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Warehouse Workers for Justice is seeking an Individual Giving Manager to join our growing fundraising team. 

Warehouse Workers for Justice is a worker center fighting for stable, living-wage jobs among the thousands of transportation and logistics workers in the Chicago area, the largest intermodal logistics hub on the planet. Our work blends union and worker center models, focusing on long-term leadership development, alliances with community organizations, and development of innovative organizing tactics.

The Individual Giving Manager will be responsible for building out the organization’s individual giving program, donor stewardship and cultivation, and growing the organization’s individual donor base. WWJ has a strong grant funding pipeline of approximately $2 million annually; however, our individual giving program is still in development. This is an excellent opportunity for a fundraiser with an interest in building a new program from the bottom up. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Solicit gifts from individual donors to support WWJ’s mission and programs.
  • Work with the Director of Development to build out the individual giving program as part of the organization’s fundraising strategy, including creating and executing a stewardship and donor cultivation plan. Assist in planning and carrying out creative resourcing strategies to build individual support for our work. 
  • Lead the planning and execution of two annual events (spring and winter holiday fundraisers)
  • Work with the Digital Organizer to create emails, social media graphics, and other solicitation materials to support the individual giving strategy
  • Within the first 6-12 months, lead the process of choosing and setting up a CRM for the organization. Following the selection and establishment of a CRM, maintain up-to-date donor records and use campaign data to enhance future individual giving campaigns. 
  • Manage all aspects of individual giving, including record-keeping, sending tax acknowledgements, communicating with individual donors, and regularly reviewing data to track successes and areas for improvement

Qualifications

  • At least 1-2 years experience in fundraising with an emphasis on individual giving, OR in organizing with a heavy emphasis on building a base of individual support for a cause and/or organization. 
  • Ability to work independently and motivation to seek out new projects and challenges
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, including written and oral communication. Ability to communicate both one-on-one with donors and via mass communication campaigns (email, mass texting, etc.)
  • Interest and experience in establishing and managing organizational systems 
  • Motivation to actively participate in setting the direction of a rapidly growing organization; ability to work in a fluid and extremely fast-paced environment
  • Ability to advocate for yourself, proactively seek out support or assistance as necessary, and set boundaries around your own time and energy
  • Strong commitment to social justice
  • Spanish language fluency is strongly preferred


Salary for this position is $52,000/-$60,000/year. Benefits include health insurance fully paid by WWJ, and phone/internet reimbursement up to $90/month. We offer 10 PTO days annually as well as major holidays and all election days (municipal in Chicago & Will County, state, and federal elections). 

This position will report to Director of Development Elizabeth Foster

Warehouse Workers for Justice is seeking an Individual Giving Manager to join our growing fundraising team. 

Warehouse Workers for Justice is a worker center fighting for stable, living-wage jobs among the thousands of transportation…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 31, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 14, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$52,000 - $60,000

Benefits

Benefits include health insurance fully paid by WWJ, and phone/internet reimbursement up to $90/month. We offer 10 PTO days annually as well as major holidays and all election days (municipal in Chicago & Will County, state, and federal elections). 

Benefits include health insurance fully paid by WWJ, and phone/internet reimbursement up to $90/month. We offer 10 PTO days annually as well as major holidays and all election days…

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish language proficiency is preferred but not desired

Spanish language proficiency is preferred but not desired

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Associated Location
37 S. Ashland, Chicago, IL 60607, United States
First Floor

How to Apply

If you have any questions, or to apply, please send your resume and answers to the questions below to roberto@warehouseworker.org and elizabeth@warehouseworker.org. Optionally, you may also include a cover letter and/or any samples of work you would like to share.

Application questions

1. Please draft the text only (no need for any graphics/layout/photos) for a short (1-2 paragraphs) blurb on a donation page about our Access to Justice program. Some information about the program is below. You don’t have to incorporate all of it; pick and choose whatever you think is most appropriate:

  • WWJ conducts in-person outreach to workers about their legal rights and potential violations of their rights, including wage theft, racial and gender discrimination, biometric privacy violations, and retaliation for organizing. 
  • We have found pervasive patterns of employers violating workers’ rights and using third-party contractors and temp agencies to shield themselves from liability. 
  • Whenever possible, WWJ not only assists individual workers but helps workers organize collectively to demand justice from their employers. You can read about a specific case here
  • WWJ also connects workers to legal assistance for sealing and expungement of their criminal records. Many workers are trapped in unstable temp agency placements due to past criminal records; sealing/expungement gives them access to more stable and higher-paying direct-hire jobs. This is also a racial justice issue, as Black workers are most likely to have past involvement with the criminal justice system.

2. Please give an example of a donation you would not solicit or accept and briefly explain why. 

3. (Optional question) Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your background, experience with the labor movement, interest in social justice work, or anything else that isn’t in your resume?

If you have any questions, or to apply, please send your resume and answers to the questions below to roberto@warehouseworker.org and elizabeth@warehouseworker.org. Optionally, you…

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