Oregon Development Manager



Oregon Development Manager

Employment Type:

Full time


Portland, OR



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Job Description:

Oregon Development Manager

Social Justice Fund is a member-funded foundation that supports the creation of a just society through fundraising, grantmaking, and member involvement. The foundation provides essential resources to organizations in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming to strengthen grassroots efforts in the broad-based movement for progressive, systemic social change.
Employment Type: Full-Time Staff, Exempt
Salary: $50,000-55,000 DOE plus full benefits  
Location: Portland, Oregon
Reports to: Development Director
Deadline: Apply by December 14, 2017. 
Position Summary
The Oregon Development Manager is a full-time (40 hours/week), non-exempt position and reports to the Development Director. This is a new position based in our Portland office.
We envision our staff as a fully collaborative team in service to our mission. This position is an integral part of serving our members and grantees. The Oregon Development Manager will increase Social Justice Fund’s donor organizing, fundraising, and grantmaking by supporting the organization’s Annual Fund and Giving Project fundraising efforts. The Oregon Development Manager will work closely with the Development Director and other staff to help steward major donors, organize events and do one-on-one fundraising, as well as supporting the Oregon Program Manager in facilitating Giving Projects and other aspects of our program work.
The Oregon Development Manager will secure funds for the organization by managing a group of mid-level and major donors, ensuring that as many as possible are retained and upgraded as continuing donors to the organization, while also building relationships with new major donor prospects.
Anticipated salary range is $50,000 to $55,000 DOE.  A full benefits package is available, including 100% employer-paid health and dental insurance, vacation, and sick leave.
Qualifications and Qualities
  • Minimum three years of fundraising experience in a non-profit setting, including individual, one-on-one donor cultivation and retention (could include volunteer experience)
  • Facilitation experience and skills in anti-oppression & anti-racism training
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office and donor management databases (eTapestry a plus)
  • Highly organized with great attention to detail
  • Excellent phone and written communication skills
  • Experience providing great service to a diverse community of members, constituents, or donors
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice issues
  • Anti-racism, anti-oppression curriculum and facilitation experience
  • Ability to work with a team on a variety of tasks and also work well independently
  • Sense of humor
  • Organizing experience
  • Event planning experience
  • Experience with SJF members and/or grantees
  • Fluency in a language other than English

Duties and Responsibilities 

1.     Fundraising and Donor Stewardship (75%)
In partnership with the Development Director, support the development of a sustainable and growing funding base in Oregon through assisting in the development, coordination, and implementation of a diversified fundraising program with creative methods and a primary focus on individual donors.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with a portfolio of at least 50 current annual fund donors in order to secure funds for the organization.
  • Create individual goals for each person in the portfolio based on the donor's history of giving and the organization's knowledge of that donor's potential.
  • Create a plan for each donor and on a timely basis execute that plan so individuals in the portfolio are retained and upgraded.
  • Work with program and the communications department to secure appropriate project information, including budgets, and create proposals/ asks that will be used with persons on the portfolio to secure gifts.
  • Create monthly reports as required by management that accurately reflect portfolio activity and performance.
  • Develop a portfolio of SJF members who have recently participated in or made a major gift towards one of our Giving Projects with the goal of bringing those donors into support for our annual fund.
  • Assist with member retention through working with development team on member-wide mailings and electronic communications (annual reports, seasonal donor appeals, renewals).
  • Coordinate support from Portland-area board members around fundraising
  • Develop a plan for a house party program in Oregon
  • Work closely with all other staff to collect and maintain up-to-date information about donors.
  •  Work closely with the Development Director, Development Associate and Oregon Program Manager to develop and improve systems for tracking and managing data about Giving Project members and donors.
2.     Program support (25%)
  • Support the Oregon Program Manager through co-facilitating SJF Giving Project meetings in Portland, as well as helping to plan agendas and follow up with participants
  • Engage Giving Project alumni and other SJF members as volunteers
  • Assist in coordinating annual events like our Grantee Summit and Portland Dance Party, including soliciting business and organizational sponsorships
  • Assist in coordinating additional member engagement/cultivation events throughout the year (including managing RSVPs, agendas, materials, food, venue, child care, etc.)
  • Assist in office management and technology support in our Portland office
To Apply: 
Please email your cover letter and resume to hr@socialjusticefund.org by December 14, 2017. In your cover letter, be sure to explain why you would like to work at Social Justice Fund and why in this particular position.
Social Justice Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively recruit persons of diverse backgrounds and support the retention and advancement of diverse persons within the organization. We believe that having a board, staff, and volunteer base with diverse personal and professional backgrounds enhances our ability to meet our mission and creates a vibrant environment where individuals can learn, grow and thrive. People of diverse backgrounds, including diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status, are encouraged to apply.
Social Justice Fund NW
1904 Third Ave Suite 806
Seattle, WA, United States
Phone: 2066244081
Web: www.socialjusticefund.org

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