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Vice President of Fund Development and Communications

Company: The Unity Council
Location: Oakland
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

TitleVice President of Fund Development and Communications Reports ToChief Executive OfficerDepartmentFund Development and Communications LocationOakland, CAScheduleMonday through Friday, HybridTravelLocal travel may be required Salary$130,000-$160,000Employee StatusRegular, Full-Time, ExemptUnionN/ASupervises Fund Development and Communications TeamBenefitsThree weeks of paid vacation a year, sick time, 14 holidays, up to five floating holidays based on employee status, medical and dental benefits on the first of the month following 30 days of employment, life insurance policy at no cost to employee (with the option of increasing policy amount), flexible spending account for medical and dependent care costs, commuter benefits, 403(b) with employer match, and other benefits. We foster a joyful workplace and offer opportunities for professional development and growth.
Agency SummaryThe Unity Council is a non-profit Social Equity Development Corporation with an over 57-year history in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland. Our mission is to promote social equity and improve quality of life by building vibrant communities where everyone can work, learn, and thrive.Our programs aim to provide the community with the tools, knowledge, and resources to transform their lives and ultimately achieve their long-term educational, career, and financial goals. These holistic programs and services reach more than 8,000 individuals and families annually in five languages. Programs include: early childhood education, youth mentorship and leadership development, employment services, career readiness training, housing and financial stability, senior citizen services, affordable housing and neighborhood development, and arts and cultural events. Our work expands beyond the Fruitvale district and now reaches across Oakland and into Concord. The Unity Council employs a diverse workforce of more than 300 people who reflect the linguistic, cultural, and ethnic identity of the communities we serve.
Position SummaryReporting to the CEO -and leading a team of six fulltime staff members staff and consultants, the Vice President will develop and carry out the Fund Development and Communications annual strategy which includes management of revenue from government contracts, grants from corporations and foundations, and individual philanthropy; event management; and strategic communications and marketing. -This position is a member of the Senior Executive Staff team and as such will hold shared responsibility in shaping the culture of the organization, strategic planning, budgeting, and communications (internal and external). This is a collaborative role; the VP will be expected to communicate important events and information across the organization and work effectively with diverse teams and departments.ResponsibilitiesFund Development Planning and Strategy

  • Design and execute a yearly Fund Development plan, in alignment with the organization's mission and vision, -considering multiple revenue sources including but not limited to individual donors, private foundations, corporations, government, and online opportunities such as crowdfunding. -Make adaptations to plan as needed.
  • Actively participate in annual strategic and operational planning -sessions.
  • Report regularly to the CEO and Board of Directors on the progress of the Fund Development and Communications work.
  • Regularly assess fundraising activities to determine if benchmarks are being met.Major Gifts and Annual Fund
    • Personally manage a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors, representing a combination of individuals, corporations, and foundations.
    • Assist and support the CEO, board members, and the Manager of Major Gifts in developing solicitation strategies for their major gift prospects.
    • Ensure that effective personal stewardship and cultivation plans are designed and carried out on an ongoing basis, providing and directing portfolio management.
    • Work with the CEO and the team to create and develop opportunities for investor and constituent engagement.
    • Oversee $6 million capital campaign in collaboration with Manager of Major Gifts and campaign consultants. Develop and guide campaign strategies, create targeted cultivation plans and solicitation strategies, and coordinate campaign committee meetings and events.
    • Direct team in managing and producing print and electronic appeals and publications, direct mail, monthly giving, major gifts, and planned giving appeals. Work with staff to review donor lists to ensure effective segmentation and coordination of mailing lists.
    • Coach team in setting goals, measuring and managing progress, and fostering growth of donor base.
    • Ensure that the fundraising database is being used consistently and in-line with best practices.Public, Foundation, and Corporate Grants
      • Provide guidance to the institutional giving team, who assume primary responsibility of writing and tracking grant requests.
      • Craft and provide oversight of internal systems to -ensure accurate and complete data is collected and tracked for all reporting requirements.
      • Manage communications between current and prospective funders, keeping all abreast of The Unity Council's advancements and impact.Board Development Committee Management
        • Prepare reports to the Board monthly and as needed on fundraising goals and results.
        • Attend and co-lead the monthly Board of Directors Fund Development committee meeting and serve as the staff lead for that committee.
        • Work with committee leadership to co-design the agenda for committee meetings and publish notes on agreements/decisions and next steps.Marketing and Communications
          • Oversee the creation and execution of internal and external communications plans tied to TUC's mission.
          • Work with the Communications and External Relations Senior Manager to establish annual goals and strategies that include key objectives, target audiences, messaging, collateral needs, campaigns, and benchmarks of success.
          • Provide leadership and direction on strengthening The Unity Council brand and help maintain consistent brand identity.
          • Provide leadership and strategic direction on print collateral, website and online communications, social media presence, and internal communications tools.
          • Ensure that fundraising and donor stewardship plans coordinate with marketing activities.
          • Provide executive leadership and strategic direction to events (and volunteers) related to fundraising and marketing.
          • Oversee the project management of the Oakland Dia de los Muertos Festival and other large events.Leadership and Team Management
            • Lead and develop the full Fund Development & Communications team to a sustained, high level of performance through coaching, mentorship, and support to ensure that they are constantly acquiring new skills, as well as enhancing and growing their current skills.
            • Foster collaborative relationships between the team and the rest of The Unity Council and monitor team health and culture.
            • Create and implement effective and relevant staff onboarding and training in conjunction with other departments.
            • Represent the team at the Senior Executive Staff level, building a culture of philanthropy across the entire organization.Qualifications - - - - - - - - -At least 5 years of directly relevant experience in fund development and communications, media relations and PR for a mission-driven organization - - - - - - - - -A proven track record in fund development - - - - - - - - -Experience writing and placing press releases, media alerts, press statements, letters to the editor or similar content in top tier outlets - - - - - - - - -Experience developing social media strategy and increasing engagement - - - - - - - - -Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills - - - - - - - - -Ability to work with limited supervision by driving strategic projects forward autonomously - - - - - - - - -Ability to manage and respond quickly to incoming inquiries from the news media - - - - - - - - -Flexible, organized, and comfortable with managing multiple projects on deadline - - - - - - - - -Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. - - - - - - - - -Strong initiative and personal organization, successful at managing multiple projects. - - - - - - - - -Detail-oriented, able to meet multiple and tight deadlines. - - - - - - - - -Ability to collaborate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders, including staff and board members, international partners, and donors. - - - - - - - - -Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred. - - - - - - - - -Fluency with Microsoft Office, Google Products, and Adobe CC. - - - - - - - - -Experience using donor database, preferably Blackbaud's eTapestry database.
              Pre-Employment Requirements - - - - - - - - -Background Check - - - - - - - - -Valid Driver's License - - - - - - - - -Must provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19
              This description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements for the position. This position may change or assume additional duties at any time.Please email your cover letter and resume to -jobs@unitycouncil.org. Use "Title of Position" in the subject line.The Unity Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Keywords: The Unity Council, Oakland , Vice President of Fund Development and Communications, Other , Oakland, California

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