Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (“OCCORD”) seeks a Development Manager.
OCCORD was founded as a community-labor alliance in 2005 with a mission to bring workers, families and community partners together to organize and advocate for good jobs, strong neighborhoods and an inclusive democracy in Orange County.
OCCORD combines community organizing, civic participation, strategic research, and advocacy to engage residents, workers, and stakeholders in local government decisions that impact economic opportunity, community health, and overall quality of life.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Manager supports the development work of the organization, ensuring that grant applications and reports are accurate and in on time, collaborates with other departments and staff to gather data and maintain systems. Development Manager collaborates with the Executive Director on fundraising efforts including research and sourcing for funding opportunities.
- Serves on the leadership team by participating in the organizational development process.
- Serve as an ambassador for the organization and represent its mission and core values at public events, conferences, and media opportunities.
- Writing narratives for concept memos and proposals, and reports that are of the highest quality and tailored to each unique funder’s interests
- Coordinate across departments to collect and compile necessary information for reports and maintain and improve reporting templates and systems
- Maintaining application and reporting calendars and preparing all materials for final submission
- Preparing budgets and working with the finance department to update fundraising progress in budget projections
- Prospect research and preparation of background information for senior staff
- Work with Executive Director to identify new funding opportunities
- Represent Executive Director on an as needed basis
- Represent OCCORD at community gatherings; workshops, training, and presentations to community, political, and government leaders; to other community-based organizations; and the media.
- Support routine reconciliations of revenue between Development Department and Administration Department records.
- Maintain up-to-date donor and funder documents.
- Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice
QUALIFICATIONS - KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in a relevant field or minimum of 5 years of development experience
- A strong track record of successful fund development and/or donor cultivation
- Excellent writing and editing skills with the ability to synthesize complex ideas and tell compelling stories
- Excellent time and work management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects efficiently
- Meticulous attention to detail and strong research and analytical skills
- Progressive leadership experience with strong relationships, management skills, and strategic decision-making skills
- Ability to develop and implement an organization-wide fundraising vision and strategy
- Understanding of the social justice movement and fundraising landscape, as well as relationships with local foundations, is highly desirable
- Knowledge or experience in working with programs and campaigns similar to the organization’s.
- Proven experience with developing multi-layered plans to reach strategic goals; including ongoing assessment of benchmarks, adapting to changes, and reconciliation with overall programmatic goals.
- Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills; including the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with other staff, partner organizations, media, elected and appointed officials, corporate/business representatives, and community members.
- Ability to lead, adapt and think critically in a fast-paced work environment, and proven aptitude for handling multiple tasks.
- Willingness to travel state-wide and regionally; and to work extended hours (including evenings and weekends) as needed.
- Must be technology savvy, proficient in using Microsoft Office 365, Outlook, MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint, and other productivity and workflow software such as Slack, Asana, and Microsoft Teams;
- Collegial attitude with ability to work respectfully with people from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Supportive of the mission and philosophy of OCCORD.
- Event planning experience is a plus
- Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ASPECTS OF THE POSITION
- Certain physical and mental aspects of performing the essential functions of the position include the following:
- Ability to detect, discern, recognize, and perceive auditory and visual information within normal ranges;
- Dexterity to read, write, type, operate office equipment such as a computer, printer, telephone, calculator, copier, fax machine, pencils, pens, and stapler;
- Ability to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.
COMPENSATION: Salary for this position starts at $50,000 annually.
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
OCCORD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER THAT STRONGLY SUPPORTS THE SOCIAL GOALS OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION.