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Fund Development Manager – Los Angeles, California

Organization: California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA)

Job Title: Fund Development Manager

Location: Los Angeles, California

Hours and Compensation: full time; $53-56,000

Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2013

Position Dates: Start Feb 11, 2013

Posted On: Jan 9, 2013

Organization Overview

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 in a period of growth and we are looking for someone to help continue growing our budget and raising our organizational profile.


The Fund Development Manager will guide and implement strategies for fund development. The Manager will be responsible for raising CEJA’s annual budget, including reporting, developing new prospects, funder networking, and maintaining funder relationships, as well as developing strategies to diversify CEJA’s funding sources. The Fund Development Manager will also devote part of their time to supporting the development and implementation of CEJA’s communications plan, in coordination with other CEJA staff.

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 salary ranges, benefits, office rules and structure. The Fund Development Manager will report to CEJA staff located in their office. The Manager will be housed in a CEJA member organization office either in Oakland or Los Angeles, depending on place of residence.


1. Fundraising & Fiscal Management (80%): Leads the develop and implementation of the CEJA fund development plan including:

  • Researching, prospecting and soliciting funding opportunities
  • Develop and track proposals and grant reports
  • Facilitates CEJA relationship with funders
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Creating and executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Working with fiscal manager to produce financial reports and budgets for grant proposals

2. Communications Support (20%): In collaboration with other CEJA staff, support implementation of CEJA’s communication plan as needed. This may include:

  • Drafting organizational communications materials
  • Updating CEJA’s website
  • Managing CEJA’s Facebook page and other social media platforms
  • Newsletter drafting and publishing


  • 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
  • Minimum of 2 years communications experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications strategies
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to “manage by influence”
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with CEJA staff, committees, organizational community members, and supporters.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently
  • Strong preference for experience working with executive level management
  • Excellent command of the English language, written and spoken
  • Ability to work flexible hours to respond to position needs
  • Requires travel on as needed basis
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Internet fluency; web research a must
  • Commitment to Environmental, Social and Economic Justice
  • Adobe PhotoShop or other publication materials desired
  • Skills in website Development or maintenance desired
  • Social media skills desired

How to Apply

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.

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