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Interim Director of Development and Solidarity Philanthropy

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Grassroots International
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Jamaica Plain, MA

Grassroots International


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Published 13 days ago

November 16, 2020
November 1, 2020
$70,000 - $90,000

Length of contract: 12 to 24 months

Location: Remote, may be located anywhere but East Coast preferred

Compensation: $70,000 to 90,000 plus generous benefits package


About this position:

Grassroots International seeks an Interim Director of Development and Solidarity Philanthropy

to manage, expand and inspire our diverse fundraising and funder organizing program.


This will be an interim position while we prepare to hire a permanent DDSP. The DDSP

develops an overall fundraising strategy and coordinates implementation to meet the

organization’s needs and long term sustainability, and serves on the Senior Management

Team. The DDSP reports directly to the Executive Director and supervises a staff of five.

Although the organization is based in Boston, MA, this position may be remote (with preference

for candidates on the East Coast). Travel may be required once it’s safe to do so.


This will be a great position for someone with deep commitment to justice, leadership

experience, and an eye for strategy, who wants to put their development and supervision skills

to work in service of grassroots movements and a vision of a more just world. We’re looking for

someone with the skills, experience, and values alignment to hit the ground running.


The Director of Development and Solidarity Philanthropy will play an essential role in realizing

our strategic plan by leading our team to secure funds from values-aligned foundations and

individual donors and by providing leadership in organizing funders and donors as organizers

and activists themselves. We see ourselves not just as an intermediary for institutional and

individual funders, but an organizer, bridge-builder, and leader promoting a bolder, more

progressive politic in philanthropy to mobilize more resources toward global movements. The

DDSP will be an integral part of that strategy.


Responsibilities

Leadership & Management

• As a member of the senior management team, collaboratively develop and maintain a

healthy and vibrant culture of collaboration, creativity, work ethic, mutual caring and

highest standards of work.

• Supervise, mentor and inspire the development team.

• Oversee the creation and management of the revenue, fundraising and

communications budgets

• Represent Grassroots International in leadership roles in external networks and

alliances, in public speaking, and attending events and meetings as needed

• Lead short- and medium--term planning for the development department, in

coordination with overall organizational priorities.

Development

• Work in partnership with staff to create and implement a diversified fundraising plan

that meets the annual budgetary needs of the organization as well as strengthens the

foundation for long-term sustainability. This includes institutions and foundations,

major donors, individual donors, planned gifts and a variety of donor organizing

opportunities.

• Develop and oversee a comprehensive and diverse fundraising program, including

(but not limited to): planned giving , an institutional portfolio, a major donor program,

and a general donor program.

• Oversee systems of data entry, gift acknowledgment, moves management, and

volunteer management with respect to fundraising opportunities.

• Together with the Executive Director, support board members to effectively engage in

fundraising work.

• Contribute to writing grant proposals and managing funder relationships.

• Perform additional tasks as called upon by the Executive Director.


Required Qualifications:

• Commitment to the mission of Grassroots International; demonstrated commitment to

human rights and social movements or community organizing.

• At least five years of experience (may be combination of paid and unpaid) in the field

of development, including grantwriting, with success in individual or foundation

fundraising.

• At least three years experience supervising paid staff.

• Demonstrated ability to build and work collaboratively with a team in a mission-driven

and culturally diverse organization.

• Experience (paid or unpaid) working in and/or supporting social justice movements or

community organizing, not necessarily in a development role.

• High level of self-organization with close attention to detail.

• Demonstrated understanding of and ability to communicate about complex or

controversial political issues, with accountability and deference to those most impacted

by those issues.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills including the capacity to communicate

our mission and programs in a nuanced manner, speak publicly on program themes,

and utilize marketing tools.

• Experience managing a departmental or organizational budget of any size; proficiency

with MS Excel.

• Flexibility and capacity to travel domestically and internationally (when it’s safe to do

so), including maintenance of a valid passport

• Authorization to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in building strong long-term relationships with individual donors and/or

donor organizing.

• Experience in managing large or complex budgets, financial information, and

forecasts.

• Language fluency or competence in at least one of Grassroots International’s

program languages (Spanish, Portugese, French, Kreyol, or Arabic).

• Experience with Grassroots International or any of its partners.


Compensation: Full-time position; starting salary $70,000 - $90,000 DOE; excellent benefits,

including health, dental, disability, paid sick time and vacation, generous parental leave, and

retirement.


To Apply: Send resume and a cover letter to: DDSP2020@grassrootsonline.org with DDSP

and YOUR NAME in the subject line. In your cover letter, please be sure to explain one

aspect of Grassroots International’s mission that is particularly compelling to you and why,

and why you’re interested in this position specifically.


Note: The search for a permanent DDSP will be ongoing and concurrent. Candidates for the

interim position may be considered for the permanent position if they live in or are willing to

move to the Boston area. If a permanent DDPS is found after the interim's contract has begun,

the contract will still be fully honored.


No phone calls please. Position open until filled.


Grassroots International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Black people, Indigenous

people, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ and gender nonconforming individuals, and

women are strongly encouraged to apply. We actively recruit, and support the retention and

advancement of, persons of diverse backgrounds within the organization. We believe that

having a board, staff, and membership with diverse identities and backgrounds enhances

our ability to meet our mission and creates a vibrant environment where individuals can

learn, grow and thrive. To that end, we are committed to fostering a workplace culture where

all employees are equally included, valued, and supported.


Authorization to work in the United States is required

Length of contract: 12 to 24 months

Location: Remote, may be located anywhere but East Coast preferred

Compensation: $70,000 to 90,000 plus generous benefits package


About this position:

Grassroots International seeks an Interim Director of…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Temporary
  • Master's Degree Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

 excellent benefits, including health, dental, disability, paid sick time and vacation, generous parental leave, and retirement.

 excellent benefits, including health, dental, disability, paid sick time and vacation, generous parental leave, and retirement.

Level of Language Proficiency

• Language fluency or competence in at least one of Grassroots International’s

program languages (Spanish, Portugese, French, Kreyol, or Arabic).

• Language fluency or competence in at least one of Grassroots International’s

program languages (Spanish, Portugese, French, Kreyol, or Arabic).

Location

Jamaica Plain, MA

How to Apply

To Apply: Send resume and a cover letter to: DDSP2020@grassrootsonline.org with DDSP

and YOUR NAME in the subject line. In your cover letter, please be sure to explain one

aspect of Grassroots International’s mission that is particularly compelling to you and why,

and why you’re interested in this position specifically.


Note: The search for a permanent DDSP will be ongoing and concurrent. Candidates for the

interim position may be considered for the permanent position if they live in or are willing to

move to the Boston area. If a permanent DDPS is found after the interim's contract has begun,

the contract will still be fully honored.


No phone calls please. Position open until filled.

To Apply: Send resume and a cover letter to: DDSP2020@grassrootsonline.org with DDSP

and YOUR NAME in the subject line. In your cover letter, please be sure to explain one

aspect of…

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