Associate, Stewardship Development

Candice Schmitt

Candice Schmitt manages the HR and Recruiting functions at HQ. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a BS in Psychology. After landing a gig in the psycho-educational field working with kids with mental and emotional disabilities, Candice recognized her passion for people and contributing to their individual success and sought out a career in HR. Prior to joining TR, she worked her way through the HR-ranks at a fashion start-up company in downtown LA.

Team Rubicon (TR) is seeking an individual to fill a brand new position on our growing team.  We have grown immensely in recent years and don’t plan to stop or slow down.  More than half of last year’s $10M+ revenue came from corporate and foundation grants.  We’re looking for an up-and-coming development rock star who understands the value of relationships and handwritten notes in the digital age.  The ideal candidate has an appetite for learning the non-profit space and development operations inside and out.

Whoever fills this role will plan and implement TR’s stewardship and donor recognition programs to strengthen the relationship between existing and prospective donors, the CEO and the development team to achieve fundraising goals.

This is an entry-level position with substantial growth potential for a candidate who wants to learn development operations from the ground up. This position reports to the Sr. Manager, Corporate & Foundation Giving and is based out of our National Headquarters in Los Angeles, CA.


  • Create and/or identify opportunities, programs and events to engage donors/donor employees/and organizations with TR in areas of interest. These may include:
    • Engagement on disaster response, recovery and/or mitigation operations
    • Day of Service events
    • Other special events such as TR’s annual fundraisers and national conference.
  • For gifts greater than $50,000, prepare personalized acknowledgement letters and provide background information to the CEO about the donor.
  • For donors of more than $50,000, provide personalized stewardship and/or grant reports (corporate/foundation/individual) on the impact of their gifts. Ensure funds are spent according to the donor guidelines.
  • Provide primary oversight of the recognition portion of the TR website.
  • Work closely with membership, field operations and marketing to ensure that donors are engaged and that appropriate recognition is given. Make sure that logos/naming are up to date on all banners, TR vehicles and other areas as need.
  • Help cultivate relationships with prospects and donors through stewardship reports, mailings and phone contacts.
  • With Sr. Manager and VP of Development, develop proposals for potential stewardship initiatives including the upcoming capital campaign, giving clubs and the Regiment and other initiatives for moving individuals to the next level of giving.
  • Work with Special Events Manager to plan dedication and recognition events as necessary.

Minimum Experience and Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • Two or more years of successful experience in development, alumni relations, event planning and/or donor relations
  • Demonstrated track record of managing multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously and liaising with stakeholders at all levels of an organization

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Ability to work constructively and cooperatively with a diverse group of external constituents.
  • Creative, energetic and ambitious person who is able to lead programs and manage projects.
  • Strong organization skills with attention to detail.
  • Strong commitment to quality, timeliness, and effectiveness.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Team Rubicon

Learn more about TR:

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and a one-page-cover letter indicating why you want to work for a non-profit to with the job title in the subject line.

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What's In It for You?

In addition to the opportunity to change the world with a team of kick-ass individuals, all full-time positions offer the following benefits.

  • Health and Wellness
    • Employer-paid health, dental and vision
    • Employer-paid long disability and life insurance
    • Employer-paid teledoc and wellness tool
    • Flexible spending account
  • Retirement
    • 401k and Employer Match
    • No vesting schedule or waiting period
  • Perks
    • Generous PTO Policy
    • Paid holidays
    • Cell phone allowance

* Please note the benefits above do not apply for internships, part-time, or contract positions.