Senior Development Associate, Action Center on Race and the Economy
The Action Center on Race and the Economy (ACRE) drives campaigns that seek to win structural change by directly taking on the financial elite responsible for pillaging communities of color and working class communities and harming our environment. Through partnerships with organizations involved in local racial, economic, environmental and educational justice campaigns, we provide strategic campaign coordination and campaign infrastructure with an explicit racial justice analysis.
The Senior Development Associate reports directly to the Co-Executive Directors, providing support to all aspects of the organization’s fundraising and development activities. The Senior Development Associate will be responsible for developing individual donor campaigns, managing our relationships with foundations, as well as advising the Co-Executive Directors on prospective fundraising opportunities and development strategy.
Develop and oversee our annual fundraising prograM
Write and submit concept papers, proposals, and grant applications to funders in a timely manner
Prepare and submit narrative and financial reports to funders in a timely manner
Keep track of fundraising calendars and deadlines
Identify prospective individual and foundation donors and develop strategies to cultivate those relationships
Stay abreast of all aspects of ACRE’s programmatic work in order to write and report on it and proactively look for new development opportunities
Ensure ongoing communications with donors
Develop online and print marketing materials related to fundraising in collaboration with our communications department
Manage and plan potential fundraising events
Manage donor thanking and receipting
Meet regularly with Co-Executive Directors on fundraising strategy
Help Co-Executive Director prepare for funder meetings
A strong commitment to progressive social change and racial justice, a familiarity with the issues that are central to ACRE’s work and a passion for ACRE’s vision and mission
Minimum two years of development or fundraising experience
Excellent writing and editing skills
Excellent computer/technology skills, especially in MS Office suite
Proficiency in Internet-based research, MS Office Suite and database design and management
Strong critical thinking skills and ability to think creatively and innovatively.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a team
Demonstrated ability to work independently
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in politically sensitive and high-pressure environments
Effective time management skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks, with light supervision
Willingness to work long and irregular hours
A good sense of humorA track record of leading a planning process with mid-sized to large coalitions with a diverse set of members
LGBTQ, women and people of color strongly encouraged to apply. Salary range for this position is $60,000-$80,000, plus a 10% cost of living adjustment for people living in the New York City, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco/Oakland metropolitan areas. Position includes excellent benefits. Location is flexible but Chicago or Detroit is preferred.
The positions on the development track include:
Development Associate – Grade 1
Senior Development Associate – Grade 2
Development Coordinator – Grade 3
Development Director – Grade 4
How to Apply:
To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to email@example.com and write Senior Development Associate in the subject line.