Development Manager – Project Equity – Oakland

Your role
As a Development Manager at Project Equity, you will help shape and execute a robust fundraising strategy for our rapidly growing organization.

How you will help raise funds to lead the expansion of employee ownership:
Write and edit inspiring funding proposals; create strategic funder communications, leveraging internal design and communication resources as needed.
Develop new institutional giving prospects, including foundations and corporations, and execute cultivation and stewardship plans for top funder prospects and high net worth individuals who can support and champion Project Equity’s work.
Oversee grant and relationship management systems, including Ssalesforce. Ensure that contributions and donor data are properly maintained in the organization’s donor database, including monthly reconciliation of contributions with the finance department.
Assist with the creation of annual and multi-year development plans. Identify, research, and explore the feasibility of new development strategies.
Represent Project Equity at funder meetings, special events, speaking engagements, and other events to help build awareness and foster relationships. Help organize and host occasional events (virtual and in-person, when safe).

How you work:
You are passionate about making a difference and supporting employee-owned businesses, and you gracefully convey your passion to others.
You are goal oriented in your fundraising work, able to adjust strategy as needed to meet our development goals.
You are highly collaborative both with internal teams as well as external partners and contractors. You are excited to work with a small, very agile, fast-moving and sophisticated team.
You approach things systematically and are a natural at zooming out to see the big picture, then diving in to focus on the important details. You get a lot of pleasure in seeing projects through.

Areas where you shine:
You love learning. You have a strong knowledge of institutional fundraising best practices and dynamics and strive to grow in your field
You’re an excellent writer and communicator. You are an outstanding storyteller, and you love the craft of writing. Your communication skills shine across platforms, whether proposals, articles, emails, presentations, phone or in person.
You take initiative. You proactively identify gaps and develop solutions. You are comfortable figuring things out and being resourceful to meet your goals.
You’re a strategic thinker. You are adept at identifying traditional and “out of the box” funding opportunities to meet aggressive growth goals.
You have a real human sensibility. You are a people person and love to engage at a strategic level with donors and philanthropists. You understand what makes people tick, how to connect with their intellect and passions and how to move them to action.

Your experience includes:
At least 5 years of successful nonprofit fundraising experience with a focus on foundation grants, other institutional donors (government or corporate), and major donors.
Demonstrated experience writing successful grant proposals, ideally raising at least $500,000 per year.
A Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in a relevant field of study a plus.

Benefits
100% of employee premium covered for Cigna medical, dental, vision (30% for dependents), Simple IRA employer match up to 3%, 12 annual holidays, 15 annual vacation days (years 1-4), 20 days (year 5+), 10 days sick leave annually.

How to Apply
hiring@project-equity.org

Join our team


Please upload your resume and cover letter here. In your cover letter, please share your achievements such as dollar amounts raised and successful projects handled as well as steps you took to achieve these and your desire to advance our work to create a more equitable economy.

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