Are you committed to racial justice and want to work toward breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness for Bay Area Youth and Families? Do you have experience in Nonprofit Fundraising and building key relationships in the community?
We are currently in search of a Director of Development for a Social Justice Nonprofit Organization. The position is based in San Francisco, CA.
ORGANIZATION TYPE: Nonprofit Organization Focused on Racial Justice and Empowering Underserved Communities
LOCATION: San Francisco, CA
POSITION TITLE: Director of Development
BENEFITS: Excellent medical, dental and vison benefits. 6 weeks of PTO plus holidays, etc.
Is This Your Dream Job? Reporting to the Executive Director, you will serve as the organization’s Director of Development, with a focus on relationship building in the community through grants, corporate and individual giving, as this once small organization continues to grow in budget and scope. You will be a story teller and a key thought partner to the Executive Director, with a passion and commitment to serving and impacting the well-being and stability of local youth and families, contributing to offering community support to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. The organization provides case management, direct services, and referrals to those who are, have been or are in danger of becoming homeless to provide the continuity of care needed for stability. Programs focus on reducing depression, anxiety, suicidal tendencies and instead increasing optimism, social and emotional skills and independence, as well as stability in housing and other resources.
Our Ideal Candidate:
- 3-7+ years of nonprofit development experience (in grants, corporate or individual giving, ideally all of the above)
- Demonstrated success in cultivating, stewarding and securing institutional gifts or individual/major gifts, ideally both
- Commitment to social and racial justice and a desire to participate in the organization’s community (a core staff expectation)
- Fits into a very affirming and collaborative culture, coming from a strengths-based approach and embracing folks bringing their full selves to work
- Experience (work or personal) in social and racial justice, mental health, housing and other social services, and/or working to help children and families
- Willingness to roll up sleeves, be flexible and open to going outside of comfort zone to be a team player
- A relationship and partnership builder who is proactive and results-focused
- Uses data to inform strategic direction and decision making to continue rapid organizational revenue growth
- Able to see the big picture and plan long-term, but also tactical and able to work on day-to-day implementation of strategy
- Strong writing skills with ability to write, edit and oversee grants and solicitations
- Government grants experience is a huge plus
- 2+ years of staff management experience ideally
- Collaborative and able to work cross-functionally and with a board of directors
- Tech-savvy and competent in using a fundraising database (DonorPerfect is a plus), MS Office Suite and Google Docs/Sheets tools
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
How You Will Spend Your Day:
- Create and lead team in executing a multi-year fundraising strategy with a high volume of government grants (including City of San Francisco), other grants, and developing a more robust individual/major giving and corporate strategy over time
- Manage development team of 2+ professionals, establishing work plans, goals, and offering mentoring
- Build relationships with individuals, foundations, small businesses, and corporations to maintain strong relationships in the community and develop new funding prospects, focusing on donor pipeline and system to achieve and grow fundraising goals
- Work closely with Grants Manager (and others writing grants) to research, write and submit grant proposals and reports and with program staff to stay.
- Be part of the leadership team in ensuring that work done in the organization is always through a strong racial justice lens, and jump into other organizational projects, as needed
- Serve as thought partner to Executive Director, offering expertise in fundraising strategy and best practices
- Serve as a liaison to the Board of Directors to present organizational updates and leverage and engage board members in fundraising
- Drive external communications work, including creation of themes and content, ensuring consistent messaging
- Alongside Executive Director, serve as the “face” of the organization and as a direct line of communication for all donors; educate community members on the organization’s current and future programs/ services
We’d love to hear from you.
If this sounds like the job for you, we would love to help make that happen. Please submit a resume to email@example.com with “Director of Development” in the subject line.