OVERVIEW OF OPPORTUNITY AND POSITION
Contigo Fund is looking to hire an experienced, organized, and values-aligned Manager, under the supervision of and working closely with the Executive Director, to manage key programmatic, communications, and development functions. Contigo Fund’s budget has significantly grown over this past year to meet the needs of the ecosystem and the urgency of this political and cultural moment. Contigo Fund’s donor base currently consists of private foundations, corporations, and a small but growing individual donor base. In this phase of our growth, Contigo Fund is looking for a strategic leader to serve as part of Contigo’s senior team and help design and manage a long-term development / resource strategy and infrastructure, including the creation and implementation of a strong fundraising plan that meets the resource needs of Contigo Fund and strengthens the longer-term adaptability and sustainability of a healthy thriving social justice ecosystem in Central Florida.
The Manager works closely with the Executive Director to provide strategic direction and leadership to advance Contigo Fund’s vision and implementation of its strategic plan. They ensure Contigo’s financial sustainability by helping design and manage long-term development and resource strategy including the creation, implementation, and execution of a strong fundraising plan. They are also responsible for key programmatic and communication functions.
Development / Fundraising:
- Revenue Prospecting: responsible for leading our prospect management strategy, including maintaining current prospects and identifying new prospects for funding and new strategies for securing funds;
- Revenue Projecting: responsible for collaborating with Executive Director to develop detailed revenue projections, including amounts specific funders are projected to give and when;
- Budgeting: responsible for supporting the Executive Director in carrying out a values-aligned budget creation process;
- Fundraising Principles: responsible for the development of Contigo’s Fundraising Principles and broad community and donor education around them, ensuring fundraising activities are conducted in alignment with Contigo’s values and adhere to principles;
- Donor Relations: responsible for managing relationships with grassroots and high-net worth donors and foundation officials with a goal of thoughtfully and sustainably cultivating, growing, and engaging a base of values-aligned funders, in close collaboration with Executive Director;
- Grant Proposals and Reports: responsible for overseeing completion of strong and dynamic proposals and reporting for prospective and existing donors;
- Funder Database: responsible for overseeing customer relationship management (CRM) systems of data entry, gift acknowledgment and volunteer management with respect to fundraising opportunities, and ensuring we are tracking progress (e.g., maintaining strong fundraising records in Bloomerang information management system);
- Development Committee: responsible for managing and growing team of volunteers and interns and regularly convening and driving forward momentum to advance Contigo’s fundraising goals and objectives;
- Consultants: responsible for recruiting and managing appropriate development consultants as needed; and
- Promotional Materials: responsible for overseeing the development of all fundraising materials and resources including brochures, mailers, and other special campaign efforts.
- Special Events: responsible for coordinating Contigo’s annual Orlando Strong Symposium, All Black Lives Day, grantee recognition events and other community convenings as needed;
- Regranting: responsible for supporting the Executive Director in convening of Contigo’s Advisory Board and other community-based committees to determine how to move resources throughout the ecosystem in alignment with the movement’s values and current context, including helping to prepare a docket of recommendations alongside support materials for Contigo’s annual grant cycle and rapid response cycles for key urgent and movement-building moments; and
- Contigo Justice Fellows: responsible for managing, regularly convening, developing work plans with clear goals, deliverables, timelines, and leading and coordinating leadership and personal development opportunities.
- Social Media: responsible for development of organization’s social media strategy and calendar and regular maintenance and updates to Contigo’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram social media pages;
- Traditional Print and Broadcast Media relations: responsible for building Contigo’s list of media contacts and managing those relationships, development of press advisories/releases, and organizing of press conferences/events;
- Supporting Ambassadors and Spokespeople: coordinating press coverage and interviews, developing talking points, and otherwise supporting the Executive Director and Advisory Board members in serving as effective ambassadors of Contigo Fund;
- Website management: responsible for regular maintenance and updates, recruiting and managing web and graphic consultants as needed; and
- Reports and Research: responsible for the development of Annual Reports, reports relevant to community assessment of needs and issues of concern, recruiting and managing research, graphic and other consultants as needed.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- At least five years of experience in 501(c)(3) nonprofit community-based work, including experience fundraising from individuals and foundations
- A pre-existing network of relationships and deep knowledge of the landscape of progressive donors and foundations
- A track record that demonstrates solid fundraising results, including success soliciting and closing major gifts
- Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral) evidenced by a background in preparing comprehensive reports and executive summaries incorporating complex, highly technical information
- Strong results orientation and skillful strategic thinking; skilled at setting clear expectations, priorities and continuously measuring performance
- Comfort with numbers, projections, and budgeting
- Strong in-person and remote facilitation skills.
- Commitment to mission and values of a progressive, intersectional social justice organization and to dismantling all systems of oppression.
- Experience operationalizing social justice values into organizational processes, including an understanding of participatory grantmaking and building the leadership and power of underserved communities.
- Experience or strong connections to grassroots organizing in LGBTQ+ communities, communities of color, immigrant communities, and other intersecting movements for social justice.
POSITION TYPE & EXPECTED WORK HOURS
- Full-time position requiring a minimum of 40 hours of work in a typical workweek. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
- Salary in the range of $52,000 to $62,000 with excellent benefits.
- Medical and dental benefits for employee and eligible dependents available on first day of work
- Retirement savings account (401k) with an organization contribution of 10% of annual salary
- Three weeks paid vacation in first year of work; four weeks in subsequent years
- Fifteen sick days per year
- Three personal days per year
- Twelve paid holidays
- Paid Family Leave
Our office is located in Orlando, Florida, and Contigo’s work is deeply rooted in Central Florida. Position requires frequent travel to meetings and events locally in Central Florida. This position requires up to 10% travel outside of Central Florida (once travel is safe).
Contigo Fund and its fiscal sponsor Proteus Fund are committed to diversity and to equal opportunity employment. Proteus Fund does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability (including HIV status), veteran status, military obligations, or marital status. This policy applies to hiring, internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, and terminations and applies to all Proteus Fund employees, volunteers, members, clients, and contractors.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send resume and cover letter to Marco Antonio Quiroga at [email protected]. The search will remain open until filled, but we encourage the submission of applications by September 3.