Development Coordinator

Schedule Type: Full-Time, Non-exempt

Location: San Diego, CA

The Development Coordinator will report directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for managing and increasing the effectiveness and organizational fundraising activities. We’re looking for someone who can expand on our track record of winning grant funding to support our work. We’re also looking for someone who is excited to help us build a larger base of individual and organizational donors that will help sustain and propel CAIR San Diego for the next 20 years. We would consider this at a director level position with the right candidate.

You will be providing support to the Development Department in researching and grant applications at local and national foundations.

The successful candidate will be comfortable working in a fast-paced and changing landscape of priorities and responsibilities and be able to work independently and on a variety of teams. Excellent project management, administrative and clerical skills, including strong attention to detail and the ability to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines are required. The successful candidate will be a thoughtful, creative, compassionate and dynamic team member.

Join one of the most dynamic teams defending civil rights on behalf of the American Muslim community, enhancing understanding of Islam, protecting civil liberties, promoting justice and empowering American Muslims.

Time Commitment: Some evenings and weekends required for presentations and community outreach events.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive multi-year fundraising plan to meet and grow CAIR San Diego’ annual budget in collaboration with the Executive Director and team.
  • Develop and execute strategies to cultivate and grow CAIR’s base of funders, individual donors and organizational donors/sponsors.
  • Identify funding opportunities, write winning grant applications, and write effective foundation reports, on time.
  • Steward existing donors through regular communications, donor appreciation, and follow up
  • Research and apply for potential funding opportunities, including private foundations and corporate giving programs 
  • Track and submit grant reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising 
  • Coordinate and draft fundraising mailers and online giving campaigns
  • Secure sponsorship and advertisements for the annual banquet and special events/programs
  • Coordinate expansion of existing monthly donor program 
  • Coordinate special events such as informational dinners
  • Coordinate corporate matching program 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS: 

  • 1-2+ years of grant writing and research experience
  • 1-2+ years of database management experience
  • Demonstrated success in personal solicitation of five-figure contributions from individuals.
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and coordinating project-based teams.
  • Familiarity with development practices for 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations.
  • Flexible to work evenings and weekends as needed.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience as development director at an organization with a $2+ million annual budget.
  • Experience working with donor databases.
  • Experience managing a team, staff, and volunteers.
  • Bilingual or multilingual.
  • Have use of an automobile.
  • Advanced knowledge and high comfort level generating reports and performing data entry, list management, and mail merge

COMPENSATION:

  • Compensation commensurate with skills and experience
  • Generous benefits package includes medical, dental, retirement plan, holidays and sick leave

TO APPLY:

Please send (1) a cover letter discussing your interest in the position, (2) your resume, and (3) the names and contact information of three references, to: info@sandiego.cair.com with the subject line “Development Coordinator.”

Application Deadline:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

CAIR-CA is an equal opportunity employer.


Congregation Based Community Organizer

Schedule Type: Full-Time, Exempt

Location: San Diego, CA

CAIR San Diego is seeking a Community Organizer to join our talented and diverse staff team in San Diego County. Community Organizers within CAIR SD work to engage and develop grassroots leaders based in mosques, Muslim led institutions and their surrounding neighborhoods. Community Organizers train individual grassroots leaders and organizing teams to identify priority community concerns, research potential solutions and secure commitments from policy makers to implement these solutions to improve the community.

CAIR San Diego is a Muslim led, multi-racial coalition of Mosques and organizations working towards a more racially and economically just, compassionate, equitable, and thriving city and county of San Diego. CAIR San Diego is an office within the CAIR Network, organizing to advance economic and racial justice in San Diego and Imperial counties.

CAIR San Diego does this through an organizing process that develops local leadership and conducts research on how to have our collective voices heard by holding those in positions of power and authority accountable for serving the common good. We do this out of our faith – different faiths, but united in how it compels us to fight for justice, dignity, and opportunity.

Our organizing work will focus on issues like ending Islamophobia and White Supremacy in San Diego County; immigration reform, ensuring dignity and pathways to citizenship, and justice at the US/ Mexico border; ending surveillance of Muslim communities; reforming our criminal justice and law enforcement systems to push for greater community input into reforming our local law enforcement and criminal justice systems; and other issues lifted by local community members.

Time Commitment: Evenings and weekends required for presentations and community outreach events.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Train and develop community leaders and clergy to take action effectively in the public arena.
  • Identify, engage and develop community members (grassroots leaders and clergy of various faith traditions), by conducting one-on-one relational meetings.
  • Build, support and train organizing teams in faith institutions and community settings that are developing power.
  • Work regionally with staff, faith and community leaders who are working on specific campaigns (e.g. Live Free, environmental justice, education, quality housing, etc)
  • Participate in CAIR California and CAIR National state and national policy campaigns.
  • Support volunteer Organizing Teams in outreach, research, and strategic planning leading to large community action meetings at the local and county-wide levels.
  • Create and deepen relationships with staff from strategic partners in community organizations, academia, labor, and public policy organizations.
  • Work effectively as a team of Faith in Fresno and Faith in the Valley staff with clergy, and lay leaders in regular professional development sessions.
  • Meet on a regular basis with the local Director and other Organizers to shadow, plan and evaluate work progress.
  • Other duties as assigned

All CAIR staff are required to assist in general duties such as answering phones, weekly outreach, fundraising activities, and other office tasks.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA degree, or equivalent work experience
  • Strong interest in community and social justice issues
  • Strong interest and knowledge of diverse Muslim communities and beliefs
  • Ability to train and develop community leaders to take action effectively in the public arena
  • Ability to work with diverse faith institutions and racial/ethnic communities
  • Deep respect for, curiosity about, and relative comfort with faith leaders and faith institutions
  • Strong and effective communication skills
  • Discipline and ability to work effectively in highly unstructured environment
  • Ability to analyze policies and institutions
  • Strong interpersonal and relational skills
  • Capacity to think strategically and analytically about social, economic, cultural, and political issues affecting a community
  • Desire to learn and openness to challenge yourself and others
  • Ability to work as part of a strong staff team in a dynamic learning environment as well as independently
  • Strong writing skills (previous fund development or communications experience a plus-grant writing, individual donors, press releases, etc.)
  • Ability to speak a second-language, preferred
  • Excellent strategic thinking skills
  • Experience with public policy analysis, voter engagement, advocacy or organizing, preferred
  • Willing to work as member of and contribute to a staff and regional team
  • Previous organizing experience and/or social justice experience, highly desirable
  • Experience using on-line and social media tools, preferred

COMPENSATION:

  • Compensation commensurate with skills and experience
  • Generous benefits package includes holidays, sick leave, health plan and retirement plan

TO APPLY:

Please send (1) a cover letter discussing your interest in the position, (2) your resume, and (3) the names and contact information of three references, to: info@sandiego.cair.com with the subject line “Community Organizer”.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

CAIR-CA is an equal opportunity employer.