Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment/San Francisco, CA (Bay Area)
Title: Development Director
Status: Full-time, salaried
The Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment – San Francisco, CA
Organizational Background and Mission
Founded in 1989, CRPE is a non-profit environmental justice organization with offices in San Francisco and Delano (Kern County, California). Our mission is to achieve environmental justice and healthy sustainable communities through collective action and the law. CRPE strongly believes in the maxims that communities should speak for themselves, and that advocates for environmental justice should be on tap, not on top. Our staff shares a deep commitment to social and racial justice. CRPE has a 1.5 million dollar annual budget.
The Development Director is responsible for overseeing and implementing our individual donor program and coordinating our grant program. The Development Director works with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, and Management Team to develop, implement, and evaluate our efforts to generate restricted and unrestricted money to fulfill our mission. The Development Director is a member of the Management Team, reports to the Executive Director and supervises the Communications Associate.
â€¢ Prepare annual individual and foundation fundraising goals in collaboration with Executive Director.
â€¢ Develop and implement annual fundraising plan to ensure organization meets annual goals.
â€¢ Design and implement annual individual donor campaign, including two direct mail pieces.
â€¢ Responsible for working with Executive Director and Board to create and manage major donor campaign.
â€¢ Assist Executive Director, Board of Directors and staff with individual donor cultivation and solicitation.
â€¢ Oversee individual donor and prospective donor research.
â€¢ Create external communications materials and financial reports.
â€¢ Research prospective foundation, government, and socially responsible corporate funders.
â€¢ Assist staff with preparation of grant applications, reports, and cultivation of strong relationships with foundation program officers.
â€¢ Maintain current and prospective foundation funder spreadsheet and electronic grant files.
â€¢ Secure cash and in-kind sponsorships, and grow legal settlement program (Cy Pres Awards) with expanded outreach to California law firms.
â€¢ Collaborate with event planner to produce Spring 2014 luncheon and CRPE’s 25th Anniversary Benefit in Fall 2014.
â€¢ Oversee the maintenance of current fundraising database and filing systems.
â€¢ Lead the Board fundraising committee and provide guidance on Board fundraising responsibilities.
â€¢ Update the Board regarding success of development activities at quarterly meetings.
â€¢ Create Development Department budget and annual workplan.
â€¢ Track departmental expenses and revenue generation.
â€¢ Work with CFO to track donor gifts and foundation grant agreements appropriately.
â€¢ As part of CRPE’s Management Team, assist ED with organizational oversight.
â€¢ Participate in CRPE programmatic planning.
â€¢ Supervise Communications Associate.
â€¢ Minimum of 5-years nonprofit fundraising, communications, organizing, or related experience.
â€¢ Demonstrated commitment to environmental justice, social justice, and/or civil rights issues.
â€¢ Excellent verbal and written communication skills that demonstrate an ability to incorporate key institutional messages targeted to identified constituencies.
â€¢ Knowledge, experience and proven track record of success in cultivating, soliciting and securing major gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations.
â€¢ Negotiation and follow-up skills to close solicitations successfully.
â€¢ Knowledge of foundation funding landscape and relationship building.
â€¢ Knowledge of, and experience in, both strategic oversight and day-to-day department operations of a development program, including supervision of staff.
â€¢ Experience in preparing, interpreting and reporting on budgets and performance.
â€¢ Experience working with diverse, complex organizations.
â€¢ Excellent computer (Word/WordPerfect, Excel, Outlook, desktop publishing) skills.
â€¢ Experience overseeing the production of print materials.
â€¢ Highly motivated, strategic thinker, self-starter with proven interpersonal communication skills highly desired.
â€¢ Grant writing experience highly desired.
â€¢ Knowledge of GiftWorks or comparable fundraising database highly desired.
â€¢ Knowledge of and experience in special events planning and management desired.
â€¢ Successful experience with major gifts, capital campaigns, and membership programs desired.
â€¢ Knowledge of prospect research, cultivation, and solicitation techniques desired.
HOW TO APPLY
E-mail 1) cover letter summarizing your interest, qualifications and experience 2) resume 3) writing sample and 4) three professional references to Executive Director Caroline Farrell at email@example.com. Please include â€œDEVELOPMENT DIRECTORâ€ in subject line. Open until filled.
Commensurate with experience. Full and generous benefits including health, dental, vision, and retirement plan (IRA).
CRPE is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. We strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTIQ, and intersectional candidates to apply.
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