Founded in 1972, the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) is a grassroots membership-based organization that empowers the Chinese community in San Francisco and promotes justice and equality for all people. CPA’s campaigns and programs improve the living and working conditions of working class immigrants and give ordinary community members a stronger voice in the decision-making processes that affect them. Our core strategies are community education and organizing, leadership development and alliance building.
The Development Manager helps provide leadership to the organization’s institutional and grassroots fundraising work. This position will also provide development support to CPA’s fiscally-sponsored projects. This position reports to the Associate Director.
Institutional Fundraising (60%)
Lead the development and implementation of work plans
Grant writing and reporting
Prepare proposals and bids for government contracts
Coordinate proposals with partners and subcontractors
Work with finance team to ensure systems are coordinated
Oversees and provides support to Development Coordinator on government contract reporting, renewals, and modifications
Grassroots Fundraising (25%)
Lead the development of grassroots fundraising programs
Support the development of key external communication documents including brochures, newsletters, and information packets
Compile and showcase press hits in the media
Coordinate and facilitate grassroots fundraising trainings/development with staff, board and volunteers
Work with the board fundraising team to develop board fundraising plans
Develop and maintain fundraising information management systems
Develop and maintain tracking of donations and donors
Organizational Support (15%)
Support and participate in CPA campaigns, programs, and organization-wide activities as needed
This person demonstrates:
A commitment to social, economic and environmental justice, bottom-up social change and building social movements
A deep belief in the power of grassroots fundraising as an essential strategy for social change
Ability to manage and design organizational systems needed to track and manage files, deadlines, and relationships.
Strong writing and editing skills, and ability to communicate to diverse audiences
Ability to interface with a diverse set of stakeholders including funders, individual donors, and grassroots community members
Finds joy in gathering and sharing stories to build understanding and excitement of CPA’s work and community members
Good computer skills including strong proficiency in database, desktop publishing and website content management programs. Familiarity with Powerbase, Google Drive/Suite, Dropbox is a plus.
At least three years of related experience in a nonprofit organization preferred; candidates with less experience may be considered for Development Coordinator position.
Salary and Benefits:
Expected annual salary earnings ($50,000 - $60,000) per year with overtime and bonuses. This position also comes with medical and dental benefits, plus paid vacation, sick time and holidays.
How to Apply
Submit resume, cover letter and writing sample (combined in one PDF), and submit three references. Open until filled.
Chinese Progressive Association is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, immigrants, youth, LGBT and differently-abled people are encouraged to apply.
Pursuant of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.