SJF Campaign Manager

Social Justice Fund NW 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.

Position Summary

This is an exciting moment in the journey of Social Justice Fund NW. Forty years ago we began our mission of funding grassroots movements in the Northwest; six years ago we launched the innovative Giving Project model which 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 social change organizations. We recently created a new strategic plan to keep pace with our growth and the needs of social justice movements in the Northwest. One of the biggest components in that plan is a capital campaign to help us scale up our grantmaking and our long term stability.

The new Campaign Manager will work closely with the Development Director, Executive Director and campaign committee to launch and carry out a 3-year fundraising campaign, ensuring that the campaign stays on schedule and progresses towards our multi-million dollar fundraising goal with a high level of visibility and momentum.

We have completed a feasibility study, including prospect research and conversations with a number of key donors, and have several volunteers ready to join a campaign committee. The entire staff and board are bought into this plan and committed to supporting its success.

We are open to shaping this role either as a staff position or as a consultant; duties and responsibilities would vary accordingly.

IF STAFF:

The Campaign Manager would be a 0.75 time (30 hours/week) position reporting to the Development Director and based in our Seattle office with a salary range of $40,000-45,000 DOE plus a full benefits package, including 100% employer paid health and dental insurance, vacation, and sick leave.

Submit resume and cover letter to hr@socialjusticefund.org. Priority application deadline is August 17 and our ideal start date is mid-September.

IF CONSULTANT:

The Campaign Manager would be based in Seattle. We are open and willing to negotiate the hourly rate and scope of service (up to 30 hours/week) based on the experience and strengths of the applicant.

Submit resume and proposal to hr@socialjusticefund.org, including a description of your experience working on large-scale fundraising campaigns and your general approach to fundraising campaigns (methodology and perspective or philosophy that guide your work). Deadline is August 17.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Holding overall Campaign strategy, keeping track of progress towards overall campaign goal, and maintaining accurate reports of campaign progress.
  • Working with the Development Director to schedule meetings with prospective campaign donors, developing donor meeting materials, and handling meeting preparation and follow-up responsibilities.   
  • Overall coordination of the volunteer campaign committee and Board - scheduling and attending meetings, coming up with tasks for committee members and assisting committee members with their tasks and contacts on behalf of the campaign
  • Working with the Communications Director to develop collateral materials and public relations and communications plan for the campaign
  • Ensuring that campaign gifts and pledges are recorded and managed and donors properly acknowledged and thanked
  • Planning donor engagement and appreciation events
  • Work with the Development Director to manage the campaign fundraising budget
  • Working with our development team to put together creative fundraising engagement strategies in line with our social justice values

[For consultant: additional responsibilities would be open to negotiation based on an assessment of organizational needs]

Qualifications and Qualities

Required:

  • Experience working on a capital or other major donor campaign
  • Project management skills-- experience managing complex organizational systems and developing/following a long-term plan
  • Major donor experience (paid or volunteer) in a non-profit setting
  • 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
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice issues
  • Ability to work with a team on a variety of tasks
  • Event planning experience
  • Sense of humor

 

Helpful but not required:

  • Community organizing experience
  • Experience with SJF members and/or grantees
  • Experience creating individualized donor plans
  • Experience managing volunteers

Social Justice Fund is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply.