February 1, 2018


CURYJ is Hiring!



                            Unlocking the leadership of young people to dream beyond bars.                    

          Job Announcement

           Development Director

The mission of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ) (“Courage”) is to end cycles of violence and poverty by uplifting young people of color that have been impacted by incarceration. CURYJ believes that young adults are the experts on the issues affecting their lives and must be involved in developing policies that impact them.

About the Development Director Position

CURYJ is searching for a senior fundraiser, who is able to manage and direct all of our fundraising efforts. This person will work closely with the Executive Director, board and staff to steward philanthropic partnerships, cultivate individual donors and grow our government contracts. The ideal candidate will be passionate about our mission and have the ability to manage many moving parts and personalities. The Development Director is also responsible for managing special events, direct mailers and our database. Salesforce experienced preferred.  

General Responsibilities:

  • Work with the management and program teams to identify funding needs of existing programs, preferred funding targets, and approaches
  • Plan and drive collaborative processes to create new and/or stronger funding streams
  • Develop strategies in collaboration with the leadership team to sustain and grow multi-year funding
  • Organize and mobilize consultants and volunteers as needed when implementing development strategies
  • Plan and carefully manage the development budget to ensure that funds are spent efficiently and effectively
  • Strengthen relationships with current donors while launching initiatives to identify  new revenue streams
  • Directly execute major gift materials, including donor briefings, proposals and stewardship materials
  • Coordinate, write, edit, and review multiple proposals, reports, and letters to foundation donors/prospects for a broad range of institutional and programmatic initiatives
  • Manage and coordinate board and other volunteer donor groups to cultivate and request new gifts
  • Work in close collaboration with the Communications Manager  to enhance messaging at all levels of the organization, keeping donors and the public informed, thanked, and engaged
  • Create and implement  effective board and staff fundraising communications
  • Ensure increased online giving opportunities
  • Support  capital campaign as needed  

Administration and Monitoring:

  • Monitor weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual activity to achieve fundraising goals
  • Oversee development department operations, including gift accounting and acknowledgement, the tracking of gifts and grants, donor stewardship, and integration with Salesforce
  • Create a system to track grant deliverables, successes and challenges

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in senior level fundraising  
  • A commitment to social justice and CURYJ’s mission, as well as experience working with low-income communities of color and formerly incarcerated people
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in excel, word and Quickbooks and the capacity to learn and learn new systems. Extra points if experience with Salesforce and Mailchimp
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to set work priorities and manage tasks to meet deadlines in an organized manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional standards, as well as holding others accountable in a diverse workplace
  • Ability to maintain an overall view of the organization and ability to identify areas for improvement and growth which work toward individual and team accomplishments
  • Experience running successful fundraising campaigns  from multiple donor channels
  • Experience maintaining confidentiality records and related documents
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit that takes initiative and actively seeks to deepen current donor relationships and to forge new ones
  • Familiarity with capital campaign work
  • Demonstrated ability to raise funds from major  gift donors and institutional donors
  • Skilled in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications for fundraising
  • Ability to convey complex ideas through  simple materials
  • Experience and credibility when presenting materials to external audiences
  • Ability to persuade others to accept ideas by using convincing arguments, creating win-win situations and responding appropriately to key stakeholders
  • Effective at working with others to reach common goals and objectives
  • Skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with peers; across different levels of the organization and externally
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision
  • Experience with constituent relationship management system
  • Ability to coach, guide and manage development staff

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to tgarcia@curyj.org

Compensation and Benefits:

This position is exempt full-time with excellent benefits. Compensation is dependent upon experience (DOE). CURYJ provides an excellent working environment that is flexible and encourages teamwork and recognizes high-quality work.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, educational background, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic. We encourage formerly incarcerated people to apply. Please visit our website to learn more about our work www.curyj.org.