Brighten the Future Program Manager

  • Burlingame, CA, US

This position will be filled as soon as possible. To apply, submit the following to with the subject line "Brighten the Future Program Coordinator". No phone calls. Please include:

  • A complete chronological resume, including dates of employment
  • The names and contact information for three references
  • A cover letter that addresses the following points
    1. Based on your skills, how will you help Rebuilding Alliance meet our community outreach and fundraising goals?
    2. Why are you a good fit for this position?
    3. Where did you hear about this position?

Rebuilding Alliance seeks a part-time Brighten the Future Program Manager, with the potential to become the fulltime as soon as possible. In addition, Rebuilding Alliance is also seeking part-time Brighten the Future Local Coordinators.

Children and families in Gaza are facing huge electricity shortages – they receive only 3-4 hours of electricity each day in rolling blackouts. Our goal is to raise funds to send 1-2 pallets of solar lanterns to Gaza's children each month through Rebuilding Alliance's Brighten the Future for Gaza's Children project. So far we've sent three pallets of solar lights to Non-Governmental Organizations in Gaza, pre-cleared through both Palestinian and Israeli Customs and we've now received a matching grant to send two lights for every one in our 4th and 5th pallets!

We are bringing donation and sales tables to places of worship of all faiths, schools and universities and want to increase donations and sales to $300,000 per year. The Brighten the Future Program Manager will work with the Executive Director to define and realize outreach goals, advancing the strategy and setting new objectives to help the project grow in the faith-based, peace and justice, university, and teacher/school communities.

The position will require 2 days per week at our office in Burlingame for supervision of interns and coordination with staff, and one day per week off site, visiting the Brighten the Future Local Coordinators and volunteers and assisting on-site at their fundraising table, on rotation. The Executive Director and board members will help you get started.

Fundraising is a big part of this job. You will start by developing and implementing a marketing plan, as you help communities develop and implement their fundraising events (e.g. fundraising dinners by solar light), help develop a Youth Community Service Program, and work with volunteers to create a teacher's guide. This means working with the RA graphics and writing team to create invitations and edit brochures, and connecting with communities and coordinators as their event planner and coach.

You are encouraged to look for grant opportunities and to draft grant proposals. You will supervise our team and assist in contacting Bay area companies to ask them to sponsor our project so that we can cover operating expenses and offer donors a very positive giving experience.

You will assist with shipping details for the solar lights as you learn about international shipping.

Your job may require some U.S. travel and may eventually include international travel. Flexible hours are available. All staff is required to work one day on the weekend before each matching grant giving competition (4 per year) to call donors


  • Strong commitment to the mission of Rebuilding Alliance and to the Brighten the Future of Gaza's Children project;
  • A love of working with people of all faiths and backgrounds, and a willingness to use the goodwill generated from our Bright the Future program to make introductions across communities;
  • Event planning experience. Marketing and sales experience, a plus;
  • Experience and track record in designing and leading efforts to raise funds from foundations and individuals, including personally soliciting donors;
  • A strong manager with a focus on producing results;
  • Excellent planning and organization skills and attention to detail;
  • Good computer and database skills;
  • A reliable, energetic, organized team player; a "roll up your sleeves and do what's needed" kind of person with a sense of humor who's comfortable working in a fast-paced setting;

This is a part-time Burlingame, CA-based position (3 days per week) with competitive compensation. Rebuilding Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • 1818 Gilbreth Avenue Ste. 243
    Burlingame, CA, US 94010
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  • Start date:

    February 20, 2017
  • Education:

  • Language proficiency:

    Arabic and/or Hebrew, a plus

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