Why Work Here?

Richmond Community Foundation’s goal is to create healthy, sustainable communities in Contra Costa County. We believe in the Theory of Change, in which we identify a realistic long-term goal and consider what conditions need to be in place to reach it. The majority of our long-term goals entail measuring and tackling social and economic challenges that local residents face.

We take our community’s issues seriously and are continuously searching for concerned listeners, earnest thinkers, capable communicators, talented problem-solvers, and devoted professionals who want to learn, grow and most importantly, make the communities of Contra Costa County healthy and sustainable for the people who work, live and thrive here.

A career at RCF offers countless opportunities, an empowered workforce, and a supportive environment.  We pride ourselves in recognizing our associates’ and teams’ successes in our goal to solve our community’s most urgent concerns.

When you join RCF, you’ll find a culture where every person is a vital part of the solution and an essential voice of the community.  We aim to be a safe place for anyone on our staff to learn, explore and grow.  Ultimately, we strive to generate tangible results that will change the way our entire community works, lives and succeeds.

JOB OPENINGS

Development Manager

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Richmond Community Foundation (RCF Connects) mobilizes the power of connection to build healthy, thriving communities that are safe and diverse, and where families flourish and children are given new hope for a bright and abundant future. RCF Connects partners with the community to inspire leadership and to share the vision for work in five areas: Community Growth, Health, Restoring Neighborhoods, Education, and Public Safety. Our work is driven by a strong aspiration to work with our communities to strengthen economic, racial, cultural, social, and gender equity. This aspiration is expressed both in the outcomes we strive for and in the ways in which we do our work. Equity is both our organizational value and our goal. This is reflected in RCF Connects’ commitment to achieve equity goals in hiring and to build a workforce with a range of experiences, backgrounds and abilities to serve our diverse communities. RCF Connects strongly encourages Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color to apply.

 

Position

The Development Manager works closely with the Executive Leadership Team (CEO, COO and Controller) to create and implement a fundraising strategy for the organization. Duties include setting priorities, goals and budgets; researching and identifying potential donors, cultivating potential donors and communicating with current donors; and researching grants and coordinating the grant proposals process to obtain grants for RCF Connects and key community initiatives RCF Connects supports and leads. Other tasks include maintaining the donor database, working with the Board of Directors Fund Development Committee and overseeing event planning and campaigns.

Responsibilities

· Develop and execute RCF Connects’ annual fundraising plan

· Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations

· Develop and track proposals and reports for institutional donors for RCF Connects key programs and projects, and its core initiatives including SparkPoint Contra Costa, Ensuring Opportunity Campaign to End Poverty in Contra Costa and Healthy Richmond.

· Plan and implement end of year appeal.

· Manage and oversee data entry and gift processing.

· Oversee planning and organization of donor-related special events including Corporate Advisors Circle meetings and other fundraising events.

· Manage and support donor-advised funds and field of interest funds such as the Contra Costa Undocu-fund

· Contribute to the development of communications, public relations and marketing strategies

· Collaborate with other departments within RCF Connects, and with keyboard members to develop cultivation and stewardship opportunities for individual donors

 

Required Qualifications

· B.A. or B.S. degree or 3 to 5 years of fund development experience with demonstrated skills in fundraising including gift and donor research and grant writing.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

· Ability to prepare and present materials to diverse audiences.

· Ability to thrive and work accurately in a fast-paced, changing environment.

· Cultural humility to work and effectively collaborate with a team of ethnically and racially diverse colleagues and board members.

· Understanding of institutional and structural racism, and other forms of oppression, and their impacts on historically underserved and underrepresented communities.

· Experience in project planning and ability to multi-task; demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.

· Deep curiosity, open to learning.

· Competence using computers and software, including database management software and Microsoft Office Suites.

Preferred:

· Fluency in written and spoken Spanish.

· Familiarity with Contra Costa County, and current contacts/networks in the county.

· Experience with strategic use of social media and graphic design tools, to support and coordinate with the Director of Marketing and Communications.

· Ability to work some evenings and weekends.

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

· This is an exempt, full-time position.

· Salary range starts at $60,000; initial salary will depend on experience.

· Competitive benefits package including health insurance, paid time off, matching 401K retirement plan.

· Professional/leadership development opportunities.

· Flexible work schedule.

· A workplace culture committed to supporting a good quality of life for employees; this includes offering remote work capability and options in the COVID-19 environment and beyond.

The position will remain open until filled. Please send cover letter and resume via email to: Stacey Street, Chief Operations Officer, RCF Connects  – [street (at) richmondcf.org]

RCF Connects is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.

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Bilingual Mobility LABs Community Engagement Coordinator

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RCF Connects (formerly Richmond Community Foundation) strives for healthy, thriving communities that are safe and diverse, and where families flourish and children are given new hope for a bright and abundant future. RCF Connects partners with the community to inspire leadership and to share the vision for work in five areas: Community Growth, Health, Restoring Neighborhoods, Education, and Public Safety. Our work is driven by a strong aspiration to work with our communities to strengthen economic, racial, cultural, social, and gender equity. This aspiration is expressed both in the outcomes we strive for and in the ways in which we do our work. Equity is both our organizational value and our goal. This is reflected in RCF’s commitment to achieve equity goals in hiring and to build a workforce with a range of experiences, backgrounds and abilities to serve our diverse communities. RCF strongly encourages Black, Indigenous, and People of Color applicants.

Position

RCF Connects was selected by Robin Hood Foundation in New York City as one of nine local anchor partners for Mobility Learning and Action Bets (LABs) across the country. Mobility LABs will spark poverty solutions that center in community. The other funders are Tipping Point Community, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. “Mobility” from poverty is defined as economic success, power, and belonging.

RCF is coordinating the planning process for the project, which is focused on East Contra Costa County. We have organized a coalition of more than thirty organizations and community members and began the planning work in October 2019. The Coalition is working together in partnership with the community to create a three-year pilot program focused on neighborhoods in the North West part of Antioch – including Sycamore Drive and downtown Antioch. At the end of the planning process, we will have a proposal for implementation that will be funded with $1.4 million over three years.

RCF seeks an English/Spanish bilingual individual to join our team of two Community Engagement Coordinators supporting the planning process. This is a temporary, part-time position for 10 hours per week, beginning August 26th, 2020, and lasting until December 2020, with the possibility of extending for an additional three years for implementation. The final schedule and weekly tasks will be created with the availability of the new hire in mind.

Responsibilities

· Build relationships with residents in the focus area through, personal visits, phone calls, meetings, etc.

· Coordinate and facilitate Community Engagement Committee meetings.

· Help plan key community engagement activities including: setting up and handling logistics for interviews and focus groups.

· Participate in Mobility LABs Coalition meetings and Design Team meetings as needed.

· Orient new participants into the Mobility LABs Coalition, including both community members and organizational partners.

· Recruit for and co-facilitate Resident Advisory Board.

· Attend the Data Committee meetings and participate in researching the geographic focus area chosen by the coalition.

· Support with other logistics including meeting arrangements, taking notes at meetings, sending calendar invites, or communications for the Mobility LABs Coalition

· Data entry as needed for community engagement.

· Other duties as required.

Required Qualifications

· Existing relationships and networks in Antioch and East Contra Costa County.

· Commitment to achieving economic and racial equity.

· Experience understanding and incorporating the perspectives of diverse communities in the planning process and decision-making (including race, culture, gender, and socioeconomic differences).

· Written and verbal communication skills in preparing materials for and presenting to diverse audiences, in both English and Spanish.

· Cultural humility to work effectively with a team of ethnically and racially diverse colleagues.

· Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.

· Ability to work some evenings and weekends.

Preferred But Not Required

· Experience with community organizing, participatory action research, or other ways to build community power.

· Lived experience with poverty or receiving public benefits.

· Experience working effectively in coalitions.

Compensation

· Starting pay of $30/hour.

· Flexible work schedule and ability to work remotely.

· A workplace culture committed to supporting good quality of life for employees.

· Pro-rated paid vacation and sick time, and other benefits if requested.

Submit Cover Letter and Resume by Thursday, August 13th to: Iris J. Podschun, at ipodschun [at] richmondcf.org.

Download the job description (English) — (Español)

RCF Connects is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.

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In addition to any openings above, you may send your resume as a general inquiry by clicking here.

Employees at RCF enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, competitive pay, retirement savings with employer match, paid time off, and work/life balance.