California Environmental Justice Alliance

Building Healthy Communities from the Ground up

CEJA is Hiring

Job Opening

Fund Development Manager

The California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) is a statewide coalition of grassroots, community-based organizations. We organize in communities most impacted by environmental issues – low-income communities and communities of color – to advance statewide policy that protects the environment and our health. We have six members across California: the Asian Pacific Environmental Network; Center for Community Action & Environmental Justice; Center on Race, Poverty, and the Environment; Communities for a Better Environment; Environmental Health Coalition; and People Organizing to Demand Environmental & Economic Rights.

CEJA is looking for a motivated person to join our small but dynamic staff. We need a part-time Fund Development Manager to help grow our budget and manage our fund development work.

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JOB TITLE: Fund Development Manager

Position Description

The Fund Development Manager will be responsible for tracking and implementing CEJA’s fund development. The Manager will work closely with the CEJA Co-coordinators to raise CEJA’s annual budget, including submitting grant proposals, reporting, tracking deadlines, developing new prospects, funder networking, and maintaining funder relationships, as well as developing strategies to diversify CEJA’s funding sources.


The fiscal sponsor for the California Environmental Justice Alliance is the Environmental Health Coalition, a member of CEJA. The Fund Development Manager will be an employee of EHC and will be covered by that organization’s benefits and personnel policies. The Fund Development Manager will report to the CEJA Co-Coordinator who oversees the overall Fund Development work. The Manager will be housed in a CEJA member organization office either in Oakland or Los Angeles.

This is a part-time 0.5 FTE position.


Implement all aspects of CEJA’s Fund Development plan, including:

  • Working with CEJA Co-Coordinator to develop and maintain overall Fund Development plan for the organization
  • Researching new prospects and creating cultivation plans
  • Develop and submit proposals and grant reports
  • Track and manage funding deadlines
  • Process grant paperwork and maintain grant files
  • Build relationships with new funders and maintain existing relationships
  • Work with fiscal manager to produce financial reports and budgets for grant proposals
  • Present and give updates of fund development plans to CEJA Steering Committee
  • Facilitate and develop agenda for funder meetings working with CEJA staff and Steering Committee members
  • Produce public relations materials for CEJA as needed, such as annual report
  • Oversee production of CEJA’s annual appeal for our online individual donor program
  • Track individual donations and reconcile accounts with fiscal sponsor
  • Additional tasks as assigned by Co-Coordinators

 Qualifications and skills required

  • 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 fund development experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Highly collaborative style
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • Relationship builder and people person
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with CEJA staff, committees, organizational community members, and supporters.
  • 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
  • Commitment to Environmental, Social and Economic Justice

This position requires occasional travel.

Starting Salary: Depending on Experience

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

Start Date: Open until filled

Applications:  Email resume with cover letter to:

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