders, following up regularly on assigned actions to advance the campaign.
    • Oversee advancement operations for the campaign including prospect development (research and prospect management), donor recognition and stewardship, and database management and reporting.
    • Make recommendations and initiate new processes to manage a growing pipeline of prospects and donors.
    • Oversee the campaign’s moves management system and strategies for tracking of portfolios, staff and volunteer assignments and prospect activities.
    • Participate on the Science Center’s interdepartmental Tessitura core team and ensure campaign priorities are advanced.
    • Lead the identification and championing various tech solutions that support fundraising goals.
    Management Responsibilities:
    • Manage the Campaign Associate position.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
    • Previous fundraising experience, five or more years; campaign experience preferred.
    • Highly motivated self-starter with excellent follow-through and ability to manage multiple high-priority tasks while balancing all assigned responsibilities.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional demeanor with demonstrated ability to build and maintain productive relationships with senior staff, board members and major donors.
    • In-depth knowledge of development operations best practices, preferably for a successful capital or comprehensive campaign.
    • Strong project management skills with demonstrated ability to strategize, set and meet goals.
    • Excellent prospect research, persuasive writing and communication skills.
    • Strong organizational and analytical skills with keen attention to detail.
    • Comfort in creating accurate reports and researching and analyzing large groups of data to identify prospects at all levels.
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team to produce results in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
    • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs and donor databases or constituent relationship management systems. Experience with Tessitura is a plus.
    • Prior management experience preferred.

    Salary:

    $62,000 to $67,000 a year. California Science Center Foundation employees receive excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage; retirement package; free science center membership, group term life insurance, and 11 paid holidays.

    Apply:

    Send Cover Letter, Resume, Salary Target and Job Application to the HR Dept. via fax at 213-744-2673, email to HR@cscmail.org, or mail to the California Science Center Foundation, H. R. Dept, 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037. Only applications that include a cover letter, resume, salary target and completed job application will be considered.  No phone calls please. EOE.
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    Feel free to contact Misha Body, YNPN-LA Board Member, with questions: misha@ynpnla.org or mbody@cscmail.org

  • California Science Center Foundation: Executive Assistant to SVP/CAO

    About Us:

    The California Science Center is one of the world's leading science centers devoted to science learning. It is among the most attended museums in North America, with over 2.5 million guests each year for the past two years and is the permanent home of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. The California Science Center is currently developing a major expansion, the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center. The California Science Center holds prestigious accreditations by the American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The California Science Center is a department of the State of California (State) and who works in partnership with the not-for-profit California Science Center Foundation (Foundation) to bring our mission to life. Visit us on the web to learn more: californiasciencecenter.org.

    Summary:

    The Executive Assistant provides high-level executive support to the Senior Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer (“SVP/CAO”) involving frequent interaction with Trustees and donors and productive working relationships with their assistants. Primary duties that include: managing the calendar; coordination of Board of Trustees and committee meetings; materials preparation, logistics and technical assistance for meetings and donor visits; phone call screening; travel arrangements; and overall assistance with tasks necessary to ensure the smooth administration of the SVP/CAO’s office. The Executive Assistant also performs project coordination and general clerical duties for the California Science Center Foundation with an emphasis on Board of Trustees relations and Development (fundraising) including the EndeavourLA Campaign. Additional areas of responsibility include: scheduling and coordinating arrangements for meetings, visits, tours, calls, presentations and occasional events; database and office systems management; processing expense reports, purchase orders and payment vouchers; writing and production of correspondence.

    Major Job Responsibilities:

    • Provide high-level executive support to the SVP/CAO, including: drafting letters and email correspondence; processing incoming/outgoing mail and arranging deliveries; copying, scanning and filing; travel arrangements; generating vendor contracts; managing departmental credit card, preparing expense reports, purchase orders and payment vouchers; ordering supplies.
    • Coordinate Board of Trustees, Executive Committee and various board committee meetings, including scheduling, generating agendas, reports and meeting packets, sending notices, reminders and tracking RSVPs, meeting arrangements (food and beverage, room setup and breakdown, audio visual equipment, etc.), preparing presentation materials and minutes.
    • Produce support materials for Committee on Trustees, including Trustee participation report tracking meeting attendance, giving and committee service; summary of Trustee candidates and recruitment actions; candidate bios; log of Trustees elected and resigned; orientation notebook outlining Trustee responsibilities and key organization information; welcome letters and conclusion of service letters.
    • Coordinate with Executive Assistant to the President & CEO to schedule high-priority meetings, visits and calls involving board members, donors and prospects.
    • Maintain the SVP/CAO’s calendar by scheduling internal and external meetings and appointments; enter and maintain contacts in Outlook.
    • Produce Board of Trustees roster, generate mailing lists and maintain Trustee records in donor database, including contact information, biographical and other details.
    • Prepare regular communications to the Board of Trustees, including mailings, invitations and emails on behalf of the President & CEO, SVP/CAO, Board Chair and other appropriate individuals as directed.
    • Establish system for maintaining regular touchpoints with Trustees (birthday greetings, visits/calls apart from board meetings, sharing relevant news, updates, etc.) by the President & CEO, SVP/CAO and other appropriate staff as directed to promote board engagement and support development efforts.
    • Coordinate arrangements (food and beverage, room setup and breakdown, audio visual equipment, tour guides, special exhibit and IMAX tickets, presentations and takeaway materials, etc.) for meetings, visits, tours and small events, often with complex schedules involving executive staff, board members, donors and prospects, outside agencies and consultants.
    • Establish and maintain information sharing systems including paper and electronic files; allocate correspondence, directives, reports, publications and samples to the correct persons and files.
    • Assist with Board of Directors (separate body from Board of Trustees) meeting arrangements as needed. 
    • Assist with coverage of the reception desk as needed.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    • 5 or more years of administrative assistant experience in managing the day-to-day business activities of a proprietor or exempt executive or high-level administrator; and with core experience in at least five (5) of the following areas: demonstrated ability to handle confidential information with discretion; prioritizing and handling internal and external correspondence; scheduling meetings and maintaining daily and long-term calendar; screening incoming calls in the most professional manner; coordinating board meetings and materials preparation; making all necessary travel arrangements; creating and maintaining comprehensive filing system; handling all incoming and outgoing mail.
    • High proficiency in Microsoft Office suite applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and database programs (experience working with Tessitura or Raiser’s Edge is a plus).
    • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, with professional demeanor and ability to interact effectively and diplomatically with board members, donors and staff across departments at all levels.
    • Must show strong independent judgment and discretion in appropriately handling sensitive issues and confidential information.
    • Goal-oriented self-starter with ability to prioritize tasks and balance assigned responsibilities within tight time constraints and frequent interruptions.
    • Excellent organizational skills with keen attention to detail and ability to deliver high-quality work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
    • Ability to maintain high standards for document and information management, including paper and electronic files, board rosters, board and committee reports, meeting materials and minutes.
    • Willingness to work evenings and weekends on occasion.

    Salary:

    $52,000 to $57,000 a year. California Science Center Foundation employees receive excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage; retirement package; free science center membership, group term life insurance, and 11 paid holidays.

    Apply:

    Send Cover Letter, Resume, Salary Target and Job Application to the HR Dept. via fax at 213-744-2673, email to HR@cscmail.org, or mail to the California Science Center Foundation, H. R. Dept, 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037. Only applications that include a cover letter, resume, salary target and completed job application will be considered.  No phone calls please. EOE.

     

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    Feel free to contact Misha Body, YNPN-LA Board Member, with questions: misha@ynpnla.org or mbody@cscmail.org

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