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Climate Justice Program Manager

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Development Director

Position Description: The Development Director will develop and implement strategies for fund development at CEJA. The Director will be responsible for growing CEJA’s annual budget, including maintaining and developing relationships with funders, developing new prospects, ensuring all grant reporting and proposals are completed, as well as developing strategies to diversify CEJA’s funding sources.

REPORTING RELATION/LOCATION: The fiscal sponsor for the California Environmental Justice Alliance is the Environmental Health Coalition (EHC), a member of CEJA. The Development Director will be an employee of EHC and will be covered by that organization’s salary ranges, benefits, office rules and structure. The Development Director will report to the CEJA Co-Director in Oakland, and can be based in the Bay Area or Los Angeles.

Responsibilities

Fundraising (70%):

  • Working with CEJA Co-Director, develop and maintain overall Fund Development strategy for the organization.
  • Maintain and build organizational relationships with funders, including actively networking with new prospects, raising CEJA’s organizational profile, and maintaining existing relationships.
  • Manage grant application development, including ensuring timely submission of all materials, drafting and compiling supplemental materials, and working closely with program staff to develop content.
  • Research and maintain an active prospects list and create cultivation plans for new prospects.
  • Work with fiscal manager and CEJA Co-Director to produce financial reports and budgets for grant proposals.
  • Work with program staff to develop program-specific grant proposals.
  • Present and give updates of fund development plans to CEJA Steering Committee, and work with Steering Committee to develop prospects for CEJA.
  • Develop and implement policies for collaborative fundraising with our member organizations.
  • Help plan and execute event-specific funding plans, such as securing sponsorships for our annual Congreso or other one-time fundraisers.
  • With Co-Director, develop and maintain overall strategy for CEJA Action, the c4 arm of CEJA. Includes: Research and cultivation of donors for CEJA Action; managing and writing c4 grant applications; and working with The Advocacy Fund (c4 fiscal sponsor) to produce financial reports and budgets.

Develop CEJA’s Individual Donor Base (15%)

  • Create and execute a strategy for growing the percentage of individual donors in CEJA’s overall revenues.
  • Work with CEJA staff to implement individual donor strategies, such as working with our Communications Associate to produce materials or helping staff do targeted asks.
  • Oversee donor management and cultivation.
  • Track individual donations and reconcile accounts with fiscal sponsors.

General Organizational Responsibilities (15%)

  • Create and track annual budget for Development work.
  • Work with consultants to maximize and continue improving our Fund Development work.
  • Foster an environment that promotes trust and cooperation amongst CEJA staff, community members, and affiliate organizations.
  • Actively participate in program strategy, planning, tracking and reporting, and staff meetings.
  • Actively participate in CEJA-wide events, such as annual Congreso.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Co-Directors.

This position requires occasional travel.

Qualifications and skills REQUIRED

  • Minimum of 5 years experience working in nonprofit sector (Social Justice or Environmental Justice organizations strongly preferred)
  • Minimum of 5 years fund development experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational and managerial skills
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of and proven track record of cultivating and soliciting donor contacts
  • Knowledge of and experience with fundraising for special events
  • Relationship builder and people person
  • Self-starter, able to work independently
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Internet fluency; web research a must

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS DESIRED

  • Experience working with coalitions
  • Highly collaborative style and sincere commitment to work collaboratively with CEJA staff, committees, organizational community members, and supporters.
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced work environment and take on additional tasks as needed to support CEJA’s overall mission
  • Ability to work flexible hours to respond to position needs
  • Commitment to Environmental, Social and Economic Justice

Salary: Very competitive salary. Salary will be determined depending on experience.

Benefits: Includes health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plan, generous vacation and sick leave

Start Date: Applications due February 28, 2017, start date is as soon as possible.

Applications: Email resume with cover letter to: ceja@caleja.org

Environmental Health Coalition is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of color, women, and LGBTQ persons to apply.

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Climate Justice Program Manager

Position Description

CEJA’s Climate Justice Program works to ensure that California’s climate policies protect and benefit low-income communities and communities of color, while aggressively pushing our state to transition off fossil fuel use. The program consists of work in the legislature, administrative advocacy, and movement-building efforts across the state.

The Climate Justice Program Manager will be responsible for working with our Climate Justice committee, implementing and managing the Climate Justice program plan, and providing leadership and strategic vision for the Climate program.

REPORTING RELATION/LOCATION

The fiscal sponsor for the California Environmental Justice Alliance is the Environmental Health Coalition (EHC), a member of CEJA. The Program Manager will be an employee of EHC. The Program Manager will report to CEJA staff located in their office. The Manager will be housed in CEJA’s offices in downtown Oakland.

Primary Responsibilities

Climate Committee Management and Community Engagement:

  • Act as the lead of the climate program and responsible for overall management of climate committee.
  • Work with Committee to create and implement overall strategy for achieving climate goals.
  • Monitor annual work plan and ensure work is moving forward smoothly.
  • Plan and facilitate bi-weekly climate committee calls.
  • Keep climate committee members up to date on program development and activities.
  • Coordinate with staff at member organizations to recruit participants in CEJA activities as needed
  • Develop and implement strategies to engage community members, such as community trainings.

Policy Analysis and Advocacy:

  • Lead the development of climate-related policy proposals, in coordination with Climate Committee members and other CEJA staff.
  • Advocate in the legislature for our Climate policy positions, in coordination with Policy Advocate and Co-Director.
  • Represent CEJA at the California Air Resources Board, including attending hearings and testifying on behalf of CEJA, analyzing ARB documents, and drafting comment letters on behalf of CEJA.
  • Lead advocacy to improve and deepen analysis around carbon pricing in California and how to ensure an equitable, effective price on carbon.
  • Together with Policy Advocate, develop political strategies to move our issues in statewide policy.
  • Together with Co-Director, help manage and convene climate strategy spaces involving ally organizations to generate more shared climate justice policy positions.
  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with key allies and decision-makers.
  • Participate in relevant networks or meetings to advance program goals.
  • Assist with and/or hire additional consultants to research issues relevant to Climate program.
  • Develop fact sheets, briefings and other written products to support program implementation.

Additional program responsibilities:

  • Work with CEJA Communications Associate to develop and implement effective communication strategies to support Climate program.
  • Represent CEJA in public forums.

Organizational Responsibilities:

  • Participate in Steering Committee meetings to present and report on program progress.
  • Actively participate in program strategy, planning, tracking and reporting, and staff meetings.
  • Work with CEJA staff to provide timely reporting on program activities for funding purposes.
  • Actively participate in CEJA-wide events, such as annual Congreso.
  • Foster an environment that promotes trust and cooperation amongst CEJA staff, community members, and affiliate organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Co-Directors.

This position requires travel. Employee is expected to travel to Sacramento on an as needed basis, and make occasional trips to areas where members are located.

Qualifications and skills REQUIRED

  • Experience working on California climate policy
  • Minimum of 3 years experience working in nonprofit sector (Social Justice or Environmental Justice organizations strongly preferred)
  • Demonstration of leadership and coordination skills, self-motivated; experience facilitating meetings.
  • Minimum of 3 years in Program Management.
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills.
  • Highly collaborative style and sincere commitment to work collaboratively with CEJA staff, committees, organizational community members, and supporters.
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Relationship builder and people person.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently.
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced work environment and take on additional tasks as needed to support CEJA’s overall mission.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to respond to position needs.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Internet fluency; web research a must.

Starting Salary: Competitive, depending on experience.

Benefits: Includes health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plan, generous vacation and sick leave

Deadline and Start Date: Applications due March 10, 2017, start date as soon as possible.

Applications: Email resume with cover letter to: ceja@caleja.org

Environmental Health Coalition is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of color, women, and LGBT persons to apply.

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