Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area seeks a fund development professional who is an excellent communicator, highly organized, and a self-starter to help our dynamic public interest law firm continue to advance and protect the rights of communities of color, immigrants, and low-income people. The Advancement Officer must be familiar with CRM systems and have excellent project management, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
Job Title FLSA Status
Advancement Officer (Individual Giving) Full-Time, Exempt
Description of Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (Lawyers’ Committee) was founded in 1968 and works to advance the legal rights of communities of color, low-income people, immigrants, and refugees. Assisted by hundreds of pro bono attorneys, Lawyers’ Committee provides free legal assistance and representation in civil legal matters through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and public education. Learn more at www.lccr.com.
General Summary of Work Performed
The Advancement Officer will work as an integral part of the organization’s development team to develop and implement a comprehensive fund development strategy to advance our mission for justice and equality. The Advancement Officer occupying this position is primarily responsible for growing our individual donor engagement strategy and achieving fund development goals. The Officer will drive all aspects of individual donor prospecting, cultivation, and stewardship, and work closely with the Executive Director, Board, and staff to develop and maintain new sources of private support.
Overview of Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Regular duties on an ongoing basis include the following, in addition to other duties that may be assigned:
- Fund Development
- Help design, manage, and implement an annual development plan, including social media, mail campaigns, and other strategies, to increase revenue from individuals.
- Identify, research and evaluate prospects in collaboration with the Executive Director, Board, staff, and network. Manage donor cultivation and stewardship processes.
- Draft and prepare solicitation, proposals, and other materials on a regular and timely basis.
- Manage and plan annual donor events, and support other development strategies.
- Database and Records Management
- Maintain security and quality controls for all fundraising related records and materials.
- Maintain relevant Salesforce donor database and any paper records of contributors.
- Analyze and generate queries, reports, exports and any other data collection as needed. Assist management and Finance staff in ensuring fiscal accountability.
- Help to manage any donor or data related vendors.
- Communications and Public Relations
- Prepare and present solicitation and other donor presentations. Train and support others in individual donor cultivation, stewardship, and engagement.
- Develop and collaborate with Communications staff to create development related material, including annual report, marketing and event materials.
- Help to leverage the organization’s website, social networks and other media channels for fund development purposes.
- Strategic Planning and Implementation
- Support the achievement of the organization’s short- and long-term goals.
Overview of Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required
- Applicants must have minimum of 3 years of direct sales or development experience with significant emphasis on individual and major donor relationships.
- Familiarity with civil rights and non-profit legal services organizations desired.
- Proven track record of achieving revenue targets of over $1M annually and participating in a multi-faceted development program, including engaging Board and staff in fundraising.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Ability to conceptualize and describe needs in accessible and compelling ways.
- Ability to think strategically, problem solve, innovate, and manage multiple tasks/projects and sensitive information. Impeccable integrity, judgment and discretion.
- Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent prior experience.
LCCR offers competitive salary commensurate with experience and generous benefits package.
Applicants should submit a resume, three references, and three fund development samples (including appropriately redacted versions of: 1) a solicitation letter, 2) a successful online fundraising campaign, and 3) donor event material) to:
Kimberly Thomas Rapp, Executive Director
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
By Email *: firstname.lastname@example.org (*Subject Line – Advancement Officer Application)
By U.S. Mail: 131 Steuart Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94105
Questions regarding this position may be submitted to Tiara Morris at email@example.com.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position will remain open until filled. Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. People of color, LGBTQ candidates, women, persons with disabilities and individuals over 55 are encouraged to apply.