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Director of Development

Company: Acord (association For Cooperative Operations Rese
Location: Oakland
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

is seeking a Director of Development to join the small but growing team of our award-winning journalism and civic engagement organization. El T--mpano-whose mission is to inform, engage, and amplify the voices of the Bay Area's Latino and Mayan immigrants-is at an exciting moment of expansion. In the past year our staff grew from one full-time employee to six, and our revenue tripled for the third consecutive year. Having won local and national recognition for our innovative model of journalism and civic engagement that centers Latino immigrants, El T--mpano is poised for significant growth in 2023 and beyond. As we hire our first dedicated development position, we are seeking someone who can dream big, quickly turn ideas into clear and compelling proposals, develop and manage long-term strategies and plans, and is not afraid to roll up their sleeves and make a difference in a non-profit startup that peers have described as "an outstanding innovation model." You're an ideal candidate if you are an excellent communicator with a strong track record in fundraising, are a project manager with an abundance mindset, are comfortable building systems and processes from the ground up, believe strongly in our mission of equitable and engaged civic media, and are eager to learn, iterate, and grow with the organization. The Director of Development will guide the organization in achieving its financial priorities. They will bring skills and expertise to develop and implement a fundraising strategy in support of a $2 million budget funded with the support of foundations, government grants, and corporate and individual donors. They will work closely with stakeholders including our Founding Director, Managing Editor, Civic Partnerships Manager, foundation partners, donors, and future board. They will be the first fundraising hire, expected to eventually grow and lead a development team. This position will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We will not consider long-term remote candidates. Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive, multi-year fundraising plan that supports El T--mpano's strategic goals and includes foundations, government grants, and major gifts
  • Significantly increase El T--mpano's portfolio of institutional and major donors through research and donor cultivation to triple our operating budget over the next 3 years
  • Manage the organization's impact tracking and develop and/or oversee production of communications material and reports, including an annual impact report, a monthly email newsletter, quarterly funder updates, pitch decks, and other collateral
  • Strategize and manage individual giving campaigns
  • Generate and experiment with new ideas and approaches to achieve El T--mpano's fundraising goals
  • Develop and maintain systems and process for tracking donor cultivation and stewardship, grant applications and reporting, and donor acknowledgements
  • As El T--mpano builds a governing board, work with board and leadership to identify fundraising roles and engage board members to support goals
  • Foster an organization-wide culture of fundraising that engages staff in fundraising campaigns
  • Plan and manage special events, including managing event contractors, as well as identify and leverage opportunities to garner awareness of and support for El T--mpano
  • Work closely with the founding director and collaboratively across teams in designing and implementing fundraising and communications strategies
  • As a member of El T--mpano's leadership team, work with colleagues to support the growth and strategy of a young nonprofit organization
  • Leverage opportunities to build skills and expand El T--mpano's fundraising capacity through workshops, conferences, and trainings with industry associations and peers You are a great fit if you---
    • Have a minimum of 5+ years of related development and communications experience, including responsibility for grant-writing and funder research and relations for organizations with a $1.5 million or larger annual budget
    • Have experience writing successful grant proposals, including securing grants of at least $200,000
    • Have strong people and project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects and competing deadlines while maintaining rigorous attention to detail
    • Are a strategic thinker and problem-solver. For you, a challenge is an opportunity. You are unafraid to try new approaches, and will learn and grow from what others might consider a failure.
    • Are a creative and compelling storyteller who can weave research and data with strong narratives to communicate organizational impact and objectives
    • Have excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication, including the ability to communicate in diverse environments with colleagues, community members, and external peers through active listening, empathy, and respect
    • Demonstrate initiative and a spirit of learning and innovation. This is the first dedicated fundraising position for the organization, which means you will be building some materials and systems from scratch, learning and iterating as you go, collaborating with a team, and adapting as the organization grows and evolves.
    • While not required, we prefer candidates who have experience fundraising for either journalism/civic engagement or immigrant communities, and who are familiar with the Bay Area's philanthropic ecosystem. Some great candidates may not check all the boxes above, and may have valuable skills not included here. If that's you, please don't hesitate to apply and tell us why you would thrive in this role. If you have any questions in advance of applying for this position, we encourage you to reach out to Madeleine Bair, mbair[at]eltimpano[dot]org to address your questions via email or a brief call.

Keywords: Acord (association For Cooperative Operations Rese, Oakland , Director of Development, Executive , Oakland, California

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