The Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC) is seeking an experienced professional to coordinate our development activities. This is a full-time salaried position which may be performed remotely from California, Colorado, New York, or Tennessee. If the selected candidate is local to Denver (CO), there will be the opportunity to work from our Denver office.
This is an exciting opportunity for a person looking to develop and strengthen the capacity of a civil rights legal nonprofit and become part of a tight-knit, passionate team.
We are looking for a person that is driven by social justice efforts and highly motivated and dedicated to fundraising that is sustainable and supportive of CREEC’s goals and values.
CREEC is a nonprofit legal organization that fights for liberation through the lens of intersectional disability justice. CREEC uses a combination of impact litigation, direct services, and education to work towards this vision. Our organization is funded through a combination of grants, donations, and attorneys’ fees.
We are a small organization of ten staff, most of whom are attorneys or paralegals. Most of our staff work remotely, although we have a physical office in Denver, CO. We are divided into two projects: the Accessibility Project and the Immigration Detention Accountability Project.
The Accessibility Project is committed to bringing the promise of a fully accessible and equal world to all disabled people, including those most frequently overlooked in disability and civil rights spaces due to intersecting forms of oppression. We acknowledge that the fight for equality, equity, and access has often ignored people with invisible disabilities, BIPOC with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ people with disabilities. We currently engage in litigation and education efforts for incarcerated individuals, protesters, and other people with disabilities to fight against discrimination and for equal access.
The Immigration Detention Accountability Project (IDAP) was established to protect the constitutional and civil rights of immigrants in ICE detention. We believe that immigration detention should be abolished. However, while detention is sanctioned by the courts and Congress, IDAP fights to ensure that people held in ICE custody receive constitutionally adequate care, disability accommodations, and more. We undertake this work at the individual, facility-specific, and system-wide levels, in the forms of direct representation, class action litigation, and outreach/education in the disability rights and immigration communities.
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About the Role:
The Development Coordinator will:
- Organize initiatives to solicit funding; identify and cultivate new donors.
- Carry out our fundraising strategies; assist in setting goals.
- Collaborate with the Executive and Program Directors in all stages of grant life cycles, including searching for and writing grant proposals, grant tracking and management, and reporting.
- Develop and deepen current and future institutional and individual giving relationships.
- Maintain CREEC’s donor database, including entering donations, keeping donor records up to date, and performing monthly reconciliations.
- Coordinate and plan CREEC’s annual fundraising event (likely virtual in 2022, COVID-dependent).
- Spearhead our social media campaigns and oversee the drafting of communications such as newsletters and social media content.
The Development Coordinator will report directly to the Executive Director and work closely with the Program Directors and Administrative Paralegal.
What We Are Looking for in a Candidate:
- Three years of development or fundraising experience with a proven track record of successful fundraising.
- Experience with communications and social media, especially in the non-profit or legal sector.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
- Passion for civil rights and justice, with a movement-oriented approach.
- Collaborative mindset; desire to work closely with a small team.
- Skills and flexibility to communicate effectively while working remotely.
- Strategic thinking, with experience carrying out fundraising and communications strategy.
- Some awareness of CREEC’s work and position on issues is preferred, but not required.
Other Requirements for the Role:
- Adequate space to work from home while maintaining productivity and confidentiality.
- Secure, reliable, and private Internet connection.
Salary & Benefits:
The salary range for this position is $60,000-$70,000, depending on experience and location/cost of living.
- Healthcare plan
- SIMPLE retirement plan to which CREEC contributes
- Paid vacation and sick leave
- Monthly personal days
- Payment of dues for relevant organizations
- Necessary office equipment to work remotely
Each benefit is subject to eligibility requirements as specified in plan documents, and CREEC reserves the right to modify the benefits it offers from time to time.
CREEC is an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce and promotes an inclusive culture. CREEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.
How to Apply:
Email your resume, list of relevant projects/experience and a cover letter explaining why you are the right person for this job to email@example.com. Please include the words “Development Coordinator” in the subject line.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be accepted until March 1, 2022.
If you have more questions about the role, please send your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.