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Director of Development-Full Time
Oakland Leaf

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Director of Development-Full Time

Oakland Leaf
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Job Summary

Job Type
Management
Job Last Posted
Job posted 7 days ago
Job Role
Finance Leadership
Employer's Industry
Education, Nonprofit
Job Schedule
Weekdays

Job Description

About Oakland LeafPart -Time Director of Development Job Description

Oakland Leaf was founded in 2001 by a collective of East Oakland educators intent on empowering youth voice. Since that time we have developed into a highly regarded youth development institution providing free programming to upwards of 1,000 youth annually.

Our Programming

1) Comprehensive after-school programs at schools across East Oakland that emphasize: arts and culture, health and wellness, empowerment and leadership, and having fun -- because kids deserve to be kids!
2) High school internships focused on professional and leadership development opportunities. This internship breaks out into two cohorts. The first focused on food justice, ecology, and gardening. The second focused on youth development by partnering with our after-school programs.

Our Goal

Empower youth with the confidence to explore life with curiosity and excitement, advocate for themselves and their community, and catalyze change as leaders.

Our People

We are a collection of artists, athletes, activists, educators, life enthusiasts, and above all, passionate supporters of youth in our shared communities. If you possess the passion to make Oakland a more loving, just, and vibrant place, then Oakland Leaf might be the place for you to root in, rise up and branch out.

Specific Duties & responsibilities

  • ●  Cultivate and maintain effective relationships with new and existing individual, major donor, corporate, and foundation funders
  • ●  Develop appropriate cultivation strategies for new and existing donors
  • ●  Manage a full-time Development Manager who supports with driving strategy
  • ●  Oversee the annual fundraising events (including Gala) in collaboration with theCommittee
  • ●  Develop and manage annual Development Department budget including monitoringexpenses
  • ●  Support Executive Director with creating and implementing an annual fundraisingplan of $990k including monitoring progress towards the goal
  • ●  Create and implement fundraising systems and procedures
  • ●  Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
  • Your Legacy
  • ●  The opportunity to strengthen Oakland Leaf’s fundraising department infrastructure
  • ●  Serve as the leader for Oakland Leaf’s fundraising strategy by planning, executing,and managing it
  • ●  Learn, teach and grow to elevate your career simultaneously strengthening the organization’s capacity
  • ●  Help the organization live and breathe it’s core values  
  • Skills & Qualifications
  • ●  Passion for innovation and excellence in social and restorative justice, youth development, and out-of-school time programming
  • ●  Continuous learner
  • ●  Ability to work independently but also in a team setting, reliable, takes initiative,creative, and problem solves
  • ●  Enjoys networking and public speaking
  • ●  Experience cultivating major donor pipeline, foundations, and corporations
  • ●  Experience in planning and managing appeals and fundraiser events
  • ●  Strong attention to detail throughout all aspects of their work
  • ●  Strong organization, time management, and prioritization skills
  • ●  A strong work ethic, with a desire to go above and beyond standard expectations
  • ●  Exceptional judgment, including a high level of discretion when handling confidentialmaterials
  • ●  Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills
  • ●  Ability to effectively simultaneously manage multiple projects
  • ●  Strong proficiency with database software (Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge, etc.)
  • Education & Experience
  • ●  Minimum of 3 years of direct experience as an Associate Director of Development with increasing responsibility or 2+ Director of Development with fundraising in nonprofit experience or similar experience
  • ●  The ideal candidate will have experience in fund development including cultivating, stewarding, and soliciting gifts $2,500 and above
  • Working conditions/physical demands
  • ●  1.0 FTE position
  • ●  Normaloffice conditions
  • ●  Required to work some nights for events and board meetings
  • ●  Must be able to lift up to 25lb
  • Compensation
  • ●  Competitive salary rate dependent on education and experience
  • ●  Full health benefits for employee
  • Application Process   Complete Resume packet must include:
  1. A cover letter that answers the following questiona. Why would you like to work at Oakland Leaf?
  2. Resume
  3. 3 professional references of recent supervisors

Email Complete Resume Packet as an attachment to jobs@oaklandleaf.org
In the subject line, please enter: Attention Director of Development - Insert Your Name

Oakland Leaf is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any individual, employee, or application for employment on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap, or any other legally protected status recognized by federal, state, or local law

Business Overview

Our Story

Oakland Leaf cultivates community transformation through creative education for youth and families. Our goal is simple, give our students and their parents the resources they need to become agents of positive change in their community.

Why Work With Us?

Our Programming 1) Comprehensive after-school programs at schools across East Oakland that emphasize: arts and culture, health and wellness, empowerment and leadership, and having fun -- because kids deserve to be kids! 2) High school internships foc

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Culture & Perks

Benefits
Paid Time Off
Workplace
Collaborative
Community Oriented
Diverse
Mission Driven
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