Director Of Development

Publicado por
Centro Legal de la Raza
Oakland, CA
Publicado há 22 dias

Are you passionate about social justice and economic equity? Do you possess professional skills in fundraising and development?




Founded in 1969, Centro Legal de la Raza is a dynamic legal services agency protecting and advancing the rights of low-income, Immigrant, Black, and Latinx communities through bilingual legal representation, education, and advocacy. We pride ourselves in the three key components of our work: building leadership, empowerment, and equity in our community. We incubate community empowerment by advocating for positive change in local and state governments, creating meaningful dialogue on issues through our communications and media strategies, and by engaging in true, collaborative based, community lawyering. Finally, we ensure equity through high quality bilingual legal services and courtroom advocacy. Our main practice areas are tenants’ rights, immigrants’ rights and workers’ rights, additionally, through our Youth Law Academy and Diversity Legal Pipeline programs we foster leadership for the next generation of attorneys and judges of color by providing guidance and mentorship.

Centro Legal has grown tremendously over the past few years. In 2016, our organizational budget was $2.8M. In 2021, our organizational budget was $22M. Last year we served over 12,551 clients across our practice areas. This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate Development Director to partner with our new Executive Director to help build our strategic direction in this new phase of growth. Working closely with leadership staff and the Board of Directors, the Development Director will help inspire, grow and execute a vision to take our innovative movement lawyering oriented model further. Our vision is to move toward a more balanced and less restrictive revenue stream, with an aspirational goal of $3-4M in unrestricted funding. Including funding from corporate, foundation, and individual philanthropy, special events, strategic communications and marketing. We are looking for a creative and collaborative leader to create a development and communications strategy to enable us to achieve these goals and bring us to the next level. We need an experienced leader to strengthen our fund development and to lead a passionate and strong development team.



  • Lead the creation and execution of a strategic vision and fundraising plan;
  • Engage and motivate the board of directors: Work with the board of directors on
  • development-related projects, resource the board development committee and facilitate the
  • board’s own fundraising;
  • Build a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors;
  • Build a planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts;
  • Direct the annual fund program and oversee fundraising special events;
  • Oversee prospect research;
  • Supervise a four-person development team;
  • Serve on Centro Legal’s Leadership Team




  • Five-plus years experience in development;
  • Self-directed, with the ability to prioritize and simultaneously work with multiple people and on multiple projects;
  • Ability to clearly and consistently articulate a deep understanding of racial equity and structural racism as it relates to the work we do and how we operate internally at Centro Legal;
  • Strategic thinking with applied innovation, planning and operation/organization skills;
  • An understanding of and commitment to Centro Legal’s mission;
  • Proven track record in successful revenue growth in the non-profit sector;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to interact collegially with peers and all staff;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity within the office and a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences regarding race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, socio-economic circumstance, immigration status, and record of arrest or conviction.


SALARY: $90- $115,000


HOURS: Hybrid 



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Are you passionate about social justice and economic equity? Do you possess professional skills in fundraising and development?




Founded in 1969, Centro Legal de la Raza is a dynamic legal services agency…

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USD $90.000 - USD $115.000
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Oakland, CA, USA

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