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Director of Development

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Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA)


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Published 25 days ago

$45,000 - $60,000Compensation will be based on experience, level of expertise at which tasks are performed, organizational expertise, and depth of involvement in and knowledge of the Palestinian solidarity movement.

FOSNA (fosna.org) seeks a Director of Development to sustain and expand our institutional giving and visibility within the Palestinian Solidarity Network and serve as a member of collective management team.  As a full-time Director of Development, you will join our team of remote staff located across the United States. The Director of Development will primarily be responsible for:

  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating FOSNA’s fundraising and development plan.
  • Engaging in direct fundraising via online and mail-in appeals, relationship management, and seeking institutional support from foundations, churches, and communities of faith. 
  • Serving as a member of FOSNA’s Leadership Team including responsibilities to provide operational leadership in the execution of FOSNA’s mission and achievement of its strategic goals.
  • Representing and strengthening FOSNA’s unique voice within the U.S. and global Palestine solidarity movement; 
  • Reaching out to individuals interested in FOSNA's work to share vision and opportunities to be involved 

Responsibilities include: 

Development Strategy (45%)

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate FOSNA’s fundraising plan 
  • Assemble and manage staff and volunteers in the execution of the fundraising plan 
  • Assemble and manage board members to establish long term capital campaigns
  • Seek out fundraising expertise including development training courses
  • Work with Communication Manager on regular communication with constituency to build income and membership buy-in
  • Infuse and utilize data and documentation for learning and reflection on development strategy and tactics
  • Support staff members in understanding development best-practices and utilizing a development lens within their area of responsibilities
  • Develop and implement onboarding process for new donors and supporters

Direct Fundraising (45%)

  • Build relationships with high-level donors and foundation leaders
  • Oversee thank you process for donor retention
  • Arrange fundraising ‘home gatherings’ with local groups
  • Manage and organize membership drives and fundraising appeals in coordination with Communication Manager
  • Fundraise at churches during holiday seasons
  • Coordinate with board members to meet fundraising goals
  • Create relationships with leaders of foundations in order to create greater institutional support 
  • Research and apply to relevant grant opportunities
  • Initiate and manage planned giving campaigns for the organization

Relationship Management (10%)

  • Regularly interface with Board Development Committee
  • Attend (as a public speaker) national gatherings that increase outreach opportunities and organizational visibility 
  • Reach out to individuals interested in FOSNA's work to share vision and opportunities to be involved 

Required Qualifications:

  • 5-6 years past experience in non-profit fundraising 
  • Experience representing organizational mission and values via public speaking.
  • Ability to persuasively communicate and develop lasting relationships with grassroots stakeholders
  • Demonstrated success in expanding non-profit organization’s fundraising and revenue
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Extensive experience working in the Palestinian Solidarity Movement or Movement for Social Justice.
  • Ability to design and direct one’s own work. 
  • ability to troubleshoot issues that arise and provide substitute labor for the organization in areas outside their core area of responsibility.
  • Experience working in a non-profit environment, including best practices in institutional fundraising and support of the Board of Director's fundraising efforts.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Passionate about ending the occupation of Palestine, opposing Zionism, understanding oppression from an intersectional lens, and advancing coalition-building between marginalized communities in the United States
  • Past experience working within or mobilizing Christian communities. 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, find creative means of solving problems, respond to current events, and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Positive attitude and ability to work as part of a team
  • A proactive approach to work; ability to notice what needs to be done and to develop a strategy for responding

FOSNA (fosna.org) seeks a Director of Development to sustain and expand our institutional giving and visibility within the Palestinian Solidarity Network and serve as a member of collective management team.  As a full-time Director of…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Managerial

Benefits

Benefits include $5,300 a year distributed into a qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangement (QSERHA) to be put towards qualified healthcare expenses. After 6 months of service, employees are eligible for 3 weeks of paid time off. In addition, staff are offered 8 sick days a year and 11 paid holidays. 

Schedule

This is a full time position requiring 40 hours per week. Applicants with the ability to work a flexible schedule, including hours in the evenings and weekends, as necessary, are preferred.

Benefits include $5,300 a year distributed into a qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangement (QSERHA) to be put towards qualified healthcare expenses. After 6…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Remote Position, CA

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