Deputy Director of Institutional Advancement

About CCC + CCCAction
The Center for Community Change is committed to help build powerful and dynamic movements in diverse communities to create meaningful change. With our grassroots partners, we build the power and capacity of low-income people and communities of color to make significant policy changes in their lives.

Our focus areas include jobs and wages, immigration, retirement security, affordable housing, racial justice and barriers to employment for formerly incarcerated individuals.

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Position Description:
The Deputy Director of Institutional Advancement is a management position providing leadership and strategic direction to CCC’s operational fundraising program and overall team management. The Deputy Director of Institutional Advancement is responsible for helping lead the planning and implementation strategies to raise the yearly operational budget. Working directly with the Director of Institutional Advancement and Senior Strategic Advisor, and the Institutional Advancement Team, he/she is responsible for helping to ensure the long-range financial stability of CCC and the Center for Community Change Action, a 501(c)(4) organization.

This position reports to: Director of Institutional Advancement and Senior Strategic Advisor.

The Deputy Director of Institutional Advancement:

  • Manages the day-to-day operations of the Institutional Advancement (IA) team;
  • Manages strategic fundraising planning efforts for the operating budget of CCC;
  • Secures funds for the core operating budget, and national programs, and provides assistance to special projects when appropriate; and
  • Provides the Director of Institutional Advancement and Senior Strategic Advisor, Executive Director, Managing Director, senior program staff and the Board of Directors with the analyses, systems and support they need to participate effectively in fundraising and stewardship of funder relationships.

Core Fundraising Responsibilities:

  • With the support of the Director of Institutional Advancement and Senior Strategic Advisor, Executive Director, Managing Director and senior staff members, design and implement fundraising strategies to support core operating expenses, national programs, and special projects. This includes foundations and individuals (e.g. large donor, mid-size donor and small donor giving programs).
  • Supervise and support aspects of the IA staff’s activities, donor stewardship and cultivation, prospect research, and the management of tracking and database systems including the Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Manage two-three direct reports, (including Donor Database Administrator, Institutional Advancement Coordinator), and support three senior grant writers.
  • Oversee the individual donor prospect pipeline and continued cultivation of prospects using the Moves Management tool within Raiser’s Edge.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Institutional Advancement and Senior Strategic Advisor, develop strategies for renewing and increasing revenue from national foundations and individual contributors, particularly major donors and family foundations.
  • Manage reporting on the IA department’s monthly financials, e.g. revenues and expenditures.
  • Provide oversight and guidance with respect to the development of a comprehensive array of written materials to support fundraising activities

Inter-Departmental and External Coordination Roles:

  • Work with the Communications Department to ensure that development and communications functions are mutually reinforcing.
  • Assist with the development of annual and program budgets and financial
  • Provide fundraising leadership and assistance to program staff and, as
    appropriate, to CCC’s constituent community-based organizations.
  • Serve as a member of the Management Team of CCC.
  • Serve as a key liaison for the So Everyone Thrives Campaign Committee of the Board, support individual Board members in their fundraising, and driving strategies to raise the remaining $11M of the So Everyone Thrives $50M/5-year campaign.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Significant experience with measurable results in planning and carrying out a variety of fundraising strategies for national or regional nonprofit organizations.
  • Five to seven years of hands-on experience in helping lead outstanding fundraising departments or programs.
  • Brings some personal relationships with funders and individual donors that have funded CCC, which may generate additional information to assist fundraising planning and some relationships with new donors who may be interested in contributing to CCC.
  • Expertise in developing an individual contributions program, and experience in cultivating and soliciting major individual gifts.
  • An understanding of the universe of social justice foundations and individual contributors.
  • Proven management ability in systems oversight.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including the ability to compose and edit new material quickly, in response to new opportunities.
  • Ability to work productively in a demanding environment with diverse colleagues and constituent groups.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Commitment to low-income constituencies and to the community-based organizations that represent them.
  • Strong strategic thinker.
  • Naturally detail-oriented.
  • Ability to galvanize, organize and coordinate staff, volunteers and Board members.
  • Excellent manager with a knack for identifying and developing staff talent
    and skills.
  • Ambitious on CCC’s behalf when it comes to growing our base of support.
  • Entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving and good networking skills.
  • A willingness to work hard.
  • The flexibility to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances.
  • Patience and a sense of humor.

Salary & Benefits: $85,000 to $95,000; CCC offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, which includes four weeks of vacation; paid leave between December 24 and January 1; 403B retirement plan plus an additional 8 percent employer contribution to a Money Purchase Plan after six months of employment; and a choice of health insurance plans.

Closing Date of Position: Open Until Filled.

How to apply: Please click here  to submit a cover letter sharing your personal interest as well as salary expectations, a resume, and two writing samples. Applications without all required documents will not be considered.

The Center for Community Change is an Equal Opportunity Employer