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The Marian Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making History is seeking a full-time Director of Development to champion our mission, strengthen relationships with supporters, and resource the organization’s growth and impact. This position will lead the Jackson Center’s fundraising and stewardship efforts and strategy, orchestrating and supporting staff, Board, and volunteers to participate in resource generation. As a member of the Leadership Team, this position will also work closely with the Director of Operations and Executive Director to support organizational operations and strategy. Currently, the Jackson Center is operating with a flexible, hybrid (in-person and remote) work environment. While many responsibilities for this position can be performed remotely, ideal candidates would live in the Triangle, NC, and be able to attend in-person commitments. 

About the Marian Cheek Jackson Center

Our mission is to honor, renew, and build community in Northside and Pine Knolls, historically Black neighborhoods in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC. We ally with neighbors to respond with “community-first planning”: putting community knowledge, visions, and values first in every aspect of our work. Our approach is abundance-based. Across our programs, MCJC disrupts conventional needs-based narratives and bears witness to the abiding resilience long-cultivated in Northside. We build on deep networks of care, long histories of courageous leadership, and rich traditions of creative community to revive the vibrant, diverse, affordable, and family-friendly neighborhoods our neighbors prize. We share with our neighbors a vision of beloved community and a commitment to preserving the future of Northside.

Responsibilities

Fundraising   (70%)

  • Create and implement an annual fundraising strategy, in collaboration with the Executive Director and Board of Directors
  • Cultivate relationships with the Center’s supporters, including foundations, individual donors, faith communities, and corporations
  • Craft proposals, grant budgets, reports, and donor communications in collaboration with the Executive Director, contract grant writer, and program staff
  • Coordinate ongoing fundraising processes (eg. the annual mailing campaign, thank-you letters, and audit-related reporting) and systems (eg. Salesforce CRM, grants calendar)
  • Collaborate with the staff team to improve systems for measuring and tracking program activities and impact


Serving as a Member of the Leadership Team   (30%)

  • Provide an internal sounding board, conduct research, and share input with the Leadership Team regarding organizational decisions, policies, and systems/workflow improvements
  • Build planning tools (eg. spreadsheets, project/event plans, manuals) and organize meeting agendas to support the Leadership Team and staff with accomplishing objectives and making key decisions
  • Alongside the whole staff, support the coordination and implementation of annual celebratory events (Holiday Party, Good Neighbor Initiative, Northside Festival)

Experience & Qualifications  

  • 3+ years of experience with fundraising, including demonstrated success with grant writing and donor engagement
  • Experience effectively juggling multiple projects and leading collaborative processes
  • (Preferred but not required) Experience working with impact measures and data systems 
  • Proficiency in the following technologies (or equivalent), or willingness to learn: Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Slack, Salesforce CRM, project management software, Quickbooks Online

Key Qualities

  • Listening-centered: You listen to a wide variety of voices, including your own. You believe in the power of listening as the primary mode of community work. 
  • A natural storyteller: You have excellent writing and editing skills, and will share powerfully about the Jackson Center’s work with a wide range of partners, neighbors, and stakeholders. 
  • Process-oriented & organized: You pay attention to processes, systems, and workflows, and have the technical ability to update and utilize the Salesforce CRM database. 
  • Sense of humor: You find lightness in the work and take joy in the nuts and bolts of pursuing community justice. 
  • Accountable: You work well both independently and with a team, and pursue work that you are proud of. You embrace hard conversations as pathways for individual and collective learning. 
  • Community-driven: You have lived and/or worked in Black and Brown communities that are rooted in abundance, resilience, and faith. You are fueled by relationships and a commitment to community justice, and you share the Jackson Center’s passion for equitable community self-determination. 

Additional Information

This is a full-time, salaried position with a salary of up to $50,000. We offer an additional health stipend and generous holiday and vacation leave benefits. The Jackson Center is a creative work environment, with a vibrant and intergenerational staff who are committed to living the mission of our work. The Jackson Center is an equal opportunity employer, and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants. To support the health and safety of our community, all Jackson Center employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Individuals exempt due to religious or health reasons will be required to undergo weekly testing. For further information, please see our website at www.jacksoncenter.info or contact George Barrett, Executive Director, at george@jacksoncenter.info

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to hiring@jacksoncenter.info. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, with interviews beginning mid-January 2022. We look forward to learning more about your interest, experience and qualifications for the position. Thank you!

The Marian Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making History is seeking a full-time Director of Development to champion our mission, strengthen relationships with supporters, and resource the organization’s growth and impact. This…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    February 14, 2022
  • Professional Level
    Professional
Salary
Up to USD $50,000
/ year

Benefits

We offer an additional health stipend and generous holiday and vacation leave benefits. The Jackson Center is a creative work environment, with a vibrant and intergenerational staff who are committed to living the mission of our work.

We offer an additional health stipend and generous holiday and vacation leave benefits. The Jackson Center is a creative work environment, with a vibrant and intergenerational…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chapel Hill, NC
Associated Location
Chapel Hill, NC, USA

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to hiring@jacksoncenter.info. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, with interviews beginning mid-January 2022. We look forward to learning more about your interest, experience and qualifications for the position.

Please send your resume and cover letter to hiring@jacksoncenter.info. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, with interviews beginning…

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