The Development Director (Director) is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability’s fundraising, including revenue streams such as grants and contracts, as well as donors and special events. The Director will work closely with Co-Executive Directors and Director of Operations to oversee fundraising efforts.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead efforts related to institutional fund development including identification of potential funding sources, submission of grant proposals, and submission of grant reports
Lead efforts related to contracts for service including identification of potential contracting opportunities, submission of contract proposals, and submission of reports for services rendered
Ensure progress towards meeting grant and contract deliverables in collaboration with Director of Operations and Co-Executive Directors
Work with Co-Executive Directors to develop and maintain an individual giving program, including identification of new donors and strengthening of relationships with existing donors
Lead identification of other potential funding sources
Oversee database tracking fund development
Oversee planning, publicity and implementation of fundraising events
Generate strategies to increase revenue and donor loyalty
Support participation of staff members in development efforts
Communicate fundraising goals throughout the organization and equip team members to reach them
Work with Communications Director to elevate Leadership Counsel’s profile and development potential
Support growing Leadership Counsel operations and development team, which is responsible for day-to-day operations, financial management, fundraising, special events
Program Engagement (5%)
Develop and maintain relationship with community and organizational partners
Participate in select meetings, gatherings, and convenings
Develop and maintain relationships with other key stakeholders
Maintain a strong understanding of the organizations programmatic goals and activities
Other Duties (5%)
Other duties as assigned by Co- Executive Directors.
Ability to drive frequently to community meetings, hearings, conferences and other related activities, ability to conduct door-to-door outreach and conduct meetings, lifting materials and supplies such as chairs, easels, tables. Typically, these will weigh 30 pounds or less. Position involves sitting at a desk and working on a computer for a majority of the work day
Shared office space with one other staff member. Out-of-office meetings both meetings in other offices, in community centers, in homes and outside.
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability is an “at- will” and equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance.
Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor Degree or comparable experience
1-2 years demonstrated experience working with and on behalf of low-income communities
3-5 years demonstrated experience in development
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to work regular evening and weekend hours
Ability to travel within the State of California including throughout California and 1-2 times out of state annually
Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite and Google Office Suite
Excellent verbal and writing skills
Access to personal vehicle and insurance coverage
Comfort with working with residents and organizations from diverse backgrounds
Strong interpersonal skills
Additional Salary Information: Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability is headquartered in Fresno, California. This position is open to other locations. Leadership Counsel will also consider contract as well as in-house for this position. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume.
About Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability
Leadership Counsel fundamentally shifts the dynamics that have created the stark inequality that impacts California’s low-income, rural regions. Based in the San Joaquin and Eastern Coachella Valleys, we work alongside the most impacted communities to advocate for sound policy and eradicate injustice to secure equal access to opportunity regardless of wealth, race, income, and place.