Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $90,000
Maximum: $110,000




131 Steuart Street, Suite 400
San Francisco
United States


Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR) seeks a fund development professional who will…

…develop strategies and execute LCCR’s comprehensive fund development plan;

…join LCCR’s senior leadership team and help integrate program development, communications, and sustainability planning with fund development;

…galvanize LCCR’s team of enthusiastic fundraisers including the Board, staff, and contract professionals;

…be part of a dedicated staff that advances civil rights through a community driven approach that employs direct legal services, impact litigation, policy advocacy and other tools.

Job Title: Development Director Full-time, Exempt

Reports to: Executive Director

Compensation: $90,000 - $110,000

Overview of LCCR

Founded in 1968, LCCR works to advance, protect and promote the legal rights of communities of color, and low-income persons, immigrants, and refugees. Assisted by hundreds of pro bono attorneys, LCCR provides free legal assistance and representation to individuals on civil legal matters through direct services, impact litigation and policy advocacy. LCCR believes:

  • Injustice must be rooted out.
  • Equal access to justice depends on access to quality legal services.
  • Neither race nor immigration status should affect a person’s success or failure.
  • Economic empowerment is key to the civil rights movement.
  • The true needs of the community must be central to any litigation or advocacy agenda.

LCCR’s current work includes:

  • Investigating claims that the Oakland Housing Authority Police Department routinely stops and issues citations for young black men, placing their families at risk of losing their housing.
  • Representing people who are homeless against CalTrans, which has failed to give proper notice before raiding homeless encampments and destroying personal property.
  • Representing immigrants and refugees subjected to deplorable conditions in U.S. Customs & Border Protection holding cells.
  • •Challenging discriminatory enrollment policies impacting English language learners in school districts throughout California.
  • Reviewing the impact of high traffic fines and fees on low income communities and communities of color in California.
  • Representing people unfairly impacted by predatory bail practices, especially women and people of color who often foot the bill for their loved ones’ incarceration.
  • Reducing barriers for immigrant business owners.

Overview of Responsibilities


  •   Design, implement, evaluate and update LCCR’s comprehensive fund development plan in collaboration with the Fund Development Team and Board of Directors.
  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward multiple financial supporters including foundations, government agencies, law firms, and individuals.
  •  Orchestrate and support the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities of other individuals such as Fund Development Team members, additional LCCR staff, and Board members.
  •  Design, implement, and evaluate multiple events related to fund development in collaboration with the Fund Development Team, the Board, consultants, and contract personnel.
  • Maintain, evaluate, and redesign (as needed) the operational components of the Fund Development department, i.e. infrastructure.

Cross-departmental Collaboration

  •   Partner with communications and program staff to tell the LCCR story in a clear and compelling fashion, and support the development of marketing collateral.
  •  Proactively search for overlap between LCCR program development and new funding opportunities.
  •  Partner with finance and administrative staff to craft revenue projections.
  •   Participate in strategic planning processes.
  •   Join the entire staff in cultivating a collaborative and positive work environment.

MINIMAL Qualifications:

1. In-depth fundraising experience with at least one of the following revenue sources: foundations, government, law firms, corporations, individuals.

2. Willingness to plan and execute LCCR’s annual gala and campaign with the support of the Board, staff, and multiple contract professionals.

3. Proven track record with time management, including meeting deadlines.

4. Experience with database/records management and donor analysis.

5. Experience with integrating communications and/or public relations work with fund development strategizing and implementation.

6. Experience making direct solicitations of institutions and/or individuals.

7. Commitment to LCCR’s mission and values.

8a. Experience fundraising for an organization with an annual budget of at least $500,000.

9. Minimum five years fundraising experience.

10. Experience supervising, training, and/or coaching in any context.

11. Great attention to detail.

The Qualifications listed below are DESIRED ones. These qualifications would give an applicant a competitive edge…

1. In-depth fundraising experience with two or more of the following revenue sources: foundations, government, law firms, corporations, individuals.

2. Experience with fundraising events and/or annual campaigns, and a willingness to play a leadership role in the planning and execution of LCCR’s annual gala and campaign.

3. Experience with creating time/project/grants management systems.

4. Experience with Salesforce.

5. Experience developing communications, marketing materials.

6. Experience coaching others to make direct solicitations.

7. Experience in the public interest law, civil rights, and/or legal services fields.

8. Experience fundraising for an organization with an annual budget of $2,000,000 or more.

9. Advanced degree or professional experience in law, public policy or related field.

10. Substantial level of experience with supervising, training, and/or coaching in a fund development context.

11. Ability and experience creating impeccable, error-free, and compelling copy.



Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please prepare an application packet in one PDF document with the following components:

·      Cover letter (2-page limit)

·      Résumé (3-page limit)

·      2-3 samples of materials related to fund development that you were primarily responsible for creating (e.g. solicitation letter, event collateral, and/or grant proposal)

Email to with the subject line, “Development Director Application”

First review of applicants will occur after September 15th, 2018.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position will remain open until filled. LCCR is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. People of color, LGBTQ candidates, women, persons with disabilities and individuals over 55 years of age are encouraged to apply.