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Development Manager

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Californians for Justice Education Fund, Inc. | Long Beach, CA
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Californians for Justice Education Fund, Inc.


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Published 21 days ago

Salary

$47,500 - $57,000
Salary dependent on experience and qualifications.


Organization Overview

Californians for Justice is a statewide grassroots organization working for racial justice by building the power of youth, communities of color, immigrants, low-income families, and LGBTQ and T/GNC communities. Led by students, we organize to advance educational justice and improve our social, economic, and political conditions.

CFJ is a unique and exciting organization. We are the only grassroots organization in California that organizes youth to have a voice in both local and statewide education policy. We lead the Student Voice Campaign, a statewide alliance of organizations working to ensure the voices of students are heard, valued, and reflected in decisions that affect them. Our recent victories include a requirement for districts to include student input in school budgeting through our Student Voice Campaign in 2014, and the passage of the historic Local Control Funding Formula in 2013. CFJ currently has four regional offices in Fresno, Long Beach, Oakland and San Jose, 28 full-time equivalent staff and a budget of $2.5 million.


Position Overview

The Development Manager works with CFJ’s three-person Development Team and our Executive Director to lead CFJ's foundation fundraising activities. This position reports to the Development and Project Director and works closely with the Development Associate and Communications Manager. The position is full-time and exempt. In all duties and responsibilities, this position exercises discretion and independent judgment.


Essential Responsibilities

1. Foundation Fundraising (75%)

Write and submit all foundation grant proposals and reports, currently approximately 50 per year, and expected to grow. Individualize each proposal/report to that particular funder.

Manage current and prospective foundation portfolios and deadlines

Work with program staff to track our grant deliverables

Communicate with current and prospective funders to schedule visits, share information, and respond to requests.

Conduct research to identify prospective funders. 

Work with administrative and finance staff to reconcile grant and donation records with financial records, and maintain accurate and up-to-date funder and donor files


2. Communications (10%)

Support the communications team to correspond with CFJ’s 5,000 online supporters via email and social media.

Copy edit all blog posts and emails created by Communications Manager including checking for correct grammar, punctuation, and formatting.

Produce stories reflective of CFJ fundraising perspective once a month

Participate in bi-weekly communications team meetings to identify annual and event-specific communications strategies and tactics, particularly for increasing fundraising and donor engagement.

Support special projects as needed - projects may include interviewing youth leaders for articles, calling media outlets, attending events to support social media posting and photography.


Other Responsibilities                           

3. Grassroots Fundraising (10%)

CFJ’s Development Associate coordinates CFJ’s grassroots (individual) fundraising efforts. The Development Manager’s role is to:

Work with the Development Associate to coordinate planning for our annual fundraising events held in each of our four regions.

Support the Development Associate to manage individual and organizational donor relationships, including reviewing donor materials and responding to donor requests

Establish and manage relationships with select individual and major donors


4. Organizational Responsibilities (5%)

Model leadership and participation in all grassroots fundraising campaigns and maintain a portfolio of individual and organizational prospects for solicitation

Participate in cross-department committees and teams.

Provide support and participation for organization-wide and some regional campaign events.


Essential Qualifications

Experience in at least ONE of these two areas:

Manager-level experience in education policy or community organizing

Two years experience in grant-writing and/or foundation fundraising

Exemplary writing and editing skills, with experience simplifying complex information for different audiences. Must enjoy writing!

Demonstrated project management skills, including ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks and projects

Ability and satisfaction working independently; ability to drive your own work

Good judgment and decision-making, particularly in your interactions with foundations

Interpersonal skills to develop relationships with staff to foster collaboration and mutual accountability.

Strong commitment to social justice, racial justice, and youth empowerment


Preferred Qualifications

“Good ear” - ability to continuously listen for relevant program information and integrate it into CFJ’s fundraising strategies and grant proposals/reports


Work Environment

The position will be located in one of CFJ’s four regional offices in Fresno, Long Beach, Oakland, or San Jose.


Physical Demands

Able to work on a computer, including sitting at a desk, for extended periods of time. Able to read a computer screen. Manual dexterity to operate a keyboard.

Able to speak clearly in English on the phone and in person and be understood by others.

Able to occasionally lift objects weighing up to 10 pounds.


Organization Overview

Californians for Justice is a statewide grassroots organization working for racial justice by building the power of youth, communities of color, immigrants, low-income families, and LGBTQ and T/GNC communities. Led…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Managerial

Benefits

CFJ provides a generous benefits package including substantial vacation and full medical, vision, and dental coverage.

CFJ provides a generous benefits package including substantial vacation and full medical, vision, and dental coverage.

How To Apply

Send a brief writing sample (if available, a grant application or report), your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and qualifications, and at least three references to jobs@caljustice.org with the subject line “Development Manager – Your Name.”

CFJ is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. People of color, women, people who identify as lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Send a brief writing sample (if available, a grant application or report), your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and qualifications, and at least three references…

Location

Long Beach, CA
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