Fund Development Director

Summary of Position

Collaborate with OCCJ staff, the board of directors, and other volunteers to plan, organize, and execute all fundraising initiatives. Assist in ongoing/daily marketing campaigns, lead fundraising events. This is a full-time position and reports to the President and Chief Executive Officer.

Behavioral Profile

Passion for advocacy and social justice. Enjoys fundraising. Strong relationship builder. Able to facilitate opposing interests to a unified goal. Develops staff and volunteers. Demonstrates exceptional organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. Strong critical thinking and analytical skills. Attention to detail while maintaining long-term goals. Capable of developing and executing a vision for fundraising.

Experience, Knowledge & Education

Experience & Knowledge

·         Committed to a social justice and advocacy ideology

·         Demonstrated record of successfully managing long-term projects and stewarding donor’s gifts

·         Demonstrated fundraising track record

·         Exceptional organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

·         Strong understanding of community needs

·         Understands budgeting, cash flow and overall financial management

·         Develops and fosters talent in others

·         Organizes volunteers for action

·         Demonstrated attention to detail and timely project completion


·        Bachelor’s degree in a specialization relevant to non-profit management and/or development activities is strongly desired

Job Responsibilities


·         Secure, broaden and diversify financial resources while nurturing relationships with major funders

·         Coordinate membership campaign and other giving programs to support annual operating budget

·         Oversee grant seeking opportunities, including research, proposal writing and reporting requirements

·         Oversee all aspects of planned giving efforts

·         Increase membership

·         Ensure a successful annual awards dinner

·         Seek programmatic sponsorships and underwriting

·         Seek and track in-kind gifts

·         Ensure database is updated and accurate


·         Direct oversight and management of OCCJ staff and/or volunteers dedicated to marketing, membership, and other events or programs

·         Implement board-directed initiatives and policies

·         Keep board of directors engaged and committed to fund development initiatives

·         Provide support for strategic planning initiatives, and leadership in implementing strategic objectives

·         Provide support for officers, Executive Committee, board and board committees

Fiscal Management

·         Assist in budget development for fundraising efforts

·         Oversee fund related budgets, and provide timely, accurate and transparent financial reports to CEO

·         Develop and implement dashboard reports, project status reports and timelines

·         Maintain records for annual audit and Form 990 annually

·         Ensure timely and accurate processing of payables and receivables 


·         Create annual fundraising plans and monitor strategies for ensuring long-term financial viability

·         Collaborate with the CEO to continually pursue OCCJ vision and mission

·         Assist CEO in scheduling and setting agenda for four board meetings each year (three quarterly and one annual)

  Internal and External Relationship Building 

·         Oversee efforts to build brand awareness and seek new partnerships while retaining longtime community partnerships

·         Responsibility for final proofing of marketing, advertising and PR materials for accuracy and consistency

·         Communicate clearly and effectively with CEO, staff, volunteers and community

·         Ability to articulate mission with clarity

·         Utilize all effective and affordable avenues of communication, including, but not limited to print, broadcast, electronic, social media, earned media, speaking opportunities, etc.

·         Ability to make public appearances/accept speaking engagements approved by CEO to share information about OCCJ with surrounding communities


·         Ability to work as part of a cohesive team

·         Ability to work non-standard days/hours as needed

·         Ability to travel on a limited, as-needed basis – including occasional overnight travel

·         Demonstrate professionalism at all times

·         Excellent interpersonal and written communications skills

·         Exceptional organizational skills

·         Accuracy and precision in handling details

·         Project management and process oriented

·         Ability to handle large work volume, multiple priorities, and ability to meet strict deadlines

·         Ability to work in a fast-paced, professional environment

·         Confidence and motivation to work independently to complete daily tasks

·         Dependable and accountable through attendance and adherence to timelines/deadlines

·         Perform other related duties as requested

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be proficient with the following competencies:

·         Passionate for social justice

·         Demonstrate intercultural competence

·         Facilitating dialogue between multiple stakeholders

·         Ability to recruit and motivate volunteers

·         Fundraising and development passion

·         Ability to work in partnership and develop others professionally

·         Problem solver and decision maker

·         Consider staff members a resource

·         Listen to others

·         Promote positive, professional presence among staff

To Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to Moises Echeverria at

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