Now hiring CBFF Program Director
ABOUT THE CALIFRONIA BLACK FREEDOM FUND
A state-wide initiative, the California Black Freedom Fund (CBFF) is a five-year, $100 million initiative to build and sustain the power of Black-led organizations, coalitions, and networks.
This Fund was established and continues to be overseen by a unique partnership between funders and community leaders who will continue the spirit of partnership and co-design with Black leaders to develop a new way of philanthropic and community collaboration. Resources will be both pooled and aligned to support movement-building for the kind of deep, social and structural changes that can only be achieved by investing in the infrastructures of Black-based organizations committed to sustained movement-building. Learn more at cablackfreedomfund.org.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
This is a full-time, regular, exempt position.
This position can be located remotely within California.
Reporting to the Executive Director of the California Black Freedom Fund, the position will ensure the implementation of the Fund’s grant-making as well as support fundraising for CBFF and its core programming work.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Oversee and lead strategic collective impact partnerships with public and private sectors on CBFF’s strategic priorities.
- Support the Fund’s organizational and network capacity building programs for over 100 statewide grantee partner organizations.
- Oversee CBFF’s convening efforts that connect the nonprofit, private and philanthropic sectors with community leaders to engage in CBFF’s community investment opportunities.
- Partner with CBFF staff to provide timely updates on community needs, solutions, expectations, and investment opportunities.
- Maintain a pulse and knowledge of CBFF’s core community issue priorities, needs and potential solutions.
- Lead cross-functional working groups to improve collaboration, external outreach efforts and messaging.
- Strengthen, grow, and maintain relationships with partner organizations and community leaders to further programmatic impact and work to secure philanthropic investments.
- Direct grants and recommend grantmaking.
- Provide updates, reports and other communications the CBFF Advisory Board as appropriate.
- In partnership with the CBFF Executive Director develop outreach strategies, engagement models and supporting materials for CBFF fundraising initiatives and activities.
- Support fundraising efforts for CBFF. Work with donors, foundations, corporation, and prospects as needed to promote investment into the Fund.
- Lead prospect research efforts to identify capacity, affinity, and likelihood to support for CBFF and partner organizations initiatives and campaigns.
- Create prospect briefs and internal memos to support executive director in major fundraising with donors and foundation stewardship and cultivation.
- Lead the development and writing of grant proposals for all fundraising initiatives and activities; coordinating with appropriate staff to source information and compile, finalize and submit grant proposals and reports.
- Oversee the management, tracking and reporting on grants processes to support CBGG initiatives including maintaining a funding calendar/pipeline of activities and deadlines.
- Manage the internal reporting on commitments and funds raised for all initiatives and campaigns.
- Maintain accurate records on communications and contact reports in accordance with CBFF policies and procedures.
- Manage and supervise other members of CBFF team while overseeing and moving projects and initiatives forward for the entire department.
- Serve as a representative for the CBFF externally; support efforts to strengthen CBFF’s relationships throughout California.
- Represent CBFF publicly and promote its work through presentations, meetings, convenings, publications and other relevant forums.
- Other related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIRED SKILLS
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Deep passion for social justice and equity for Black communities; commitment to systemic change and anti-racist work.
- Proven ability and success in advancing equity, supporting systems-change and capacity-building with BIPOC communities and BIPOC-led organizations.
- Substantive knowledge of the CBFF’s issue areas of work and its local community and geographic nuances throughout California.
- Experience in contributing to the growth of an organization by supporting new partnerships.
- Minimum seven years’ experience in fields relevant to assigned responsibilities. Preference for significant relevant work experience (10+ years) with strong networks and contacts, as well as a broad, generalist background with deep and comprehensive understanding of program design and development, systems, networking, community change and community coalitions.
- Experience in nonprofit fundraising. Knowledge of the range of philanthropic vehicles available to donors, including the tax and compliance requirements associated with each, as well as gifting and grantmaking.
- Demonstrated success in developing and maintaining funder relationships resulting in significant support for CBFF.
- Experience writing successful grant proposals and all required grant reports.
- Excellent writing, editing, analytical and oral communication skills including the ability to collect, review, synthesize and present information and findings.
- Ability to multitask and meet deadlines within designated timeframes, as well as demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities for one’s self and a team; strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail with the ability to work both independently and in a highly collaborative environment.
- Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and make strategic and tactical decisions in a complex and high-paced/high-output environment.
- Ability to manage and meet internal and external deadlines for projects, while balancing competing priorities.
- Experience managing, developing and coaching team members.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to work with diverse people and in diverse groups.
- Open to learning new frameworks and thinking critically about improving existing methods or approaches.
- Fluency with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems.
- Strong software skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook.
- Ability to thrive in a rapidly shifting and evolving workplace.
- Commitment to systemic change and social justice.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to work in a team environment and with diverse groups of people.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND INCLUSION
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SVCF is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, political affiliation, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.
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