Position: Development and Communications Manager
Salary: $55,000 to $60,000 per year, DOE, full time, nonexempt
Benefits: Health benefit package, 3% employer retirement match, flexible work schedule, generous paid and sick time off
Location: Bozeman, MT (remote may be possible)
WHO WE ARE
The Montana Racial Equity Project (MTREP), a 501c3 nonprofit, advocates equity and justice for historically and currently disenfranchised and oppressed peoples in Montana. We lift the voices and elevate the agency of Black, Brown, Indigenous, and other People of Color primarily through education, training, and activating antiracist organizers, leaders, individuals, groups, organizations, institutions, etc. At MTREP, we invest in interrupting racism, bigotry, and prejudice whenever and wherever encountered, particularly through education reform, criminal-legal reform, health and well-being reform, and equity and inclusion outreach and consulting.
We value diversity and strive to live an anti-racist existence. People who can speak to their lived experience around racial inequity, oppression, and institutional and systemic racism are strongly encouraged to apply. We are excited to work with someone who can continue turning our mission into reality. You will be joining a highly skilled BIPOC staff embedded in multiple identities and communities; ours is a welcoming, supportive, and affirming space.
*Due to COVID-19, this job will be fully or partially remote until further notice. While in our office or during external business meetings, safety protocols must be followed.
This employee will increase MTREP’s visibility and engagement with donors, partners, community members, and interested parties. Additionally, this employee will raise both targeted and unrestricted funds from individuals, foundations, groups, companies and corporations, and other entities as befits our mission. The successful Development and Communications Manager is ready for the challenge of increasing unrestricted funds raised from individuals to fill the gaps of public funding sources, support new initiatives, and grow MTREP’s capacity.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In the realm of Development – relationship building, grant prospecting, grant writing and reporting, foundation and individual donor relations, data management, and fundraising event planning and execution.
In the realm of Communications – improve and maintain the MTREP website, social media pages and handle press relations, press releases, columns and letters to the editor, and MTREP position statements.
• Design, implement, and update a robust and diversified fund development plan intended to grow MTREP’s unrestricted philanthropic revenue. Collaborate with the Deputy Director (DD) and Executive Director (ED) to achieve MTREP’s development and communications goals.
• Develop and oversee all fundraising efforts, donor communications, and special events looking for opportunities to creatively engage and grow MTREP’s partnerships.
• Identify and cultivate relationships with funders and partners that align with MTREP’s values and strategic goals. Create opportunities for funders and partners to engage with MTREP to support new or expanding initiatives.
• Steward and elevate the MTREP brand, ensure the brand is a relevant and an accurate reflection of MTREP’s mission, vision, and values. Ensure brand strategy is well defined, communicated and used throughout the organization.
• Build and maintain strong relationships with donors and collaborate with the ED, DD, and members of the Board to identify and personally solicit major gifts. Support the ED and DD in meetings with donors, funders, and other key collaborators.
• Supervise the design and maintenance of a to-date, functional, and navigable organization web site.
• Facilitate communications between MTREP staff to promote fundraising and communication goals and address the needs of programs and operations.
• Develop positive and respectful relationships with staff, residents, and community leaders by modeling our values of community, integrity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
• Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• 3-5 years of non-profit fund development, communications and/or related experience.
• Passion for the mission and values of MTREP. A personal connection to the communities we serve is strongly desired.
• Ethical approach to fundraising, including continued exploration of the Community Centric Fundraising model.
• Understanding of grants, public funding, corporate giving, donor advised funds, legacies, and endowments.
• Previous experience running successful fundraising and communications campaigns; a track record of successfully achieving or exceeding goals.
• Commitment to developing and maintaining key relationships. Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with internal and external collaborators including staff, board, and community partners to develop and implement organizational communications strategies.
• Strong leadership and time management skills; ability to inspire, coach, and support a committed team to achieve goals.
• Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment while juggling multiple critical priorities.
• Commitment to continuous learning, personal and professional growth, and principles of race and social justice.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to use technology to achieve goals. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, social media, QuickBooks, and donor tracking software.
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule that includes some evening and weekends. Access to reliable transportation to support events, attending off-site meetings, etc.
• Must pass MTREP background check requirements and have a valid driver license and vehicle insurance.
The person in this position reports directly to the Deputy Director and works collaboratively with MTREP staff, consultants, and outside collaborators as assigned. This position may involve driving long distances, some nights away from home, and requires the willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends.
LEVEL OF INDEPENDENT DISCRETION, CONSEQUENCE OF ACTIONS
This person, within the parameters of MTREP policies and procedures, exercises a high level of independence in decision making. Significant errors in judgment may endanger the health and safety of the staff and may cause serious financial and/or legal repercussions for MTREP.
This work requires due diligence to avoid, manage, and/or resolve threatening or dangerous circumstances. Exposure to difficult situations and emotionally taxing and triggering circumstances may be encountered.
HOW TO APPLY
Email pdf of cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Dev/Comms Job” in subject line. Position open until filled.