Organizational Profile: Founded in 2009, Media Enterprise Alliance (MEA), a project of Community Initiatives, provides underserved, inner-city high school students in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) the opportunity to study media arts, particularly video, graphic design, and website production. MEA’s primary goals are:
• keeping students often at risk for dropping out engaged in school until graduation,
• providing cutting-edge art and technical skills that provide academic credit as well as meet the requirements for college admission,
• developing criteria for more successful job placement after school, and
• teaching students how to create a business model for working with real-world clients.
Another major benefit of the program is that while working with media arts professionals to produce informational films for nonprofits, and features for a television news magazine, students get first-hand exposure to community problems, and learn how to become an active part of the solutions.
Position Overview: MEA is searching for a half-time (20 hours/week) Development Manager to oversee the organization’s fundraising activities. This is a new position that will be half-time in 2012 and become full-time in January 2013. The Development Manager reports to the Executive Director, and is responsible for advancing MEA’s funding efforts through individual donors, including a major donor program, foundation and corporate giving, and events.
- Works to create, implement, and maintain an organizational development strategy; establishes short- and long-range goals for varying funding sources including individuals, corporations, foundations, government agencies, and earned income.
- Researches public and private grants to identify sources of funding; writes compelling proposals and correspondence; and reports to corporate, foundation, and government funders as required.
- Identifies new prospects (including earned income sources) and nurtures existing relationships.
2) Outreach and special events
- Develops case(s) for support and other outreach tools to connect with potential donors.
- Coordinates and promotes regular cultivation events that increase awareness of the organization.
- Assists with the planning and implementation of annual event(s).
3) Development office infrastructure
- Evaluates current fundraising processes and implements new donor/development policies and procedures as needed.
- Develops and maintains a Constituent Management database and records system using eTapestry, Salesforce, or equivalent software program.
Education and Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s required
- 2-3 years development and fundraising experience, with a track record of cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts
- Experience planning and executing events of all sizes
- Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to build lasting partnerships
- Excellent written communication, research, and organization skills
- Demonstrated self-starter; able to prioritize and work collaboratively
- Highly organized and able to manage complex projects, competing priorities and tight deadlines
- Familiarity with Constituent Management systems, preferably eTapestry or Salesforce
Compensation & Benefits:
- Competitive salary between $25,000 – $29,000 per year for 20 hours per week, depending on qualifications
- Health Benefits
- Vacation and Sick Leave
EOE: Oakland MEA, a project of Community Initiatives provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants regardless of age, gender, physical disability, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, race, or ethnicity.
Deadline to apply: March 12, 2012
Contact: Please send cover letter and resume by email to MEADevoMgr@gmail.com No phone calls or agencies, please.