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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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