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Now Hiring: Project Manager (Temporary, F/T)

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 plus full benefits  
Location: Seattle, WA

Reports to: Program Director
Deadline: Apply by December 22, 2017. Position begins March 2018 and ends March 2019.

Position Summary

This temporary Project Manager position will fill an important role in our organization, stepping in for a permanent staff member who is going on leave. This is a one-year position with no plans to extend the position beyond March 2019.

This is an exciting time to join the Social Justice Fund team. Since launching six years ago, our innovative Giving Project model has helped us grow from about 300 to about 2,000 donors, and in that time we have granted more than $3.8 million in over 200 grants to grassroots groups across the Northwest. In 2017, almost all of our Giving Projects filled up, with waiting lists, and one broke all previous fundraising records. We are on track to grant over $1 million this year. This Project Manager will help us sustain and build on that momentum.

Working closely with two other Project Managers in Seattle and the rest of the Social Justice Fund Program team, you will implement Giving Projects (more information at http://www.socialjusticefund.org/giving-projects and http://www.socialjusticefund.org/about-giving-projects-0). This includes outreach, networking, and relationship-building to bring new people into Giving Projects; skilled facilitation on topics as varied as race and class analysis, grassroots fundraising, and democratic grantmaking; and one-on-one coaching of Giving Project members in their individual fundraising plans. This dynamic position is a great fit for someone who enjoys doing a variety of different tasks and learning new skills.

We envision our staff as a fully collaborative team in service to our mission. As Project Manager, you will have a direct impact for social change – developing new leaders to resource social justice movements, and moving hundreds of thousands of dollars to some of the most inspiring community organizing in the Northwest.

Salary for this position.  A full benefits package is available, including 100% employer-paid health and dental insurance, vacation, and sick leave.

Qualifications and Qualities

The ideal candidate is an inquisitive, communicative organizer who is able to connect with people both on an individual level and in a group setting, is skilled in facilitation on challenging topics, is not just fearless about asking for money but passionate about the power of grassroots fundraising, and not only has a strong social justice analysis but is able to communicate that analysis to people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience levels.

Note: For the qualifications listed below, both paid and volunteer are considered and valued.

Required:

  • Project planning experience—demonstrated ability to create and execute a project that meets expectations
  • Community organizing skills with demonstrated experience in connecting with communities of color, and other under-represented groups / identities
  • Excellent facilitation skills, including working with people from diverse backgrounds, preferably with an anti-oppression focus
  • Experience in one-on-one fundraising from individuals
  • Experience developing & supporting emerging leaders
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice issues and a strong social justice analysis
  • Ability to quickly build strong relationships with members and grantees
  • Ability to motivate and engage volunteers and build a strong, functional team
  • Strong communication skills
  • Fearlessness about asking—for money, time, etc.
  • Self-motivated, effective problem-solver
  • Willingness to work as a team on a variety of tasks
  • Willingness to work frequent evenings and weekends, and travel occasionally
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office and databases (eTapestry a plus)
  • Sense of humor

 

Desired but not required:

  • Experience with SJF members and/or grantees
  •  Curriculum development or evaluation experience
  •  Public speaking experience
  •  Fluency in a language other than English
  •  Expertise in any of the required qualifications, with the ability to train others in those areas

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Giving Project Coordination (approximately 60%)

  •  Recruit participants for Giving Projects.
  •  Work with other staff to develop, implement, and lead Giving Projects
  •  Train, coach, and manage volunteer fundraisers
  •  Facilitate meetings, trainings and workshops in Giving Projects and other SJF work
  •  Design and adapt curricula for Giving Projects
  •  Evaluate and document Giving Project work
  •  Take responsibility for Giving Projects reaching their goals (quantitative and qualitative)
  •  Represent SJF at events in the community.

2. Grants Management (approximately 15%)

  • Identify potential grant applicants and respond to grant inquiries
  •  Prescreen grant applications and provide timely notification to grantees at each step of the grantmaking process
  •  Provide feedback to unfunded applicants
  •  Use database to record, track, and analyze grantmaking
  •  Work with other Program staff to administer grants

3. Fundraising support (approximately 15%)

  • Ensure each Giving Project participant makes a meaningful financial contribution
  •  Assist Giving Project members in fundraising strategy and implementation
  •  Participate in Giving Project and general fundraising campaigns—making phone calls and visits to donors as needed
  •  Contribute to project-specific foundation prospecting and grantwriting

4. Outreach (approximately 10%)

  • Participate in regional grantmaking networks when possible
  •  Represent SJF at events in the community
  •  Build connections in the progressive grassroots organizing community in the Northwest

5. Other tasks as identified by the Program Director or Executive Director

To Apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume to hr@socialjusticefund.org by December 22, 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.

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
 
Required:
  • 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
Desired:
  • 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.