JOB OPENING - Caring Across Generations

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Overview

About Caring Across Generations:

Caring Across Generations is a national campaign that brings together all people touched by care — family caregivers, care workers, older adults, and people with disabilities — to transform the way we care in this country, and to create an inclusive society that helps all of us reach our full potential, live well, and age with dignity. Founded in 2011 by worker activists Sarita Gupta and Ai-jen Poo, the campaign has driven care wins in Hawaii and Washington state, as well as working with partners on the federal level to drive national policy, and implementing culture change strategies in the entertainment industry to shape how our society sees care on a broader level.

Caring Across is entering our ambitious next phase: launching a national campaign for Universal Family Care (UFC), a new framework to cover care at every stage of life. Care has been entering the public discourse as an issue that affects all of us, and needs a public solution. UFC is a holistic, comprehensive solution that responds to the interconnected nature of all care needs that families face. Everyone contributes and everyone benefits to receive access to benefits ranging from childcare to paid family and medical leave, to elder care to supports for people with disabilities, all through one easily navigable, financially stable system. UFC is forward-looking, rooted in smart economics and common sense, and fundamentally committed to advancing gender, racial, and economic justice.

Position Summary

The Senior Development Manager will report to the Managing Director, while working with Caring Across Director and Founder Ai-jen Poo, our grant writer, the fundraising team at National Domestic Workers Alliance, and program leads to secure funding and resources on an ambitious scale to achieve landmark policy and cultural change. The ideal candidate will be able to manage a foundation portfolio with ease, know how and where to prospect for the Campaign, and is a pro at working to make sure we stay on top of communication with funders and grant cycles.

You are hungry to grow your own skill set, and will work enthusiastically with the Caring Across staff to grow our budget 50% over the next 3 years. Your fundraising skills will power our grassroots work in 16 states, help us fund culture change that fundamentally changes how care is given, received, and valued in this country, and leverage the success of the campaign to build and sustain an individual and small foundation donor base.

Your time and energy will be focused in three main areas: 

  • Supporting and coordinating with our founder and chief fundraiser, Ai-jen Poo and our fundraising team to, apply for, land, and report on large foundation grants;
  • Working with our Program Directors to pitch funders on the importance of Caring Across and our mission; and
  • Prospecting small and family foundations, as well as major donors.

Specifically, your daily work will include the following responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with and support Director’s team on all major funder outreach, meetings, events, and communications.
  • Work with our consulting grant writer to manage and drive all grant, proposals, reports, and funding applications.
  • Manage grants calendar, fundraising agendas and revenue tracking mechanisms.
  • Conduct research on and outreach to family and other small foundations, as well as major individual donors for potential investment in Caring Across Generations.
  • Manage all development-related documentation (e.g. grant agreements, proposal and reporting packages, etc.)
  • Plan and execute regular “Care Table” funder meetings designed to encourage strategic partnership and communication with funders. Deliverable tracking for internal and external audiences.
  • Strategize with our team about the best approach to introduce new funders to Caring Across and prepare us to make the asks.
  • Support Campaign leadership to leverage their platforms and networks to raise funds.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 6 years of fundraising experience.
  • Ability to passionately and effectively communicate with funders and the public about our work and issues.
  • Demonstrated results in securing funding from individuals, corporations and/or foundations.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, foster and sustain relationships with institutional program officers and with individual donors.
  • Strong social justice lens and an appetite to undo racism, sexism, misogyny, classism, ableism, homophobia, xenophobia, and other forms of oppression.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    Strong detail orientation and very organized.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a small staff team that is geographically diverse.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and people.
  • Ability to produce quality work in a flexible and fast-paced environment.
  • Availability for travel.

 

How to Apply

Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until it is filled, but preference will be given to those who apply by midnight ET on November 15, 2019.  

Please send application materials to jobs@caringacross.org. Applications should include:

  • A resume 
  • Answers to the following questions in lieu of a cover letter:
    • What is your motivation for applying to this role? (suggested word limit: 200)
    • Give an example of a time you worked with a program head  to fundraise. What role did you play and what was the process? (suggested word limit: 200)
    • Describe a challenging project you led and how you approached it related to one or more of the responsibilities above (suggested word limit: 200)
  • Two writing samples (e.g. concept notes, LOI, grant reports). 

 

Compensation, Benefits, and Work Schedule

This is a full-time, non-exempt position, with occasional evening and weekend work based on need.  The annual salary will be $70,000 – $80,000 commensurate with experience.  Position based in New York City or Washington DC strongly preferred, but we are open to remote for the right person.

Caring Across Generations is a project of, and fiscally sponsored by, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice. Bend the Arc offers a comprehensive benefits package including: 

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits fully paid for by Bend the Arc for individual coverage and generous employer contribution of 80% toward monthly premiums for dependent and family coverage; 
  • Long and short term disability benefits fully paid for by Bend the Arc; 
  • 401K with employer contribution of 2% after your first year; 
  • Paid time off including:
    • 15 vacation days during your first three years with an increase to 20 vacation days in your fourth year
    • 12 sick days per year
    • 23 paid holidays each year
    • Generous Caregiving / Personal Leave of Absence policy with a Paid Leave Benefit that covers 3 weeks of paid leave for each year of employment, up to 12 paid weeks after four years on staff
  • Adoption Assistance Program providing reimbursement of up to $1,500 for qualified adoption expenses;
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account;
  • Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account for eligible health related expenses;
  • Commuter Benefits;
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • Life Insurance fully paid for by Bend the Arc;
  • And more!

We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, and record of arrest or conviction. Bend the Arc is an equal opportunity employer.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position.