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Development and Fundraising Manager

Save our Shores
Save our Shores
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Santa Cruz, CA, USA
34 – 37 USD per hour
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Position: Development and Fundraising Manager Reports to: Executive Director Status: Part time to start. This part-time, non-exempt position is 20 - 24 hrs/week. Full time/exempt is possible in the future with secured funding. Schedule: Flexible Monday – Friday. Occasional evenings for board meetings/rare occasional weekend Location: Santa Cruz California. Combination of remote and in-office ideal, full remote considered for exceptional candidate Pay: $34.00 – $37.00 hourly, based on experience. Compensation is hourly, includes paid vacation and sick leave, workers’ compensation. Health/dental insurance is not provided. About Save Our Shores: Save Our Shores is a small, grassroots non-profit organization focused on marine conservation in Santa Cruz, CA. We were founded in 1978 in response to the threat of offshore oil drilling along the Central Coast and were integral in the designation status of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Since then, we’ve worked to protect our coastline from other threats including plastic pollution and illegal sand mining. Our efforts have expanded since our inception to include delivering marine science education to local students, engaging community members in stewardship activities, conducting outreach for pollution mitigation, and continuing the invaluable advocacy work upon which our organization was founded by pushing for policies that protect oceans, coastlines, and connected communities. Job Purpose: Save Our Shores is seeking a Development and Fundraising Manager to join our small but mighty team! The Manager is responsible for sustaining current donors and soliciting and securing revenue for Save Our Shores. This role will work closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to ensure incoming revenue is secure and sustainable, and that the organization’s commitment to equity is embedded in all development and fundraising functions. There’s so much room growth in this position – the sky is the limit! The ideal candidate has a proven track record of securing funds for non-profit entities, is organized, optimistic, and diplomatic, with strong interpersonal skills and a strong communicator (written and orally). They have a well-rounded background in researching, securing, and maintaining funding sources, keeping up with donor relations, and an interest/commitment to support marine conservation organizational endeavors. It is important the successful candidate can take on multiple areas of development to ensure varied revenue sources for Save Our Shores that support our programs and operations. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: • Research, identify and write grants to support organization and programs • Primarily solicit, cultivate, and steward corporate partners in support of the organization’s programs and campaigns • Solicit Mid and Major Donors; Corporate, Business Supporters and Workplace Giving, Grants, and Bequests • Organize and execute Save Our Shores year-round direct mail campaigns. • Manage CRM database to ensure records are kept clean and accurate • Process donations and work with Director of Finance and Operations on reconciliation needs • Manage tracking and reporting fundraising data • Provide ongoing research on individual, foundation, and corporate prospects • Support efforts to update donors on their critical support of our work • Develop and maintain reporting calendar for funders • Manage planning and logistics for fundraising events with Exec. Director • Create board reports on development advancements Leadership and Life of the Organization • Serve as a valued member of the team, with a collaborative approach to problem solving • Fully participate in organizational activities including staff and board meetings • Commitment to advancing Save Our Shore’s mission and vision for our served communities Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: The qualifications listed here are necessary to perform this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. • A strong, consistent attention to detail, an organized work style, and the ability to follow through on work assignments independently • Ability to manage time and multiple tasks efficiently • Strong computing skills and proficiency with both Google Apps and Microsoft Office, and other modern cloud-based tools and donor management databases / CRMs • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including an ability to navigate and resolve conflict in a manner that values and respects relationships • Sound judgment and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive matters • Proven ability to develop innovative solutions for increased productivity • Masterful organizational, communication, and leadership skills, demonstrated by previous professional success • Exceptional communication skills both in writing and orally Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree in business, communications, public administration, or nonprofit administration preferred, or relevant degree; relevant experience in successful fundraising can be substituted for degree • Experience or ability to learn multiple fundraising programs (including appeals, acquisition, regular giving, and bequests) • Experience and interest community fundraising How to Apply: Please email cover letter, resume, and 2-3 professional or academic references to Erica (Erica@saveourshores.org) with the email title: DEVELOPMENT APPLICANT. Application due by January 31st, 2022. Expected hiring date is in January or February 2022. Save Our Shores is an equal opportunity employer and dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants. People with disabilities, people of color, indigenous people, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. These duties, percentages, dates, and descriptions are subject to change.