Nonprofit

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Remote
Work must be performed in California, US
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Published 29 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Application Deadline
June 25, 2024
Education
4-Year Degree Required
Experience Level
Director
Salary
USD $110,000 - $120,000 / year

Description

The California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) is a statewide coalition of grassroots, community-based organizations. We organize in communities most impacted by environmental issues – low-income communities and communities of color – to advance statewide policy that protects the environment and our health. For more information about CEJA, including our core member and partner organizations please visit  www.caleja.org. CEJA’s role is to advance an environmental justice (EJ) agenda in statewide policy, guided by the lived experiences of the communities we serve, and to grow the power and breadth of the EJ movement. Our work is based in the belief that no one EJ organization can win by itself; we need to be in a strategic alliance with each other to address the root causes of environmental and climate injustice.

CEJA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. CEJA also runs a 501(c)(4) organization (CEJA Action) and a Political Action Committee (PAC), which are fiscally sponsored projects of Tides Advocacy.

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR POSITION DESCRIPTION:

CEJA is seeking an experienced, creative, and proactive Development Director to join our outstanding team. The Development Director leads the fund development work of CEJA, CEJA Action, and the CEJA Action PAC, providing vision and guidance in the creation and implementation of fundraising strategies. The Development Director reports directly to one of CEJA’s Co-Executive Directors, supervises three Manager/Associate-level positions, and collaborates closely with CEJA’s member and partner organizations.  

The Development Director must enjoy working within a diverse organization that is mission-driven and community oriented. The ideal candidate will exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, have exceptional written and verbal communications, administrative, and organizational skills, and possess the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Development Director must be able to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion. 

This is a regular, full-time, exempt, at-will position.

LOCATION/EMPLOYMENT STATUS:

The Development Director position is remote but will require occasional travel to CEJA’s hubs in Sacramento, Oakland, and Los Angeles, and to other locations throughout California. The Development Director must be a resident of California. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Staff Management: Oversee CEJA’s Development Team, serving as thought partner, mentor, and supervisor to staff. Provide clear and useful feedback and strategic guidance to staff, including through performance evaluations.  
  • Fiscal Stewardship: Work with the Co-Executive Directors, Finance Director, and Program staff to produce grant proposal budgets and reports. Work with Tides Advocacy to ensure a strong firewall between the (c)(3), (c)(4), and PAC.
  • Fundraising Strategy: Work closely with the Co-Executive Directors and other relevant staff to create and implement a fundraising strategy, with ambitious yet attainable goals. Identify, approach, and develop the scope, framing, and budget for funding opportunities. 
  • Donor Relations: Maintain and build strong relationships with CEJA’s funders, including facilitating funder meetings with CEJA staff. Serve as a trusted, reliable, and respected CEJA representative, ensuring that funders are up-to-date about CEJA’s work. 
  • Grant Materials: Ensure timely submission of grant materials, including by overseeing the production and submission of proposals and reports. Provide guidance for framing, assist with troubleshooting as needed, and conduct final edits of all fundraising materials. 
  • Re-Granting: Oversee CEJA’s re-granting process to members and partners. Develop contracts with re-grantees, ensuring that deliverables and expectations are clear. 
  • Alliance Coordination: Build and foster strong working relationships within the Alliance, with members and partners. Develop and implement policies for collaborative fundraising, especially through the Alliance-wide Development Committee. 
  • Prospecting/Researching: Research and maintain an active foundation prospect list; create and implement cultivation plans for new prospects.
  • Private Donor Campaign: Develop and oversee the implementation of a strategic private donor program, focusing on high net-worth donors while building a base of small- and mid-level donors; ensure that CEJA’s private donor work benefits the full Alliance.
  • Media and CommunicationsWork with CEJA’s Communications Team to ensure that communications and development messages and materials are coordinated, consistent, and relevant.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Commitment: Deep commitment to environmental, racial, social, and economic justice and to CEJA’s mission. 
  • Supervisory Track Record: Successful track record of at least five (5) years as a staff supervisor; ability to engage, inspire, and maintain transformational partnerships around shared values, purpose, and goals. Emotional intelligence and resilience; ability to engage in courageous conversations and to thrive in a feedback environment.
  • Critical Thinking: Strategic planning, program evaluation, and project management skills, including the self-confidence and capacity necessary to be one of CEJA’s lead thinkers. Ability to generate funding ideas that advance the vision and goals of CEJA.
  • Subject Matter Expertise: Significant fund development expertise working with foundations and individual donors; specific expertise in the development of grant proposals and reports and private donor materials.
  • Conflict Resolution: Ability to intervene when challenging group dynamics play out, in ways that build understanding, trust, and deeper self-awareness of team members; initiate and lead conflict resolution efforts between individuals and organizations as needed.
  • Non-Profit Operations: Non-profit financial literacy and a clear understanding of the core functions at a 501(c)(3)and 501(c)(4) non-profit organization, including program, governance, operations, and communications. 
  •  Education: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. 

SALARY RANGE: $110,000-120,000

APPLICATION/DEADLINE: To apply for the Development Director position, please submit your application along with your resume and cover letter to the CEJA career webpage at https://caleja.bamboohr.com/careersApplications submitted by June 25, 2024, will receive priority review.

The California Environmental Justice Alliance is an equal-opportunity employer. CEJA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) is a statewide coalition of grassroots, community-based organizations. We organize in communities most impacted by environmental issues – low-income communities and communities of…

Benefits

BENEFITS: CEJA offers a generous benefits package, including an excellent orientation program; generous vacation (10 to 25 days per year); 11 paid holidays; 2-week paid winter break (December 19 through January 1), select health, dental, and vision insurance, medical reimbursement plan, wellness leave (12 to 18 days per year), 401(k) retirement plan, professional development funding, and a two-month sabbatical after seven years of continuous employment. CEJA is currently piloting a 32-hour, four-day work week, during which staff work Monday through Thursday.

BENEFITS: CEJA offers a generous benefits package, including an excellent orientation program; generous vacation (10 to 25 days per year); 11 paid holidays; 2-week paid winter break…

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in California, US
Associated Location
Oakland, CA, USA

How to Apply

APPLICATION/DEADLINE: To apply for the Development Director position, please submit your application along with your resume and cover letter to the CEJA career webpage at https://caleja.bamboohr.com/careersApplications submitted by June 25, 2024, will receive priority review.

APPLICATION/DEADLINE: To apply for the Development Director position, please submit your application along with your resume and cover letter to the CEJA career webpage at https…

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