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      Director of Development and Communications

      Hanna Lee Communications, Inc.
      Oakland, CA 94601
      Full-time, Part-time
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      Job Description

      • Director of Development and Communications

      Director of Development and Communications

      The Director of Development & Communications leads Rising Sun's fundraising and
      communications initiatives. This position manages a team of two and works to
      increase and diversify funding while elevating the organization's visibility and

      A successful Director of Development & Communications...
      • Is passionate about Rising Sun's mission and excited to actively champion it;
      takes ownership of the success of the organization's development goals
      • Has strong interpersonal skills, enjoys networking, and builds relationships to
      support Rising Sun's mission; loves getting out into the community to share the
      organization's work and impact
      • Is a goal-driven self-starter who's not afraid of the word "no"; persistent,
      efficient, effective, and creative in identifying and securing revenue
      opportunities while remaining true to our work and mission
      • Works well independently towards significant fundraising goals, effectively
      employing a variety of intentional strategies to meet those goals
      • Is a strong writer, editor, and speaker who can articulately share our story and
      impact; presents information, analysis, ideas, and positions in a clear, succinct,
      accurate, and convincing manner, tailored to the audience
      • Thinks creatively and expansively, always listening for new opportunities; is a
      master problem-solver and thrives in the face of a challenge
      • Fosters a fundraising culture among staff and on the Board by building
      relationships, making it easy for people to participate, and inspiring action;
      collaborates closely with programs to understand their needs and to share their
      • Has a track record of leading or co-leading organizational strategy and culture
      in collaboration with a team
      • Is a skilled manager of people/teams, with a history of motivating staff and
      inspiring others to perform their best; leads by example and is an efficient and
      organized delegator
      • Has a positive attitude, demonstrates an understanding of the people and the
      communities we serve, practices humility and open-mindedness
      • Is technologically proficient and comfortable using: Salesforce (or other CRM),
      online platforms, social media, Google Suite, and Microsoft Office

      The Director of Development & Communications is responsible for...
      • Develop, implement, and lead an intentional and multi-faceted fundraising
      strategy and plan; co-develop realistic and ambitious development goals
      • Create, implement, and oversee a three-year development plan to meet the
      organization's annual revenue goals ($4-5M) and to increase giving over time, in
      line with our Strategic Plan and in support of Rising Sun's mission
      • Maintain and steward strong relationships with existing funders, identify new
      opportunities, and cultivate new prospects
      • Oversee the organization's Annual Fund, including Rising Sun's annual
      fundraising event and annual giving campaign
      • Identify and pursue opportunities to diversify Rising Sun's funding portfolio,
      including major gifts and corporate giving
      • Take ownership of Rising Sun's annual fundraising goals and strategies
      • Oversee the application process for government and foundation grants,
      including managing high level relationships, collaborating with program staff
      and leadership, monitoring contracts, and shepherding the reporting process
      • Work closely with the Leadership team to develop and pursue new, strategic
      funding opportunities
      • Make public appearances, attend networking events, and accept speaking
      engagements to increase Rising Sun's visibility and cultivate new funders
      • Oversee the effective use of Rising Sun's development database (Salesforce)
      and tracking systems; set departmental fundraising goals and metrics and track
      outcomes annually and over time
      • Support the Chief Executive Officer in her development and fundraising
      • Develop and manage the Development/Communications annual budget
      • Perform other duties as assigned

      • Support the Development & Communications Associate to create a multi-year
      communication plan and strategy to increase brand awareness, organizational
      visibility, and in support of the organization's mission and values
      • Act as the primary ambassador and manager of Rising Sun's brand internally
      and externally; maintain integrity of brand, marketing materials, and identity
      • Oversee and provide vision for all institutional communications including annual
      report, collateral, videos, social media presence, etc., ensuring brand and
      mission alignment as well as accuracy and professionalism
      • Elevate Rising Sun's profile and brand through comprehensive strategies
      including relationships with key influencers and press
      • Support staff and board in developing their communication skills and
      messaging; facilitate staff's ability to act as Rising Sun ambassadors
      • Perform other duties as assigned

      • Supervise, coach, and hold accountable 2-3 development & communications
      • Collaborate as a member of Rising Sun's leadership/Director team, bearing the
      leadership standard for the organization, implementing the organizational
      mission and vision, and contributing towards a thriving organizational culture
      • Perform other duties as assigned


      To hold this position, you must...
      (We are serious; no matter how much we like you, we simply cannot consider you for
      this position if you don't meet the following:)
      • Be able to travel within the Bay Area and Central Valley
      • Have significant prior fundraising and development experience (5+ years) and
      leadership/management experience with a track record of bringing in
      meaningful revenue on an annual basis ($500K+)
      • Be able to work some flexible hours (e.g., evenings and occasional weekends)
      • Cultivating and prospecting major donors

      It's a big plus if you have...
      • Experience as a Development Director
      • Raising funds for workforce development programs, direct service
      organizations, and/or environmental/climate justice
      • Competency using Salesforce, particularly for development
      • Advanced public speaking skills
      • Experience with nonprofit marketing, communications, social media, and
      traditional media
      • A Master's in Marketing and/or Communications, Nonprofit Management, or
      Business Administration
      • A car, valid driver's license, and insurance

      Job Information

      • Job ID: 54352639
      • Location:
        Oakland, California, United States
      • Position Title: Director of Development and Communications
      • Company Name: Rising Sun Center for Opportunity
      • Industry: Construction,Environmental,Human Services,Non-Profit / Charity,Training/Training Products
      • Job Function: Business Development
      • Job Type: Full-Time
      • Job Duration: Indefinite
      • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
      • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
      • Required Travel: 25-50%
      • Salary: $90,000.00 - $110,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
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