Careers

 CURYJ is Hiring!

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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 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

  • A commitment to social justice and CURYJ’s mission, as well as experience working with low-income communities of color and formerly incarcerated people
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in senior level fundraising
  • 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 maintaining confidentiality records and related documents
  • Familiarity with capital campaign work
  • Demonstrated ability to raise funds from major gift donors and institutional donors
  • Experience running successful fundraising campaigns from multiple donor channels
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit that takes initiative and actively seeks to deepen current donor relationships and to forge new ones
  • 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 jlara@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.

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Executive Assistant Job Description

THE POSITION

CURYJ Executive Assistant provides full-time support to the Executive Director, with some office management responsibilities. This person must be a self-starter, exceedingly well organized and flexible. Ideal candidates can show proven capacity to move from a task-based approach to strategic execution with tenacity!

Scheduling

  • Maintains Executive Director’s extremely active calendar of appointments, activities and events and synchronizes with master calendars as needed.
  • Coordinates and arranges complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas
  • Confirm objectives for the Executive Director’s meetings and phone calls
  • Monitor progress/achievement of next steps after meetings
  • Prepares Executive Director for meetings with materials and background information

Administration

  • Manages Organization’s master calendar
  • Develop and administers CURYJ’s conference and front room scheduling
  • Maintains Executive Director’s records to ensure all deadlines are met and external inquiries are responded to in timely and professional manner.
  • Answers phone messages and emails promptly, responds to inquiries and requests for information, provides assistance or directs calls to the appropriate staff member in a timely manner.
  • Reads and responds to all Executive Director’s incoming correspondence; reviews all correspondence, expense reports and other documentation prepared for Executive Director’s signature to ensure accuracy and appropriateness; and effectively composes routine communications.
  • Creates and maintains functional and confidential filing systems (electronic and hard copy) for the Executive Director and administrative team.
  • In the absence of leadership, exercises initiative and judgment in responding to customer concerns (both internal and external) or, if unable to assist, promptly refers to the appropriate party or department and follows up to ensure problem resolution.
  • Daily data entry/Salesforce
  • Assists and supports special projects and programmatic events as assigned

Board Correspondence

  • Serves as administrative liaison with Board of Directors, including working with Communications Manager in scheduling of all Board meetings and associated logistics; ensures advance distribution of materials
  • Manages and chronicles CURYJ’s Board of Directors meeting minutes and documents.
  • Provide administrative support for Board meeting logistics, including refreshments, AV set up, and conference room prep and takedown.

Office Support

  • In the absence of the office manager, ensures a welcoming and hospital environment for CURYJ staff and visitors.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to jlara@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.

 

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