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Insight Garden Program - Development Director

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Berkeley, CA

Insight Garden Program


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Published 25 days ago

January 1, 2021
November 30, 2020
This is a 80% FTE exempt position; commensurate based on experience

About Insight Garden Program (IGP)

Founded in 2002, IGP is a nonprofit organization that facilitates an innovative 48 week curriculum combined with environmental education, permaculture gardening, “inner gardening” and re-entry skills. Our core purpose is to reconnect people to “self, community, and the natural world”. This “inner” and “outer” gardening approach transforms lives, ends ongoing cycles of incarceration, and creates safer communities. We currently run our program in ten adult prisons and one youth facility in the state of California, as well as two programs in Indiana and one in Ohio. In addition, we recently expanded our work to include support for individuals in our programs who are being released from incarceration through pre-release research, safe and compassionate transport from prison and post-release referrals for housing, employment and emotional support.

For more information, please see www.insightgardenprogram.org. 

Position Summary

The Development Director will be a strategic thought-partner and leader who will report to our Acting Co-Directors. The Development Director will oversee all of IGP’s fundraising efforts to meet our annual revenue goals from funding sources including government grants, foundation grants, individual donors, and client income. The Development Director will supervise IGP’s AmeriCorps VISTA Development Coordinator. They will also manage our communications strategy as it relates to development including social media, quarterly newsletters and supporting outward facing communications to donors and foundations. They will be responsible for raising funds to meet IGP’s annual budget of 1.1 million dollars.

This is a 80% FTE exempt position: the application deadline is November 30, 2020 with a start date of January 1, 2021.

The Development Director will play a critical role as a member of our senior leadership team and will work closely with IGP’s Acting Co-Directors, Board of Directors, Director of Finance and Administration, and Program Managers who lead IGP’s work at prisons across California, Indiana, and Ohio. Successful candidates will be hands-on and collaborative leaders with nonprofit experience managing fundraising in a growing and increasingly complex organization. 

This position is an exciting opportunity for an individual with a strong nonprofit fundraising background to work with an organization that operates at the intersection of prison reform, environmental justice and the fight for access to trauma informed programming for incarcerated people.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

Fundraising Strategy, Management, & Oversight (20%)

  • Lead weekly Development Team Meetings to discuss upcoming opportunities and priorities.
  • Partner with Co-Directors to create an annual Development Plan that outlines strategies and targets to meet organizational financial goals. 
  • Supervise IGP’s AmeriCorps VISTA Development Coordinator, providing guidance, training, and 1:1 support.
  • Oversee IGP’s full pipeline of fundraising opportunities across all types of revenue including government grants, foundation grants, individual donors, and client income.  

Board of Directors Engagement (5%)

  • Prepare and present development memos to the Board of Directors quarterly, that provide status updates on fundraising successes, challenges, and how board members can get more involved.
  • Support a Board Development Committee that will commit to supporting IGP’s financial growth and work in partnership with you to raise new funding for the organization. 

Revenue Tracking & Financial Projections (15%)

  • Partner with the Director of Finance & Administration to track and update fundraising projections through monthly reconciling sessions.
  • Contribute to the creation of IGP’s annual budget by providing data on revenue expected.

Individual Donor Strategy & Campaigns (15%)

  • Lead IGP’s individual donor campaigns including, but not limited to, major donor campaigns, end-of-year giving campaigns, and crowdfunding campaigns, managing all aspects of these efforts with support from IGP staff.
  • Oversee the implementation of donor events, which typically occur 2 times per year.

Foundation & Government Grants (25%)

  • Oversee IGP’s foundation and government grant pipeline, assist in identifying new opportunities and connections to pursue, and support the continued cultivation of current funders.
  • Write and submit grant proposals (state, federal and private foundations) in collaboration with Development Coordinator and IGP staff as needed
  • Support the Acting Co-Directors and other IGP stakeholders--including members of the Board of Directors and staff--in cultivating relationships with foundations and government agencies.
  • Manage reporting deadlines and the timely submission of narrative and financial reports to funders in coordination with the Development Coordinator.

Communications (20%)

  • Work with Co-Directors and Program Staff to build the visibility of Insight Garden Program through social media, quarterly newsletters and promotional materials
  • Lead the creation and implementation of mid-year and end-of-year updates to funders.

Key Qualifications

IGP seeks a Development Director who believes in our core mission and has experience managing and growing diverse streams of public, private foundation and individual funding. Experience with state and federal grants is a plus.

We seek a creative, detail oriented person who has a commitment to IGP’s mission to create a meaningful and transformative space where people in prison can reconnect to self, community and the natural world. Lived experience with incarceration is a plus.

Fundraising management. Minimum three years demonstrated success in nonprofit fundraising. Past experience should include management of funding from state and federal government, foundation, and individual sources.  

Collaborative.  Ability to create and effectively manage a team approach to fundraising that inspires staff, board, and others to support development efforts. Self-directed, compassionate, collaborative, and team oriented individual.

Action oriented. Ability to synthesize data, make decisions, and communicate priorities to staff. Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, executing multiple tasks, and achieving objectives.

Strategic vision. Ability to think strategically and connect implementation to broader organizational priorities and objectives.

Compensation

This is a 80% FTE exempt position; commensurate based on experience. Benefits include health coverage, dental, vision, and cell phone/internet stipend.

About Insight Garden Program (IGP)

Founded in 2002, IGP is a nonprofit organization that facilitates an innovative 48 week curriculum combined with environmental education, permaculture gardening, “inner gardening” and re-entry skills…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Benefits include health coverage, dental, vision, and cell phone/internet stipend.

Benefits include health coverage, dental, vision, and cell phone/internet stipend.

Location

2081 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter to Amanda Berger and Karen Hsueh: amanda@insightgardenprogram.org and karen@insightgardenprogram.org

Our deadline for application is November 30, 2020.

Applications submitted by any other method will not be considered.

To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter to Amanda Berger and Karen Hsueh: amanda@insightgardenprogram.org and karen@insightgardenprogram.org

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