Development Director – Remote Position, Oregon, Full-Time
Rural Organizing Project (ROP) is a statewide organization of more than 65 local groups in rural and small-town Oregon. We do multi-issue, grassroots relational organizing and are governed by a board elected from and by our member groups. Our mission is to strengthen the skills, resources, and vision of primary leadership in local autonomous human dignity groups with a goal of keeping such groups a vibrant source for a just democracy.
We are recruiting a passionate and highly organized full-time Development Director to work with our leadership to provide strategic leadership in the planning, implementation, integration and evaluation of our fundraising strategies. They will manage grant writing and grassroots fundraising for a growing organization with a strong track record of results. The Development Director reports to our Executive Director. The position can be remote with occasional visits to our office in Cottage Grove.
About the Position
ROP is looking for an experienced, accessible, flexible and collaborative Development Director who understands the power of grassroots community organizing. The Development Director will play a critical role in supporting ROP’s organizational sustainability and growth. The ideal candidate will combine strong fundraising skills, grant writing ability and development oversight with lived rural experience and a personal commitment to racial, gender and economic justice.
ROP’s revenue is made up of foundation grants, individual gifts from major donors, grassroots individual gifts and special campaigns, including a current capital campaign to support our new Community Organizing Center in Cottage Grove. Working closely with the Executive Director, the Development Director will be responsible for executing all elements of ROP’s development work, as well as building out and supporting staff and volunteers in fundraising. This is a full-time position that requires occasional weekends and evenings and some travel.
The Development Director will work closely with the Executive Director to project and track ROP’s overall revenue. The Development Director will also take the initiative to identify and take advantage of new and creative opportunities to bring resources into the organization.
In general, we are looking for someone who has done almost all of this at least once before. If you see yourself in the description above and have demonstrated qualitative and quantitative results in more of these areas than not, you should apply.
Desired Qualifications and Skills
Salary and Benefits
Salary scale is $42,000-$50,000 annually. This is a full time, exempt position with excellent benefits including 100% coverage of health and dental premiums, paid sick leave, vacation, holidays, 12-week sabbatical, employer-matched IRA, caregiver travel policies to support staff who are primary caregivers, and staff development budget for training and support.
Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications, experience and interest in ROP’s mission and vision to jess(at)rop.org. We will begin interviews on January 15th and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Rural Organizing Project (ROP) is an equal employment opportunity employer. ROP prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity, or any other basis prohibited by law.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $42,000.00 to $50,000.00 /year